It was only a matter of time before we got a slot based on the blockbuster Squid Game TV series. The hype has somewhat toned down now, but a couple of months ago, this show took the world over like a hurricane. Surely, if you have not seen the show, you have at least heard of it, because the level of popularity that this show gained was absolutely mindboggling. Video slots are a popular and modern way of entertainment, so providers are constantly looking for new ideas, so their games are the ones to be noticed. We can’t say that we expected BGaming to make this move, but here we are with a new slot called Squidpot.
Studios like NetEnt and Play’n GO have made official deals, which allow them to create slots that are directly based on iconic TV series, such as Vikings and Narcos slots. BGaming have done no such deals, but it’s obvious that their game is very heavily inspired by the world-renowned show. This begs the question, is there a chance that they might run into legal problems, or is their game changed up enough, for big squids to let it slide? Suppose only time will tell, but for now, we have a truly interesting slot on our hands, so let us see if Squidpot can provide the same levels of entertainment as the TV show.
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Gameplay and Payouts
Clearly, a lot of show elements are reflected by game symbols, but the whole layout seems to be quite original, apart from the background wall, which is styled with imagery of competitions seen on Squid Game. BGaming haven’t done anything fancy to the game layout, as we still just get 5 reels by 3 rows and 25 paylines. Squidpot has uncharacteristic fast-paced techno music. Most of the soundtrack on the show is either traditional Korean music, or something intense and action worthy. Squidpot background music doesn’t fit into any of these categories.
Squidpot symbols make us proud and chuckle at the same time. First of all, the regular symbols are great. These are simple figurines and masks, but if you have seen the show, then you will instantly know what they mean. Dalgona shapes are the lowest symbols, while VIP masks bring in much higher values. The most valuable symbol though is the creepy Red Light, Green Light doll. Additional characters are Pink Soldiers and the Front Man, who are Scatters and Wild respectively. And then there is the special Coin symbol, which just ruins it all. Perhaps we’re being a bit too harsh, but these Coin symbols look like characters out of Roblox or Lego. They just look plain silly, which takes Squidpot atmosphere from serious to something foolish in a second.
The prize pot on Squid Game was about 33 million euros, but we don’t think you’ll be too surprised to learn that the reward on Squidpot is a bit smaller. More precisely, the max win on Squidpot is 2,000x, so if we apply max bet, we get a max payout of 100,000 EUR. That’s a significant difference, but at least you don’t need to put your own life on the line. Squidpot comes with a medium-high volatility setting and a somewhat miserly RTP of 95.30%. You can try out Squidpot on all devices, as full mobile compatibility is provided.
Let us quickly return back to our odd-looking characters. If you hit one or more Coin symbols, then the Coin Respin feature is triggered. The more Coins drop on the reel during this Respin, the greater will be the winning. Possible Coin values range from 1x to 100x.
To get the most out of Squidpot, you’ll need to land 3 Pink Soldiers. This will award 5 Free Spins. Every additional scatter landed during the bonus phase awards 3 additional Free Spins. Re-triggers are unlimited. During Squidpot Free Spins, the 2, 3 and 4 reels will combine to form one giant middle reel, which displays a 3x3 symbol, so, as you can imagine, chances for better payouts increase. During Free Spins it’s also possible to trigger the Coin Game, if, again, you manage to land 6 or more Coin symbols. During Coin Game, there is a chance to hit Mini, Major or Mega jackpots. Mega jackpot only triggers when all 15 cells are filled.
We’re not sure if BGaming are the first ones to use Squid Game as their inspiration for the slot, but Squidpot is the first one that we actually noticed. Squidpot feels more like a parody of the show rather than an imitation. A lot of you might not know what we’re talking about, but this Squidpot slot feels more like the Roblox video game variant. It’s not all bad though, as features are quite nice and some of these symbols do capture the essence of the show. BGaming probably could have done a better job, but then, of course, there is the question, how much exactly can they do, before running into legal troubles. Perhaps, Squidpot would have been more relevant a couple of months ago, but we can still see why some players would be willing to have a go with this slot.
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