8/10

Rating

Mobile: No

0 Freespins + 0% up to £0

Welcome bonus: Yes

“Mermaids Millions has a great design”

Mermaids Millions video slot is one that I am very familiar with. Years ago, when I thought I knew everything and tried to start my own website, Mermaids Millions was one of the very first video slots I reviewed and played. I liked it then and I like it now.

Mermaids Millions is quite unique. The game always stood out to me with its vibrant colors, flashy design massive jackpots that can be won in normal game play. It definitely is one of the more colorful slots out there. Aside from its design, Mermaids Millions is similar to most 5 reel slots.

Being even 5 years old in the gaming industry is ancient when we’re talking about slots. Table games like Blackjack and Roulette have changed very little over hundreds of years. But people want bigger and better slots that developers are forced to create on a regular basis. Mermaids Millions was built to last and stand up to the test of time.

Being a pioneer is what Mermaids Millions was all about. It was one of the first mobile slots from MicroGaming. And being the great slot it is, its functions have been changed over the years to be compatible with most mobile devices. Including iPhones, iPads and Android devices.

Slot summary

Game type Video slot
Software provider MicroGaming
Autoplay Option Yes
Slot reels / paylines 5 Reels 15 Pay Lines
Coins range 0.02 – 2.00
Min/Max bet 0.3 / 150.00
Max win 7,500 Coins
Free spins 10 Free Spins / 3X Multiplier
Bonus rounds Yes
House edge 3.5%
Slot volatility Low/Medium

General Information

Spinning the 5 Reels and playing all 15 pay lines will lead to some exciting spins. There are free spins, bonus rounds and payout multipliers. It has all the bonuses and features we would expect from a top rated slot.

Let us first give a brief overview of the game before we dive into the bonuses and other features.

You can play between 1 and 15 lines with a minimum bet of just $0.01. The max bet using all lines and 5 coins per line at the maximum value would be $75 per spin. It’s recommended to play at least the max number of lines if you can. This is how you get the bigger payouts.

Game Play

Game play is as easy as it gets with this game. It has all the standard buttons like bet max, select lines and so on. There’s also an “Expert” mode which essentially just adds an auto play button where you can play up to 10 spins in a row without having to do anything. In reality, the max 10 game auto play is quite low compared to other slots.

Symbols

The standard symbols all apply in Mermaids Millions. I really wish someone would come up with a fresh idea to replace the generic 9 through Ace symbols. But, this is how the world of slots works.

Higher paying symbols include…

  • Sea Horses
  • Clams
  • Chest of Jewels

Wild Symbol

King Triton is the wild symbol that pays out the most. Not officially called King Triton, but if I were to own a copyright of this character, I would win a lawsuit against Mermaids Millions in 2 seconds.

Not only is he the wild symbol, he pays out the largest amount. If you get 5 of this symbol, you win the 7,500 coin jackpot.

Scatter

The scatter symbol is the mermaid. She’s pretty, but as well all know beauty can be deceiving.

Three or more of this symbol will trigger the free spins. But, 2 of these will actually pay out at 2 coins. And let me tell you when you get just 2 of her, she literally laughs at you as if to say – “Ha Ha, you didn’t get the free spins!”

I’m not sure if this was intentional by the developers of this game, but there were many times I was cursing this snide little mermaid.

Treasure Bonus

Now that I’ve got that out of my system, let’s talk about the symbol that I love. The treasure chest is the symbol that activates the treasure bonus round. Three or more will activate it, but they must be in a row. They can’t be anywhere on the reels like the scatter.

In game bonus features

Free Spins

The free spins bonus gives you 10 free spins with all wins during this round multiplied by 3. An additional 10 free spins can be re-triggered during this round as well.

Treasure Bonus

When you reach the Treasure Bonus, you will be faced with a bunch of shells and old chests. All you do is click on a chest or shell to reveal a coin prize. The number of chests you can pick is determined by the number of Treasure Bonus symbols that triggered the bonus round.

  • 3 Symbols = 3 Picks
  • 4 Symbols = 4 Picks
  • 5 Symbols = 5 Picks

Unlike some slots where only the highest prize is won; in Mermaids Millions, each prize is accumulated and you win them all.

Final thoughts

Other than the mermaid who laughed at me plenty, I love Mermaids Millions. Maybe it’s because I have a close, personal connection with it. Or maybe because it’s just that good. Either way, I would recommend it to anyone, especially beginners. It’s by far one of the easier slots to play, yet has more features than many of these fancy slots you see today.

There’s a reason this slot is still around even after being released almost a decade ago. The old saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” applies to Mermaids Millions. It was a great design and it still holds true to its original form.