Secrets of Atlantis Slot: Review, Casinos List
|Released||Aug. 24, 2016|
|RTP (return to player)||97.07 %|
|House edge||2.93 %|
|Bet Size||0.20-200 EUR|
Theme and Basic information
As it is known the Secrets of Atlantis slot was released in 2016 by NetEnt online casino provider which is famous for making thrilling slots with high-quality graphics as well as sound effects and operating under the UK gambling license that is, in its turn, very demanding authority regarding the questions of security and fairness.
Speaking about the theme of the slot and the overall design of its interface, it looks more than pretty and, as I can see, so to say seamlessly. The theme is an underwater world consisting of mermaids, turtles, crabs, jellyfishes and, as always in such games, precious stones and shells with a pearl into them. All pictures are well-designed. They as if encourage our imagination to dive into the story.
I’ve already listed the characters of the story, but let’s elaborate on the main protagonists. The only main figure in this slot is the mermaid whose hair is loose and her tail is covered with gold-colored fish scales. She is depicted as a beautiful girl who is mesmerizing people around by her sharp look.
The plot of the slot
Some words about the plot of the slot, it describes the life of underwater animals and creatures including mermaids who appear at different depths and should be caught along with diamonds and precious stones that the sea hides from the peoples’ eyes.
Actually, such a plot can seem too simple for a modern player because it actually looks like the other plots on the theme of “underwater world”. Though, it has some unique details and, I’d say, its own face. For instance, it has a perfectly implemented intro that is supposed to introduce the players with the topic of the game. Also, the background animation looks very realistic.
And I would also add that such additional elements like bubbles and stones of different colors that have the look of turtles and crabs give some flavor of specialty to this slot and distinguishes it from other slots.
As a result, all the time I was playing I had a feeling that it is a real undersea kingdom due to the fact that the animation, main characters and interface elements are perfectly-made.
Secrets of Atlantis slot has one of some popular designs of the game table (the location of the reels and the rows). There is a 5 reels and 4 rows slot with 40 paylines, on which the wins pay from both the left side and the right side. It is also declared that only the highest win per line is paid.
For more detailed information about payouts, it is recommended to see the “Game rules”.
Now I’m going to describe the betting mechanics of this slot that actually consists of 2 adjustable elements: bet level and coin value. The coin value coefficient varies from 0,01 to 1 and affects the number of coins that will be put per 1 pay line. The second coefficient that can be changed is the bet level, it ranges from 1 to 10 levels. In a few words, the higher the “bet level” the bigger bet will be set.
There are also two buttons “autoplay” and “max bet” can be found right in the middle of the settings panel on the game table. The maximum possible bet equals EUR 100 in the casino I played at, and the minimum bet is EUR 10 (in some casinos, these figures can be lower or higher).
Honestly, I love slots for the diversity of symbols created by the professional designers that should perfectly fit a chosen theme. I’ll repeat that the Secrets of Atlantis slot’s theme is undersea life, as a result, we can see lots of underwater animals on the slot’s symbols. Here you will encounter such creatures as crab, jellyfish, turtle and the shell with a pearl. All of them are well-made and have a nice color palette.
Speaking about the total number of symbols, there are only 7 playing symbols and a Nudge Wild symbol.
As for the highest paying symbol, it is the shell with a pearl inside of it. It is covered with gold. And it has a red color of internal decoration. The lowest paying symbol is actually a group of symbols with a similar win, they include a crab into a bubble, a turtle into a bubble and a jellyfish into a bubble.
The detailed information about particular payouts you will find on the “Information page” (it is located on the left side of the setting panel).
The highest win per line, Wild symbol, Scatter symbol
It is evident that the highest win per line will be paid if you catch 3 or more of the highest paying symbols which are the shells with the pearl. In this case, if you catch all 5 shells, you will get EUR 400.
It is claimed that the coin payout value is based on bet level 1 so that it will vary depending on a set bet level.
The symbol with a beautiful mermaid is a Wild symbol or Nudge Wild. As it was said, it can be described as a girl with a half-human body and half a fishtail of golden color.
There is no separate Scatter symbol in this slot. It is, so to say, replaced on the highlight feature and the Colossal symbol respin that will be described further in the “special features” chapter.
Slot Bonus Features
Speaking about Free Spins, I should mention that free spins in Secrets of Atlantis are called Re-Spins. They are activated when the highlight feature fully covers (or highlights) 2,3,4 reels at the end of the spin.
During a Colossal symbols Re-spin, when 2, 3 and 4 reel turns into the one reel with Colossal symbols, an additional Colossal symbols Re-spin will be activated if this big-scaled reel will be again fully highlighted.
With regards to a Bonus Game, it is not included in this particular slot. Though, the NetEnt provider offers different games that can be featured bonus games.
The special features of Secrets of Atlantis slot include:
The highlight feature that randomly highlights 2, 3 and 4 reels during a spin and can trigger RE-Spin in the case if at the end of spin all three reels will be highlighted
Colossal symbols Re-spin. It is activated by the highlight feature free spin which looks like one reel that takes 2, 3 and 4 reels
Nudge Wild (with a mermaid painted on it) is a symbol that takes entire reel (is called Expanding Wild)
I know that Multiplier is very important for many players, and I’m not an exception. But unfortunately, this slot does not offer any multiplier. So that, probably, possible winnings won’t be as huge as you could imagine during Free spins round.
There is no progressive jackpot in Secrets of Atlantis. Consequently, the slot has definitely low possible winnings and it can be a problem for those of you who prefer to have an opportunity to win a big jackpot.
RTP and volatility
The House edge (Return to player or RTP) is a coefficient that should be set between 96-97%, all slot that has a lower level can be considered as offering a worse condition, and vice versa, if a slot has RTP that is higher than 97%, it has to be estimated as high RTP slot with better conditions for players. The Secrets of Atlantis slot has 97.07% RTP. As a result, it is an attractive slot to play (in long-distance).
The volatility level affects the frequency of getting winnings during the gameplay. The lower volatility, the more often you will get the winnings. This slot’s volatility is low, that means that your winning has to appear quite often.
Let’s start from the pros and cons of Secrets of Atlantis.
There are pros of this slot:
it is a high RTP slot (97. 07%)
top-notch quality of the sound
HTML5 is supported (it is available on mobile devices)
There are cons of this slot:
quite an ordinary theme (even though, it is well-implemented and has its own interpretation)
low possible winning (but, on the other side, as you could get that if the volatility level is low and your winnings will appear more often)
there is no free spins multiplier
Now let’s summarize the information that we have. Secrets of Atlantis is a perfectly-made slot developed by NetEnt provider. Alongside with a good design, it also offers a high RTP and a low volatility level which is quite a rare combination. Moreover, visuals and audio effects have high quality and help to dive into the atmosphere of the slot’s theme which is an undersea world.
As for me, I see only one disadvantage, it has tricky re-spins mechanics that is surely a matter of taste. And what is for the low volatility level, I like such, so to say, safe games, but maybe the low possible winnings are not your choice at all.
So, I would recommend this slot to an average player, but the decision is yours.