It is hard to go wrong with any story that brings together a bunch of pirates and hidden treasures. Bring in sharks into the storyline, and you get the Sharky Pokie. This is enough to convince anyone that this pokie is anything else but boring.
Besides from being an exciting game to play the winnings are also real and attainable. Sharky has all the typical features that you would expect from a Novomatic game. With the reels set underwater and a scary looking shark swimming near the top of the screen the general appearance of this game is quite attractive.
How to play
As you would expect in a pirate themed game, the aim is to uncover the buried treasure. To play this game, you will need minimum prior gambling knowledge. Newbie’s or armature gamblers will not have a difficult time getting started as everything is almost straightforward.
To begin playing, you will need first to identify the main items on the screen. There is a total of nine lines on the screen, and you can bet on all nine or a minimum of one. There are also 5 reels on the screen. After rotation, the reel symbols create different combinations. Matching these combinations diagonally or in a straight line is how you win in this game.
Just like most other slots it would be unfair to give a precise figure to the highest win you can get from playing this game. This is informed by the fact that your maximum win will be dependent on the number of spins you make and your luck. The more you play, the more you increase the probability of winning.
However, the maximum win you can make from a single round of play in Sharky Pokie is 25,000 coins. This is higher than what you can expect to win in other similar games. These winnings will yours if you have 5 captain symbols anywhere on a winning reel.
This feature is quite in-depth and triggering it will require some amount of luck or numerous rounds of play. To get free spins, you will need to land the desert island on reel number 5 and also land the pirate ship on reel number one. When you do this, you get 10 free spins. The 10 free spins will be re-triggered every time you land the right scatters in the right reels
This is probably one of the most if not the most interesting feature in this game. Using this feature, you can gamble your winnings for double the amount of your win. To use this feature, you have to click on the ‘Gamble’ button which is underneath the reels. To double your win, you will have to predict accurately the color of the next card or triple it by correctly picking the suit. Note that if you get it wrong you will lose it all.
How does this game stand up against others?
This game is very interesting to play and worth all the time, but it is almost similar to other games in the same category. Comparing to today’s pokie machines I would rank this game average as it does not have any outstanding feature.