- 5 Reels
- 25 Pay Lines
- Bonus Rounds
- Wild & Scatter Symbols
- Free Spins
- Game Type : Slots, Video Slots
- Software : Microgaming
Ariana Slot Overview
Microgaming is a reliable producer with a great set of games that feature in casinos all over the web. With Ariana slot, they take players on an underwater adventure, led by a very glamorous mermaid – the lady in the title – who is offering a good, simple gameplay experience with a great range of betting that will suit players of all sorts.
Ariana slot machine comes with the standard set up, 5 reels by 3 rows, with 25 pay lines running across them. Click on the “pays” symbol at the right of the screen to check out the full pay table. The help files – which are good quality – are found behind the “?” at the top of the screen, where you can also mute the sound.
You might want to leave the music on though, there’s a nice washy, relaxing ambience to the soundtrack and the graphics, with their sea-bed greens and passing fish complete an excellent background. This is a game you could get lost in.
The low-paying symbols are the standard card set, which is fine, everyone knows where they are with jack, queen, king etc., but it shows a bit of a lack of imagination. The specials follow the underwater theme nicely, with the likes of a starfish and sea dragons clicking down the nicely animated reels.
The symbols players will most want to see though are the big winners. The treasure chest is an expanding symbol that should send your balance swimming up. See it fill up the first reel and you’ll get expanding high-pay symbols on all the other reels, including wilds if they’re in a winning combo.
The wild symbol is the Ariana logo – I find this boring, try harder guys! – replacing everything but the scatter.
That scatter is the starfish, an equally welcome visitor to your reels who opens the free spins round. Fifteen spins for three Scatters is a generous starting level for this bonus, which also retriggers and features stacked and expanding wild symbols. It’s when you see those that the maximum payout of 30,000 coins (240 X top stake) might be on the way. The base game pays a maximum jackpot of 10,000 coins for five Scatters or 1,000 coins for five wilds.
If you like underwater theming – and there are a good number of these games – then go for a swim with Ariana. You’ll certainly struggle to find a more attractive mermaid on the web – there’s definitely an element of sex appeal in the design.
While you won’t find romance, you will find a good quality game that lives up to its developer’s usual high standards and delivers some high-win potential.
However, Ariana is a fairly standard issue slot that’s low on novelty and is up against games with bigger RTP percentages and win variance (Ariana is rated medium), so some players might find the experience a little too relaxing. Dive in and decide yourself.