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Sharky slot

Sharky slot by Novomatic
Sharky slot is well known, it is a very old (2002 year model) machine that is added to almost all Novomatic casinos. The payout percentage is 95.53%.

This slot has a rather complicated (especially by the standards of Novomatic) bonus feature, which will be discussed below. You can try to play this machine in the demo for free on the top of this page, and also read the tester's opinion.

Personal testers opinion

You should expect the falling out of bonus spins, according to a statistic in every 139th spin (0,72%). On the winnings will be reserved about 28% of the prize pool for the bonus feature, and the rest is reserved for the main game.

You can catch any winning in 36 spins out of 100. My biggest win, playing for real money was 174x in the main game, and 51x in the bonus feature. Neutral recommendation about completing the bonus requirements (wagering is 5,47 out of 10.)

Hidden parameters and settings of the slot (data from the testing team)

  • The frequency of triggering of the bonus feature is statistically, every 139th spin (0,72%).
  • The probability of a hit (any winning) is 36,01%.
  • The distribution of the winnings is 72% in the main game and 28% in the bonus feature.
  • The maximum payout during the tests was 174x.
  • The average winning from the bonus was 51x.
  • Volatility - 5,48 out of 20 (average).
  • Cycle length - average.
  • The rating of the slot machine for the wagering is 5,47 out of 10.
  • The RTP of 95.53% does not allow you to get a positive mathematical expectation.
  • Learn how to win at Sharky slot machine.


  • Number of reels - 5
  • Number of pay-lines - 9
  • Bet on the line - from 0,05 to 10,00
  • The range of the size of bets - from 0,45 to 90,00
  • Maximum winning for a spin – x50 000 (Captain of the ship)
  • Wild symbol - yes (Captain of the ship)
  • Scatter - yes (Ship, Palma and Compass)
  • Free spins - yes (2 symbols — Ship and Palma start 10 free spins with the additional options)
  • The expected payout percentage (RTP) in the slot is 95,53%


it is necessary to wait for two symbols (scatters) - ship and the island (there is a third scatter (compass), but it does not affect the bonus). After this, you will get a ten free spins bonus, which can be re-triggered. If any of the reels with ship symbol show up with a boat and a pirate Sharky, it begins to go from left to right, performing the role of Wild during every new spin. It replaces most of the other characters and completes winning combinations. Such Wild may fall a lot of times, but they can also disappear in two cases:

  • If Sharky is hit by the shark (then it just disappears)
  • Or gets close to the treasure chest (the player gets a random reward of from 0 up to 18,450 coins).
  • The variance in the slot is high. The maximum payout is 50,000 coins (on the maximum line and rate).

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