On Ariana, you will plunder the depths of the great blue ocean and find yourself embraced in a wonderful and beautiful world beneath the sea, as you look to find the lost treasure that is waiting to be found in this slot.  This hidden world will take players on an extremely exciting adventure as they swim through the corals that surround the reels, helped by a magical mermaid, Ariana, who will do her best to move players in the correct direction as they look to unearth the hidden riches across the reels of the base game, and the many great bonus features.

Our Verdict:

Ariana is one of the most creative and stylish Microgaming slots for years; in particular, the underwater background is truly inspired.  On the reels, you will find rich colours and funky graphics, and aquatic style sound effects accompany each spin – but don't worry you can turn your volume down if they become too irritating.  On Ariana, you will also find 25 paylines, and bet per spin ranges from 25p to £125.  As you spin, you will find the wild symbol and the expanding symbol which will help you win more often, and the free spins bonus feature will be the catalyst for you collecting the largest paying wins.

Wild Symbol

Over the five reels on Ariana you have some symbols which are theme related.  You have the Ariana, some seaweed, a view of the seabed and a treasure chest brimming with gold; and these symbols are the higher value symbols.  The lower value symbols are the standard playing card symbols of 10, J, Q, K and A, but they have been given an aquatic twist.  The wild symbol is represented by the Arianna logo, and this symbol is going to complete winning combinations for you by substituting for most symbols on the reels.

Expanding Symbol:

The first bonus feature on Ariana is the expanding symbol.  During the base game and the free spins round, all higher value symbols will be fully stacked on reel one.  If they appear on the reel, all other reels that consist of the same symbol will transform into stacked symbols as well.  The Ariana mermaid symbol will be fully stacked on all four reels and will transform matching symbols on all other reels into fully stacked symbols as well.  This will certainly improve your chances of landing the fortunes that are lurking in this underwater world.

Bonus Feature:

The second bonus feature on Ariana is the free spins bonus feature, and the starfish scatter symbol is what is used to trigger this bonus.  To activate this feature, you will need to land at least three of the starfish scatter across the reels and once you have done this you will earn 15 free spins.  During the feature, the expanding symbol will still be active, helping you gain more wins, but as well as that the wild symbol will also expand to fill reels two to four which can be a rewarding bonus.