Summer has arrived and we've been lucky enough to have a lot of warm weather lately. But when we don't have access to a pool or a cold ice lolly, it's horrible to feel like you're missing out on the nice weather because you have to work or study. It can get particularly bad when your friends/colleagues are posting pictures of themselves on social media about what a great time they're having out in the sun or talking about their plans about going to the beach that weekend.
Hence, today we have compiled a guide to the top 5 video slots that have a theme that's based underwater. These video slots will be a great substitute for a large body of water while you're sweating on a train or bus on the way to work. They may make you feel a little cooler in any case!
1. Secrets Of Atlantis Mobile Slot
NetEnt's first of two underwater video slots on this list has a surprisingly dynamic slot reel. For starters, Secrets of Atlantis has got a 5×4 shaped reel with Nudging Wilds that help players get onto a better win. These appear in the form of beautiful mermaids as they push their way onto the reel in the base game to act as a substitution for any slot symbol type.
The slot's theme, though it may sound generic, is all about the lost underwater city of Atlantis presented with uniquely sleek graphics and sound design that really give off the impression that you are right underneath the ocean. This is typical of NetEnt and has certainly earned a spot on this list for that alone.
2. Lucky Angler Mobile Slot
Lucky Angler is the second NetEnt slot with a theme based underwater on this list and takes quite an interesting interpretation, too. Lucky Angler is based in the Arctic (or a very snowy landscape) and you go under the ice to try and catch all these weird and wonderful sea creatures beneath it. You have your scatter and wilds on a 5×3 reel which you can play from as little as 30p a spin.
The winter environment is sure to make you feel a lot cooler this summer. It's one of the few video slots that could do this with an underwater theme, seeing as most underwater slots have a more tropical/summery feel to them. Not to mention, because of the arctic environment, you're more likely to see fish and sea creatures you don't normally sea (ha! geddit?) in these slots, which is a breath of fresh air in itself.
3. Mermaids Millions Mobile Slot
Mermaids Millions from Microgaming is exactly what you might expect. With fast gameplay and packed to the brim with features, Mermaids Millions is one of those slots that, as well as an aquatic theme, promises a lot of fortune with enticing images of underwater chests full of jewels. You can play this slot from as little as 2p and being surrounded by mermaids as they help you get up to 7,500 coins isn't a bad thing either.
It may not be the most graphically pleasing thing in the world, especially in comparison to the first two slots. In fact, the reel may even look garish at times, but it does have great sound design and never for a minute do you not believe yourself to be underwater.
4. King Of Atlantis Mobile Slot
Taking a similar ilk to Microgaming, King of Atlantis once again uses the mermaid theme and promises riches and treasure beyond the player's wildest dreams. With more updated graphics and a far less conventional wheel, this IGT slot makes great use of colossal symbols to make a statement as well as help players to win. You have 5 reels and 4 rows with 40 paylines, and all the symbols are beautiful jewel-encrusted crowns or gens that make for a very visually appealing video slot.
Beware, however, that IGT have the sound up really loud on this slot so if you do play it, make sure you lower your volume. There's no background music, either. King of Atlantis is one of those video slots that only plays sound once you spin the reel.
5. Dolphin Gold Mobile Slot
Finally, we come to Dolphin Gold by Lightning Box games. Again, not the most visually pleasing slot (at least in comparison to today's standards and the video slots we have on this list) but this slot is also slightly older than the others on this list so that would explain why it's “uglier”. Regardless, it's still an awesome slot to play and makes for some great gambling from 40p per spin.
With this slot, you can also get up to 21 extra spins which can really help you in getting along to winning a lot more coins without having to contribute any yourself. Align all the correct symbols to make this happen or simply spin to your heart's content. As far as underwater video slots go, it might not be the most original or even the best, but it's certainly a lot of fun.