This is another game that caught my curiosity, because there aren't many games that are themed on submarines. Games like 20,000 Leagues and some others have submersibles or submarines as their icons, but not as the main theme. Very strangely enough, this Submarine game does not have any Wild symbol at all, which is a big let-down! No Wild symbols would make any game dull and boring, unless there are sufficient other features that can be had. The Yellow Submarine is the Scatter symbol, reminding me of the old Beatles song 'Yellow Submarine', which is exactly what this Scatter symbol represents. 5 of these Scatters pay an incredible 15,000x the line bet, or 1500x the total bet amount, which is excellent indeed. Getting 3, 4 or 5 of these Scatters trigger 10, 15 or 20 free spins game, with all wins tripled. Hmm, 10 free spins with a 3x multiplier is a bit lower than the usual.
As for the other symbols in the game, the Admiral, or Captain, whichever, pays a really huge 40,000x the line bet for 5 of them, or 4000x the total bet amount, so this is the maximum single win possible in the game. The Anchor pays 10,000x, the Diver's Helmet also pays 10,000x, and the rest pay from 4000x down to 1000x, all per line bet for 5 of each kind. Wow! What an excellent paytable for a 9-paylines game! The credits are shown in points, with 1 point representing 1 cent. So every 100 points is equivalent to $1/1EUR. The minimum starting bet is only 10 points, or 0.10 cents, which is very good, making the game accessible to every interested player.
If that isn't frightening enough, the Free Spins game was even worse! There isn’t any multiplier for the free spins, and the only Wild symbol that can appear is the Orange Submarine, when a Yellow Submarine lands in the reel that you have picked from the 3 barrels upon triggering of the Free Spins game, thereby transforming that Yellow Submarine into an orange submarine. Even so, this Wild symbol doesn't pay for itself, it doesn't double any wins, it doesn't come stacked or expanded, and only substitute for other symbols except for the Yellow Submarine. This is totally disappointing! Most of the free spins would be non-paying, and the only payouts that I got was from getting 3 more Yellow Submarines, which would reset the free spins count back to 10. At the end of the Free Spins game, the payout was only 13x my bet amount. What the argh!
Well, this very high variance game would certainly need lots more play on it, in order to see nice big wins from it, but I'm not prepared for that. Nosirree. To me, the game play is just too dreadful and uninteresting, and most of all, damn frightening! Sheesh!