Release the Kraken Slot

Powered by Pragmatic Play, the Release the Kraken slot game has 5 reels and 20 to 40 paylines. Based on Norse mythological squid, you can spin away from 20p to £100 per spin – on all devices of course (including iOS, Android and Windows-operated smartphones. There are 3 randomly activated wild features in the base game as well as a feature that gives you cash bonuses. The best of the lot of the Free Spins feature where you’ll spin away on 40 paylines and can get an infinitely increasing multiplier with roaming Kraken wild symbols.

Head deep into the ocean

Release the Kraken takes place deep in the ocean – colourful, bright and with cartoon style graphics, this mythological tyrant has featured in plenty of online slots. Here, there are standard A, K, Q and J card symbols on the reels. You’ll also see 2 types of fish, a turtle and menacing shark.

The Release the Kraken anchor symbol is the highest paying one which will pay 2.5, 10 or 25 times your total stake if you manage to get 3, 4 or 5 on a payline. Being a 20 payline slot, 3+ landing identical symbols on any of the paylines will give you a win (beginning from the leftmost reel).

You’ll also see a wild symbol which replaces all symbols bar the bonus, chest bonus and free spins scatters (more on them below). Appearing on all 5 reels, it pays like the high value anchor symbol.

3 random wild features

Unlike other Pragmatic Plays slots, Release the Kraken comes with 3 randomly triggered wild features. You will see the kraken’s tentacles appear – choose 1 of the 3 to play the corresponding bonus feature:

  • Kraken Lockin Wilds feature – the reels spin as you pick from the 3 chests. These can reveal extra Kraken locked wilds, more spins, 2x wins and collect, more wilds and collect or collect. The Kraken wild acts as the standard wild – you can hopefully end up with a screen full of locked wilds which will pay 500 x stake.
  • Colossal Kraken Wilds – the reels spin and spin to see a Colossal Kraken wild, which is 4 rows high and 3 reels wide, appear on the reels. If it lands fully, it increases your chances of landing a 500 x stake win.
  • Infectious Kraken Wilds – an Infectious Kraken wild is guaranteed to land on the reels. It will also infect nearby symbols to become wilds.

Sunken Treasure Bonus feature

When the bonus symbol shows up on reels 1 and 3 along with the chest bonus symbol on reel 5, you will activate the Sunken Treasure Bonus feature. Here you’ll see 3 treasure chests that contain cash bonuses inside – you will carry on picking until to find collect (this ends the feature).

Roaming Kraken Free Spins feature

Release the Kraken also offers you a Roaming Kraken Free Spins feature – this is played when you see the bonus symbol on reels 1 and 3 with the free spins symbol on reel 5. You then pick chests to find either 1, 2 or 3 free spins – this continues until you find collect. The free spins will then begin.

The free spins take place on a 5 reel, 40 payline engine – double the amount of paylines. Look out for wild symbols as the multiplier increases by 1 each time it appears – with no limits. These wilds also remain in place and roam around with each free spin.

10,000 x stake payouts

Release the Kraken is exactly what you’d expect from a Pragmatic Play release – well designed, lots of bonus features and good win potential. Whilst the max prize is 500 x stake on each base game spin, it’s the increasing multiplier in the Free Spins feature that will provide the worthy payouts – up to 10,000 x stake on every free spin.

The Release the Kraken RTP is 96.5% too which is high – this means your bankroll should last quite a long time in essence. Just hope plenty of wild symbols land during the free spins as this is where the mythological beast will be defeated.

If you’re looking for big payouts, Pragmatic Play has plenty of slot games that offer this – here’s our recommended 2:

  • Buffalo King – 93.750 x stake wins on each free spin
  • Pirate Gold – 32, 270 x stake wins in the Lucky Treasure Bag feature