A lost underwater city is the setting for Queen of Atlantis, a 5 reel, 4 row, 1,024 ways to win slot from Pragmatic Play. This watery adventure comes with second chance picks round and a pair of free spin features that come with wild multipliers and special stacked symbols. Dive in from between 25p and £250 per spin.
The design in Queen of Atlantis is excellent – the first thing you’ll notice is the soundtrack which is superb. The visuals aren’t bad either – a seabed filled with aquatic life and ruined temples forms the backdrop to the reels.
Joining the lower value playing card suit symbols are rings, helmets, tridents, jelly fish, dolphins and octopus. The top paying symbol is the mermaid – land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of these on successive reels and you’ll win 5, 25, 50 or 100 coins. There’s also a wild that can land on reels 2, 3 and 4 and substitute for everything bar the scatter. Free spins are central to the action in Queen of Atlantis. There are 2 different bonus features to look at:
Free Spins feature – this is triggered by landing 3, 4 or 5 pearl shell scatters. You’ll then be given 8, 15 or 20 free spins. Any wilds that land during this round and form part of winning combination will also offer a 2x or 3x multiplier. These can combine, up to a maximum of 27x. Land 3 or more scatters here and you’ll get another 5 free spins.
Super Free Spins feature – to land these, you’ll need to land 2 normal scatters plus the golden super scatter on reel 5. Your reward is 8, 15 or 25 free spins. These are played on a new set of reels. The wild multipliers are again in play. Extra stacks of the highest value mermaid symbol are also added. Re-triggers here can add 10, 18 or 25 extra free spins to your total rather than the standard 5.
Second Chance Bonus feature – land a scatter on reels 1-4 plus another on reel 5 (including the Super Scatter) in the base game and you’ll trigger the Second Chance Bonus feature. Here you’ll be given the pick of 3 sunken ships. Behind 2 of them lie an allocation of between 6 and 10 free spins. The third awards nothing. Trigger the Second Chance Bonus feature during the Free Spins or Super Free Spins feature and you’ll automatically receive 5 free spins.
There are so many underwater themed slots available it takes something special to stand out. The design in Queen of Atlantis does just that, especially the music which has a real haunting quality. The free spins rounds are good too. We found them to be really hit and miss – whiffing completely on some occasions but doing very nicely after landing multiple wild multipliers.
The gameplay may be relatively simple but the wild multipliers and high-end design made Queen of Atlantis an enchanting slot to play and certainly worth considering if you enjoy this genre. It’s a medium to high variance offering in case you’re wondering. I also recommend you try Novomatic’s Lord of the Ocean which has a very similar theme.