Ariana is a mermaid themed slot machine, a game which takes the player underwater, and shows him some wonderful views of the things that can be found there. It’s also a Microgaming title, so it takes advantage of all the experience of this developer, offering the player expanding symbols, free spins, wilds and scatters. As in any self-respecting game, there is a treasure component as well, and while you bet on its 25 lines, you can hope to walk away with a payout of up to $12,500.
Betting and Prizes
A bet in Ariana slot will reach a maximum value of $125, and the minimum one is at $0.25. The wagers cover 25 lines, and for each one you get to use up to 10 coins, with individual denominations of up to $0.50. That would mean that you use a line bet of up to $5.
As for the big prizes, they’re not quite as impressive as you might wish them to be. The top jackpot can reach $12,500, which would be only 100 times the triggering bet.
Ariana Slot Features
First of all, it’s worth mentioning that the game offers multiple stacked symbols. Ariana lands in stacked mode on all the reels, while the other three high paying symbols are stacked only on the 1st reel. The odds of multiple combinations forming at the same time are high thanks to the way these symbols come in. These stacked symbols, when fully visible on the 1st reel, will turn other symbols of the same type into expanding icons.
As for the more regular features, I’d mention the wild first, a symbol which shows you the ocean and a logo with Ariana written on it. You can get it to form its own combo, in which case it can reward you with up to 250x the line bet, or up to $1,250. It is also used as a substitute, being capable of replacing other icons, though not the scatters.
Speaking of scatters, these have the image of the Starfish. They appear anywhere, and they pay the best prizes. Up to 100x the bet can be obtained with help from scatter symbols.
The same Starfish scatters can give you the 15 free spins of the slot, a feature which you trigger with 3+ symbols. During free spins, wild symbols appear stacked on the 1st reel. You can also retrigger free spins.
Theme & Design
Design wise, the Ariana slot doesn’t offer too much besides what you’re used to seeing from ocean themed titles. There are many of them on the market, and Ariana doesn’t compare too favorably with the best of them. Still, it’s a good looking game as long as you ignore the poker cards and you check out only the themed images.
The feature with stacked symbols that can expand other icons is cool, and it’s a good reason to ignore the downsides, which are mostly related to the low individual payouts.