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Release the Kraken

Pragmatic Play
RTP 96.5%
Play Pragmatic Play Slots
Reels 5
Paylines 20
Min bet size 0.20
Max bet size 100
RTP 96.5
Wild symbols Yes
Free spins Yes
Bonus Yes
Jackpot No

Release the Kraken Slot Review

Released January 2020

The Release the Kraken slot game can be found at casinos offering Pragmatic Play software. Pragmatic Play are one of the newer slots game developers on the market but their products are polished and professional in feel and operation. As a standard Pragmatic Play do publish the RTP/House Edge information for their slots games within their game help file. For a provider that are not currently licensed within the UK market and therefore are under no obligation to publish these figures this is a significantly progressive move. The House Edge for Release the Kraken is 3.5%.

Release the Kraken is a 5 reel game that is 4 symbols high. The game uses standard paylines, with 20 in total, playing from left to right. During the Free Spins feature the number of paylines will increase to 40.

Special Symbols

Wild – The Wild symbol will substitute for all symbols other than the various Bonus symbols that are available.

Bonus – The Bonus symbol is the “Ship”. It can appear on reels 1 and 3 and you will need one on each of those along with either the Free Spins symbol or the Chest Bonus symbol on the 5th reel in order to trigger the respective feature.

Free Spins – The Free Spins symbol can only and on reel 5 and you need that to happen along with a Bonus symbol on reels 1 and 3 to trigger the Free Spins feature.

Chest Bonus – The Chest Bonus symbol can only and on reel 5 and you need that to happen along with a Bonus symbol on reels 1 and 3 to trigger the Chest Bonus feature.

Bonus Features

Random Wild Features – On any spin there is a chance that you will land a Random Wild feature. If this happens you will need to choose a set of tentacles that will pick one of the features for you:

Kraken Locking Wilds – If you choose to play this Random Wild feature then the reels will spin and you will have the 3 chests will appear for you to choose from. Inside the chest will be an option for more wilds, the reels to continue spinning, all wins to have a x2 multiplier applied to them.

Colossal Kraken Wilds – After the reels have stopped spinning you are guaranteed to have a 3x4 Wild symbol land somewhere on the reels.

Infectious Kraken Wilds – Once the reels have stopped spinning you are guaranteed to have a Wild symbol added to the reels and when it does so it will turn adjacent symbols Wild too.

Sunken Treasure Bonus – This is a pick and click slot that will earn you an instant win. You choose between 3 Chests and will take whatever appears in the one you pick.

Roaming Kraken Free Spins – Before the feature begins you pick chests until you land a Collect from them. Prizes consist of plus 1, plus 2 and plu3 3 Free Spins, the total of which are added together and will represent the number of Free Spins you have won once to land the Collect from the chest. The feature comes with a multiplier that begins at x1 the bet. This will increase by 1 every time you land a Wild symbol and every time you do land a Wild it will remain on the reels, but move positions on each spin for the remainder of your Free Spins. The number of paylines in the Free Spins increases from 20 to 40.


As soon as you see Release the Kraken you know you are in familiar Pragmatic Play territory. The rich, bright colours and the well-designed symbols are easy to identify, as are some of the features that it has to offer. You get Free Spins and a Bonus feature, both of which trigger in a less than conventional way. You get Wilds, in fact you get 3 different random Wild features and you get a house edge that is lower than the average.

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