Majestic Mermaid Slots
I personally love a good, well-made mermaid-themed slot almost always, but Majestic Mermaid's gorgeous graphics were unusually hypnotic. This game features a wild mermaid symbol, and this gorgeous babe will substitute for all other symbols except for the bonus scatter symbol. This game also has a fantastic 2nd chance respin feature! When two bonus symbols land anywhere on the reels, you'll receive a re-spin, and we haven't even dived beneath the surface of this fantastic underwater themed game.
This game is gorgeous. Like most other mermaid themed games, it's set deep in the bowels of the ocean. On both sides of the game reel, you can see cliffs, sand, and underwater vegetation. On both the left and the right side of the game board, a statue of the mermaid featured within the wild symbol is displayed. The game's graphics are colorful, with almost a feminine quality and an artwork style that reminds me of 90s Lisa Frank merchandise in the best possible way. This is a Rival Gaming slot, and Rival Gaming has put out some of my favorite games within the last couple of years for a reason. They always deliver some of the best slots in the industry, hands down. The only other developers I'd compare to Rival are maybe Dragon Gaming and BetSoft, who are also heavyweights in the industry. When it comes to game mechanics, Rival has it down. The game includes some scenic graphics and cinematic music that sounds underwater. Envision gorgeous string instruments, harps and twinkling underwater bells.
To activate a win, matching symbols need to be displayed on a single active pay line, and the matching symbols need to appear consecutively beginning from the left side of the game board. How much you'll be paid is determined by how many matching symbols you activate, and the value of each symbol. All wins are multiplied by the coins staked per line, apart from the scatter symbols. In total, this game has a massive amount of pay lines. There is a total of 1024 playable pay lines. The top paying regular symbols are the green turtle, the blue dolphin, and the purple octopus. They also have a red sea horse, a starfish and a shell that pay out in the medium range. The lowest paying symbols are the J, A, K and Q. I really loved the design of the symbols themselves. The RTP for this particular slot is average, landing at 94.13%
Lock & Load is the respin bonus game feature on Majestic Mermaid. This special feature includes both prize symbols and power-up symbols. If you land three or more scatter symbols, you'll activate the Lock & Load bonus, and you'll receive 3 respins. The scatter symbol is a treasure chest, and it doesn't really matter how many scatter symbols you land, because whether you land three or five symbols, you'll only be able to trigger one Lock & Load bonus. During this bonus round, prize symbols or power up symbols will land and stick in place, and reset the remaining spins to three yet again. When the round comes to an end, it'll be because three consecutive respins were played without triggering a prize or a power up symbol on the reels. The round also will end if every position on the reel is filled with a symbol.
Honestly, Rival never fails me from a graphics perspective. Out of all of the software companies, I know I can rely on them for a good looking game. When it comes to the actual features and payout probability, the respin feature takes the cake when it comes to enticing bonuses. After all, most games include a free spin round, but not all games include a free spin round with a respin feature! This is a special game and I would recommend it to all mermaid lovers everywhere.