Fans of Push Gaming’s slots, which are well known to have high-quality graphics, novel gameplay, and huge volatility, speculate eagerly about the developer’s upcoming releases. However, the waiting time might be considerable. Push Gaming didn’t release its first game of the year, The Shadow Order, until May, while its competitors release new games every month. Our sources tell us that the exclusive contract with the Kindred Group is to blame for the lengthy delivery times experienced by consumers who are not Unibet members. The studio’s relatively modest size and quality-over-quantity strategy also play a role.
The ability to swim with sharks is a fitting metaphor for the violence in Push Gaming’s latest release. The gameplay isn’t very new, but the volatility is turned up to roughly 11, and the possible payout is far greater than in any other Push Gaming slot machine. Razor Shark is a video slot machine with 5 reels, 4 rows, and 20 fixed paylines that features a Mystery Stacks feature that, depending on the outcome, might provide a coin multiplier, scatter payouts, or both. The highlight is the Free Games bonus round, where Mystery Stacks and a win multiplier may increase your potential payout by up to 50,000x. For 10 cents to 100 euros every spin, you may go to the depths of the ocean on your computer, smartphone, or tablet.
The exceptional quality of Push Gaming’s productions continues unabated. Aside from the added suspense and excitement it brings to the action, the enticing orchestral soundtrack is also likely to be one of the first things players notice. Razor Shark is an underwater-themed slot machine with cartoonish visuals, complete with corals, colorful fish, and a Nemo and Dory lookalike or two watching the reels. Dive tanks, swim fins, diving masks, and underwater cameras are some of the lower-value icons. The four colored sharks—blue, green, purple, and orange—are more desirable. The latter pays out 25 times your wager for 5 on a full payline, making it the most profitable symbol. The Great White shark acts as a wild, replacing any other icon save the scatter. The payout for 5 of a kind is 50 times your initial wager, making it the most valued symbol.
What You Get With Razor Shark (Push Gaming)
The Mystery Stacks function is essential to the gameplay. Seaweed stacks of four are wild and can appear anywhere on the reels during any spin. When this happens, the Nudge & Reveal function is activated. Similar to the stack Nudging Wilds feature in Tiki Tumble, the Mystery Stack symbols will slide down one spot on each successive spin (which are free of charge) while they also open up to reveal either matching symbols or golden shark symbols.
If the Mystery Stacks feature reveals golden shark symbols, the Razor Reveal feature is enabled. After being triggered, the golden shark symbols will individually reveal either scatter symbols or coins with values between 1x and 2500x the wager.
Finally, the Free Games bonus round activates when three or more scatter symbols appear during the main game or the Razor Reveal bonus round (each additional scatter awards one more spin). Upon activation, Mystery Stacks will appear on the middle and fourth reels, respectively, and will descend one position with each spin until they are no longer visible, at which point the feature will cease. The feature might be extended with the appearance of further Mystery Stacks. Each time you nudged the Mystery Stacks, your win multiplier increased by 1. According to Push Gaming, this synergy may lead to massive payouts of up to 50,000 times the initial wager. In October 2020, a Swedish gambler at Unibet shocked the gambling world by winning 85,000 times his or her initial wager.
Push Gaming’s Razor Shark: Final Say
With their latest slot, Razor Shark, Push Gaming aims to top themselves in every manner imaginable. This is accomplished mostly through higher volatility and potential. A word of warning: this game is highly unpredictable and may not suit your tastes. Players who are fooled by Razor Shark’s innocent appearance might be in for a rude awakening in the form of a life-changing win or, more likely, a completely flat-lined session.
Earlier in the review, I remarked that there are some basic similarities between Tiki Tumble and Razor Shark, making the latter feel less like an original work and more like a sequel. It’s not necessarily a negative thing, but after so many fresh releases, it came as a bit of a shock.
Push Gaming has mastered the art of developing high-variance games. Razor Shark is like a delicious plate of fresh seafood for those of us who are like high volatility, with thoughtful features, a stunning design, and “mini” jackpots to keep you on your toes in the main game and great potential in the free spins game.