Head deep below the ocean waves and meet Ariana, a mermaid who is the main character at this slot from Microgaming. While mermaid-themed slots might be all-too-common nowadays, Ariana manages to avoid many of the stereotypes and pitfalls stumbled into by other slots of the same genre, resulting in an online slot that should be enjoyed by the majority of players. The fantastic graphics are a definite highlight, and ensure that players are immersed from the moment they start playing the game.
Ariana is a slot with five reels and 25 fixed paylines, meaning that you have no option but to play all of them at once. The large number of paylines means one thing for players though: the action is always regular, with wins spinning in on any of the paylines all the time. Of course, most of these wins are smaller ones though, but they are useful to keep your bankroll ticking over, until you manage to hit a big win.
Like most good slots, Ariana has a few different bonuses to keep players interested – as well as hopefully increase their bank balances too! This should please players who value bonuses highly, however they aren’t so frequent that they intrude on the overall playing experience found at this slot.
Like most slots, the bonuses come courtesy of spinning in certain symbols on the reels. So, the symbols you want to see when playing Ariana are as follows…
- Ariana Logo. The game’s logo is the wild symbol at this slot. There’s nothing special about this wild symbol, meaning that it simply replaces all of the other symbols on the reels (except the scatter) in order to create some winning combinations.
- Star Fish. This is the scatter symbol at Ariana. It is also the way in which you can unlock free spins, as scattering three or more on the reels will lead to 15 free spins being awarded. All standard gameplay features are active during these free spins, with the added bonus of having expanding wilds on reels two and four.
There’s another feature to mention as well, and this one comes when you get three identical symbols on the first reel. When this happens, all symbols of the same type on the reels will expand as well, and this can lead to some particularly nice prizes.