Lucky Otter Slot Review
That is another modern video slot, enhancing the fishing theme area. This time, it's about the traditional in some countries technique of otter fishing.
Besides the original approach of using the familiar slot playfield, Lucky Otter makes an impression through its thunderstorm plot, adorable playing symbols, bright-colored background, and fun soundtrack. Moreover, it proposes х4,416.6 max win, global win multiplier during both — base & bonus games, Wild & Scatter, Crab feature to increase your wins per spin, and, at last, the bonus round with extra FS and non-resetting progressive multiplier with x2 step.
To finalize our video slot presentation, we want to admit the 243 pay lines for your service and the Medium-High Volatility. The latter factor causes relatively rare wins. The grid is 5x3 size.
Lucky Otter General Characteristics
- 243 pay lines
- 5 reels and 3 rows
- Medium-High Volatility
- RTP: 94.65%
- Hit frequency: 19.77% (1 in 5.06 spins)
- Free Spins Frequency: 0.51% (1 in 195 spins)
- Free Spins Value: 66
- Bet amount: 0.2 EUR - 50 EUR
- Maximum win multiplier: x4,416.6
- Maximum win value: 220,830 EUR
- 10 main symbols
- Additional symbols: Wild, Bonus, Crab
Lucky Otter Bonus Features
Despite its seeming simplicity, this slot truly has what to propose to sophisticated gamblers in the sense of bonus features. There are special symbols, favored avalanche mechanics, win multiplier, more wins due to the Crab symbols landing, and, of course, beloved by many of us free spins. Let’s look at all this feature variety a little bit more precisely.
That is the mechanics quite familiar to most players when winning combination symbols disappear, making room for new ones falling from above. That makes it possible to get more than one win per spin, increasing players' gameplay income.
The effectiveness of the previously described Avalanche feature pretty much elevates by the multiplier, which increases every time the function triggers. It multiplies every single win by the current multiplier value. This one feature also aims at making your revenue as much as possible.
For every new base spin, the initial multiplier value is always x1, but with every next Avalanche triggering within the current spin round, it increases by x1 more. Its maximum amount is x50 during both — base and bonus games. However, during free spins, the starting multiplier value and step of its increase is x2 (the multiplier is not carried from the base spin that activated the bonus game). Also, every new base game spin starts with the x1 multiplier, whereas within the free spins, it unstoppably increases during the duration of the current bonus game.
This otter-inhabitant of the highest three rows above the playfield can dive deeper into the reel area only if Avalanche function triggers, setting vacant some tiles of the playfield for its landing. Special symbols can substitute any other paying symbol except the Bonus & Crab ones. That effectively intensifies the process of combining the winning combinations, providing an opportunity to prolong Avalanche triggers & multiplier elevating and increasing chances of getting big prize even during base game spins. Also, it is one of two of the most costly paying symbols, which is present in bonus game free spins, too. Wild lands on any reel.
This one special symbol isn’t a payable one. It existed in both — base & bonus games. All it needs is providing one more chance for further forming of prizing symbol sequences by prolonging the Avalanche feature due to destroying a few random pics. Landing, it waits when no left winning combinations on the reels and begins the Crab Respine feature. The Crab symbol lands on any reel.
This picture also isn’t paying. It falls all around the playfield within the base and free spins without any restrictions. Under the condition of a certain number of the Bonus symbols given the reels, they can start the FS round and prolong the current one.
Free Spins Round
To get the Free Spin round activated, you need 3 Bonus symbols on the reels. That amount of Bonus pics guarantees 10 FS. Every additional Bonus symbol gets you 5 FS more. The same is true for gameplay during the bonus FS game itself.
Buy Free Spins
Buying free spins is available only within the base game and will cost you x70 reference current stake size. The automatically triggered spin next moment after successful buying completion lands 3 Scatters to start the 10-free-spins round.
Our Experience Playing Lucky Otter
Now, it is time to dive deeper into the Lucky Otter game process by itself, having €200 on the balance and using exactly 300 spins. The chosen stake amount was €1 per round.
The first hundred spins became the luckiest ones because of two consecutive FS round triggers that brought us together as many as €60.1. One interesting detail — the progressive multiplier amounted to x20 & x24, respectively, for the first and the second bonus games. During the base gameplay, we had 14 wins in the €0.2 — €21.35 range, among which five were lower than the stake amount. When the 100th spin was over, we had €241.4 balance.
The next hundred spins were not so successful, and because of that, we did not activate at least one bonus game. Thus, our only hope was on the base game winnings. There were 19 of them during this round of the video slot test drive. Their amounts waved in a range of €0.05 — €14.8 wins, 11 of which became below the bet. The most elongated period without winning was 21 spins, while the max multiplier appeared x8. As a result, the final balance value totaled €177.6.
The third hundred spins have had to become the crucial one. Unfortunately, we did not get any FS triggering again. There were 18 regular wins, ranging from €0.05 to €40.45. Nine of them were lower than our chosen stake of €1. This time, the most elongated non-winning period was 14, while the highest multiplier amounted to x6. As a result of all those factors, the final amount of our balance just upon the 300th spin ended totaled €154.65.
These are all the key statistics about this playing:
Lucky Otter Verdict
This slot attracts its adorable view and quite an original method of using familiar special symbols, for example, Wild, and new ones like Crab. Alongside the Avalanche mechanics & global win multiplier, all those make it possible to get a big jackpot even during the base game. As we’ve seen, the most prominent prize amount of the base game is approximately equal to the highest win of the FS round.
That makes it tempting to play Lucky Otter even when there are no FS triggers for a long time. Luckily, the bonus game is programmed to activate relatively often. Despite the one time in 195 spins triggering, according to the official statistics, we got it twice (1 in 150 spins). Remembering how lucrative it can be, that is the giant pro. The latter is explained by x2 non-resetting multiplier, extra free spins, highly effective Avalanche mechanics, and Wilds & Crabs available also in the FS round. That kind of fully-featured bonus function just can't possibly be unsuccessful from the point of winnings view.
Besides not-frequent base game wins due to the Medium-High volatility, leading, sometimes, to dozens of non-winning spins, there is only one serious con — most of the payments are less than the current bet. The latter is the cause of why almost every second win is below the stake rate. Although, thanks to the multiplier and Avalanche mechanics, the other half of the base game wins consist of big ones.