Swimming for Swag
Buried far from prying eyes on the surface lies a small fortune and if you’re lucky you could just win a slice on this slot. You’ll be playing on five reels set out in the standard 5×3 configuration with up to 10 paylines. You can adjust the number of paylines which are active by clicking on the “Lines’ button on the main screen. The coin value for each line varies from 1.00 to 50.00, giving a total min bet of 10.00 and a total max bet of 500.00. This is a nice range as it provides plenty for both the low rollers and the high betters to enjoy.
To decide on your strategy, take a look at the paytable to find out what you could win. The mermaid herself is the top prize, offering you a whopping 450,000 if you land five of her symbol on an active payline. The payouts vary from symbol to symbol; some recognise a match of two while others won’t pay out for anything less than three.
The RTP has not been released for this game, but with such big value prizes up for grabs it’s not a surprise to discover this game has medium volatility.
More to Play For
The mysterious but beautiful mermaid has more to offer than simply being the top prize in the game, as she doubles up as the wild. This means that she can stand in for other symbols on the board and make it easier for you to win. As an extra bonus, any prizes that you scoop while using the wild symbol will be automatically doubled.
The gilded treasure chest is the scatter and if you win three or more you could enter into what is described as the bonus. It’s not a true bonus round however, but simply free spins but you could win prizes without spending a single credit. You’ll get an initial 10 free spins and you’ll also receive a x3 multiplier on any wins during this bonus. The free spins can be re triggered so the feature has the potential to extend and become extremely lucrative if you’re lucky!
As a final reward, during the free spins the slots can be read from right to left as well as the usual left to right. This gives you the maximum possible chances of winning and getting a match.
Although there’s no progressive jackpot or full bonus feature, you have the chance to up your winnings if you opt to play on the Gamble. This is a special feature that is triggered every time you win on the reels. You can either opt to collect your money or choose to gamble; there’s no obligation to play so the decision is entirely up to you. It’s a high risk move so may not be suitable if you’re more of a cautious player – but the potential returns are huge.
If you decide to gamble, you’ll be taken through to a card game where you have to predict either the suit of the next card to be shown, or the colour of the card. If you play on the former you could win x4 of your prize while the latter could win you double. However, it is much trickier to predict the right suit so the question is whether you dare to risk it!
The Gamble feature is standard and regular slots players will have seen it on other games. However, the inclusion of the option to only bet half of your winning is a nice touch and makes the Gamble more appealing to players who don’t want to risk it all.
Mermaid’s Gold by Amatic is a popular theme with many players but it’s backed up by a solid game. There’s lots of extras and freebies to enjoy and it’s easy to bump up your winnings in a variety of ways, making this a top choice for all players.