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Don your favourite adventures hat and go in search of gold

This Novomatic slot sees the female lead character go in search of the lost Golden Ark and the riches it contains.

There’s no doubt about the theme in this Golden Ark slot machine. You open it up and you are hit by an Egyptian style background with pyramids on the horizon and golden statues, books and hieroglyphic style symbols on the 5 reels.

We have to say, it’s a decent theme, much like you might find in Microgaming’s Tomb Raider or Novomatic’s very own Book of Ra Deluxe slot.

This is a popular theme with many, so why not mesh Indiana Jones and Lara Croft for one hell of a treasure hunt?

Anyway, back to this Golden Ark video slot review. The female lead is the higher paying symbol, giving you a 2000x your line bet win for finding 5 on a payline, she much like the riches, will be hard to find.

At it’s core this is a super simple game. It only has 10 paylines and a single free spins game, and no scatters as the wild acts as the scatter too in this case. As it triggers the free spins. But more on that in a moment.

If you are a fan of playing Novomatic slots online or mobile, then the sounds that come out of this machine as you spin will be familiar.

That would be ‘good ol’ fashioned’ style noise, which can be charming for some, but we find  a little annoying after 50 spins or so.

So best to turn the sounds off and your music on loudly.

  • Software: Novomatic
  • Min Bet: 4.00
  • Max Bet: 100.00
  • Slot Type: Video
  • Paylines: 10 Paylines
  • Reels: 5 Reels
  • Return to Player: 95.10%
  • Variance: High
  • Free Spins: 10 free spins with expanding symbols and are re-triggerable
  • Wilds: The big Egyptian book is wild and substitutes for all symbols
  • Mobile: No
By SlotSumo | Updated: Jul 12th 2015 | Rating 4.3
Online slot reels that hide some big wins with expanding symbols

10 free spins with expanding symbols

This is where this Golden Ark slot game comes in to its own. And where you will win the biggest wins of the game, especially if you are lucky enough to land one of the higher paying golden statue or eye symbols.

Simply find 3 or more of the lavish golden books across the five reels and you’ll be rewarded with 10 free games. Once you have triggered them you will be taken to a screen where one expanding symbol will be randomly chosen.

Once you know what it is, you can then sit back and watch the spins roll. But, let us first tell you how the expanding wilds work.

Depending on the symbol, if you match 2 or 3 or more they will expand to fill the whole reel and give you a win.

This can lead to some pretty hefty wins especially if you find four or five symbols as they expand to fill your screen.

We’ve managed to get a 350x our bet win here with the eye symbol as our expanding symbol. More is possible, though we wouldn’t be out of line by saying that an average of about 80 to 100 times your bet.

But the fun doesn’t stop there as the free games can be re-triggered over and over again. We’ve managed to get 40 free games in total.

Why play the Golden Ark slot online?

You won’t be able to play it as a mobile slot, unfortunately, for all you mobile slots lovers out there.

But aside from that it pretty much ticks all the slot adventure boxes; a decent RTP of 95.10%, hard hitting free games, and a high maximum bet per spin.

The action might be slow in the base game for some, but once you hit those free games the action can come thick and fast with some exciting, heart pumping wins.

This Golden Ark slot machine is one for the more experienced gambler who likes their slots uncomplicated and packing a punch.

For everyone else there’s always The Book of Ra Deluxe or perhaps Play’n GO’s Riches of Ra slot.

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Golden Ark Review
  • By Novomatic
  • RTP: 95.10%
  • 5 Reels, 10 Paylines
  • Min Bet: 4.00
  • Max Bet: 100.00
  • Big hitting free spins games with upwards of 300x your bet wins
  • Egyptian slot theme with a Tomb Raider / Indiana Jones feel
  • A simple game with re-triggerable free spins and 10 paylines
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