This Snake Arena slot looks beautiful and has some fun clever features that will make you want to play on this 5×5 grid of symbols.
Although this is set over 5 rows and 5 reels, you’d think this is a grid slot like you’ll find in the Jammin Jars review, but this is actually nothing like it.
Snake Arena is a 30 payline video slot with a retro feel that springs to mind old fashioned mobile app games, where you grow the snake as big as you can and avoid it eating its own tail.
Except here we have to build on that, so the snake is actually a dragon, and you have knights and towers and treasure chest, with a Fantasy cubic look that is adorable. In short, it’s beautifully done animations and sounds, making this perfect for mobile casinos online.
And it’s a big dare. Because during the base game, the arena is pretty scarce. Nothing much happens. The symbol wins are ok, but nothing that will get you over 20x your wins.
You’ve got two features where you can get fiery results. The first is the wild chase, where the Knight and the Snake will play peekaboo above the reels for 3 times. If they are found on the same reel, you get a wild reel, and the peekaboo game resets for three more turns.
You can, theoretically, turn all 5 reels wild and win over 1,000x your bet, which would be glorious to see. Having played this Snake Arena slot for over an hour, we only hit this feature twice and didn’t get much. But that’s down to the luck on the day.
Much like the Aldo’s Journey slot game, you get one big bonus that will make or break your enjoyment of this casino game.
Technically, you get unlimited free spin bonus rounds in this Snake Arena online slot. But we all know that just means, somewhere between 5 and 15 free spins.
Because here, the snakehead will start growing with every spin as he moves around the screen, chasing and eating the Knight. If he eats his own tail, the bonus ends, if he ends up taking up 4 out of the 5 reels, you get an automatic 1,000x your bet and the bonus ends.
Mostly you end up eating your own tail, but not before you essentially have 4 to 8 wild walking symbols on-screen during your last few spins. It’s fun and reminds you of what you find enjoyable about that old ‘Snake’ mobile game in the first place.
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|Mobile Slot released||January 2020|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 30 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.75% / 96.25%|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 100|
|Free spins||Unlimited / Spreading Walking Wild Symbols|
|Bonus rounds||Wild, Free Spins, Wild Reels, Spreading Wild, Walking Wild|
|Slot Themes||Classic & Retro|
Wild: The Snakehead and the Knight symbol are both wild symbols and substitutes for all other symbols to create a win on any of the 30 paylines.
Free Spins Feature: If the Snakehead and the Knight symbol both appear at the same time, you trigger the free spins.
There's no official end date to this Snake Arena free spins round. What happens is that before a new spin, the snake moves toward the Knight symbol. The snake will eat the knight and grow. It will then stay on the screen for the next spin. This continues, free spin after free spin, with the snake growing and growing. The round ends when the snake ends up eating its own tail on his way to eating the Knight.
If the snake fills up all positions on reel 2-5, the free spins feature also ends and you win 1,000x your bet on top of your free spin wins.
Wild Chase Feature: The snakehead can peek out from above one random reel, and the Knight peeks out from below. They will do this 3 times, and if they peek out at the same time, the reel will become wild, and they will start peeking out three times again. This continues until no more wild reels show up, or you get 1 to 5 wild reels.
Buying Free Spins: For 70x your regular bet, you can trigger the free spins bonus round.
This Snake Arena slot on mobile is strangely compelling, mostly because it fits perfectly as a mobile game in both it's theme and features.
We wish it could have committed to Grid slot mechanics and gone with cluster pays, or at least avalanching reels. It would have made the base game a little more dynamic and a little more fun.
As it stands we can only give this mobile slot review 3 stars because you have to wait a while to either get wild reels, or those amazing free spins with the wild growing and growing and getting you over 1,000x your bet.
But when you do, you'll be happy you waited for this snake to give you a few fun retro spins.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: March 26, 2021 - Rating