Secret Of The Mermaid
Software developer Konami dived deep into the Greek mythology and found inspiration in one of the most famous characters of the old folklore tales.
Mermaids are portrayed as the aquatic creatures with staggering beauty. They have been described as both good and bad, helping and falling in love with humans but also as the cause of the terrifying events such as floods, storms, shipwrecks and drownings.
This release is taking us deep under the ocean’s surface, in the realm of the one of Olympus residents, sea god Poseidon and is introducing us to the secret and rich world of the amazing underwater creatures.
The reels are set at the bottom of the ocean…
… and in the background, Greek temples and palaces can be seen as well as the seaweed, colorful corals and fish.
Visually, it’s a wonderfully designed title with some great looking symbols.
The soundtrack …
… is pretty much nonexistent and the sound effects are rather basic and don’t really go with the theme of the slot.
Betting Options and Symbols
With 5 reels, 3 rows and 30 fixed lines, this title falls into the category of standard slots.
But before you leave the shore and descent into the fascinating sea world, you need to set your bet.
The minimum you need for the spin are 45 coins, which includes 1 credit per line plus additional features. The maximum you can bet is 2.250 coins per spin.
… Let’s see what are the symbols occupying the blue reels.
For the low – value icons, developer went with the classic 9, 10, J, Q, K and A. All of them, except for the numbers 9 and 10, will reward you with 50 coins if you land 5 of them on the payline.
High – value icons are all theme related - blue shell, pot overflowing with golden coins, golden bracelet, dolphin and gorgeous mermaid. The most you could get for any of them is 200 coins for the combination of 5 mermaids.
Blue orb appears on the reels 2, 3 and 4 and it the Wild in this particular title. And as Wilds usually do, Blue orb can replace any symbol except the Scatter.
The Scatter is represented by the Pink diamond and is responsible for triggering the bonus game. Also, this symbol is the highest paying on the paytable with 600 coins. Depending on the number of Scatters, the player will be rewarded with 8, 12 or 20 spins. The great part of this game is that the spins can be retriggered…
… and again, the number of extra spins will be determined by the number of Pink diamonds you landed in one spin. One more element of this feature is Wild changing into Multipliers, with up to 5x for the luckiest spinners.
Action stacked symbols is the special features that often goes with Konami releases and this title is not an exception. And what players need to know about it is that each reel contains a number of adjacent positions that are randomly replaced with one of the regular symbols before the reel spin is initiated. This presents an opportunity for some great winning combinations to be made.
Overall, slot with great visuals and some really special features.
Players who are into Greek mythology, ancient gods and unique creatures, will appreciate the theme of this release.
Graphics are great and the attention given to details in depicting the symbols, especially those theme related, is really noticeable. Amazing special features with up to 20 bonus spins and multipliers are the biggest asset of this game.