Officially released on the 24th August 2016, the Secrets of Atlantis video slot is another well-designed slot from the Swedish games developer Netent. With great graphics and sound, this is a Greek mythological themed game that feels really quite tranquil to play. You will be diving down to the ancient city of Atlantis to see if you can find untold riches within the depths of the ocean.
Secrets of Atlantis by Netent is a 5-reel, 4-row slot with 40 fixed pay lines. The game includes an unusual highlight feature where reels can be randomly highlighted to activate a Colossal symbols re-spin. Another unusual feature of this online slot is the nudge wild where it can be nudged up or down if it only partially appears on the reels. You are also able to create a winning combination by matching symbols from both the left and the right. Secrets of Atlantis online slot has a top jackpot prize of 320,000 coins.
How to play Secrets of Atlantis Video Slot
When the game first loads you will have a splash screen that shows you the three main features as mentioned above. Just select the continue button to go to the main game. You will then be presented with a short animated intro of slowly travelling down to the bottom of the ocean, where the game reels will then appear around a Mermaid. The backdrop is the sunken city of Atlantis.
The Secrets of Atlantis does not use any standard card type symbols but instead has various sea creatures inside water bubbles as the lower value symbols. These are a jellyfish, a turtle and a crab. Next, you have three gemstone based Atlantean symbols coloured blue, green and red followed by a pearl inside a golden clam shell.
The Mermaid we mentioned early is the Nudge Wild symbol. This symbols can replace all other symbols helping to create a win but if she lands on a reel and is only partially in view she will be nudged up or down so as to fill the entire reel.
Before you get yourself stuck into helping this underwater adventure you should set your cost per spin. Make sure this is at a level you are comfortable to play at. You can do this using the ‘Coin Value’ and ‘Bet Level’ options toward the bottom of the game screen. The Secrets of Atlantis video slot has 7 coin levels ranging from 1p up to £1 and 10 bet levels. Adjusting these options allows you to set the cost per spin to as little as 20p up to a maximum of £200.
To start playing Secrets of Atlantis you just need to select the button with the rotating arrows at the very centre of the bottom part of the game screen. You will also see a ‘Max Bet’ button and an ‘Auto Play’ button. Clicking the Max Bet will spin the reels at the maximum level based on your current coin value. Choosing the AutoPlay feature allows you to have the game spin the reels automatically. You can set the number of spins from 10 up to 1000 spins.
As you play this online slot you will quickly realise how different the game is compared to many other slots. The only comparison could be with Spinata Grande which also uses colossal symbols. Here, as the reels spin the symbols on reels 2, 3 or 4 will be randomly highlighted. If during a spin all three of these reels become highlighted then you will activate the Colossal Re-Spin.
This feature will see the middle 3 reels change into a single large reel with colossal sized symbols. The game will re-spin and these large symbols whether fully or partially in view can match with symbols on reels one and 5 to create up to 20 matching symbols. This can achieve some extremely large cash wins. If during this feature the reel with the colossal symbols becomes highlighted then an additional colossal re-spin is activated. Apart from this main feature you will be looking for the nudge symbol, which is the mermaid, to land and fill a reel to increase you chance of a bigger win.
Secrets of Atlantis Video Slot Tips
On the bottom left of the game screen, you will see an ‘i’ symbol inside a circle. Selecting this will allow you to view a series of 6 screens that give information about the game including the main features as discussed above. You can also view the coin payout levels for the number of matching symbols on a pay line along with a grid view of how the wins are generated. These screens are useful and help familiarise you with the game and what you need to do to get the best wins possible.
Also on the very bottom of the game on the left-hand side, you will find there are several options including a question mark, auto button, volume control and settings. The question mark gives you fairly in-depth information about the game including rules and game functions. These settings allow you to set your spacebar on a PC as the action for activating a spin, remove the startup screen and activate or activate quick spin.
Is Secrets of Atlantis the right video slot for you?
The Secrets of Atlantis Slot by Netent has a theoretical RTP (return to player) of 97.1% giving a house edge of just 2.9%. This is a decent level of return you for as a player and much higher than many other online slots we have reviewed. We tested the game over 100 spins at a £1 cost per spin and found it to play in the low to medium variance range.
We did have one dry spell of 12 spins without a win but generally we had a cash award every 3 or 4 spins. The main feature which is the highlighted reels turning into a colossal symbol activated very often and helped to bring in some decent sized prizes. The Secrets of Atlantis may not have quite as many features as other Netent Slots but it is an enjoyable game to look at and play. This game would suit you if you are looking for an extended length of gameplay and are looking to meet the wagering requirements of a free casino bonus.