Quickspin is back once again with a new slot that immediately caught our interest. The name of the game is Ark of Mystery and it is a real treat! This time we are invited to join the main character, Anna, when she explores an ancient Egyptian pyramid in the search for secrets and treasures. The Vikings that we pay so much tribute to here at ScandiBet never got to explore Egypt on their infamous travels, so we think its about time we pay this magical land a visit. Why dont you come with us?
Ark of Mystery will be released on all platforms on the 9th of October and will have 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 paylines. You will be able to place bets worth between 0.20 and 100 as you make your way through the mysterious grave with an RTP of 96.53%. Judging from the info leaked from Quickspin and testing that has been done before the release, we can say that this slot holds some very impressive winning prospects. The highest win recorded so far was worth 6509x the bet. Thats a treasure worthy of a pharaoh in itself!
Design and theme
This game is, unsurprisingly, complete with a theme inspired by ancient Egyptian history. The board itself is framed in gold and has live flames and tall pillars enhanced with hieroglyphs on the sides. When it comes to symbols, Quickspin once again go for the classics and present us with beautiful scarabs, Ankhs, the Eye of Horus and Anna herself as the highest paying symbols. The latter will get you 50x your bet if you can land 5 in a row. A golden ark acts as the all-important wild, while more hieroglyphs work as the lower value symbols.
The background music consists of drums and sometimes a choir, all in ancient style. When the sound effects present themselves, they do so with a magical feel, hinting that all is not as it seems inside this holy building.
While Ark of Mystery doesnt come with the standard free spins feature we are used to seeing, it does have some other cool tricks up its sleeve. The first one we would like to mention is the wild respins. This is a feature that gets activated when the wild symbol lands on any of the reels 2, 3 and 4. The wild will then go sticky and award the player with a respin, for every respins awarded you will also see the wild expanding on the reel until it runs out of space. This means that you will be able to get up to 6 respins in one go.
The other feature we think you should know about is the multiplier booster that comes in the appropriate shape of a pyramid. This symbol can only appear on reel 5, and for each one you land you will see the multiplier increase by 1x. The multiplier booster has the potential of reaching an insane 22x! In other words; this is where you can make the big money, especially if you combine it with a nice dose of respins!
You would think that games focusing on the ancient Egypt with the pyramids, the pharaohs and their dazzling treasures would start to feel a bit worn out and repetitive by now. But with this new creation, Quickspin prove that this old story still has plenty of juice in it. With such beautiful graphics and captivating music, you can easily catch peoples interest, but the challenge to keep it can sometimes be too great for many developers. However, the sense of mystery and magic that engulfs the game from start to finish somehow makes you want to keep going to find out what secrets lie within this slot. Combine that with a charming, yet bold protagonist that challenges traditional gender roles, and some solid winning possibilities and youve got yourself a game that will catch your attention and hold on to it for hours and hours while you explore the ancient tombs with Anna and our Vikings. So, go get your explorer kit and book your ticket to Egypt and our online casino and get ready to be captivated! Good luck!