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Release the Kraken™ Video Slot

Release the Kraken is a volatile Slot Game from Pragmatic Play with a Roaming Wild Multiplier Free Spins Bonus that can win you up to 10,000x

Release Date 2020-01-30
Default Bet Per Line 0,01
Minimum Total Bet 0,20
Rows 4
Reels 5
Lines 20
Max Multiplier Win 10,000x
RTP 96,50%
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Release the Kraken from Pragmatic Play is a highly volatile video slot with high volatility, random features and an amazing Free Spins bonus with a chest-picking game to decide how many Free Spins you get to play. It has 4 rows and 5 reels with 20 paylines with an RTP of 96,50% that will help you manage the big wins, random features and get into those amazing Free Spins.

This slot machine was released in January 2020, so it has been around for a while and can be found in most Casinos that have Pragmatic Play as a provider. The random Bonus Feature can activate at any spin and it has three different features. The design of Release the Kraken is themed like it’s underwater which isn’t too weird since a Kraken is a giant squid! Let’s have a look at the different symbols to see what they can pay out when you land them on one of the 20 paylines.

  • Kraken Logo – Pays 25x your bet if you land 5 on a payline
  • Shark – Pays 12.5x your bet if you land 5 on a payline
  • Turtle – Pays 10x your bet if you land 5 on a payline
  • Blue Fish – Pays 7.5x your bet if you land 5 on a payline
  • Yellow Fish – Pays 5x your bet if you land 5 on a payline
  • Ace and King – Pays 4x your bet if you land 5 on a payline
  • Queen and Jack – Pays 2x your bet if you land 5 on a payline

Wild Symbol

The Wild Symbol is present on all the reels and looks like a cluster of air bubbles with the obvious text WILD on it. It substitutes for all the symbols except for the Scatter and Bonus/Free Spin symbol. The Wild Symbol is combined with other symbols on the paylines but if you manage to land a couple of them, they pay out accordingly:

  • 5 Wilds – Pays 25x your bet
  • 4 Wilds – Pays 10x your bet
  • 3 Wilds – Pays 2,5x your bet

Bonus Symbols

There are different symbols to combine on the screen to get either Free Spins or the Chest Bonus. These symbols appear on reel 1, 3 and 5. You need to get a Bonus symbol on reel 1 and 3 together with either FREE SPINS or CHEST BONUS symbol on the last reel.

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Free Spins Bonus

When you land a Bonus symbol on reels 1 and 3, and then a Free Spins symbol on the fifth reel you will trigger the Roaming Kraken Free Spins Feature. Before the round starts you get to play a mini-game where you pick chests that reveal either +1, +2 or +3 Spins.

As long as you get a prize in the chest you get to pick another one. The maximum number of spins that can be won is 12. One chest also contains the COLLECT one and will end the mini-game and award you the number of spins you have revealed from the chests so far.

When the round starts, 40 paylines are in play, instead of the regular 20 paylines from the base game. You start with a 1x multiplier. For each WILD symbol that lands during the Free Spins you gain another multiplier up to a maximum of 10x. The Wilds that land will stay and roam the reels landing in random positions for each spin. Big wins are imminent!

Sunken Treasure Bonus

Instead of the Free Spins you can be awarded the Sunken Treasure Bonus. This gives you a pick out of three chests that will award a random money prize. You get to keep picking chests until you hit a chest with COLLECT in it that will end the feature.

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Random Features

Release the Kraken has a random feature that can occur on any spin. When this feature is triggered the Kraken holds up three different signs that say PICK ME. When you pick one of them a feature will be revealed. Let see what the different ones are.

Kraken Locking Wilds

The Kraken locking Wilds will make the reel keep spinning while three chests will appear on the screen. Pick one of them to see what you get. In those chests there are the following rewards: More Wilds, Continue Spinning, all wins 2x and Collect, More Wilds and Collect or just Collect. After you hit a collect chest the feature will end and pay out according to the paylines connected with the wilds and other symbols.

Colossal Kraken Wilds

This feature gives a 3×4 Wild Symbol that could land in your favor on the screen to pay really well. Though it can miss completely or just hit partially. Either way, it is an exciting feature.

Infectious Kraken Wilds

This is one of my own personal favorite Features. When the reels stop, at least one Infectious Wild is guaranteed to hit the reels. More can land if lady luck is on our side. The Wild Symbol will infect the adjacent ones turning them into Wilds. This means that if you land 3 Infectious wilds you will have 9 Wilds present on the screen. Oh, happy day!

Betting and Winning

Release the Kraken has 4 rows and 5 reels with 20 paylines. It is highly volatile which means it pays out less often but has a bigger chance of hitting a big win in a shorter period of time. The minimum bet is €0,20 and you can bet as high as €100.

With a lot of luck, it’s possible to win as much as 10,000x your current bet. The RTP is set to 96,50% which is around average for a Pragmatic Play Video Slot Game.

Conclusion and thoughts

Playing Release the Kraken is an absolute joy! It’s always something going on with all the possible random features, Free Spins and Bonuses. Landing the Free Spins might seem hard but when it finally hits you are in for a treat.

If you don’t feel like grinding the Bonus there is the option to buy it. This will cost you 100x your bet but it guarantees the Free Spins Feature. This game seems to be all about the different Wilds it has and we all like Wild Symbols don’t we!

Feel like trying it out? Release the Kraken can be played at most casinos that have Pragmatic Play as a provider, but at Wolfy Casino and Slotty Vegas you can play with a nice welcome bonus!

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