Neptune, the Greek god of the sea, is a popular theme for online slots. There are plenty of opportunities for underwater imagery, godlike interventions and treasure-themed bonus game. You’ll get all of these from Amaya’s Neptune’s Gold slot. This is a basic game, which will appeal to those players that prefer their underwater slots solid, rather than fancy.
Scatter wins can result in some big prizes in this game. The highlight is a free spins round, where you can get multipliers of up to 6x for your wins. There is 2-stage picks game which precedes this, where you’ll get to see Neptune’s Gold for yourself.
The reels are set in a sunken temple, and the transparent reels cover the standard 5-reel and 3 row setup. 20 win-lines are used in this game – these are fixed (non-adjustable). You can increase the number of coins per line by clicking the ‘Bet 20’ button. If you prefer, you can head straight for the maximum 10 coins per line with the ‘Bet Max’ instead. Coin size is adjustable, and auto-play is offered.
Wild symbols are represented by an oyster with a pearl. This has a 2x multiplier for any wins which it gets involve in as a substitute. The oyster also has the single highest prize. This is 5,000 coins for 5 of a kind, 1000 coins for 4, 100 for 3 and 15 for just 2. To put this into context, the next highest line prize is just 300 coins for 5 of the Neptune symbols.
A mermaid comes next on the pay table. This is worth 250 coins for 5. The higher paying set of symbols are completed by a dolphin and a seahorse.
I like the design of the playing card symbols in this game. All of them have a fish included. Look out for the King symbol. This has an orange and white fish, which will remind you of ‘finding Nemo’.
Some gold treasure with the word ‘scatter’ in a Greek style font is the scatter symbol for Neptune’s Treasure slot. This pays based on how many are in view on the reels. They are not connected with the 20 win-lines. If you see 5 from the same spin, this is worth a generous 200x your total spin amount. With 20 fixed win-lines, this is the equivalent of 4,000 coins. You get paid all the way down to 2 of a kind, which gets you 1x your spin bet.
Bonus symbols show an open treasure chest. These do not have a cash prize. Instead you need to hit 3 or more anywhere on the reels to kick off the bonus game.
There are two picks rounds before you start the free spins bonus. First you see an underwater scene with 6 closed treasure chests. You choose one, which will open to reveal a number of free spins. This is between 4 and 7. That is a lower number of free spins than on many slots – however the next picks do balance this. You then see the treasure inside the chest, and pick one of six items. This reveals a multiplier, which is between 3x an 6x. That applies to all wins during the bonus.
You’ll see the background of the reels go yellow, and hear some atmospheric sound effects during the free spins. After each spin, a box appears in the middle of the screen giving you the running total of your wins. You can retrigger this bonus with 3+ bonus symbols during play.
Transparent reels let you see along the sea floor when you spin this game. The graphics are smart without being overly detailed. The sides of the reels are marked by 2 imposing stone columns and the logo is made from classic jagged Greek letters.
There are no animations on the reels. When you win you get flashes of light, for example Neptune’s trident flashes a little. The main animations come during the picks game. Chests and treasure will become highlighted as you move your mouse around.
Other than some background type music during the free spins, the sounds used are generic. Whirrs when the reels spin and beeps when you win will be familiar to anyone that has played Amaya slots before.
If you enjoy the more solid online slots, then this could make for an enjoyable session. There is nothing game-play wise to make it stand out from the many other games out there. At the same time smart graphics, multiplier free spins and a shot at some bigger scatter wins make it an enjoyable enough game.