Shark Wash Slot Review 2024

Relax Gaming is taking us to the cleaners in their latest underwater release, Shark Wash!

If swimming with sharks never really crossed your mind before, now is the time to decide if you’d be up for it or not. Relax Gaming is taking us deep below the surface where a bunch of razor-teethed sharks have started their own shark wash business, but rest assured, all your limbs will be perfectly safe with this friendly bunch.

Set across 5-reels and 1,024 ways to win, Shark Wash is a rich and vibrant slot with great cartoon-style animations, a beautiful backdrop, and top-notch graphics. Shark Wash brings back fond memories of the movie Shark Tale, all that’s missing here is Christina Aquilera and Missy Elliot busting out their version of ‘Car Wash’.

On the surface, Shark Wash looks pretty tame, but we all know what Relax Gaming is capable of when it comes to gameplay. Now, chuck on your scuba gear and hold your breath, it’s time to see what the sharks have in store for us!

Shark Wash Base Game

Shark Wash Base Game and Features

Shark Wash is a 5-reel slot with 1,024 ways to win. 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 £.€0.10 per spin and the maximum bet available is £.€200 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. Shark Wash has a theoretical RTP of 96.06% and a max win cap of 5,000x.

In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is the Shark with the Red background, followed by the Sharks with Brown, Green, and Blue backgrounds. Low-paying symbols fall to Spades, Hearts, Diamonds, and Clubs. Wilds substitute for all other symbols except Scatters.

Each time a winning combination forms, all winning symbols will be removed from the reels, and new symbols will drop down from above via a Cascade, with the possibility of forming even more winning combinations.

Game Provider Relax Gaming
Maximum Bet 200
Maximum Win 5,000x
Paylines 1,024 Ways
Release Date 28/06/2023
RTP 96.06%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.10

Countdown Wild Feature

During the base game, Wilds that appear on the reels are sticky and carry with them a special Counter that starts between 1 and 5, decreasing by 1 each time it is used as part of a winning combination.

Once the Counter of a Wild ticks down to 0, its starting number is added to the Wild Meter on the left side of the reel set. Each winning combination that forms whilst the Wild Meter is active is automatically multiplied by the total Multiplier on the Wild Meter. 

When no more winning combinations or Cascades occur, the Wild Meter will reset for the next base game spin.

Shark Wash Free Spins

Landing 3, 4, or 5 Scatters across the reels during the base game triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 7, 10, and 15 Free Spins respectively.

During Free Spins, the Countdown Wild feature is persistent. Landing a Scatter symbol during this time will award an additional +1 Free Spin per Scatter.

Shark Wash Free Spins

Shark Wash Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Relax Gaming has granted players access to the Free Spins round for a total cost of 80x your current bet. (RTP 96.50%)

Shark Wash: Our Verdict

Shark Wash Slot offers an immersive and exhilarating gaming experience focused on an intriguing underwater concept.

It boasts vivid visuals, seamless gameplay, and a variety of captivating bonus features, such as the countdown Wild and its persistent variant in Free Spins.

The captivating visuals and pleasing sound effects are sure to mesmerize players as they dive into the immersive underwater setting, but does Shark Wash stand out as some of Relax’s best work yet?

Not really, we could reel off a bunch of Relax Gaming slots that we’d rather play, but Shark Wash certainly isn’t a bad game. Its 5,000x win potential makes it more than capable for most players, and the tranquil nautical aesthetic gives it a chilled-out vibe, which is always nice.

Overall, Shark Wash doesn’t whitewash any other slot in the Relax portfolio, but it’s entertaining enough to warrant a spin.