2 of the most popular themes in the online slots world are ancient Egypt and horror and they feature heavily in a pair of new releases, Tales of Darkness: Lunar Eclipse and Ark of Mystery, which are both out now.
Tales of Darkness: Lunar Eclipse
Tales of Darkness: Lunar Eclipse is a super volatile video slot from Novomatic. Played using a slightly unusual 6 reel, 10 payline game engine, it comes with suitably creepy design and a potentially explosive bonus feature. The stars of the show are the pair of female vampire which could net you a payout of up to 150 times your total bet if you land 6 on a payline.
The best winning potential occurs in the Free Games feature though. Before that feature begins, a symbol is picked at random. This symbol will spin in stacks on reels 2 and 5 only. Land the special symbol on both reels on the same free spin and the symbols in between on reels 3 and 4 transform so they match the special symbol.
Known as the Lunar Eclipse Bonus feature, you can also win both ways here so if you land a matching symbol on reels 1 or 6 too some big winning combinations can strike.
With its simple design, innovative bonus feature and sky-high variance, Tales of Darkness: Lunar Eclipse delivers everything we’d hope for from a Novomatic-powered video slot. It’s the first of a trio of Tales of Darkness video slots which will be released in the run up to Halloween.
Ark of Mystery
This week’s second new arrival, Ark of Mystery, centres on an intrepid female treasure hunter on the hunt for lost pyramid riches. Created by Quickspin, it’s a fine looking 5 reel, 20 payline video slot that comes with a couple of funky extras.
The Wild Ark Respin feature triggers every time a wild lands on the middle 3 reels. The wild locks in place and a respin follows with the wild expanding 1 position up or down. If there’s room for the wild to expand further, another respin follows until the wild fills the whole reel. It’s possible to land wilds anywhere on the middle 3 reels together which can mean plenty of extra spins and loads of potentially lucrative sticky wilds.
Keep an eye out too for the pyramid symbol which can hit on reel only. These increases a multiplier by 1 every time they hit. Get on a roll here and the multiplier can send payout soaring by up to 22x – this can lead to payouts of over 6,500 times your total bet!
As usual for a Quickspin game, Ark of Mystery is very easy on the senses. It looks and sounds terrific. The features are a little unusual but come along regularly enough to keep things moving along nicely. The variance here is in the medium to high range.
The supply of Egyptian-themed video slots is seemingly endless. With its classy design and innovative extras, Ark of Mystery is well worth investigating if you like all things ancient. Ark of Mystery is due for release on the 9th of October (2018) but it’s available to play exclusively early at Casumo Casino.
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