With Secrets of Atlantis you’ll be greeted by a picturesque ocean scene, complete with dusky rose sky and a background of gentle, tinkling music with the faint sound of the waves washing in.
But then with a sudden plunge into the water, you’ll be heading deep down to the bottom of the sea, diving past jellyfish, and rocky outcrops until the light reflecting from the sun is just a distant spot.
And it’s here on the seabed that you’ll discover a whole new world, an underwater kingdom which you won’t be able to resist exploring.
Once you’ve been plunged into the world of Atlantis you can start to appreciate the quality of the game design.
There will be other slots out there with more sophisticated images but NetEnt have done really well increasing a game which is atmospheric. With a whole host of buildings with windows dimly lit in the background plus some impressive intricate structures which you can see up close, you’ll really feel as if you’re in the middle of a civilization that you never knew existed.
And with a whole host of creatures on the reels such as turtles, crabs and fish – not to mention the mermaid! – the inhabitants of the submerged kingdom will take a bit of getting used to!
Pearl in the Oyster
There’s a whole host of symbols that you could spin on the reels but with different values for each, some will be a more welcome sight than others!
To get any kind of prize you’ll need to match at least three but the good news is that in Secrets of Atlantis, the reels can be read two ways. Whether you get a match running from left to right, or right to left you’ll win a payout. Not all slots offer a two way read and this can really increase your chances of enjoying success.
The jellyfish, turtle and crab encased in bubbles may look very cute but they’re the lowest value symbols on the board. If you land any of these you’ll only win between 3 for matching three symbols or 15 for matching all five.
In direct contrast, the pearl in the oyster is the top value prize offering a top payout of 400 for matching five and 20 for matching just three.
To win any of the prizes you’ll be playing on five reels and with 40 fixed paylines. The coin value is between 0.01 and 1.00 with up to 10 levels per line. This leaves a minimum bet of 0.20 and a total max bet of 200.00. The more you bet, the greater your potential return but the more you risk losing too!
Although Secrets of Atlantis doesn’t have what could really be described as a bonus game, there are some extra features which can deliver huge wins.
On reels 2, 3 and 4 some of the positions will be highlighted and if when the spin finishes, the reels are totally covered the Colossal Re-spin is unlocked.
In the Colossal Re-Spin, reels 2, 3 and 4 are transformed into one huge reel, upon which an entire 3×4 block of symbols is frozen.
You could also land the Colossal Nudge Wild during this turn. If you do and only part of the symbols is showing, the reel will be shifted so that the whole of the Colossal Nudge can be seen.
Watery Wonder World
Secrets of Atlantis by NetEnt is an online video slot which offers captivating graphics and magical play. Although there’s no progressive jackpot or special bonus game, there’s some nice features which offer the chance of more wins. It may not attract the high rollers but it’s a game that can be enjoyed by everyone else.