Ariana Slots - Microgaming
ABOUT ARIANA SLOTS
Ariana is a mystical video slot launched by Microgaming in May 2015 that features an underwater theme and has a storyline that revolves around a gorgeous mermaid of the same name. Available on desktop and mobile, the game is played at five reels, twenty-five paylines and contains three rows of icons, while housing Expanding Symbols feature that can make all the difference to your total balance.
The game screen will light up each time Ariana pops up on the reels, especially seeing that this symbols appears stacked on all reels. Treasure chest, strange underwater creature and coral reef will become stacked if they occur on the leftmost reel, whilst Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten act as regular game icons. Game logo and Starfish are the two special symbols.
HOW TO PLAY ARIANA
All bet options have been conveniently incorporated in the Bet field, although you do need to press the upward arrow in order to collapse the menu. You can then use + and – to choose desired coin value from $0.01 to $0.50 as well as stake between 1 and 10 coins per line or up to 250 in total. The game is played at fixed 25 paylines.
Wild is depicted as Game Logo and it will substitute for all game icons apart from Starfish Scatter. During base game, any stack of three matching icons on reel 1 will expand all instances of that particular symbol appearing on remaining reels. Bear in mind that these will only expand when new winning combinations can be formed.
Expanding symbols feature that is active in base play and Free Spins is probably the biggest selling point of Ariana and you will quickly understand why this is the case. If you are into more conventional bonus games, then you will enjoy the standard Free Spins round.
Three or more Starfish Scatters occurring anywhere on the game screen awards entry into the Free Spins round. A total of 15 free games are played for starters, where any full symbol stack on the leftmost reel expands all matching icons as well as any Wilds found anywhere on the remaining reels.
Starfish is the Scatter icon here, and, as that is usually the case, its main purpose is to unlock the game's only bonus round. However, bear in mind that you will receive an instant credit prize of 1x, 2x, 10x and 100x total bet each time two, three, four or five of these appear anywhere.
Ariana is a non-progressive, low-volatility slot game that pays out decent prizes on fairly regular basis, but it is unlikely to make you a rich man. The top payout in the main game is 2,500 credits per single line, awarded when five Wild icons are found on any payline.
ARIANA ON MOBILE
The HTML5 version of Ariana also launched in May 2015 and this game has obviously been adapted for the best possible gaming experience on the latest iOS and Android devices, as well as other tablets and smartphones.
Rather than pressing the icons in the main screen, Bet Settings and Paytable are accessed by swiping left and right from the game window, with maximum twenty five lines activated by default in the mobile version as well.