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Join us as we dive deep into unfamiliar territory with Atlantis: The Forgotten Kingdom by Microgaming partner, Half Pixel Studios!
Difficult choices awat you within the Forgotten Kingdom of Atlantis, will you choose the Queen, the Beauty, the Adviser, or the Warrior?
Half-Pixel Studios are a relatively new, but they enjoyed deserved success with their first slot Retro Galaxy. Can Atlantis: The Forgotten Kingdom be as good?
Let’s head to Atlantis to find out.
The title Atlantis: The Forgotten Kingdom definitely gives us a rough idea of what the overall theme could be, we’ve witnessed first hand in movies and books how beautiful Atlantis is as it lays dormant at the bottom of the ocean.
We know Atlantis is a City lost to the sea, so there is no doubt in our minds that Atlantis: The Forgotten Kingdom will have a few marine life creatures in there too, specifically those of the Mythological variety.
As we enter the gates to Atlantis: The Forgotten Kingdom, we are literally thrown in the deep end with the backdrop, as we embrace the calming ocean floor fish can be seen swimming idly by every so often along with jellyfish floating blissfully in view. Beautiful scenery sways elegantly in each corner where bubbles can be seen floating above them, reminding us yet again that the overall theme is set underwater.
The sound effects and background music featured in Atlantis: The Forgotten Kingdom are gentle and relaxing, which makes perfect sense considering Mermaids are well known for their gentle and warming nature. Half Pixel Studios definitely makes us feel at one with the Ocean as we take in Atlantis: The Forgotten Kingdom’s breathtaking visuals and entrancing sounds.
The Mermaid symbols have definitely caught our attention, oozing sheer beauty with their petite figures and lustful locks. They certainly are a sight for sore eyes.
Betting options in Atlantis: The Forgotten Kingdom are very accommodating for all players. The minimum betting option available is £0.20 per spin, and the maximum betting option available is £30 per spin with a mixture of Betting options in between the two.
The highest paying regular symbol in Atlantis: The Forgotten Kingdom is the Mermaid Queen, closely followed by the Mermaid Beauty, the Mermaid Adviser and the Mermaid Warrior.
Lowing paying symbols are as standard Ace, King, Queen and Jack.
Atlantis: The Forgotten Kingdom is a 5 reel slot with a maximum of 243 ways to win. To form a win you will need to connect 3 or more of the same symbol from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.
Mermaid symbols are stacked up to 3 high in the Base Game and Free Spins. To the left of the main reel, you’ll see a mini bonus reel that holds only mermaid symbols. This serves to trigger the Wild Mermaids feature.
If all 4 of the symbols on the mini reel display the same mermaid, then that mermaid becomes a stacked Wild Mermaid for this spin. The triggering Mermaid Wild will appear over a random reel.
Stacked Wild Mermaids also multiplies any win that it takes part in, but the multiplier amount depends on which mermaid you get.
This feature brings some substance to what would have otherwise been a rather boring Base Game, but you’re still going to be wanting of Free Spins for even more action!
To trigger Free Spins, you’ll need 3 or more Scatter Symbols. Scatter symbols pay, with 1x, 2x, 4x, & 5x your bet awarded for 2, 3, 4 or 5 scatters respectively.
Before the round begins, you’ll be given an option on which mermaid to choose.
It’s great how Half Pixel Studios has given you transparency in what the maximum win potential is for each Free Spins. Players who want a high volatile experience would undoubtedly be better off choosing The Queen’s Free Spins, and players who prefer a safer approach may well like one of the lower volatility options instead.
The Mystery Free Spins is an alluring choice, but as well all know from slots that have tried the same thing, it could well backfire at any moment with 5 Free Spins and a 1x Multiplier.
Atlantis: The Forgotten Kingdom has a great theme and some innovative aspects to it, but it doesn’t really do enough to invoke an overwhelming sense of anticipation.
Statistically, Atlantis: The Forgotten Kingdom looks pretty good, with a maximum win potential of 7,200x and an RTP of 96.19%. However, statistics alone aren’t enough to draw us in, and neither are the sensual ladies of Atlantis. Atlantis: The Forgotten Kingdom just feels like it’s a little half baked, perhaps a little too simple.
A few well placed features instead of win multipliers with a single chosen symbol would have done wonders for this slots appeal, but for us it just doesn’t really seem like enough.
Some may well find momentary gratification in Atlantis: The Forgotten Kingdom. It’s not a slot that is incapable of good wins, and the shapely ladies of Atlantis may certainly keep you around for a lot longer than you would have stayed if they’d opted for another theme instead.