Pearls of Aphrodite slot review
The underwater theme is quite nicely done in Pearls of Aphrodite, with seaweed swaying calmly in the background and the occasional colorful fish swimming by. The Pearl Collection system can lead to some tense sticky expanded multiplier wild Respin moments, not least if you play with HyperBet level 2.
The 50.63 % hit rate is very high, and this means that you’ll land some kind of payout on pretty much every other spin. The soundtrack and sound effects are pleasantly harmonic, and the RTP is increased a bit if you go with HyperBet level 2. Not being able to afford that puts a damper on the whole experience though, so this game might not appeal to penny punters.
Pearls of Aphrodite Slot - Reels Screen
Pearls of Aphrodite Slot Features
The regular Aphrodite Wild steps in for all regular pay symbols, and it’s also the most valuable symbol in the game. It pays 40x your stake for 6-oak, while the top-tier harp symbol pays 10x for the same. In addition, you have the red-haired Aphrodite Multiplier Wild, and this one lands with a multiplier value of x2 attached if you play with HyperBet level 2.
You’ll see a pearl trail above the reels, and pearls from the Oyster symbol are collected in this meter. There are 3 Aphrodite images in this trail, one at the very beginning, one in the middle and one at the end. The goal is to highlight as many of these 3 portraits as possible, as this will affect how the Ocean Respin feature plays out.
Landing a silver or gold coin with a dove anywhere on the reels triggers the Ocean Respin feature, and you get 1 or 2 respins, respectively. Depending on how many pearls you have collected, you get either 1, 2 or 3 expanding (multiplier) Aphrodite Wilds that fill randomly chosen reels.
Landing at least 3 bonus scatters anywhere in sight triggers the Bonus Round, you get a scatter win of 2x for 3 scatters, while 4 scatters award a 6x payout up front. The regular wild expands to cover the full reel whenever it appears, and any multiplier wild you land becomes sticky for the duration of the feature.
A multiplier meter above the reels increases by +1 per free spin, and all sticky multiplier wilds are continuously upgraded to the multiplier value in the meter. You can also land +1 extra spin symbols, and these award +1 free spin to your tally.
If you go with HyperBet level 1 (RTP of 96.04 %), the default bonus round comes with 6 free spins and up to x6 sticky wild multipliers. Paying twice as much per spin gives you HyperBet Level 2 (RTP of 96.54 %), which comes with a bonus round with 8 free spins and up to x8 sticky wild multipliers.
Non-UK players can take advantage of the HyperBonus feature. This allows you to purchase the bonus round directly, and it comes with 3 different options as follows:
- Pay 227.04x your stake to get 10 free spins with up to x10 wild multipliers (96.61 % RTP).
- Pay 98.44x your stake to get 8 free spins with up to x8 wild multipliers (96.72 % RTP).
- Pay 40.96x your stake to get 6 free spins with up to x6 wild multipliers (96.81 % RTP).
The 200 Spins Pearls of Aphrodite Slot Experience
We grinded along in the base game for a while, before we decided to purchase the top-tier bonus round at 0:45 into the 2 and a half minute highlights video. We got a decent amount of sticky multiplier wilds towards the end, and you can see for yourself how we fared by hitting the play button below.
At first glance, Pearls of Aphrodite looked like yet another run-of-the-mill Greek mythology installment, but once we started spinning we were pleasantly surprised. The underwater visual presentation grew on us, and the pace and the sound effects are quite enjoyable. Going with HyperBet level 2 is probably a good idea, all things considered, but it will increase the minimum bet from 50p to £1.
If your bankroll can tolerate that, you get a better overall RTP, x2 multiplier wilds that expand during the Ocean Respin feature and an enhanced bonus round. 8 spins instead of 6 can make a big difference, not least since the final 2 spins can make or break your session. Racking up plenty of sticky multiplier wilds, and seeing their value increase per free spin, can be quite thrilling. However, it’s hardly anything we haven’t seen many times before.
- Choose between 2 HyperBet levels
- Pearl collection system in the base game
- Trigger 1-2 Respins w/ expanding wilds
- FS w/ sticky increasing multiplier wilds
- Win up to 5,217x your stake
- Not so fun if you can’t afford HyperBet level 2
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