Ariana slot machine is developed by Microgaming on ocean theme and is featured in demo mode to play for free for fun. The slot has 5 reels with 25 fixed paylines, nine basic symbols, a Wild and a Scatter that starts 15 free spins with the expanding wild. The special feature of the game is the property of some images to cover the three cells of the first reel and to expand the identical symbols of the other reels to form winning combinations.
Ariana Free Spins Bonus
When 3 or more symbols Scatter with the image of a starfish appear on the reels of the slot, they will start the round of 15 free spins that will be made without deducting credits from the balance and will give prizes based on the preset bet.
During the free spins the special option of the Wild symbols will act, which may appear in a group of three covering the first reel with the stacked wilds and expanding the images of adjacent reels in order to produce or increase the number of prize combinations. The same expansive function will have four thematic symbols that can appear in groups of three covering the first reel.
The 15 free spins round can be restarted as long as three starfish are obtained on the game screen, even during the free spins which in this case will be added to the remaining number of current free spins.
Stacked wilds and expandable symbols
If during the normal spins of the slot Ariana, any of the thematic symbols of the mermaid Ariana, coral, sea dragon or treasure chest appears on the first reel, it would become expandable to the rest of the squares occupying the entire first reel, thus activating the expansion function.
During this bonus, any identical symbols that appear on the other reels and complete a winning combination will also be expanded. It should be noted that during the free spins round, the bonus of expanding the identical symbols to produce a combination will also apply to the Wild symbol, if it is part of a winning combination, and in addition, the wild can appear in a group of three stacked symbols covering the first reel.
Symbols on the slot machine
The Ariana slot machine has 9 ordinary symbols among which are five playing card icons and four deep water related images capable of appearing in groups of three stacked symbols on the first reel and expanding adjacent identical icons to produce combinations.
The Ariana mermaid image is the Wild symbol that can substitute for all icons except Scatter to create or extend the possible prize combinations, even during free spins when the wild will be able to cover all three spaces on the first reel.
The purple starfish is the symbol Scatter that with three, four or five images in any position on the screen will activate 15 free spins with stacked wilds and expandable symbols, and will also give prizes from two symbols that will be multipliers of the bet total. Symbol prizes are displayed in credits in the pay table that is opened by clicking the Pays button to the right or left of the reels.
Buttons and controls of the Ariana slot
Under the reels at the bottom of the screen is the control panel with all the buttons to operate the game.
- Demo Credits shows the amount of credits in the account.
- Bet shows the total bet per spin. Clicking here will open some additional options to adjust the bet per spin :.
- Coin size: change the value of a game coin from 0.01 to 0.50 credits.
- Coins: it is the bet per line in coins, we can change this value on a scale of 1 to 10 coins.
- Max Bet: clicking here will automatically set the maximum value of the coin and the number of coins.
- Win shows the amount won on the last spin made.
- Auto Play allows you to adjust the automatic spins and choose:
- The number of automatic spins 10x, 25x, 50x or 100x.
- “Until Stop to stop automatic spins once the Stop button is pressed.
- Custom allows you to select 5, 10, 15, 25, 100, 250 or 500 gyros and also the limits for the spins to stop, if the prize exceeds or is equal to 100, 500, 1,000, 5,000 or 9,999 coins.
- The “Spin” window will show the number of spins that have been made.
- The “Spin” button will become the “Stop” button on which we must click to instantly stop the automatic spins.
- Spin spins the reels once we have the bet parameters selected.
In the upper right corner of the screen there is an icon of a speaker, to activate / deactivate the sounds of the game. Next to this icon is the question mark? which opens a new tab with detailed information about the game.