Ariana UK Slot Game
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Ariana UK Slot
Ariana is a 5 reels, 25 paylines UK slots game by Microgaming. Ariana has Wild, Scatter Symbols, Free Spins, and Stacked Symbol bonus features, and an RTP of 95%. If you want to play Ariana, you’re in the right place here at UK Slots. Don’t forget we also have more than 500 more amazing UK slots for you to choose from, including Great Rhino, Starburst, Rainbow Riches and Bonanza.
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We’ll start this review off to an apology to pop music fans who were hoping that this might be the officially licensed slot of Ariana Grande; it isn’t. Microgaming released Ariana back in 2015, which was before the singer had truly taken over the world in terms of her fame. We suspect that one day she might have her own licensed slot - and if she does we’ll try to bring it to you at UK Slot Games - but this Ariana is a whole different type of woman. She is, in fact, a mermaid. That places this fun, attractive slot very firmly into the fantasy genre.
Ariana is very close to 'Ariel,' who the Disney fans among you will know is the star of 'The Little Mermaid.' There's nothing little about the mermaid in this slot, though; she could be the key to you walking away with some very big wins! There aren't many slots UK players will have come across which are about mermaids, so that makes Ariana stand out from the pack immediately. Microgaming has made excellent use of their chosen theme - almost everything in it is a rich and vivid shade of sea blue, picked out in sharp HD resolution.
The presentation of the reels and rows is a traditional one; it's a 5x3 set, containing a modest 25 paylines. All the action happens on the seabed, which is visible in the background beyond the pearl-framed reels. The first of the reels behaves a little differently to the way you're probably accustomed to - all the symbols which land on it stack. That's more than just a quirk of the design - it's connected to one of the bonus features, which we'll come to look at in a moment.
Making up the symbols on the watery reels - all of which are transparent to allow us a clearer view of the background - are playing cards 10 to A, which are the low values. Four symbols which are based on the theme sit above them; a picture of the seabed, a slimy looking collection of seaweed, a sunken chest full of lost treasure, and of course the beautiful Ariana herself. Ariana, unlike the other symbols, will stack on every reel she appears on.
The slot’s logo is a wild symbol, and that can replace all but the starfish scatter to complete winning combinations for you. That starfish is also your route to the main bonus feature which Ariana offers.
There’s only one real bonus feature in this slot, which is a free spins round, but the unique way in which the stacked first reel operates should also be considered a bonus feature. We’ll take a closer look at that before we move on to the free spins.
If you're able to completely fill the first reel with stacked symbols, then any other matching symbols in view will also expand to fill their own reels. That can lead to some very nice wins - if your luck is really in, it can even mean that every symbol on the reels matches, in which case the winnings obviously go from 'nice' to 'huge'.
The expanding symbols also crop up again during the free spins feature. A minimum of three starfish scatter symbols is enough to kick things off, which will grant you fifteen free spins. There isn't a multiplier active during your free spins - which is a shame, because that's our favorite part of free spin features we've seen in other UK slots - but Ariana makes up for it in another way. As well as keeping the stacked symbols feature described above active during your spins, during free spins any wilds that land on the middle three reels will also expand to fill up their whole reel. It doesn't mean that you're guaranteed a win on every single spin, but it does mean that you should win something more often than you don't.
Ariana is a quirky, playful and imaginative slot which, in theming at least, is unlike almost anything else we have on offer here at UK Slot Games. The combination of free spins and expanding wilds is a potent one once you’ve triggered the feature, so if you decide to take Ariana out for a spin, try to stick at it until you’ve had chance to make it happen.
Ariana Developer - Microgaming
Microgaming is one of the most trusted and best-known providers of slots UK wise and further afield. Their development team were the geniuses who made the first-ever online a casino a reality more than twenty-five years ago and also led the way when it came to adapting online slots to work on mobile devices in 2004. They're pioneers, and they've been very successful for many years. From Immortal Romance slot game through to Lucky Leprechaun UK slot and their more 'out there' offerings like Fortunium, there's always a little something extra in Microgaming's slots which makes them special.
Sometimes, that 'little extra' is access to Microgaming's massive progressive jackpot fund, which is the largest in the world. At the time of writing, nearly one billion pounds has been paid out of it in total. Much of that money has been won through their famous 'millionaire maker' slot Mega Moolah, which once paid out a jackpot in excess of thirteen million pounds to one UK-based player. If you feel like today's your lucky day, we have that slot available at UK Slot Games. Someone's going to become a millionaire by playing it - it might as well be you!
Microgaming still make a lot of slot games in-house, but in recent years they've also struck up partnerships with newer and smaller development companies to make slots exclusively for them. It's a win-win business arrangement; it means Microgaming has some of the freshest and most creative minds in the industry creating products for them, and it means the younger companies have the sort of global market access Microgaming can provide for them. They're as relevant today as they ever have been in the past, and will continue to lead the way into the future.