Sea Tales Slot from WMS

Five of a kind wins on Sea Tales get upgraded – with the winning symbols switching for a higher paying one at random. Overall, this is a solid casino slot with many of the classic elements you would expect from WMS. These include the ambient electronic beeps while you spin, wilds, scatters and a free spins bonus round. During that bonus round, all your wins are doubled – and the ‘upgrade’ feature remains in play. There are also some smaller progressive jackpots available.

Take a Dip With Sea Tales

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  • Basics: How the Sea Tales Slot Works

    This is a 50 win-line slot, which gives you plenty of chances to hit those 5 of a kind wins. The grid of the reels is in the regular 5 by 4 setup. The smallest spin amount is 50c, with bets going up in multiples of this amount.

    All the unique symbols are very detailed in terms of artwork. Some of them also have larger prizes. These are topped by a mermaid, who is sat on some rocks watching the sunset. 5 of these on one of the 50 win lines will get you a 1000-coin prize, with 200 for 4 and 40 coins for just 3. In addition to having its own prize, this symbol is wild. Substituting for everything except the oversized oval mermaids – which are the scatter and bonus symbols.

    There is another wild, which has a green and gold design and 2x in the middle. If you create a win with this one, then you receive double what is written on the pay table.

    Other higher paying symbols in the Sea Tales slot are a jumping dolphin (750 coins for 5), mermaid underwater (500), ship in full sail (500), treasure chest (300). Lower paying unique symbols include a pot, pearl necklace and gold coins. In addition to the unique designs, the gem stones made to look like playing card suits are also used.

    5 of a Kind Upgrade Feature

    Any time you hit see 4 of a kind, the 5th reel gets surrounded by a gold box, and spins a little longer. This is in anticipation of the upgrade that is possible if you hit the 5th symbol. What happens is that the symbols go temporarily blank, and reveal a better paying symbol, at which point the win is recalculated. If this happens during the free spins bonus, the upgraded win pays 2x.

    Free Spins with Doubled Wins

    Larger mermaid symbols trigger the bonus game. You need to hit 3+ anywhere on the reels. There is a generous enough 15 free spins for 3 in view. This goes up to 25 and then 40 when you get 4 or 5 instead. When this bonus begins a pop-up message appears on the screen, the reels shrink and when you tap the message to begin, the reels flip and expand again.

    The only major difference in the game play is that wins have 2x multiplier. The other features, including the 2x wild and five of a kind wins upgrade feature remain in place. Scatters are still in play, meaning that you can retrigger for extra free spins if you hit 3+ of them during play.

    At the end of the free spins game, some rockets shoot upwards over the screen while the money won is transferred to your credit balance. These can hit the smaller jackpots on the top of the cabinet, giving you an extra win.

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    Design of the Sea Tales Slot

    Many underwater themed slot games go the full monte when it comes to the design – giving bubbles, corals and fish all over the cabinet. While the symbols are detailed and creatively drawn, Sea Tales from WMS is understated when it comes to the theme. The top part of the cabinet is fairly plain, blue with jackpot amounts visible. The reels have nothing outside of them, leading your focus to the reels. Sure, you have mermaids with picturesque sunset scenes – though they are too small to really appreciate the artwork.

    You’ll find some animations when the symbols change over in the five of a kind upgrade. You’ll also get the standard coin fountain effect for your bigger wins.

    Should You Take a Dip with Sea Tales?

    This slot is smart, smooth and professionally produced – though for me it did not do much to stand out on the casino floor. The only notable difference between Sea Tales and 100’s of other titles is the upgraded wins feature. This is welcome, though no more interesting than (for example) expanding wilds after a while. The jackpots and 2x wins in the free spins are worth a mention – as is the impressive (if small) level of detail in the unique symbols.