Game description

Deep Descent Slot (Relax Gaming)

Deep Descent Slot (Relax Gaming)Deep Descent is one of the games that Relax Gaming is set to release in 2021. The title borrows inspiration from the marine world, and I love the fact that I was able to see the hidden depths of the ocean while playing this slot.

Although highly volatile, I got to enjoy this slot, and here is my review:

Game Set-Up

Deep Descent uses the common 5x3 set-up, and up to 243 ways to win. I found out that the game area can expand to as much as 5x5 reels, with up to 3,125 ways to win.

The symbols are very good, and among what I was able to use is the wild, collectable symbols, respins, and an expanding game area.

Betting and Prizes

I needed just $0.10 to enjoy a spin of the reels on this slot, but Relax Gaming allows up to $50 per spin.

It is a slot that offers impressive payouts, and on a good day, you could end up with up to 10,000x the stake ($500,000), from just one spin.

However, I’m also disappointed with the developer’s decision to give this title a low RTP of 95%, despite it being very high in volatility. This may not sound very good for real money gamers.

Deep Descent Features

The list of features on Deep Descent is not very long, but they get the job done!

One of the most notable is the sticky wild symbol, and you will notice it quickly due to its unique graphics where it appears as a number printed on the side of a golden box.

Upon landing, the wild substitute symbol will go into a locked position, prompting several respins to happen. However, this will also be determined by the number appearing in the wild).

I noticed that the regular positions respin, but the wilds will stick around for some time to help when needed, especially with the new combinations they may contribute to.

I love the available special symbols, and this one will be picked randomly for every spin. It's only after forming some winning combinations with the special symbol that I was able to advance to the next level, and this also increased the game area.

Getting to level 2 gave me a bigger game area (5x4 reels plus 1,024 ways to win), in addition to an extra wild. Here, I needed to up my game to get to the next level as a total of 21 special symbols are required to form a winning combo.

The 3rd level gives you a maximum game area of 5x5 reels, plus 3,125 ways to win. With the wild appearing on the reels, I got several respins.

Theme & Design

Thanks to the symbol bearing the image of Jacques Cousteau, I can be able to pinpoint exactly where Relax Gaming borrowed inspiration from.

Although I do not quite like the rather simple design of the game, the developer managed to keep things more realistic with this design.

It’s a cartoon-style design, with symbols like simple card suits, different varieties of fish (green, gold, red), not to forget the image of Cousteau.


Deep Descent makes is a fun and interesting slot machine, and I enjoyed most of its features.

However, the RTP of 95% makes it a deal-breaker, and due to its high volatility, I can only recommend it to casual players.

UPDATED ON: by James Worden