Ariana by Microgaming
Microgaming’s Ariana slot was released to plenty of fanfare, rightly regarded as being one of the bigger game releases in the company’s schedule. It is definitely a great looking game, even with the standard playing card symbols attempting to steal some of the thunder, but the effort that has gone into the themed icons in particular allows this to stand out. With so many underwater themed slots out there right now, the games definitely have to do something to make their mark and with this one, we’d definitely put it down to the visuals.
The action takes place across 25 lines during all forms of play and players will be looking to land Ariana herself, treasure chests and seaweed in addition to the playing card symbols, with help always at hand in the form of the Ariana logo, which serves as a wild card. Ariana herself is particularly important when it comes to scooping the biggest and best wins as she can land in stacks on all reels, but that is not the only stacked symbol action that players can expect. Any symbol on the game can also land in stacks on the first reel and, if one does so, every matching symbol across the board will also expand to cover its respective reel. It is even possible to fill the board with the same symbol in this way, leading to the same prize being paid out all 25 times along the way.
Ariana Free Spins
The only symbol that the Ariana logo wild cannot fill in for is the starfish, and that’s because the icon is responsible for triggering the main bonus round. Landing three or more at the same time on a spin will see players picking up fifteen free spins. The same bonus for landing a stacked symbol on reel one continues to apply, but there is another perk too which is related to the wild card. Specifically, landing a single wild on reels two, three or four will see that symbol also expanding to cover the whole reel. This goes a long way to ensuring that the free spins are every bit as lucrative as the base game versions, if not more so.
If you’re after a great looking game that does plenty to keep the underwater theme alive then Ariana would have to be it. It’s already a fairly well known game and there’s every chance that our readers will have played it before, but if you haven’t then be sure to check it out for yourself with no deposit or download required here at Games Mania.