If you’ve spent any time playing at Gaming Club’s desktop or mobile casino, you already know how impressive our suite of games is. Our pokies are especially entertaining and rewarding, based on every theme you can imagine and some that you probably can’t!
To help keep your visits to Gaming Club feeling fresh and exciting, we strive to roll out new online pokies on a regular basis. That’s just what we’re doing on the 25th of February, when Atlantic Treasures Mega Moolah will make its debut. Find out more about the new game here, and see why you’re going to love playing it.
Part of the Mega Moolah Network
The Mega Moolah progressive jackpot network is arguably the most successful franchise of its kind. Including the original Mega Moolah title, Mega Moolah Isis and now several other new online pokies, it has made millionaires out of dozens of players over the years.
Atlantean Treasures is the latest addition to the network of progressive jackpots powered by Microgaming, and we have to say that we found it as refreshing as a spray of seawater. Microgaming teamed up with independent Neon Valley Studios for the underwater adventure, and have been as successful as they were in their previous collaboration, Aurora Wilds.
Dive Into An Ocean Fantasy
The mythical lost city of Atlantis is shrouded in myth and mystery, and was famous for its fabulous wealth. What better setting, then, for a new online pokies game that has the potential to pay out prizes worth millions? Neon Valley Studios clearly thought so, and put a lot of effort into creating a visually dazzling game that brings the submerged metropolis to life.
The transparent reels are set against a sea floor carpeted in seaweed and coral, with the ruins of old buildings in the background. Light from above illuminates the scene in various shades of blue and green, and the symbols in each reel position are enclosed in bubbles that pop when you land a win.
These icons include a starfish, some fluffy seaweed, a seahorse, a koi and a fish. Interestingly, the 2 highest-value regular symbols are the BAR and the 7. Including these retro classics brings an old-school feeling to the new online pokie. This intriguing blend of past and future game design is also seen in the fact that while there is a multifunctional Wild Symbol and a progressive jackpot, there is no regular bonus round in Atlantean Treasures.
Playing the Game
Minimum and maximum bets in Atlantean Treasures are set at 0.1 to 200 coins per spin, so everyone can afford to play. Just bear in mind that the bigger your stake, the greater your chances of triggering the progressive jackpot.
There are 10 fixed paylines spread over the 5 reels and 3 rows, and they have bi-directionality, meaning they pay out whether they run from left to right or from right to left. This effectively doubles your chances of a win in this medium-volatility pokie, which has a theoretical Return to Player rate of 92.08%, a top non-progressive prize of 20,000 coins and a hit rate of 21.69%.
These statistics exclude the progressive jackpot, and it’s important to note that the jackpot pays out often enough to make the relatively low return rate understandable. In fact, the return rate in Atlantean Treasures is 4% higher than in the original Mega Moolah game!
Multifunctional Mermaid Wilds
The Wild Symbol in this underwater extravaganza is, understandably enough, a beautiful mermaid. From her pink hair to the tip of her tail, she’ll enchant you and also has the power to boost your wins. She can replace any regular icon to complete paying combinations, and expands to fill the entire column when she lands on Reels 2, 3 or 4.
The expanded Wild also triggers a single respin, during which the stack showing the entire mermaid is held in place to take your potential payouts even higher. This can happen up to 3 times in row, before your normal spins resume.
Progressive Jackpot Pearls
What will probably draw most people to this new online pokie, at least to begin with, is the fact that it has a progressive jackpot linked to the Mega Moolah network. To the left of your screen you’ll be able to see the current totals for each of the different-sized progressive jackpots, and underneath this is an oyster shell.
Pearls can be randomly superimposed over any symbol, except the Wild, on Reels 2 to 4. They’re then collected and added to the ones already sitting in the oyster, until the progressive jackpot is triggered.
You’ll then get to spin the Progressive Wheel which will determine which jackpot you get; the Mini, Minor, Major or coveted Mega. The interactive nature of Atlantean Treasures makes it one of the most exciting new online pokies that we’ve seen in some time, and it’s sure to be as enjoyable and exciting as all the other games in the series.