Noah’s Ark Slots

Noahs-ArkNoah’s Ark is something that pretty much everyone is familiar with, at least in any country where Christianity is important as a religion. That’s why I’m sure that there will be a lot of people that will enjoy this game because of its theme alone, but since its features tend to be quite good and the double symbols also add to its attractiveness, there are a lot of pros in its favor. It’s a bit cartoonish and there are playing cards, but other than that it’s a happy looking game with a theme I for one haven’t seen approached anywhere else.

An IGT slot machine with 5 reels/30 paylines, Noah’s Ark will provide you with some serious top payouts, of up to $1,000,000, while its free games, bonus features, scatter symbols, wilds and multipliers will all be more than enough to make this a fun title.

Features of Noah’s Ark

Besides the usual mix of multipliers, scatter icons, wilds, free spins and bonus games, you also have the double symbol option, which is quite rare.

The double symbols basically allow you to have up to 10 animals on a payline. Only the animal symbols are taken into consideration here. Each symbol has either 1 or 2 matching animals on it. Add all the animals from the symbols that form a combination, and you find out what kind of payout awaits you. You still start at 3 animals as a minimum to get a prize, but the upper limit is now set to 10 animals (5 double symbols). The wild symbol, when in use in a combo, counts as two animals.

As I’ve mentioned above, the wild is present in the game and it can take the place of a pair of animals, the only exception being the white dove scatters. Other than that, whenever you get the wild in a combo, it will be counted as two animals, or as one regular symbol, depending on the combo it contributes to. The wild is also the one that helps you get the top jackpot, but for that you need all five wilds on a payline that is active.


Free Games Feature

The free spins, so popular in slot machines, appear as a result of scatter symbols present on the reels. You get both single and double dove scatters, and they are only available on the reels 2, 3 and 4. You need five doves to get 5 spins for free, while six doves will get you 10 spins. They have their own reels, and they tend to pay more often than the base game.

Betting options and jackpots

The two decisions that are left up to you in Noah’s Ark will each influence the game in different ways. One of them concerns the number of active lines, which directly influences the chance of getting a winning combination, the range being 1 to 30 paylines. The second decision is regarding the line wager, which starts at $1 and goes up to $100, its value determining just how much you’re getting from the slot’s prizes. The wagers can get quite big, and even though they start at only $1, the upper limit is at $3,000 per spin.

The slot’s best paying combo will get you 10,000 coins, and if you used the highest denomination possible you will end up with $1,000,000 in your pocket. You can reduce that denomination if you can’t afford it though, but the value of the 10,000 coins will drop accordingly.

Design and symbols

The action takes place aboard Noah’s Ark, a piece of which you can see behind the reels, a huge ship that can take inside all the animals mentioned in the game. The reels are made out of wooden boards, with playing cards and animals. One cute aspect is the use of both single and double symbols, so you can get up to 10 identical animals from 5 symbols, with payouts being offered accordingly. All the animals are smiling at you, quite happy about being rescued it seems.

Symbols: Logo (wild, 10,000x), Lion (2,500x), Hippo (1,000x), Elephant (1,000x), Camel (1,000x), Turtle (1,000x), Ace (200x), King (100x), Queen (100x) and Jack (100x).


Is It Worth Playing?

Even if the theme is of no interest to you, its prizes are good and thanks to the single/double symbol system it’s actually interesting to play. Design wise you’re not going to be impressed by it, but that doesn’t take away from the game that much.

You will find Noah’s Ark at any online casino which chooses to use software from IGT, playable either for free or for real money.