Shaaark! Details Page
The Vegas Technology software functions smoothly. The Bet Max button and the comprehensive Auto Play feature add to the convenience of the players. The software offers a number of customization options. Players can disable the spinning animation of the reels in order to increase the speed of the game. The audio can be enabled or disabled and the audio volume adjusted. Players can play either in the Windows mode or in the full screen mode.
Easy to Understand (10)
Shaaark! is an extremely simple slot game. The pay table and game rules can be accessed from within the game. The pay table is self explanatory and the game rules are clearly explained.
Graphics & Sounds (8)
The crafting of the symbols on the reels in cartoon caricature style is interesting. The animation in the Shark symbol is excellent. The animation in the Fin symbol is not so hot and the other symbols do not show any animation. The audio is also not anything extraordinary.
Theme and Concept (9)
The theme of a shark attack is unusual and therefore interesting. The background to the reels and the symbols on the reels effectively convey the theme. The chewed up surfboard, the jettisoned number plate and the man on the tube are perfect symbols for this theme. However the high value card symbols do not contribute to the theme.
Game Features (7)
There is no bonus game on the second screen, which is almost a must in contemporary slots. Even the free spins feature is the simplest possible without any additions or innovations. The wild symbol does not multiply payouts nor facilitates additional payouts. Therefore Shaaark! scores very low on Game Features.
Betting Options (9)
Despite the number of coins per payline being fixed at one, the total bet range is sufficiently large. It varies from 0.01 to 250.00. This will attract both low rollers and high rollers. The large total bet range is the result of flexibility in the number of paylines and in the coin size.
Shaaark! does not offer any progressive jackpot. The fixed jackpots also do not pay out very high amounts. Only the first two fixed jackpots have somewhat reasonable payouts. The others are all less than 250 coins.