Neptunes Kingdom Slot Review
There's a pivotal moment in each child's life when inspiration strikes and the kid has a clear vision of their future career path. For me, I KNEW I was going to become a Marine Biologist after I saw Daryll Hannah in Splash. Hey, it didn't turn out that way, but for a good couple of years, I dreamt of finding my mermaid. A combination of sub-par marks in Biology and the startling revelation that mermaids don't exist shattered my dream. I'm not gonna lie – it hit me hard. (Much harder than the Easter Bunny or Santa reveals.) So it's with a little twinge of disillusionment that I review Neptunes Kingdom ( A video slot by Belatra Games designed to work on all devices). Those feelings melted away and I was awestruck with the seascape background, complete with bubbles floating up. Things just got better when I saw the mermaid on the reels – Daryll Hannah version 2.0! Visually this slot had me hook line and sinker, and I yearned to explore the ocean.
Neptunes Kingdom is a 5 reel, 20 payline slot with medium volatility. The symbols are almost all aquatic themed until, like most slots, they added in a few face card letters. The marine symbols are the mermaid, treasure chest, various fish, a pearl, starfish, dolphins and Neptune. Neptune is the wild and can replace all symbols except for the scatter, which is the dolphins. I gotta say Neptune got a bit of a raw deal – he looks like Father Christmas frowning, struggling to understand a concept like the Internet. Not intimidating at all. The controls are at the bottom of the reels: Info, Lines, Credits, Bet, Total Bet, Win Amount, Max Bet, Start and Autostart. It's pretty much all self-explanatory and straightforward to use.
3 or more scatters activates 10 or 15 Free Spins. A sideways reel appears with the mermaid and Neptune. Spin the reel and your Free Spins are allocated according to which symbol it lands on. Both will be super wilds:
Mermaid - 10 free spins during which every new super wild mermaid is fixed on the reel until the end of Free Spins.
Neptune - 15 free spins during which Neptune expands to transform the reel entirely into a wild. The Free spins are retriggerable in the same formats.
After each winning spin in regular play you can choose to “Gamble” your profits if you so wish. A 2x bet on card color or 4x bet on card color and suite is the default. However in settings you can change it to a high card draw with the dealer if you prefer.
The graphics and animations are superb, down to little details like the mermaids hair moving. There's very little music which lets the ambient sound effects shine through. Performance wise Neptunes Kingdom looked excellent and did brilliantly on each device tested.
On a shallow note: anyone else who had a crush on Daryll Hannah, do yourself a favor and try this slot out. Daryll Hannah 2.0 Rocks! For the non-perverts out there: This is a beautifully constructed slot that kept me enthralled for hours. I love unusual Free Spins features and Neptunes Kingdom certainly impressed in that department!