Squidpot Tries Climbing On Squid Game’s Wagon

Squidpot is a brand new poker machine available for Australians to play at various online casinos, but should you play it? Find out here.

Official collaborations with movies and TV shows cost pokie developers small fortunes. This is why many such developers create games for online casinos that have a striking resemblance to movies but are not official partners. Squidpot is a shining example.

BGaming created Squidpot to look like the South Korean survival drama, Squid Game. It does not specifically say that is what it has done, but it is glaringly obvious. Has BGaaing recreated this cult classic? No, not even a little bit. Continue reading and find out why.

Squidpot Fundamentals

The Squidpot base game runs on a traditional 5×3 layout on a very bland background. It appears BGaming’s artists went for a minimalistic cell feeling. The graphics are bright and cartoon-like, with the game’s main characters being very similar to Lego figures. The symbols are clear and sharp but have limited animations.

BGaming went for a 96% RTP, giving the house a 4% house edge. They attached a medium-to-high volatility maths model to the game, which our test run found to be closer to medium than high. There are 25 win lines running left to right; they run in the usual patterns.

The game’s bet sizes cater to bankrolls of all sizes. Bet as little as $0.01 per spin, or up to $125 as you try to hit the 2,000x maximum payout. This equates to $200 at the lowest stakes and $250,000 at the highest. It is a low payout for a machine allowing $125 bets.

Squidpot Symbols

While Squid Game is rather violent in places, Squidpot is the complete opposite and almost child-friendly. The graphics are colourful and would not look out of place in a cartoon. Cute graphics are not to the taste of everyone.

The lowest-value symbols look a lot like those found on a PlayStation controller. However, a star and umbrella replace the traditional square and cross. Landing three matching low-value symbols pays 0.2x with five paying 2x.

Different colour masks and a Lego woman represent the higher-value symbols. The Lego woman pays 1x, 10x, and 20x for matching three, four, or five on a single sin line. This is the same payouts as the Wild symbol, which looks like a gold mask from V For Vendetta.

The game’s scatter pays out 1x for having three anywhere on the board. These Squid Game-esque characters start the free spins round.

Symbol Three Four Five
Woman 1x 10x 20x
Gold mask 0.8x 6x 16x
Blue mask 0.6x 4x 12x
Green mask 0.4x 2x 8x
Star 0.4x 0.8x 2x
Umbrella, Circle, Triangle 0.2x 0.8x 2x

Coin Symbols, which are more Lego heads, with cash amounts can land anywhere on the Squidpot base game board. Landing six or more in the base game kicks off the Coin Respin Feature. These Coin Symbols come with a wide range of amounts from 1x up to 100x your bet.

What Are The Game’s Bonuses and Features?

The base game is your run-of-the-mill pokie but there are two bonus games to trigger. It is possible to purchase each bonus in some jurisdictions.

Land three scatters on reels 1, 3, and 5 (or buy it for 52x your bet) for the free spins round. A mega symbol fills reels 2, 3, and 4 while reels 1 and 5 spin. This happens five times and retriggers are not possible, unfortunately.

Coin Respin Feature triggers when you see six of more Coin Symbols on the base game board. However, 39.6x your stake purchases the bonus. The triggering coin symbols remain sticky throughout the feature while the rest of the board respins at least three times; the respins counter resets to three with each new coin symbols. The cash amounts on the coin symbols tally up and land in your account.

Three jackpots are available during the Coin Respin Feature: Mini, Major, and Mega. Simply landing a Mini (30x) or Major (100x) is enough to award that jackpot. However, all 15 symbols need a Mega Jackpot symbol to award the 1,000x mega jackpot.


The only thing truly positive about Squidpot is the fact you can use it to release the chunky bonus awarded at Jackpot Jill casino. Cartoon graphics are like chalk and cheese for pokie players and the game just lacks any excitement. Even the two bonus features are bland. BGaming copied bits of Squid Game’s look but forgot about its soul.