Quickspin have provided players with their Ark of Mystery slot game and it certainly provides a sense of mystery with it.
Combining the themes of Ancient Egypt and the intrigue of a treasure hunt, our Ark of Mystery game review will provide readers with everything they need to know if they go on this adventure.
Ark of Mystery is a video slot that is played across five reels and three rows that features 20 fixed paylines in which players can form winning combinations on. Bets can be placed from as little as R0.20 per spin, although those players who like to stake more can with the option of placing a maximum of R100 per spin.
Those familiar with Quickspin games will be greeted with the same customisable options that many of their previous titles feature, with functions such as the ‘Autospin’ and the ‘Quickspin’ buttons both being available on the game panel. Players who do not quite have the experience of using these features can look to test them out before playing with real money by accessing the Ark of Mystery Free Play version at the top of this page.
In regards to the symbols that players can find on the game’s paytable, there are nine that pay, whilst there is also a Wild and a Multiplier symbol that can appear on the reels. Each of these symbols that appear either as a single icon or as a stack of up to three.
The low-value icons include the 10s to As playing card numbers, whereas the next most valuable icons on the paytable are Egyptian artifacts that are coloured blue, purple and red. The game’s most rewarding symbol is Anna, who is the heroine of this Ark of Mystery title.
The Wild is the ark and this has the ability to substitute all symbols that appear on either reels two, three or four and help to form winning combinations. There are no Scatters or Bonus symbols in this game, though.
As there are no Scatters or Bonus icons available, we would not have expected to have uncovered some of the great Ark of Mystery bonus features that we came across.
The first feature is the ‘Wild Ark Respins’ game and this is triggered when at least one golden ark icon appears on either reels three, four, or five during a spin. The ark will become sticky and will expand by one position for the resulting respin. This feature can be continued if more of these symbols appear. A minimum of two respins are awarded until the triggering ark has expanded to cover the entire reel.
The maximum amount of respins that can be won is six when the arks land in consecutive order, as these will see each of the three reels fully covered with Wilds.
In addition, Ark of Mystery also boasts a ‘Multiplier Booster’ feature. Players should notice that there is a meter in the top-right of the game window. When a pyramid lands on reel five, it will see the meter increase by 1x. The maximum value it can reach is 22x within one respin. It will reset once the sequence has ended.
RTP (return to player)
Our Ark of Mystery review found that Quickspin have set the return to player (RTP) rate for this high variance game at 96.53%.