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If you’re a film buff to absolutely any degree then you’ll not doubt have seen Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. The name of the game may be a lot more concise, but the inspiration taken from that movie is clear to see. Indiana Jones has been replaced with a female version although the trademark hat has been replaced and the overall idea behind the game is that of a treasure hunt and it is all rendered using top quality graphics. Sprinkle in a little Novoline magic as far as the gameplay and features go and you can be sure of being in for a treat. Those treasures won’t just find themselves, of course, and you’ll want to be sure of knowing exactly where to look. You can prepare perfectly for heading into this game by checking out the quick play guide below, covering everything from placing your bets to being in a position to get the absolute most out of the features.
Whether you’re a real life Indiana Jones or someone of considerably less notoriety, the only way to get up and running on Golden Ark is to place your bets! Regardless of the theme, this process rarely changes much on Novoline slots and fans of the developer will be pleased to see that they have made things as accessible as ever. The plus and minus buttons at the bottom of the screen are your friends here as they allow precise control over all of the action. For example, if you want to play with all of the win lines that the game has to offer then you’re more than welcome to leave that number as it is.
However, the number is fully adjustable and this can be done using the buttons on either side of the display. The same applies to the bet per line and the combined number, multiplied together, results in the cash amount that you’ll be paying every time the reels roll. When you’ve decided on the right number of credits, it is time to start playing for real and building up all of the great prizes that can come from the game. Your options for getting the reels rolling are twofold. First off, you can opt for the standard means of playing, which involves hitting start. Alternatively, you can leave the reels to it with auto play, which will keep them rolling until you either end the auto play by hitting the button again or reach the feature round.
That feature round on Golden Ark is particularly interesting and fans of games like Book of Ra will find it to be noticeably familiar. Players love slots with valuable symbols and when those symbols do two great things at once, times could not get any better! In something of a nod to Novoline’s legendary game, the book is once again at the centre of the action and acts as both a wild and a scatter. That means that when it lands on the reels once or more, it will fill in for any other prize winning symbol.
If it manages to pull that feat off three or more times then it is time to head into the bonus round, where even greater riches await. Three, four or five books trigger the bonus game, where ten free spins await. Rather than just playing out as normal, there is a small twist on the game where one symbol is chosen at random to become an additional wild card. It effectively takes on the properties of the lost book without being able to award additional spins, and extra wilds are always helpful, especially if it takes the place of one of the playing card icons which appear more regularly on the reels than most symbols.
Finishing off the action in style on Golden Ark is the gamble game. Experienced players will know exactly what this is all about, as a winning spin offers the option of attempting to double any prize amount. Guess the colour of the next card drawn and your initial win will instantly become twice as big and if you’re feeling like you’re on a streak, you’re more than welcome to keep on gambling, doubling the existing cash amount each and every time.