Captain Ahab sails again! Thanks to Rabcat, online slots players have the chance to be called Ishmael in the story of the obsessive mariner’s pursuit of his nemesis, Moby Dick, and to enjoy action and adventure on the high seas.
I’ve been a fan of the story by Herman Melville since childhood, and could not resist climbing aboard the creaking old Pequod for a chance to see the menacing sea creature for myself. I’m glad I did, because I was not disappointed. The only down-side to playing it was that, afterwards, I had to get my land-legs again.
Old Story, Fresh New Look
Rockwell Kent’s illustrations, which peppered the 1930 edition published by Lakeside Press, capture the brooding, often turbulent mood of the story. After all, the grand, ungodly, god-like Ahab had lost half a leg to Moby Dick, and took a multicultural crew on an ill-fated voyage halfway around the world to seek vengeance on the whale. It’s not quite Judy Garland singing Somewhere Over the Rainbow, is it?
Rabcat has taken a slightly different approach to Kent. Well, not quite slightly. It is very different, but it works. The cartoonish graphics and great animations inject a sense of fun into the tragic tale, setting the scene for some great online slots action. The 5 reels, which have 25 lines across them, pop with colour.
I saw not only Moby Dick and Ahab, but an anchor, a tankard filled with grog, and Ace through 10 playing cards also as the regular symbols. The bonus symbols include the ship’s wheel and the inside of the whale’s mouth.
At Mummys Gold casino you can take to the high seas in Moby Dick Online Video Slots, a game with a great balance of fun, thrills and adventure, not to mention winning possibilities too.
Uncomplicated Gaming Action
There is a whole lot happening in these online slots powered by the Austria-based provider, but, at the heart of it, the action is as I expected. The audio and the visuals are on par with many video games, but when it comes to gameplay, it is pure video slot machine.
I could select the value of the coins, and I could choose to put between 0.25 and 25 coins on each payline. That taken care of, I could get on with spinning the reels to see what transpired.
Adventure? You’ve Got It
There is no shortage of action in the story of Moby Dick, and I can say the same for the online slots powered by Rabcat. The reels gave me what I expected, and so much more.
The ship’s wheel Wild is pretty standard, as far as Wilds go. It can substitute for all other symbols except the bonus ones. However, the Freezing Wins feature is a sight to behold. Whenever I landed a win, those lucky symbols remained frozen in place while all the other symbols spun again – and if more winning combinations landed, it happened again. It gave me the chance to enjoy a whole lot more action without having to lift so much as a finger (or harpoon).
When several of the Moby Dick mouth Scatters landed in view, I looked down at my legs and wondered if I was going to need to start looking around for a whalebone prosthesis. Thankfully, those close encounters didn’t turn me into the next mad mariner. Instead, I was given access to the online slots Free Spins round, in which all symbols are used. It turns out that landing 4 Scatters awards 10 Free Spins, while 5 awards 12, 6 give you 15, and 7 or more awards 20.
All said and done, I loved playing Rabcat’s take on the classic story. It swapped out the doom and gloom for a bit of humour and great features, and it has paid off, in more ways than one!