Pragmatic Play’s latest underwater slot title sees players face the wrath of a monstrous mythological beast in Release the Kraken 2


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Release the Kraken 2 is a 5×4 reel, 20-payline slot with a maximum win of up to x5,000 the player’s bet. 




96.03 per cent


Low value symbols are depicted as the high end of a deck of cards, with 10 through to Ace. If the right amount of matching combinations land on a single spin, these symbols can offer between x0.2 and x2 the player’s bet. 

Next up, eels, angler fish and pufferfish represent the medium value symbols, offering between x0.5 and x5 the player’s preferred stake. 

The highest-paying symbol comes in the form of a shark. This symbol can offer between x0.5 and x10, depending on the amount of winning combinations that land at once. 

Bonus golden kraken scatters can drop anywhere on the reels, triggering the free spins feature if three or more land on the same spin.

Finally, colourful kraken wilds are available. These wilds substitute for all symbols other than the scatter and can offer a payout between x1 and x40, depending on the amount of wild that land on a winning payline. 


If four or more wilds land on the same spin, a free respin will be given where the wilds move to other areas of the reels. If more wilds land on this free respin then another respin will be awarded. 

Randomly during the base game, stacked kraken wilds can appear on reels two, three and four, filling out entire columns. If these stacked wilds only appear partially on their reels, they will move to cover the entire column, creating a multiplier for every symbol it covers to do this.

In a random non-winning base game spin, the kraken can come onto the screen and give an automatic win between x20 and x60 the player’s stake. Also randomly during a non-winning  spin, three bonus symbols can be placed on the reels to award the free spins feature. 

Before the start of the free spins feature, players have the option of playing a mini bonus game to win extra free spins and multipliers for the bonus free spins mode. 

Depending on the amount of bonus symbols that triggered the feature, players can be awarded between four and 20 free spins with multipliers between x1 and x10 to be applied to every win. 

During this feature, the amount of paylines is doubled to 40. Players can buy the free spins game mode for the price of a significantly increased bet.


Irina Cornides, Chief Operating Officer at Pragmatic Play, explained: “This sequel aims to take everything that made the original title so popular, increasing the entertainment value to provide new heights of engagement for players. 

“The slot offers multiple features in the base game and the free spins round can be gambled, upgraded and has increased chances of winning, which all work in harmony to create a stand out title.” 



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