Secrets of Atlantis Slot
Secrets of Atlantis is a 5-reel, 4-row fixed 40-pay line online slot from NetEnt. This game is not be confused with 'Lost Secret of Atlantis', which is a slot from Rival Gaming. Obviously someone found the lost secret and handed it to NetEnt, who then placed it with all the others. The legend of Atlantis stems from ancient times – a highly civilised society somewhere out in the Atlantic, a thousand miles or so off the coast of Spain that was lost to a earth-splintering earthquake. Lots of people have spent time diving in the search for evidence of this fabled continent … time wasted as most scholars have long concluded that the whole thing was a tale dreamt up by the Ancient Greek philospher Plato, as an essay on a proposed utopia.
It's unlikely that Plato played online slots (he was more of a scratch cards dude), so you can score one over on him by jamming some virtual coins into this game. All the symbols are sea-related – turtles, crabs and jellyfish plus jewelled versions of the same ocean critters. There are forty winning pay lines, and that's a fixed number. Your coin size (0.01 to 1.00) and your bet level (one to ten) are selectable, though. Your final bet-per-spin is your coin size multiplied by your bet level, multiplied by twenty, as it costs half a coin per line. When you're ready to take a splash, hit the spin button.
Payout & bonus rounds
If you land any identical threesome of the same sea creature on a pay line, then you win the lowest possible pay out in this game of three coins. The jackpot in normal play of four hundred coins is won by landing five pearls.
During each spin there's the 'Highlight' feature. Here, positions on the three central reels are randomly highlighted. If the highlights completely cover all three reels at the end of the spin, a colossal symbols re-spin is awarded.
If you are awarded a colossal symbols re-spin, then the central three reels combine into one, and are filled with colossal (i.e. 3×4) symbols. When the reels lands, any colossal symbol counts as if the same symbol was filling all three rows. It's possible for a colossal symbol to complete all twelve possible positions in the centre. If the symbol is fully highlighted by the Highlight feature, then you awarded another re-spin.
A mermaid acts as a 'nudge wild' symbol in this game. This wild substitutes for all other symbols, but should it only partially appear on the reels, then it is nudged up or down until it covers the entire reel.
That explains all the secrets covered by 'Secrets of Atlantis'. Both the highlight reels and nudge wild symbol are features not usually found on online slots, and if there's one slots provider that's likely to innovate, then it's NetEnt. The colossal symbols feature is a superb idea, and if the symbols on the outer reels match the 'colossal' ones then you're virtually guaranteed a sizeable payout. Superb sounds and graphics too make sure this game is another awesome addition to NetEnt's slots portfolio.