Ariana Slot by Microgaming
The Ariana slot, that was released in May 2015 by online slot developer Microgaming, has an underwater theme. There are 5 reels that have 3 symbols on each and 25 fixed paylines. This game has scatter and wild symbols, a bonus round of 15 free spins and the Expanding Symbol and Stacked Wild features. At NeonSlots you can play for free this online slot.
Ariana Free Spins
When 3 or more Starfish Scatter symbols land on the reels the Free Spins round is launched automatically. A large box with the caption Free Spins appears in the middle of the screen and the 15 Free Spins start automatically. Above the reels and to the left you will see the Free Spins counter showing the amount of spins remaining, to the right you will see Total Win which displays the accumulated wins for this round.
During free spins, it is possible for a stack of symbols to appear on the first reel, when this happens all matching symbols and any Wilds on the remaining reel will also expand if they will form a winning combination. The same bet and line settings that were in place before the free spins were triggered are used. If three more scatter symbols land, you will win additional free spins that are added to the remaining number of current free spins. When the round of Free Spins is finished, a large box fills the screen and displays the total amount won during the round. These winnings are added to your balance and you are automatically returned to the main game.
Stacked Wilds and Expanding Symbol Features
When playing the main game, if a matching stack of the Ariana, Coral, Seadragon or Treasure symbols lands on the first reel, the Expanding Symbol bonus feature will be triggered. During this feature any matching symbols that appear on the remaining reels and complete a winning combination, will also expand. This also applies to the Wild symbol but only during the Free Spins, if any are included in a winning combination when a stack of symbols appear, it will also expand.
Symbols and Payouts
A winning combination in this slot themed to ocean is when identical symbols appear on neighbouring reels from left to right starting with the first reel. Only the highest win per line will be paid. This slot has themed, playing card and special symbols, their payouts are applied to the bet per line (except for the Scatter) and are listed in the paytable which can be opened using the pays button to the right of the playing area. Special symbols:
- The Ariana logo is the Wild and has its own payouts for combos of 3 or more symbols and can also substitute for all symbols except the Scatter. During the Free Spins round this symbol can also form a stack
- A Purple Starfish is the Scatter Symbol and its payouts for 2 or more symbols landing anywhere on the screen, are applied to the total bet. 3 or more scatters will also trigger 15 Free Spins
Buttons and Controls of the Slot
Below the reels at the bottom of the screen you will see a control panel which has all of the controls for the game by Microgaming. Starting from the left you will see:
- Demo Credits - shows the amount of credits in your account. If you click here, a small pop up screen appears which allows you to view your balance in coin or credits, clicking on Summary will also show you the balance in both coins and credits
- Bet - shows the total bet per spin in credits. If you click here, additional options for adjusting the bet per spin will be opened:
- Coin Size - this can be adjusted from 0.01 to 0.50
- Coins - you can change this from 1 to 10 coins
- Max Bet - clicking here will automatically set the maximum coin value and number of coins
- Win - displays the winning amount
- AutoPlay - opens up further settings for the auto spins. You can choose:
- How many spins should be played automatically 10x, 25x, 50x or 100x
- Until Stop - means auto spins will stop once you press the Stop button
- Custom allows you to select either 5, 10, 15, 25, 100, 250 or 500 auto spins, you can also set the limits for when the spins should stop, if the win exceeds or equals 100, 500, 1,000, 5,000 or 9.999 credits
during auto spins:
- The Spin box will display the amount of spins that have taken place
- The Spin button changes to the Stop button, which will instantly stop the auto spins
- Spin - one click on this button will spin the reels once with your bet settings
In the bottom right hand corner of the screen there is a small black folder with two small arrowheads pointing up. Clicking on this will open a list:
- Options - allows you to make adjustments to the Game Play/Graphics and Sound settings
- Help - opens a new tab in your browser giving detailed information about the game
- Stats - displays the games statistics like spin results and highest wins in a pop-up
To the right of the reels you can see the word pays, clicking on it will open the paytable of this slot. The figures here change to reflect your current bet settings, and you can also see the route of all 25 paylines.
In the top right hand corner of the screen you will see a Speaker Icon, clicking on it will switch on/off the game sounds. Next to it is the ? which opens a new tab giving detailed information about the game and there is a clock showing the current time. Find out more about how to play for free the online slot machines at neonslots.com.