The Golden Ark slot machine game is a 5 reel and 10 payline online slot developed by Novamatic software developers. This game has a strong Ancient-Egyptian theme and within the theme is also a strong sense of venture with the main character depicting some kind of scientist, archaeologist or better yet a treasure hunter. This slot game has a host of bonus features to look forward including free spins and a jackpot of up to 8 000 coins.
An Egyptian Look and Feel
The Golden Ark slot is set on a background of golden sand stone styled pillars with a haze of pyramids dotting the night sky. The reels are framed in what looks like it could be a hieroglyphics styled framed with a load of triangular shapes reminiscent of the Ancient Egyptian era. Not only is the background true to the theme but so are the games playing symbols which include the lady adventurer, the golden statue, the Eye of Horus, and the golden scarab symbol.
There are other symbols but they are the lower-valued symbols which include the 9, 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace, all of which are beautifully coloured and shine showing off what looks like jewels and emeralds.
The sound effects are well suited to the games theme and when you land on any winning combination your win will be honoured with a typical adventurer/Ancient Egyptian type chant.
Playing the Golden Ark Slot
The Golden Ark’s payout percentage is above 96% which is a good number to rely on. It’s also good to know that the minimum amount of coins you can play on each payline is 2 with the maximum at 1 000 coins per payline. Once you’ve decided on your betting size and adjusted the buttons to reflect the same then you will need to select how many paylines you would like to play on. Once that’s done, players will need to click on the ‘start’ button to get the reels rolling.
2 or more of the same higher paying symbols across the reels will payout, and 3 or more of the lower paying symbol will payout. The more of the same symbol you end up with across the reels will decide how big your payout will be. Winning combinations to look out for include the adventurer which can payout a total of 20 000 coins, the golden statue can payout a maximum of 8 000 coins, the Eye of Horus and the scarab can pay out a maximum of 3 000 coins. The 9, 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace pay out a maximum of between 400 – 600 coins.
Golden Ark Bonus Features
Most online slot games for you here have a wild and a scatter symbol, the Golden Ark has just one of them, and it’s kind of a 2-in-1 symbol. The Book of Ra symbol acts as both the wild and the scatter in this game. It will replace any symbol across the reels to help form winning combinations. 5 of these symbols displayed across the reels can also pay out a maximum of 8 000 coins which is also referred to as the jackpot of the game. If you end up with 3 or more of these symbols it will activate 10 free spins with an expanding symbol which automatically increases the chances of winning within this bonus round.