Shark Bite is an ocean themed online video slot from Cryptologic with 5 reels and 25 paylines. The paylines are fixed so players will always be playing with a maximum of 25 paylines. The symbols are colourful and designed in cartoon style. The symbols will animate on the reels when there is a winning combination and sound effects can be heard during a win.
Symbols and Payouts
The symbols include a variety of sea creatures and include the clown fish that looks a lot like Nemo and offers the highest payout of the standard symbols of 750 coins for 5. The purple fish peering out from the seaweed and the stingray both pay out 500 coins for 5. The starfish is worth 300 coins for 5 and the seashell will payout 100 coins for 5. The other fish each payout 75 coins for 5.
The Shark Bite logo offers the highest payout of Shark Bite and will payout 1000 coins if 5 appear on the paylines. The free games symbol is the treasure chest and will activate the free spins round. The bonus logo will activate the bonus game.
Expanding Wild Symbol
The wild symbol is the wild logo with a shark and will substitute for all of the symbols except the bonus and free games symbols to create winning combinations. The wild symbol has the ability to expand horizontally transforming any of the symbols to the right into wild symbols.
The free spins round is activated when 3 or more of the free games symbols appear on reels 2, 3 and 4 and players will receive 10 free spins. All winning combinations will pay out from left to right and right to left on consecutive reels and only the highest win on a payline is paid out. The free games round cannot be reactivated.
Feeding Frenzy Bonus Game
The bonus game will be activated during the free spins round. When 2 or more of the bonus symbols appear on reels 2, 3 or 4 the feeding frenzy bonus round will begin. Players will be given 3 attempts to select a school of fish and each pick will reward players with a multiplier. The maximum multiplier that can be won is times 30. After players have had their 3 picks the total score of this round is multiplied by the total play.
Shark Bite has a minimum bet of 0.01 and a maximum bet of 10.00 making the total maximum bet 250.00. Players can use the + and – buttons on either side of the autoplay button to select between 1 and 50 automatic spins. The advanced button will let players select more autoplay settings. The paytable button can be clicked to view all of the Shark Bite symbols and their payouts, rules of the game and all of the possible winning combinations. The spin button will spin the reels a single spin at a time using the current bet and the max bet button can be selected to spin the reels with all paylines active and using the current bet.
Shark Bite offers players some good opportunities for wins with the extra free games and the chance to win multipliers during the feeding frenzy. The expanding wild also increases the opportunities for wins.