Head to the high seas on the hunt for a killer whale-sized jackpot in Moby Dick. Based on Herman Melville’s classic novel, it’s a 5 reel, 25 payline game from Rabcat that comes with freezing win re-spins and a bonus round that awards up to 40 free spins. Set sail from between 25p and £50 per spin.

The tale of Moby Dick has been told many times but never quite like this before. The design in this slot adaptation is superb – set against an ocean backdrop with the ship Pequod to the side, the reels include stylised A to 10 playing cards, a tankard of ale, a ship’s anchor, and the grizzly captain Ahab.

The best of the standard symbols is Moby Dick who awards 200 times your total stake if you land 5 on a payline. That figure is also on offer from the ship’s wheel which is the wild – it replaces all other symbols apart from the scatter. There are 2 main extras on offer in the game which are as follows:

Win Freezing feature – every time a winning combination lands, the successful symbols are locked in place and you’ll receive a re-spin. These re-spins continue as long as a new matching symbol or wild joins the original cluster. Scatters can be frozen too, offering another chance to trigger the second feature. A final payout is made when no new matching symbol or wild is added.

Free Spins feature – this is triggered by landing 4 or more of the scatter (the whale’s big mouth) on the same spin. Land 4, 5 or 6 of them and you’ll receive 10, 12 or 15 free spins. Land 7 or more and you’ll get 20 free spins. Watch out for the extra wilds that are added to the middle reel on each free spin. You can also get more free spins for landing 4 or more scatters to give you a potential 40 free spins in total.

Moby Dick is a superb looking slot – the visuals are among the best you’ll find anywhere whether you’re playing on your desktop, tablet or mobile device. The features don’t quite match the superlative looks but they’re solid enough. The Win Freezing feature certainly keeps things interesting in the base game, especially if you land a cluster of high value symbols. The free spins round offers some decent potential too.

Herman Melville’s novel isn’t what you’d call an easy read. This slot version of Moby Dick is much easier to digest. With its classy looks and bonus feature, we’re happy to join Ahab and set sail on the hunt for a bumper catch. I also suggest you try Playtech’s Jekyll & Hyde if you like slots based on famous novels.