This Ark of Mystery slot is a well-crafted casino game, but one that lacks variety or energy to feel like you are truly in an epic adventure.
Clearly inspired by Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, but this time our adventurer is called Anna and she’s in Egypt chasing… a lost Ark.
Especially as it is beautiful to look at. Set on the background of a lost temple, with flames setting the background alight, you spin Egyptian and Ace to 9 symbols over 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 paylines.
This Quickspin Ark of Mystery slot game is not a particularly complicated.
You either get the Ark wild on screen and at that point, you’ll get (usually) 2 re-spins – one for each of the new wilds that spread across the reel. It’s like a slot version of the wild expanded re-spins from the game Starburst.
Then you have the pyramid symbols on reel 5, which when they show up increasing the overall multiplier on any wins on that spin. If you keep getting pyramid symbols spin after spin you can increase that multiplier up to an impressive 22x.
That’s how you win that impressive 6,509 times your bet.
Wild respins? Spreading wilds? Big Multipliers? Why would we NOT love this slot machine?
Well, honestly, it’s because neither shows up very often. The Ark wild shows up more than the multiplier, but even those re-spins don’t guarantee much in your pocket unless you can catch two reels of wild.
As for the multipliers, we played for an hour and got 3x multiplier… once. Maybe we were unlucky, maybe Quickspin game studios hated us. Either way, it wasn’t impressive enough to make us fall in love with this online slot.
Still, you can’t deny that the potential is there, even if it’s incredibly slow going at times. This isn’t bad, but there are better volatile Egyptian slot games out there.
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|Mobile Slot released||October 2018|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 20 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||2.47% / 97.53%|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 100|
|Max win||6,509 times your bet|
|Free spins||1 Re-spin Per Wild / Spreading Wilds|
|Bonus rounds||Wild, Wild Respins, Multipliers|
|Slot Themes||Adventure & Explorer|
Wild Ark Re-Spin: The Wild Ark symbol appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 and triggers a re-spin. All wild symbols lock in place for the whole duration of the re-spins.
At the beginning of each re-spin, the wild ark spreads across the reel, so in total, one wild will give you two re-spins (one for each of the further two wilds that spreads across the reels).
You can catch another wild on another reel, and start the whole spreading process again, giving you a total of 6 wilds on the reels and 6 respins.
Multiplier Booster Feature: This pyramid symbol only shows up on reel 5. When it does it will boost the multiplier at the top of the fifth reel for that win. If you keep catching the multiplier symbol, you can get up to 22x the symbols normal value.
We don't want you to not try this Ark of Mystery mobile game, because it really does have some wonderful features to catch.
If you have the patience to try and collect those pyramid multipliers, you can get yourself up to 6,509 times your bet, which is truly amazing, even at the low minimum bet of 0.20 a spin.
But this Egyptian themed slot is slooooow.... and if you are looking to play for longer than 10 or 20 minutes, it just gets boring unless that big win comes early.
And let's be honest, it's a volatile game, that big win may never show. At least games like Book of Ra Deluxe Magic keeps the anticipation high with frequent free spins.
This is definitely one for short cab ride home after a late night.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: March 26, 2021 - Rating