Post Published: September 4, 2021
Author: Chlo


Scored by our Casino Expert Chloe

Desert Shark Slot Review – Fantasma Games

It has been many months since my last Fantasma Games slot review, the most recent is for the game titled ‘Maze Escape Megaways’. Which has a max win capped at 25,000x and a range of unique mechanics/features. Today we are learning all about an older release titled ‘Desert Shark’, originally released 25th February 2020.

Sharks in the desert is definitely a new theme in the casino industry. The visuals are well designed, with hills of sand and sharks charging towards a ship. The artwork has a unique touch which I like. It is nice to see something unique for visuals, especially from a smaller studio.

Desert Shark has a setup of 5 reels by 4 rows, this includes 40 set pay lines. This game is high variance due to the set RTP of 96.33% and max win capped at 16,000x. You can bet from £0.20 – £30.

Desert Shark Symbols & Paytable

There are 14 symbols in total, this includes 4 low-paying symbols. These are represented by star, skull, snake, and sandcastle-designed coins. There are also 5 premium symbols, these are represented by lamps, bottles, compasses, camels, and a character symbol. In addition to these paying symbols is a golden wild, scatter symbol, dynamite wild, and swim wild golden shark symbol. The highest paying symbol is the golden wild, which pays 7.5x for 5 across a pay line.

Swim wild symbols can activate the swim swim feature, this symbol appears on reels 3,4, and 5. Dynamite wild symbols can be placed on reels 1,2 and 3 in the free spins feature. Multiplier wild symbols multiply line wins they are part of by their multipliers. The max multiplier is x9. If 2 or more multiplier wild symbols are part of the same win, the multipliers are multiplied by each other.

Desert Shark Features

The ‘Swim Swim Feature‘ is triggered when 3 or more swim wild symbols land during the base game or 1 or more during the free spins. Each symbol upgrades a random number of symbols to the left on the same row. Regular symbols and bonus scatter turn into wilds, wild symbols are turned into x2 multiplier wilds. If it is a multiplier wild symbol the multiplier will be increased by 1x.

Central to Desert Shark is the ‘Free Spins‘ feature. This is activated when you land 3 scatters on reels 2,3 and 4 during one spin. This will award 8 free spins, 1-6 dynamite wilds are randomly placed on reels 1-3 at the start of each spin. 1 or more swim wild symbols will activate the Swim Swim feature. A swim wild landing during spins activated all dynamite wilds in the same row, each randomly upgrades 2-6 symbols.


Overall, I think this game is an amazing creation by Fantasma Games. There is such fun while playing thanks to each feature and big potential on offer. I hope this game is successful as it is a great slot. Be sure to try the game for yourself and check out our exclusive casino offers.