There are many games that are based on the seven seas, usually related to pirates. This time though we’re underneath the sea but there’s not a submarine in sight. Instead ‘Sunshine Reef’ is dominated by some very colourful and cartoonish sea creatures. It’s another successful release from Microgaming who keep coming up with great games for us to enjoy and win money on.
‘Sunshine Reef’ is one of those games that has transparent reels. It’s a bit like looking at a fish tank really as we get to see the amazing life that exists under the waves. It’s a colourful sight and there’s also a shipwreck visible.
This is a five-reel game that has three rows of symbols and a total of just nine paylines. Just how many paylines you activate is entirely down to you, the game can cost between £0.01 and £0.90 to play. Simply work out a financial budget that you feel totally comfortable with.
The aquatic symbols include seahorses, puffer fish, starfish, octopi, oysters and anemone with a turtle thrown in for good measure. The wild symbol is the blue dolphin and this substitutes for all the other symbols in the game including the scatter which is a bit unusual. That scatter is the treasure chest that probably came from the shipwreck.
For all the information about how the game runs and the value of each winning combination, check out the paytable. Before risking your real cash balance have some free games to see the game in action.
The treasure chest can live up to its name if three or more of them end up on an active payline. That’s even more likely to happen as the wild symbol can substitute for this. When the mini-game is triggered, another screen appears and there are three treasure chests that can be seen. Your job is simply to choose one of them to reveal a prize. This is based on your stake and if your luck is in then it could be as high as 250x your line bet. There’s also the chance to get another pick or two more if your luck is really in.
You’ll need to keep some of that luck for the treacherous gamble feature. This crops up after a winning combination but for a change it’s theme-related rather than the usual playing cards. Your job, if you decide to go ahead and accept the gamble, is to choose which one of the oysters contains a pearl. Get it right and you double your win, get it wrong and you wave goodbye to the win you’ve just had.
This game really does have a great look to it and that really adds to the pleasure of playing it. The theme is a good one and well adhered to without the inclusion of any playing card symbols. The wild symbol is really useful here, not just for the way it gets you winning combinations but the fact it can substitute for the scatter. The bonus game is a good one that can be profitable, just be careful with that gamble feature though.