The dreamy slot machine Ariana from the developer Microgaming takes players into an exciting underwater world where they meet the mermaid Ariana. Together with the player, the mermaid will go on an adventure to search for treasure. The symbols include a picture of the mermaid, a sea dragon, a treasure chest and underwater scenery, as well as the playing card game symbols.
The graphics of the game are as great as we expect from Microgaming. There is really nothing to complain about. The music is equally nice and fits the theme perfectly. The gamer might not have many special features, but what makes it special are the free spins and the stacked symbols that can allow you to win a lot of money in a single spin.
When playing the game you will probably find that not every spin will result in a win, but when you get a winning combination, it can be a good one. This means that the variance of the game is low to medium, and you should still win some money here and there. The game is a lot of fun to play, and especially the stacked symbols and the chance to win free spins create a thrilling atmosphere.
Ariana from Microgaming has 5 reels and 25 fixed paylines that will have to be played at the same time. The coin values start at 0.01 €/£/$ and reach a maximum of 5 €/£/$. This means that the minimum bet you have to play each round is 0.25 €/£/$, and the maximum is 1,250 €/£/$, which is relatively high for a slot machine.
The stacked symbols are the main specialty in this slot game from Microgaming. The mermaid Ariana can appear on any reel as a stacked symbol covering up to three positions of the reel. The other high-paying symbols can only appear as symbol stacks on reel 1. If you get a symbol stack on the first reel in the base game the other identical high-paying symbols on the other reels will expand and cover the entire reel. This will enable you to win some decent amounts of money.
The slot has a wild symbol which shows the game name. This symbol substitutes for other symbols to form paying combinations, but it does not replace the scatter symbol for the free spins. When playing the free spins the wild symbol can also appear as a symbol stack on the first reel and cover the entire reel for great winning opportunities.
The symbol with the starfish is the scatter symbol, and you will win money when you get it at least two times anywhere on the reels. Getting 3 or more scatter symbols will trigger the free spins.
When you get 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols anywhere on the reels you will be awarded 15 free spins. During these it is also possible to re-trigger them when you get more scatter symbols. The wild symbol can appear as a scatter symbol on reel 1, and if you get a full symbol stack of other symbols on the first reel the identical symbols from the other reels will expand, including the wild symbol, but only if these symbols are part of a winning combination.