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The wombat says: Us wombats can swim (as and when we need to), but we’re not natural water dwellers. In fact dry land is much more a marsupial’s habitat. Which is the complete opposite of creatures that are the subject of this Microgaming slot that we are about to introduce you to…
So what is the deal with mermaids? Let us explain: According to the legends, a mermaid is a sea creature with the head and upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish. Mermaids appear in the folklore tales of heaps of different cultures all over the world, including the the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia.
The first stories appeared in ancient Assyria (somewhere in between Turkey and Syria nowadays), in which the goddess Atargatis transformed herself into a mermaid to punish herself for accidentally killing her mortal lover. An extreme bunch those gods were, weren’t they?
Mermaids are also associated maritime legend too, and are often responsible for storms and shipwrecks. On the whole they are usually a lucky bunch that bestow riches on us, or fall in love with hapless human sailors instead.
In our opinion the mermaid on this slot is one of the world’s most famous sea nymphs, but we would say that wouldn’t we? Who would be the other contenders for the World’s Best Mermaid? Well, I guess these slippery individuals are in the running…
The Little Mermaid
Hans Christian Anderson’s classic tale about the love-struck Mermaid who gives up everything to become human. You can see her statue in Copenhagen harbour. Brrrrrr, we’re pretty sure she must be a bit chilly without a top on…..
Then there’s also Disney’s Little Mermaid, of course. It was inspired by the Hans Christian Anderson story, but they ended up giving it the Hollywood cutesy wutesy treatment.
Then there are the Sirens in Homer’s Odyssey whose beautiful singing lures sailors to their deaths by shipwreck on the rocks, the cheeky scallywags. So, next time time you are sailing around the Greek Islands, remember to put in your headphones and listen to some tunes!
Ever wondered what that green logo was on your Tall Cappuccino from Starbucks? Well, it’s a Mermaid. Slurp.
Anyway, back to the matter in hand, and that’s Mermaids Millions slot- a classic 5 reel game with 15 pay-lines that is available to play on mobiles and tablets as well as desktops and laptops (just head to our mobile casino).
Grab your scuba gear and get ready to take a closer look!
About the developer
Microgaming have been around for a very long time – since 1994 in fact when they introduced the first ever online casino! But in 1998 the games makers turned their hands to making slots – the first first being Cash Splash – and they haven’t looked back. Since then, these UK based slot wizards have gone on to release some of our very favourite slots including the HBO hit Game of Thrones slot, blockbuster movie game Jurassic Park and Viking themed slot Thunderstruck! And best of all they keep on releasing new games every month…
Look and Feel
The game has a bright and breezy design- it’s a real feel good slot that never fails to lift our mood, particularly if our luck is in! And oh boy, that Mermaid has a cheeky little chuckle! The graphics and sounds all give it that pleasing retro feel. They don’t make ’em like this anymore!
Mermaid’s Millions slot has 5 reels, 3 rows and 15 paylines. You can select from 1 to 15 lines – the more lines you play, the more you’ll need to bet of course, but you’ll have more chance of lining up winning combinations if you play the maximum. The pay-lines are set at 15 on the mobile version.
You’ll then need to select the number of coins you want to play on each pay-line followed by your coin size. You can bet with penny coins, or you can bet with £/$/€1 coins, or denominations in between.
Betting 15 lines with five £/$/€1 coins will give you a total bet of £/$/€75.
Betting 1 line with one penny coin will give you a total bet of £/$/€0.01.
Your symbols on the reels include: a cool seahorse sporting a pair of shades, a precious pearl inside an oyster plus a rather ornate looking box just brimming full of jewels. Your lower value symbols are made up of the standard 10, J, Q, K & A playing card symbols that are adorned with all manner of sea themed objects like sea snakes, pearls, lobsters and the odd starfish thrown in for good measure.
The mermaid herself is the scatter symbol in this slot, while the wild symbol is God of the Sea Neptune – but more on him later. You’ll also find a treasure chest icon on the reels which will set off the bonus game.
All in all it’s a very relaxing game to play (maybe it’s that underwater soundtrack), until you get into the free spins round that is – and then things start to really hot up.
You will need 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols anywhere across the reels (they don’t need to land on an activated pay-line) to trigger 10 free spins. The scatter symbol is the Mermaids symbol. Scatter wins are multiplied by the total number of credits you bet and 2 scatters win you 2x your bet, 3 win 4x, 4 win 50x and the Blue Whale result of 5 scatters win you 400x your bet- and then you head in to the free spins.
So if you are betting £/$/€15 in total and 5 Mermaids drop in, you’ll win £/€/$ 6000. 3 would give you £/$/€60.
Once you trigger the free spins, all bets and lines played are the same as the game that set the bonus off in the first place, so it pays to bet all 15 lines.
And the good news is, free spins can be re-triggered from within the bonus round! This is one of our favourite features in a slot and it’s one of the reasons we like the Mermaids Millions slot so much.
The other good news about the free spins bonus, is that all wins are tripled when you are in the game
The King Neptune symbol is wild and will stand in for other symbols to make up winning combinations on active pay-lines (except for the scatters and Treasure Bonus- more on that below). He gives you a cheeky wink when he drops in, the saucy old goat.
If you get 5 Neptunes across an active pay-line, you will win 7500x that pay-line bet. And let’s say you were betting one £/$/€1 coin across 15 pay-lines, and 3 Clams line up on a pay-line. You would win £/$/€20 as 3 clams with pearls pays out at 20x. Got it?
The best thing to do, if you need to get the hang of the game, is to play the free demo on your desktop or mobile.
There’s one more bonus that we haven’t discussed, and that’s the Treasure Bonus (look out for the treasure chest icons). This is an additional feature that can be triggered both during the base game and in the free spins round.
If you get 3x 4x or 5x of the treasure chests on an active pay-line, you’ll set off this cool little featre.
This is a pick ’em game where you select 3 items to reveal prizes behind. Plus, you’ll also get paid out for landing them in the first place. 5 Treasure Bonus symbols on an activated pay-line will net you 2500x your initial pay-line bet which can be a great little earner in the bonus round.
Remember- you can also re-trigger free spins in Mermaid Millions slot. All you need to do is land 3x more scatter symbols as you spin!
Play Mermaid’s Millions on Mobile
Here’s some more good news for you wombat fans: Mermaids Millions slot also works well on phones and tablets, as well as laptops and desktops. So, wherever you are, you can spin the sea-filled reels and hear that cheeky Mermaid´s chuckle!
There’s a slight difference on the mobile version- you cannot change the coin size or the number of pay-lines that you play. The game is fixed at fifteen pay-lines and you simply change the total bet that you would like to make for each spin- in some ways this is a more modern set-up. The designers must have figured that there wasn’t enough space to include this option- it would have probably ended up as being too fiddly and no-one likes to make a “fat finger bet”.
Like many of the classic Microgaming slots games, there is also an “Expert Mode” on your screen which reveals a few options, including to play Auto-Play. You can set the spin amount with either the 5x or 10x buttons, or hit “Auto Play” and the game will bring up a more detailed spin setting page where you can program in up to 500 spins, and when to stop (when you win more than a certain amount for example). This is perfect if like this wombat you like to pop the kettle on half way through a game…
Mermaids Millions is a slot classic that has been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of slots players in its lifetime. It’s not a complicated game, but then that’s its appeal and it can prove to be very lucrative indeed especially when you land those scatters. Get into the free spins round and the treasure bonus symbols line up for you. Enjoy the game and please play responsibly!
Wombat Score: 4/5
More Mermaid Slots…
Liked this game wombat fans? Then you’ll be very pleased to hear that we have quite a few under water slots on offer for your spinning pleasure here at Wombat Casino. You could say we quite like to get our furry paws wet!
You can try our Enchanted Mermaid slot if you happen to be into all things Mermaid – it’s a 25 pay-line game with a cool gamble feature and some INSANE multipliers going up to x10 in the Free Spins round. Then there’s also have a game called the Ariana slot, which some players think of as an updated version of this game – and with it’s definitely worth a go, too.
Net Ent also have a game called Secrets of Atlantis which features a rather striking looking Mermaid in a designer bra that comes with some awesome Colossal Symbol re-spins. We won’t go into the detail here (you can always read our review and try out the demo), but suffice to say Colossal symbols cover a lot of reels. This game has Nudge Reels too which is a neat addition.
Oh hang on! Did we mention our Dolphin Gold slot? No? OK so it’s not strictly anything to do with mermaids, but it is themed around underwater creatures… What about Dolphin Reef? Or Dolphin Quest? We must have said something about Octopays? As you can see, we like a watery slot more than anything, there are bubbles, bubbles everywhere…. We’re also working on an Irish themed underwater slot with an Egyptian flavour but that’s not quite ready yet. Ha ha ha!