There have been a few slots that have been set in an underwater realm over the years, but Microgaming’s newest addition to its portfolio of games, Ariana, pushes the boundaries of what you should expect from a game and delivers a slot that plays as well as it looks.
And the first thing to note here is that Ariana looks absolutely stunning, and we don’t just mean the eponymous Mermaid princess of the game. The graphics and design of the slot is visually captivating with the gentle blue underwater realm brought vividly to life with the help of a gentle and entirely suitable soundtrack.
So the slot looks great but how does it play? Well fortunately Ariana more than matches even the loftiest expectations of the modern slot enthusiast.
It is a 5×3 slot which has 25 fixed paylines and spins start from just 0.25, which means that it is a slot suitable for players of all bankroll levels.
The high symbols are all stacked on reel one and this is important as it triggers one of the key features of the slot, Expanding Symbols. Land any three stacked symbols on all three visible slots on reel one and they will expand across the reels, replacing other high symbols to create winning paylines.
The Ariana symbol is also stacked across the other reels and when used in conjunction with in game wilds, can see the player hit some decent base game wins.
The free spins round is activated by landing 3 or more scatter symbols across the reels, which trigger 15 free spins. You can retrigger these by landing three or more scatters on the reels during free spins too and there is the potential to win the jackpot of 30,000 coins when playing in the free spins round.
The new Ariana slot from Microgaming is stylish, great fun to play and offers a wealth of features that will keep most slot players diving in for more. You can play it and other amazing free slots at your favourite Microgaming casino from May.