Powered by Quickspin software, Ark of Mystery Slot is an Egyptian-themed slot played across five reels and three rows with 20 fixed Paylines. Set off on an epic Indiana Jones-style mission with explorer Anna as your guide, as you seek to unlock the ancient treasures while battling the Pharaohs’ curses.
The temple, flames, fireflies and pillars of the background may seem to constitute a familiar backdrop, but somehow this game manages to be more than just another slot inspired by the wonders of Ancient Egypt. Suspenseful choral music forms the soundtrack to Ark of Mystery Slot.
How to play
As is typical with Quickspin offerings, you can play from 20p a go here on the device of your choosing, or stake as much as £100 per spin. Set your bets in the usual fashion, using Autoplay if you wish – and you’re away!
Quickspin hasn’t exactly reinvented the wheel in terms of symbols used. The usual lower-paying 10, J,Q, K and A values are present, done out in hieroglyphic style alongside scarab beetles, ankhs (a cross-like design) and the Eye of Hours, the symbol of protection in Ancient Egypt. Symbols are all in a palette of red, purple and blue.
Anna herself is the top-paying icon, appearing stacked at all times and paying 50x wager if you bag five on the same Payline.
Ark of Mystery Slot special features
There’s no conventional free spins round in Ark of Mystery Slot. Instead, you remain in the base game at all times and the focus is on the two features mentioned below.
The golden ark serves as the Wild, replacing all symbols except the pyramid-shaped Multiplier Booster one. You’ll only spot the Wild on the central Reels 2 through 4.
Multiplier Booster feature
A Multiplier Booster monitor is shown in the top right-hand corner. As a pyramid Multiplier Booster lands on Reel 5, the meter goes up one for each symbol. The maximum multiplier is 22x during one respin sequence, with a top number of 21 Multiplier Booster symbols up for grabs.
Wild Ark respins
This kicks off once a minimum of a single ark symbol pops up on Reels 3 through 5. The ark becomes locked in place and expands by one position on the same reel for a respin. The feature goes on while unfilled Wild spaces remain on the reel, or if fresh arks land.
You’ll get at least two respins until the triggering ark expands to fill the whole reel, for up to six respins.
Return to Player (RTP)
With volatility that’s high to medium, Ark of Mystery Slot has a generous enough RTP or Return to Player of 96.53%.
Ark of Mystery Slot offers a pleasing spin (pun intended) on a theme that’s been used countless times before in slots. It delivers the outstandingly sharp graphics and superb animations that players have come to expect from this operator, and you’ll enjoy it if you like your games to be action-packed. At the same time, it manages not to be overly complicated.
One or two reviewers have remarked that getting the bigger wins took quite a long time and that some more features would be nice. But only you can know if it works for you. Give it a go, playing in free mode first of all.