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Octopays Slot Microgaming

Dive deep underwater in Octopays, an aquatic video slot from Microgaming. This peaceful slot gives you 243 ways to win as well as an intense free spins feature. You can see Octopays in action for free right here on this page, or sign up at any of the below Microgaming casinos if you'd like to play for real money.

Before you start spinning, choose a bet size you're comfortable with. You can simply use the arrows beside the “Bet” meter to do this, or break it down into coin size and coins per line by clicking on the word “Bet”. Push “Spin” to begin, or use “Auto Play” to spin without interruption in a way that works for you.

As the various symbols swim down the reels, you'll receive payouts for getting matching symbols from the leftmost reel to the right. Since Octopays uses the 243 ways structure, symbols just need to be on adjacent reels to pay out. The Wild Octopus appears on reels 2 and 4, making it easier to score wins.

If you get both Wild Octopi on a single spin, you'll trigger the Kraken Feature. This triggers 12 free spins with all sorts of extra wilds. If the Scary Fish appears, all Octopi will “ink” themselves and transform into 2x wilds.

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Software Microgaming
Slot Type Video slots
RTP 96.23%
Special feature Wild Scatter Free Spins
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Afi4wins 1869 reviews
Reviewed on October 23, 2016


I first came to hear about this game many years ago, from a friend, but I wasn't really interested in Microgaming games, so I never bothered about it. Then I heard about it again, this time in Askgamblers forum, about 3 years or so ago, and that caught my interest a little bit. Not a lot though, just a little bit, but enough to make me play on the game for the first time to try it out. Was it good the first time? Well, for some other thing, the first time is always the best, hahaha, but where Octopays was concerned, nah, it wasn't that good. I didn't win anything that time. Only after several more plays on the game did I finally made my first small win on Octopays, with a 100+x bet win. Since then, I did play Octopus on and off, not often, but rarely.

Octopus is the Wild symbol in the base game, appearing only on reels 2 and 4, and triggering the Kraken Feature game when both appears. It's a Free Spins game by another name. What disappoints me the most is that this Wild symbol is a totally dumb Wild symbol. It doesn't pay for itself, it doesn't double any wins, it doesn't become stacked, it doesn't expand, it only substitute other symbols except for the Kraken symbol. Worse still, there are no Scatter symbol in the game, thereby losing even more winning chances. No wins for Wilds. No wins for Scatters. Sheesh! As for the other symbols in the game, the Chest pays 26.6x the total bet, the Diver's Helmet pays 20x, the Shark pays 13.3x, the Anchor pays 6.6x and the rest pay from 5x down to 3.3x, all per total bet for 5 of each kind. Sad to say, but Octopays has a very low paytable, and that doesn't look good at all to me.

When the Octopus lands on reels 2 and 4 at the same time, the Kraken Feature game is triggered. 12 free spins are awarded but without any multiplier. Each free spin may get up to 4 Octopus Wilds randomly placed onto the reels, except on reel 3, where the Kraken may appear. All wins with the Kraken Wild are doubled, but all wins with the Octopus Wild are not doubled. The Free Spins game cannot be retriggered. What the argh! This Free Spins game, without any multiplier , without any retriggers, and with only 1 win-doubling Wild symbol, makes for an uninteresting feature game. Very disappointing indeed!


Just as I had expected, the very low paytable, plus the poor winning chances in the Free Spins game, all added up to disappointing game plays. From the many Free Spins games that I had won and played so far, not one single win was above the 100x bet mark, excluding my earlier 100x win some years ago. Although some decent wins of 30x - 50x could be won, those simply weren't good enough to compensate for all the lost money the game had eaten up. Nosirree. Octopays shall remain in the deep waters for me. It isn't worth playing at all.
hajnrih 1378 reviews
Reviewed on May 31, 2016


Octopays is 5 reels and 243 ways to win video slot game from Microgaming software and the only thing that I loved about it was the serene music, nothing more. Since this is a 243 ways to win slot I had, not very high, but I had some expectations from it. This turns out to be a very boring slot, and not impressive at all. I had some great experiences with similar games to this one, but not with this exact slot.


The payouts during the base game are not that impressive. I wanted to see the free spins round because usually games can surprise you during the free spins. But, I have lost almost all of my money and there was no sign of free spins. So I thought I will continue playing the game even though I will not win anything. It was so obvious. The octopus symbol appears only on the second and the fourth reel and the free spins are triggered only if these two symbols appear at the same time. At first I thought it would be easy to trigger the free spins since all you need are two scatters, but no. It took me more than 400 spins to trigger the free spins. I got 16 euros in one spin and all of the other spins were empty. I triggered the free spins again and got only 32.80 euros.

Later I was getting free spins more often but I was not able to return all the money that I have lost while playing this slot. I did play on a min bet per spin, but still this is so little. My balance was dropping so fast so eventually I was moneyless and I could not continue playing the game. I do not think that I will play this video slot game again because there are so many games that are more interesting than this one.
winningfly 283 reviews
Reviewed on October 31, 2015


Octopays is great game made by Microgaming. I play it sometimes because I love how this game looks.

I like how this game looks, and also I really love theme. Ocean, and those cutest things in the world - octopuses(very small octopuses!). I sometimes love to see on youtube on some animals, and few times I saw octopuses, this creatures is really cute.

I like that there is 243 lines, but it is a bit different from regular games. There is no huge payouts on symbols, there is no stacked or expanding wilds. Very easy to play without praying for wilds. Wilds by the way here appears only on reels 2 and 4.

I like freespins feature. It is triggered when wilds on reels 2 and 4 appears in same time. For this you got awarded with 12 freespins. During freespins big octopus or kracken or how to call this big a bit scary creature add on reels more wilds on any reels, just by random. Also there can appear fish on reel 3 which also wild and multiply wins by 2. Very decent feature, couple of times I won more than 100 bets on it.

Normal play seems not so great, and I never wins more than 20 bets in it. But such wins come really frequent and did not allow game to steal lot of money from balance. Feature seems the key to hit something good. I rate this game with 9 stars. There is only thing I will list in thumbs down. But overall it is very good game.


I took one star from rating because payouts during normal play is very low and you can't get any really super mega big win. Just many small wins which can be good and do not allow you to lose fast, but time after time and I got tired from such small wins.

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