Kraken’s Sky Bounty Slot Review 2024

Pragmatic Play is taking us to new heights in their latest release, Kraken’s Sky Bounty!

It’s not Pragmatic Play’s first rodeo with Krakens. Release the Kraken 1 and 2 set the bar high, but how will Kraken’s Sky Bounty compare against these? Minus the Krakens, slot developer Fantasma Games has also dabbled in a theme similar to this, in Cloud Corsairs.

Kraken’s Sky Bounty looks to be another of their Cluster Pays slots, but Pragmatic Play has opted for 50 pay lines instead. It’s here you will play alongside the Expanding Wild Feature that triggers a Wild Frame of up to 6×6 when a Wild appears inside it.

See more of this feature in action during the Free Spins round, where the square frame remains on the reels for the duration, with the ability to grow bigger with the help of Scatter symbols.

Get ready to take to the skies and soar high above the clouds in Pragmatic Play’s latest release!

Kraken's Sky Bounty Base Game

Kraken’s Sky Bounty Base Game and Features

Kraken’s Sky Bounty is a 6×6 Video Slot with 50 fixed pay lines. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbols land from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel.

The minimum bet available here is £.€0.25 per spin and the maximum bet available is £.€250 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. This game has a theoretical RTP of 96.05% and a max win cap of 5,000x.

In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is the Swords, followed by the Cannon, Helm, and Rum. Low-paying symbols fall to Red, Purple, Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue, and Pink Gems. Wilds substitute for all symbols except Scatters.

Game Provider Pragmatic Play
Maximum Bet 250
Maximum Win 5,000x
Paylines 50
Release Date 27/07/2023
RTP 96.05%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 6x6
Minimum Bet 0.25

Ante Bet

Before you can begin spinning, you will be given the option to activate the Ante Bet feature. Choosing to activate this feature will increase your current bet by 20%.

Once active, more Scatter symbols appear across the reels, meaning that your chances of triggering the Free Spins round are naturally higher. (RTP 96.06%)

Random Expanding Wild Feature

During any random spin in the base game, a 2×2, 3×3, 4×4, 5×5, or 6×6 square frame can appear over certain reel positions. If a Wild symbol lands inside the square frame, it will expand to the same size as the square frame.

If more than 1 Wild symbol lands inside the square frame, after expansion, the newly expanded Wild symbol will reveal a Multiplier value equal to the number of Wilds that were inside the square frame. This Multiplier is applied to all wins that pass through it.

Kraken's Sky Bounty Expanding Wild Feature

Kraken’s Sky Bounty Free Spins

Landing 3, 4, 5, or 6 Scatters across the reels during the base game triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 6 Free Spins and a payout of 3x, 10x, 30x, and 100x your bet respectively.

During Free Spins, the Square Frame is always present on the reels, moving from one random position to another with each spin. The square frame begins at 2×2 in size.

Each Scatter symbol that lands are collected and stored in the Meter above the reel set. Every 3 Scatters collected will retrigger the round, awarding an additional +2 Free Spins and a bigger Square Frame, up to 6×6 in size.

After the 4th retrigger, Scatter symbols will no longer be collected and the round is unable to be retriggered. Triggering the Free Spins round with 4, 5, and 6 Scatters will start the round with +1, +2, and +3 Scatter symbols already collected respectively.

Kraken's Sky Bounty Free Spins

Kraken’s Sky Bounty Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Pragmatic Play has granted players access to the Free Spins round for a total cost of 100x your bet. (RTP 96.07%)

Kraken’s Sky Bounty: Our Verdict

Kraken’s Sky Bounty is as visually pleasing as it is entertaining. When you first load the game up, you automatically assume that Pragmatic Play has chosen to expand their Cluster Pays collection, but that’s actually not the case here.

Alongside the fantastic backdrop, animations, and graphics, Pragmatic Play has also upped the appeal by including a Bonus Buy option and an Ante Bet feature. Those in the UK won’t benefit from the Bonus Buy option, but you can still get on in the action thanks to the Ante Bet feature that increases your chances of triggering Free Spins when active.

The main attraction in the base game is the Expanding Wild feature which can trigger at random. Landing the square frame in view is the easy part, it’s landing Wild symbols inside it that is a little harder to achieve.

The best you can hope for during this feature is landing 2 Wilds in the square frame at the same time. This will not only activate the Expanding Wild feature but a random Multiplier equal to the number of Wilds in the frame will trigger, multiplying wins that pass through it.

More of the same can be seen in the Free Spins round, but with a few adjustments made. During this time, the Square Frame will remain in view for the duration, starting at 2×2 in size.

A bit like the Big Bass series, you will need to collect Scatter symbols in a Meter above the reel set in order to grow the square frame, up to 6×6 in size, but you don’t get many spins to do this.

Overall, Pragmatic Play offers up another great experience yet again, though we don’t envision it being a blockbuster hit