ALL ABOUT ARK OF MYSTERY SLOT
So here we are again with another Egyptian-themed slot with more than a nod to the escapades of that famous Indiana Jones type hero, Riche Wilde from Book of Dead.
This year we’ve also had the recent Da Vinci’s Treasure from Pragmatic Play to add to the many other titles in this genre. So, do Quickspin bring anything new to the table? Well, in a sense yes they do – the hero is a heronine for starters – and as you would expect, this game exudes the same artistic flair characteristic of all the other slots in the Quickspin catalogue.
Like many great ancient Egyptian slots, Ark of Mystery is a pretty high variance game, and it offers a decent top potential payout well in excess of 5,000x, with the big wins driven by multipliers and expansive sets of wilds across the reels.
Ark of Mystery Game Set Up
So, Quickspin have delivered a classic 5 reel and 3 row games set-up here, with 20 fixed paylines. You can take Ark of Mystery for a spin from 20p to £100 per play, with a 96.53% RTP making it a value for money slot. Just be aware that like all high variance games, unlocking the big payouts is going to be a challenge.
Ark of Mystery Game Symbols
This slot, like most Quickspin games, boasts stunning artwork, drawing on the rich culture and history of Ancient Egypt to create a beautiful backdrop to the reels. The setting is a treasure tomb, with pillars and trees, and stars twinkling around the edges.
The low value symbols are the cards, 10 through to Ace. The premium symbols are the hieroglyphs – blue, purple and red – and the figure of the heroine, Anna, that pays out 50x for 5 on a payline.
Look out as well for the all-important Ark symbol which appears only on reels 2, 3 and 4 and can substitute for all others except for the multiplier booster.
Ark of Mystery Slot Features
Wild Ark Re-Spin– This one is triggered by landing the Ark symbols anywhere on the middle reels. The ark will lock in place and a re-spin occurs.
The key here is in the expansion of the wilds – before each re-spin the ark will replicate itself one place above or below itself on the reels. This process continues with each-respin until either the ark takes up a full reel, or no arks appear on any other reels. The ideal outcome here is that reels 2, 3 and 4 are each full with locked wilds.
Multiplier Booster Feature – There is an awesome additional feature in this game which can drive massive wins. It is the Multiplier Booster and occurs when one of the multiplier pyramids lands on reel 5. Each multiplier that pitches increases your multiplier value by 1x, up to a maximum of 22x!
The top payout can occur when you have 3 full wild reels on 2, 3 and 4, and a max 22x multiplier concurrently! Game on!
THE SLOT BUZZ VERDICT
This is an excellent new release from Quickspin and a worthy addition to the sometimes over-worked genre of ancient Egyptican slots. The gameplay is pretty simple, and whilst this one may not offer the same payout potential as a Book of Dead, at 6,509 the max win is still impressive. The key of course is to hit the wilds arks expanding across those middle reels and hope to combine with an escalating multiplier value at the same time! Definitley one to watch …