Wed, Feb 27, 1:32am by Mia Chapman
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:28pm
Choose How Many Giant Wild Symbols for Each Spin
Not many Atlantis themed pokies manage the drama of King of Atlantis from IGT. This game has a beautiful setting – with golden sunlight coming through the water onto a ruined city. You can’t miss the giant (double reel wide) Poseidon symbols. Unusually, the spinning of the reels slows down every time they pass. This ups the anticipation level nicely – as if they do stop on the reels you can trigger a lot of wins at the same time.
You get a choice of how many big wilds are on the reels (based on different spin costs). There are stacked symbols on all the reels which make multi-line hits more common than on many pokies. This is a high volatility game – with the 8 free spins bonus where you’ll get sequences of huge wins.
Reasons to Seek the Sunken City with King of Atlantis
We all love more wild symbols – and King of Atlantis lets you have an extra 60 on the reels. When you realize that these wilds are connected in groups – 2 reels wild by 4 rows tall – you’ll see that extras can help trigger a lot of wins. These wilds appear on reels 2 through 5. As well as connecting winning sequences, they have an important role in the bonus feature.
The balance is between maximizing your winning opportunities and keeping the cost per spin reasonable. Here are the spin costs (based on 40 win-lines).
20 Wilds = 40 coins per spin
40 Wilds = 65 coins per spin
60 Wilds = 90 coins per spin
The main bonus on King of Atlantis involves 8 free spins. To trigger this, you need the special trident bonus symbol to appear on reel 1, plus one of the big wilds connecting this on reels 2 and 3.
Where those wilds appear will make a big difference. They will lock into place for the 8 free spins, effectively triggering wins for every spin. If you are lucky enough to get reels 2 and 3 completely covered, those wins could be over 40 win-lines.
The perfect scenario is to line up two of the giant wilds, covering reels 2 through 5 completely, plus the bonus symbol to trigger your free spins.
This dramatic pokie uses a 5-reel, 3 row setup – with 40 win-lines. Next to the spin button you’ll see a box which controls the number of wilds. You keep clicking this for 20, 40, 60 and back to 20 again. Coin sizes start at 1c.
The highest paying symbol shows the face of a mermaid. Like all the symbols, this comes stacked – covering entire reels frequently. You get 250 coins for 5 of a kind (and prizes down to just 2 from the left). Dolphins also pay for just 2 of a kind (200 coins for the maximum 5). Other higher paying symbols include a jewelled crown and ring. Smaller prizes come from a harp, Greek vase, shell and shield.
Behind the reels you’ll find a beautiful scene. This view shows a terraced underwater city, lit by golden rays piercing the water, with gold coins and crumbling buildings scattered around. Stacked symbols give the reels a unique look. Those oversized wilds are impressive. When they go past, the reels slow down. If you get one flush on the reels, you’ll hear the booming ‘Poseidon’ while your wins are counted.
Artwork for the other symbols is solid, though the best is saved for the god and the background. There are lightning strikes over the reels and plenty of bubbling animations and smaller effects for wins wit different symbols.
For me the music really makes this game stand out. This is intensive and dark – giving the overall impression that something big is about to happen!
With the Greek Myths theme so crowded, it can be hard to make an individual pokie stand out. With King of Atlantis, IGT have managed this. The game-play feels different to many similar games. For a start you have control over the number of wild symbols in play. The stacked symbols and locking wilds in the free spins gives you plenty of potential for huge wins. If you are lucky enough to get both wild stacked for the free spins, your wins could easily reach jackpot levels.