There’s a vintage feel to the design in MegaJackpots Ocean Belles which is very nicely done. With the ocean in the background, the reels are set against the deck of a cruise ship. There you’ll find A to 10 royal symbols as well as a globe, a ship’s wheel, binoculars, a sailor’s hat and the Ocean Belles, Betty and Vicky. The blonde woman in the blue jumper is the top paying symbol, paying 4 times your stake for 5 on a payline. This symbols spins in stacks that are 2 symbols high.
With large stacks of symbols on the reels, 1 stacked symbol is randomly selected to appear on each spin in the base game – it can include any symbol bar the scatter or Red and Golden Kiss symbols. This is called the Synchronised Reels feature and gives you increased winning potential.
Keep an eye out for the red lipstick kiss symbols. When these land, they fill 1 of the 2 meter positions under that reel. When both positions are filled, you’ll receive a stacked wild which remains in play for the 2 spins that follow. This is known as the Wild Stays 2 Plays feature.
The lighthouse is the bonus symbol. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these on the same spin to trigger the Player Decision Free Spins Bonus feature - here you’ll have the pick of a number of free spins/wild reel combinations.
|3 Scatters||5 free spins with 3 random wild reels||15 free spins with 2 random wild reels||30 free spins with 1 random wild reel|
|4 Scatters||10 free spins with 3 random wild reels||30 free spins with 2 random wild reels||60 free spins with 1 random wild reel|
|5 Scatters||15 free spins with 3 random wild reels||45 free spins with 2 random wild reels||90 free spins with 1 random wild reel|
Random wild reels mean they can change reel on each free spin throughout the feature. With whatever option you choose, you basically have to decide whether you want more free spins with less wild reels or fewer free spins with more wild reels – I would opt for more wild reels personally. You can also retrigger the feature up to 4 times meaning up to 450 free spins if you choose the 90 free spins with 1 random wild reel option (if triggered with 5 scatters).
MegaJackpots Ocean Belles also offers a chance to land the MegaJackpots prize. You’ll need to collect 5 of the golden kiss symbol, 1 under each reel, to hit it. With a minimum of £500,000 available, you’ll normally win 7 figures!
We liked MegaJackpots Ocean Belles. The retro design is well put together, complemented by a laid back, jazzy soundtrack. The gameplay stacks up pretty nicely too. The stacked wilds come along fairly regularly in the base game but it’s the Player Decision Free Spins Bonus feature where this cruise really comes to life though thanks to the wild reels. Saying that, you can win 300 times your stake if you fill the reels with wilds.
Low to medium variance, it’s all about the progressive jackpot in MegaJackpots Ocean Belles – if you want the progressive jackpot element and more rewarding potential wins, Playtech’s Gladiator Jackpot offers it all.