From provider RTG and released in summer 2019, Mermaid’s Pearls Slot plays on quite a large grid; it’s a five-reeler with five rows and up to a whopping 3,125 ways to win. So you have plenty of scope for cashing in some rich rewards.
It takes a watery theme, and you’ll journey below the surface to a coral reef, where you’ll be enchanted by a world of fun and sunken treasure.
The gorgeous graphics behind the transparent reels focus on mermaids and seashells, and on serious beauty rather than cartoon-style capers.
And you can look forward to some lovely and realistic animations, including schools of fish swimming around in the distance.
The slot features the Taiwanese model and RTG brand ambassador Sprite, in mermaid form.
How to play
Mermaid’s Pearls is, of course, also set up to enjoy on a smartphone and play on the move whenever you can grab five minutes.
The betting range is quite nice and broad, from 0.20 to 50. As ever, form winning combos with matching symbols on neighbouring reels, working from left to right.
You’ll see pearls popping up randomly in the base game. When this happens, they’re gathered in a special meter at the reels’ right. At any one time, you can earn up to 25 of them in both the base game and the free spins round.
In ascending order of value, symbols include orange and pink shells, followed by the purple and blue, orange and top-paying green mermaids. The latter (pun intended) shells out at 200x bet for five in a row.
Mermaid’s Pearls Slot Special Features
Your Scatter here is a gilt-framed Pearl symbol, and it’s key to the game’s bonus rounds.
If between 15 and 25 of the Pearls mentioned above show up, you will be rewarded with up to 2,500x overall stake.
Shipwreck Chest Bonus
Once you have collected 300 Pearls, you can play this round, a straightforward picking affair. You’ll be whisked away to a new screen, where the wreckage of a ship sits on the ocean floor. Sprite swims up and you will need to select one of four shiny magical pearls. You could enjoy instant wins worth up to 10x the bet.
Treasure Pearl Feature
Initiate this once you have squirrelled away 600 pearls. You will get 10 free goes on a different reel set involving just blank spots and pearls, enhanced by a random multiplier worth up to 5x. Unfortunately though, if we’re honest it can sometimes be a challenge to notch up the more lucrative wins in this round.
This game comes without a progressive jackpot, but you can win a maximum payout of 2,500x stake per spin. The maximum payout is 125,000. But you’ll need to stay patient for the bigger wins.
Return to Player
RTP or Return to Player is above-average 97%, and you can expect mid-range volatility.
Let’s face it, there’s nothing new about slots based underwater. And one or two reviewers have commented on the lack of varied features in Mermaid’s Pearls. But with some charming visuals and potentially tidy wins, this game could still be well worth diving into! Take it for a spin, be a pearly king or queen, and let us know how you got on.