Sat, Dec 15, 7:30am by Mia Chapman
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An Under the Sea Themed Pokie Featuring a Mermaid Queen and Free Spins
The Queen of Atlantis is a flame haired mermaid who rules the waves. The mythical land of Atlantis isn’t featured in the game, although it’s clear that the land has crowned a stunning mermaid queen. This beautiful looking creature is joined by a host of other sea species, including dolphins, sea horses, jellyfish and a variety of different fish. Look out for the pearls, which can give any spin a boost.
Reasons to Venture Under the Sea and Play Queen of Atlantis
Queen of Atlantis might be one of the older pokies on the casino floor, but it’s certainly not lacking in features:
Throughout the base game you’ll be on the lookout for the pearl bonus symbol. Land 3, 4 or 5 pearls and you’ll win 2x, 5x and 25x your total stake respectively, as well as entry into the bonus feature.
This feature starts by taking you a second screen showing a series of ten treasure chests sat on the ocean floor. You’ll now get to pick five of the chests, each revealing a number of free spins. The numbers usually range between 1 and 5 and the maximum amount of spins you can win is 20.
During the free spins you’ll find two added boosts. First, any time you land a win, the pay out is doubled. This is always a nice boost for any feature and would make for a good time to hit one of those mega wins! The second boost is around the Queen of Atlantis symbol. As well as acting as the wild, bringing along additional wins, every instance of the queen will also pay an instant prize of 1, 2, 5, 10 or 20 credits.
These free spins can be retriggered at any time by landing 3 or more pearls. This will take you back to the treasure chests and all spins won will be added to your existing total.
Mermaid Queen utilises the ‘Reel Power’ format, although in a slightly different way, as in this game the format is customisable. Players get to choose how many of the reels will feature the reel power format, with any non-chosen reels featuring just a single symbol. If choosing all five reels players will have the maximum 243 ways to win and this is certainly the recommended way of playing. However, fewer reels will keep the credit cost of each spin down.
The Mermaid Queen herself is the wild throughout the game and will substitute for any other symbol apart from the pearl scatter. Wilds can play an extremely important role in Reel Power games, as a single wild can enable a large number of wins. This wild appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 only.
A look at the pay table shows that the dolphin is the highest value symbol in the game and is joined by the fish, the sea horse and the jellyfish. The low end of the pay table features the playing cards 9, 10, J, Q, K and A.
Queen of Atlantis plays out against the backdrop of the bottom of the ocean floor. Green reeds sway in the sea as they rise up from the surface, while coral penetrates the slightly dark scene. Hit up the pay table and dolphins are added to the scene, while bubbles rise to the surface.
The reels themselves are of a much lighter blue and house the colourful array of symbols. Overall the game does have something of a basic feel (yes, it does show its age), but there are some nice touches, especially the animation when you land a win with the queen. The accompanying soundtrack is the usual generic clicking and whirring of the reels.
Queen of Atlantis might be one of the more classic pokies on the casino floor, but the game still has a lot to offer. With the customisable Reel Power feature, players get to play this pokie their way and this format means wins are never far away. Enter the free spins and benefit with that 2x multiplier and those bonus boosts too, making this well worth a spin.