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Atlantean GigaRise slot review

Added by Yggdrasil. Information last updated: 10/06/2021

User rating:

- (0)

Tester rating:

3.2 (1)

Game information

Game supplier:Yggdrasil

Release date:04/2021

RTP:96%

Volatility:Low

Max. win:bet x 15000

Mobile version:Support all devices

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Highlights

Bonus game or special game

Freespins

Expanding reels

Jackpot

Non standard reels

Themes

Ancient

Greece & Rome

Sea & shore

Adventure & action

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RTP (Return to player):
96%
Volatility:
Low
Max. win:
bet x 15000

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
82
Yggdrasil score (compared to other slots of supplier)
65
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Slot tester's review Trystan Michielsen

Slot tested

Atlantean Gigarise is the game that brings us deep under the ocean into the ancient city of Atlantis. Here we are greeted by impressive sights of temples and buildings while we play on a non-standard playing field with free spins and expanding reels.

The game immediately jumps out at the player with its unique visuals. The background shows us that we’re deep underwater and that we’re in the middle of Atlantis. The buildings are mostly temples but there’s also a strange-looking spire. This lends to the idea that the Atlanteans were an advanced civilization before, or after, they sank under the waves. The game further features a 5-reel, 3-row playing field that can expand up to 8 rows high.

Developed and released by Yggdrasil in 2021, players can be assured of the visual prowess of the game. There aren’t a lot of animations though, and most of the images we see are static. There are some nice details in the background such as bubbles drifting up or a school of fish swimming in the distance. When there’s a win on 1 of the 2,520 paylines, we simply see the winning symbols light up.

When playing the game there is a subtle song playing in the background that does fit the setting well. It features some classic instruments and makes it sound like we’re in a classic story. The sound effects include loud jingles when there’s a win, but the rows spinning is made to sound like bubbling. Other effects also help with the idea that we’re deep under the ocean.

Symbols

Atlantean Gigarise uses a pretty simple selection of symbols. The low-paying symbols are card letters that are made to look like they are somewhat related to the ocean. It’s difficult to give it an Atlantean look and I appreciate the effort. At the end of the day, card letters still don’t make a lot of sense in the context of an underwater city. The other symbols are more related but still very simple.

Because of the large playing field, the symbols also don’t get a lot of room to show off their details. As a result, they’re rather small and unimpressive. There also aren’t any animations hidden in the symbols themselves, even when part of a win. They simply light up briefly before the game continues.

Players will be playing a slot with Low Volatility, which results in rather frequent wins but usually only for a small number of coins. As a result, I found my funds drop slowly since the wins barely compensated for my spins. Players can change this somewhat by adjusting their bet to between £0.20 and £40 per spin. There is also a jackpot of 15,000x your bet.

The symbols in the game include, from most to least important:

  • Scatter: Get 3 or more Scatter symbols on the screen to activate the free spins mode.
  • Wild: Wilds substitute all regular symbols in the game.
  • Bracelet: Max. 2x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Helmet: Max. 1.2x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Sword and Shield: Max. 1.2x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Harp: Max. 1x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Vase: Max. 1x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Ace: Max. 0.4x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • King: Max. 0.4x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Queen: Max. 0.4x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Jack: Max. 0.4x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • 10: Max. 0.4x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.

Features

Atlantean Gigarise has a number of different features as can be expected from a Yggdrasil game. The main one is the Gigarise feature but there are more:

  • Gigarise: Whenever the Gigarise symbol appears on a reel, that reel will expand by 1 row.
  • Consecutive Reels: Wins are calculated by having the same symbol appear on consecutive reels from left to right.
  • Wild: Wilds substitute all regular symbols in the game.
  • Free Spins: With 3 Scatter symbols on the screen the free spins mode is activated.
  • Bonus Game: If a reel reaches its maximum height, the bonus game is triggered.

The main game is largely the same as what we’d expect from a regular slot. The playing field is bigger and the Gigarise feature causes the reels to grow, but other than that it works in a familiar way. Players will get more ways to win as the reels continue to grow because of the consecutive reels feature.

If a reel hits the maximum length, it will trigger the bonus game. During the bonus game, all symbols are removed and only multipliers, free spins, and a jackpot can appear on the screen. The middle row is highlighted and anything that stops on that row is awarded. Players have 3 spins to get something on the middle row. If they do, it resets back to 3 spins. If they run out of spins, the bonus game ends.

The free spins mode can be activated through the bonus game or when getting scatter symbols on the screen. This mode starts with a 5-reel, 3-row playing field but with every spin one reel will expand.

In Conclusion

Atlantean Gigarise is a pretty-looking slot although it misses some of the creativity that I’ve come to expect from Yggdrasil. Everything looks good but there are only a few animations and no real cinematics or characters that liven up the game.

The features are interesting, although I never managed to activate the free spins mode through the base game. Instead, I had free spins drop onto the bonus game. It’s possible to alternate between the bonus game and the free spins mode for quite a while since either can trigger the other.

I think the low volatility will be the biggest disappointment for a lot of players. Even when hitting the free spins mode, activating the bonus game a few times, and getting extra free spins, I only won 30x my bet. This seems a small pay-off considering the effort it takes.

Overall rating:

3.2

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  • Features

    Wins and bets

    RTP (Return to Player):96%

    Volatility:Low

    Max. win:bet x 15000

    Min. bet:£0.2

    Max. bet:£40

    Progressive jackpot:

    Reels & playlines

    Reels:5

    Rows:8

    Non-standard layout:

    Max. lines:32768

    Min. lines:2520

    Win both ways:

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    Languages

    You can play Atlantean GigaRise in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 18 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Turkish, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Chinese

    Currencies

    Atlantean GigaRise supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD

    Stats

    Release date 04/2021
    4th newest on Yggdrasil 69th newest on Bojoko
    RTP 96% 0.14% > average
    93rd highest on Yggdrasil 1,481st highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 15000 x your bet
    30th highest on Yggdrasil 343rd highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 32768 163740% > average
    7th highest on Yggdrasil 83rd highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.2 per spin
    53rd lowest on Yggdrasil 1,273rd lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £40 per spin
    86th highest on Yggdrasil 1,933rd highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    The most rated on Yggdrasil 39th most rated on Bojoko
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    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen is a Dutch native who started his career as a content writer for various small businesses who were interested in creating an online presence.

    When the opportunity arose to move to Malta and work in the iGaming sector, Trystan didn't hesitate to make the plunge. Here he worked as a Content and SEO specialist for different companies before moving back home.

    Now acting as a freelancer he maintains his connection with the online slot community by playing and reviewing the wide variety of videoslots that are released.

    Trystan enjoys playing the slots that offer a full experience, focusing on more than just the technical details but keeping an eye on its presentation. Graphics, music and style can create a game that's more than the sum of its parts.

    A writer at heart, putting thoughts to paper is something he's done for as long as he remembers. In his free time, he enjoys writing fiction as well as watching and reviewing movies.

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    Game supplier:Yggdrasil

    Release date:04/2021

    RTP (Return to player):96%

    Max. win:bet x 15000

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Tester rating: 3.2

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