Rise of Atlantis 2 Slot Features
Deep under the surface, a 6x5 grid flanked by an ornate frame supported by massive pillars delivers payouts for matching at least 8 symbols on the board. A "scatter pays" evaluation is in place, meaning there's no need to follow specific lines, ways, or clusters. Scoring a minimum required amount of identical icons anywhere in view will secure a win. Every successful combination disappears, triggering a cascade of the remaining symbols and adding new ones to complete the panel and potentially award further hits. Sets comprising low-value gemstones award between 0.25 - 8 times the bet, while premium characters represented by various treasures, artifacts, and Poseidon's portrait grant from 1 to 50 times.
Blue, orange, or red bubbles carrying multipliers between 2x and 100x may appear randomly in any position on the grid. At the beginning of each spin, they will move one cell up. Once the cascading sequence is over, the total win from that round will be multiplied by the collective value from all bubbles currently visible on the board.
Randomly, after any winning cascade, Poseidon may trigger his power and increase the grid's height by an additional row. If wins keep appearing on consecutive spins, the grid will keep growing by one row each, up to a maximum of 8.
Rise of Atlantis 2 Free Spins
Landing 4, 5, or 6 Bonus Symbols triggers the round comprising 12, 15, or 20 free spins. During the game, Rising Multipliers increase their value every time they move, up to a 1000x maximum. After every winning spin, the grid's height increases by an additional row, and the size is kept for the remainder of the bonus. Landing 3, 4, 5, or 6 Scatters awards 5, 7, 10, or 15 extra spins.
Bonus Buy & Extra Bet
Players can activate an Extra Bet to increase the chances of triggering a bonus for a 25% increase in the active stake. Alternatively, it's possible to access the bonus round instantly by choosing one of three variants:
- Regular Free Spins for 125 x bet.
- Ultimate Rise (Free Spins with Enhanced Multipliers) for 375 x bet.
- Poseidon's Fury (Free Spins with Enhanced Multipliers and Fully-Expanded Grid) for 625 x bet.
It's tricky about sequels that you can't push the game too far in either direction. It can't be too different from the original, not to turn away players who enjoyed it, yet it can't just introduce something meaningless just for the sake of being different. Rise of Atlantis 2 hasn't undergone much of a metamorphosis regarding the audiovisual experience since most of the iconography and overall art direction remained the same. There are subtle changes in minor details on the premium symbols, Poseidon's attire, and the backdrop, but for the most part, the atmosphere continues the mood from the first part. Some may think that perhaps a stronger effort should be put into the graphics to show the evolution of what is now becoming a series, but we feel that's not always a must.
The most substantial development occurred on the technical side of the game. Firstly, the multiplier values can now grow to an astounding 1000x, and secondly, the playing area may expand up to 8 rows. Having a larger field to score combinations is advantageous in connection with any win evaluation mechanism, but it's unquestionably the most beneficial when utilizing the "scatter pays" method. It's also great that players can experience the feature during the base game, getting a taste of what's waiting in the bonus round, where the expansion doesn't reset throughout.