- Provider: 1×2 Gaming
- Reels: 5
- Paylines: 20
- Coin Value: £0.01 – £2.5
- Maximum Bet: £100
- RTP: 96%
- Maximum Payout: £100,000
- Wild: Yes
- Scatter: Yes
- Bonus Game: Yes
- Free Spins: Yes
- Multiplier: No
- Mobile: Yes
Under the Waves Slot Review
Get your diving suits on, because 1×2 Gaming is about to take us on an adventure deep under the sea, where we will meet the beautiful world of fish, turtles and mermaids. Under the Waves is a five-reel, 20-payline video slot that offers two additional features. Look for Shipwreck Scatters to trigger up to 18 freebies, or land 3 or more Treasure Chest Scatters to start the Pick Bonus Game, where you get instant wins. The lovely Mermaid is the Wild that substitutes for all regular symbols. Playable from £0.20 per spin, the 2019 release boasts crisp graphics and a fitting soundtrack.
The 1×2 Gaming title will present a colourful underwater world, inhabited by all sorts of sea creatures. A smiling Shark is not seen that often, and you will also meet a Sea Turtle, Squid, Blowfish, Octopus, Clown Fish, Angel Fish and lots of other fish that live in the sea. The Mermaid is the Wild that can substitute for all regular symbols, and there are also two Scatters on the offer. A Shipwreck Scatter triggers the Free Spins feature, while the Treasure Chest Scatter triggers the Pick Bonus Game.
The rules of the game are as easy as breathing, even though it is difficult to breathe under water. The 2019 release features five reels, three rows, and benefits from 30 fixed paylines, which pay left to right, starting from the far left reel. Three of a kind is the minimum for landing payouts. Betting is fixed at 20 coins per spin, but the coin value can be altered, meaning that players can wager as low as £0.20 and as high as £100 per single spin. To speed the reels up a bit, enable Quickspin mode. Once you get tired of hitting the Spin button, visit Autoplay and activate up to 99 automatic spins.
To trigger the Free Spins feature, gamers need to land 3 or more Shipwreck Scatters on the reels. Punters can get 10, 14, or 18 freebies, depending on the number of Scatters landed. During the feature, every Mermaid Wild that appears on the reels will lock on its position for the next freebie as well.
The Pick Bonus Game is triggered when spinners land 3 or more Treasure Chest Scatters on the reels. Up to 5 Scatters can appear. After that, gamers get to play a Pick Me game, where they select Treasure Chests to reveal instant wins.
According to our sources, the biggest possible payout punters can expect in a single spin is 1,000 times the bet. Set the bet to the max and you can pocket up to £100,000 at once. The Shark is the symbol that pays the most, offering 1,000 coins for five of a kind. The Mermaid Wild also offers 1,000 coins for the maximum combo. Under the Waves’ RTP is 96%.
Under the Waves on Mobile
We have already mentioned that it is not easy to breathe under water. If you do not have snorkeling equipment, then we would like to advise you to stay at home and try out the 1×2 Gaming product on your desktops. Also, you can play the game on your handheld gadgets, since the 2019 release is playable across all devices.
+ Two special features on the offer
+ Up to 18 freebies to be triggered at once
+ All symbols theme-oriented
– No multipliers
– Gets monotonous after a while
– Common theme
We can really say that we had our fair share of video slots themed after the big blue sea, and Under the Waves offers nothing new when it comes to the overall visual appearance and the special features incorporated, so we are concerned that the 2019 release will have a hard time finding its place under the sun. The Free Spins feature and the Pick Bonus Game are quite entertaining and rewarding, but it takes time to trigger features. Taking everything under consideration, the 1×2 Gaming title is nothing more than an average video slot.