Atlantis Rising Review
Beneath the deep blue waves lies the forgotten city of Atlantis. Its disappearance from our world has caused many to wonder what happened to this ancient settlement.
Now, we get to find out the answer with SpinPlay Games and Microgaming in Atlantis Rising. Along the way, we will find quite a few interesting bonuses that keep players engaged.
Will this be enough to attract explorers from across the world?
- Low-medium variance with 500x jackpot
- Wild Blast spreads Wilds to adjacent positions
- Pretty background image
Atlantis is an idea many of us love dreaming about. Quite a few people tried to find it over the years, to no avail. However, that did not deter people from trying.
Just the opposite, in fact! It deepened the mystery and inspired people to make countless movies, TV shows, and, yes, online slots. Atlantis Rising offers several engaging special features: Rising Wilds, Wild Blast, and free spins.
Theme, Graphics and Sounds
The choice of theme is good, but what really wins us over is the background image. We do not even get a glimpse of the city.
Instead, we see Atlanteans standing guard, judging if we are worthy of entering their underwater paradise. We see glimpses of it coming from symbol designs, which depict various animals and mermaid people.
You play this release on a five-reel, four-row board with twenty-five paylines. The paylines are fixed, meaning they cannot be toggled on or off to change the total bet.
Wins are granted by finding three matching icons in adjacent positions, starting with the leftmost reel. Winning combinations have to follow an active payline, or the associated cash prize will not be paid.
Every spin has a chance of placing Rising Wilds on the board. When this happens and what position the Wild lands on is determined randomly.
Rising Wilds move up by one position on every spin, before eventually disappearing from view.
Rising Wilds can also appear with a 2x multiplier attached. When that happens, any win, including the 2x Rising Wild will have its payout increased accordingly.
If a Compass symbol lands behind the Rising Wild, Wild Blast will activate. All icons adjacent to the affected Wild will turn into Wilds.
These will be standard Wilds or 2x Wilds. However, unlike Rising Wilds, they do not persist into the next spin. Instead, they disappear, making room for new symbols to land in their place.
Atlantis Rising Free Spins
Three or more Scatters activate the free spins round. However, free spins are not granted directly. Instead, the game has a special bubble pick feature.
Each bubble can grant up to five free spins or two to three more bubble picks. How many bubbles you can choose from depends on the number of triggering Scatters.
Three, four or five Scatters award ten, fifteen, or twenty bubble picks, respectively. Players can retrigger free spins by finding three or more Scatters during the special feature.
Where To Play Atlantis Rising?
RTP, bet sizes and volatility
The RTP for this slot is 96.2%. This beats the current industry average, which sits at 96%.
You can bet between $0.20 and $1000 on each spin.
The top prize you can win in Atlantis Rising is 500x your total stake. This is on the low side, but is expected given the low-medium variance.
Rather than scoring one big win, this game is all about frequent special features and minor wins. Casino members hoping to turn a profit will need to look at something more volatile.
We enjoyed our time playing this release. The simple gameplay and low-medium variance do a good job of emphasising the special features the slot offers.
That said, it also limits how much you can win. A 500x jackpot will feel limiting to many casino members, who may decide to skip this game.
It all depends on what you want out of Atlantis Rising. Great visuals, fun special features, and a high RTP can be achieved. Big wins cannot.
As such, we rate this slot 3 out of 5 stars.