Johnny the Octopus is an exciting underwater-themed Bitcoin slot from SoftSwiss with a quirky theme and incredible 3D graphics. This is the first ever slot to be produced with WebGL, an eGaming technology platform which focuses producing 3D artwork and mobile compatibility. SoftSwiss and WebGL technologies have teamed up to create a highly attractive game that revolves around Johnny, an octopus who was once the most intrepid explorer and fearsome pirate in the ocean and now lives in retirement, guarding his hoard of treasure. The story might sound a bit whacky, but that’s what makes Johnny the Octopus stand out from the crowd.
Unlike most other Bitcoin slots on the market, the five reels and 25 pay lines of Johnny the Octopus don’t play out within a standard set of reels. Instead, the symbols – which include fish, plankton and other forms of marine life – float freely on the seabed. This unusual interface makes Johnny the Octopus even more interesting to play. Both the amount of active pay lines and the bet per line are adjustable in this game, so players can spin the reels for between 10c and $25 per spin. Once the stakes have been set, all that’s left to do is hit spin or opt for auto-play to keep the reels spinning. These relatively low wager limits mean that Johnny the Octopus is better suited to those playing for fun rather than bettors hunting for huge cash prizes.
The oyster in this game is the scatter symbol. Whenever it shows up alongside a winning combination of symbols, the oyster will add a total bet multiplier of 7X, 77X or 777X to the winning amount. The size of the multiplier depends on how many scatters show up on the reels at once. The second bonus feature up for grabs in this Bitcoin slot is the free spins round which is triggered whenever the treasure chest symbol appears on the first and fifth reels at once. When this free spins round kicks into action, players will be treated to 10 spins with two reels made up of wilds that have been locked in place.
Johnny the Octopus allows players to enjoy a fun Bitcoin gaming experience. This is one for casual slot spinning rather than big payouts, but the bonus features in the game can make for some impressive cash payouts. If those bonuses were just a little easier to trigger, this slot would be even better but, as it stands, Johnny the Octopus is worth checking out for the audiovisual effects alone.