Secrets of Atlantis is a slot by software developer Net Entertainment that has five reels, four rows, and 40 two-directional pay lines. The setting of this slot is the bottom of the ocean and quite possibly Atlantis. As the title of the slot already hints at, there are some secrets you have to uncover in order to win big. Just looking at this slot, you might think it wasn’t developed by NetEnt but by some other Swedish developer, but you couldn’t be more wrong! It is a NetEnt slot, and a fun one too.
How to play Secrets of Atlantis?
Secrets of Atlantis has been created with a focus on the handheld market and, in contrast to mobile slots by most other developers, this slot has the same physical appearance as most slots from before the handheld market took off. That is, you can still configure and find everything at the bottom of the slot, such as the coin value, the bet level, autoplay, maximum wager, and your account balance. You can also configure the autoplay function just the way you like and, seeing as the slot does not have free spins or a bonus game, you can only indicate the number of automated spins.
Neither free spins nor a bonus game on Secrets of Atlantis
The fact that the slot does not have free spins or a bonus game does not mean the game doesn’t have any features. On the contrary, NetEnt has used this slot to try out something innovative. So, what is it? You will see that the background behind reels 2, 3, and 4 is different than the rest of the playing grid, and this background is of great importance. That is, when the background of these three reels is completely marked, you receive one or more Colossal Symbol re-spins.
Initially, you receive one re-spin and only when the three reels are again marked by one single symbol, you receive a second re-spin. Besides this feature, the slot also has a wild nudge symbol, the mermaid, and when she partially covers a reel, she will be either nudged down or up until she covers the entire reel. This nudge feature might get triggered on the Colossal reel, and this together with the two-directional pay lines can lead to great wins. All in all, even without the use of free spins or bonus game, NetEnt has still managed to make this game particularly interesting.
No jackpot on Secrets of Atlantis
Even though you can get colossal wins on this slot, it does not have a jackpot. However, that might actually be a good thing. That is, a jackpot and accompanying symbols would only have made the slot unnecessarily complicated. With the Colossal Symbols and Wild Nudge, this slot is as complicated and exciting as it should be and it offers more than enough of a challenge. Add to this the awesome graphical features and background music and you know this slot is a winner. With Secrets of Atlantis, NetEnt has released a relatively simple slot that isn’t too simple and, thus, can take on the competition. The Swedish developer knows exactly what to do to create an exciting slot without making it too complicated, with, for example, too many features.