Steamy Mermaid slots a hit

Jul 27, 2004 2:52 AM

Although Las Vegas is smack-dab in the middle of the desert, there’s no shortage of "water-themed" attractions in the gaming oasis. From water parks to sandy beaches to dancing fountains, Las Vegas is waterlogged in amenities.

Not to be outdone are the slot machines developed by gaming giant IGT. Two of their most recent nautical games are Mystical Mermaids and Bucks Ahoy.

In the former, sexy mermaids cast a spell on those who get into the swim with the Mystical Mermaids video reel slots game.

Players really rock the boat during the Splish Splash Free Spin bonus. King Neptune never had it this good!

The bonus round is initiated when a Treasure Chest symbol appears in any position on reel 1, and one or more Mystical Mermaids game symbols appear in any position on reels 2, 3, 4, or 5.

Ten free spins are awarded for each initiating Mystical Mermaids game symbol. Additional free spins are awarded if Treasure Chest and Mystical Mermaids game symbols appear during the bonus, up to a maximum of 999 free spins.

The top award range is from 25,000 credits for a 100-credit wager (with a maximum bet of five credits per line playing all 20 lines), up to 100,000 credits for a 400-credit wager (with a maximum bet of 20 credits per line playing all 20 lines)

The Bucks Ahoy spinning reel slots game features a pirate theme with 5-reel, 9-line, 45-coin game play. The Pirate’s Table bonus and the Treasure Beach bonus add more booty and even more fun to the gaming experience.

The game is available in a 5-reel, 9-line, 45-coin spinning reel slot with theme-specific symbols.

In addition players love the 15-inch liquid crystal display (LCD) in the top box, which mimics each reel spin and offers touchscreen convenience during bonus game play.

A scatter pay is triggered when three, four or five skull symbols land anywhere on the reels.

The Pirate’s Table bonus starts when three pirate symbols line up from left to right on any active payline. Players receive bonus credits for all the stash they can grab before the snoozing pirate is stirred from his slumber.

The Treasure Beach bonus starts when three X-Marks-the-Spot map symbols land in any position on an active payline. Players pick spots to dig for treasure on the screen and receive bonus credits for the contents of each treasure chest.

Players receive the top award of 50,000 credits when five Bucks Ahoy symbols land on any active payline.