Powered by industry titan Microgaming, five-reel slot Ariana Slot features 25 fixed Paylines across three rows. It’s a gorgeous-looking underwater adventure, set in an aquatic kingdom ruled by the eponymous heroine, a mermaid princess.
Originally launched in 2015, Ariana presents an eerie world populated by sea dragons with the reels set against the sea bed.
How to play
Spin away from a mere 0.25 to a high-rolling 125 per spin, meaning leisure gamers and high-rollers alike are well catered for. What’s more, you can play on your device of choice, mobile or otherwise, bearing in mind that Microgaming was something of a pioneer in terms of mobile play.
The standard lower-paying card values 10 through A are designed to suit Ariana Slot’s theme. They join the more lucrative treasure chest, coral reef, lionfish and Ariana herself on the reels – she will dance to celebrate your wins!
The usual functions, including Bet, Spin and Autoplay, are also all present and correct here.
Special features in Ariana Slot
The starfish is the Scatter symbol in this game, which also features Wild symbols – the Ariana logo. The Wild does its usual thing of replacing all regular icons, bar the Scatter, to help you create winning combos.
As ever, activate this perk once you have at least three starfish Scatters wherever you like on the reels. Win 15 free whirls in the first instance, and bank the same number again if you retrigger this feature during the round by landing a further hat-trick of Scatters.
What’s more, during this feature the Wild appears stacked, any wins scooped during this round get multiplied by your total bet as an additional bonus.
Expanding symbol bonus feature
This is another perk in Ariana Slot. A number of standard icons can appear as stacked symbols on the first reel. Meanwhile, Ariana herself may display as stacked on any of the reels.
During the main game, any fully stacked icons on Reel 1 will match any high-value emblems on the other reels. This gives you the chance to pick up some decent wins while playing the regular whirls.
Ariana Slot may not have a progressive jackpot, but there is a fixed top prize of 30,000 coins. And you can manage a win worth up to 240x stake thanks to the free spins feature.
Return to Player
Ariana Slot is a medium-variance title in which the wins come pretty regularly. RTP or Return to Player is a fraction below average here, at 95%.
We’re not surprised by this well-balanced game’s popularity, given the nice graphics and classic gameplay. It also combines entertainment with simplicity.
So Ariana Slot has all the makings of a decent slot. Admittedly, if we’re honest, there are others out there based on a very similar theme. But it’s the stacked symbols which make it stand out. So dive on in! You’ll soon be splashing around and having fun.
Give it a go in free demo mode before spending any of your hard-earned cash, and remember to let us know how you got on.