Mermaid’s Peal is a Novomatic-powered slot game with 5 reels and 20 paylines. Available across desktop, mobile and tablet devices, it’s playable from 20p to £50 a spin. You are taken to a mermaid underwater world where treasures are hidden in the depths of the sea – hear the siren singing and dive down with her for your share.

The mermaid herself is the most rewarding symbol on the reels with 5 on a payline giving you a whopping 10,000 coins – it substitutes for all symbols (except the Treasure Chest scatter) and pays out double when forming part of a winning combination.

The scatter is the Treasure Chest with 3 or more triggering the Free Games feature – 3 will give you 40 free spins whilst 4 gives you 50 free spins. If you manage to get 5, you will be rewarded with a whopping 60 free spins! Remember that the Mermaid is the wild and will multiply wins by 2 when forming part of a winning combo.

Now, 3 or more Treasure Chests during the feature will give you additional free spins – so it’s possible to receive a total of 120 free spins if you get 5 to trigger the feature and 5 more in 1 free spin during the feature.

I found Mermaid’s Pearl to be medium variance game. Graphically, its rather simple and has a distinctive soundtrack which can be a little irritating – just play the game on mute and you’ll be fine though. Saying that, the big wins will come in the feature naturally – I’ve managed to get 100 free spins before with a total win of 805 times my stake! Let’s just hope you can enjoy plenty of bulging treasure chests in the feature.

If you like classic Novomatic slots, you can’t go wrong with the similarly themed Lord of the Ocean – if you want something a little different, Red Lady is a good option as it’s highly volatile.