Noah’s Ark is an online video slot machine game from IGT (International Game Technology) that has been released in July 2010. This online video slot machine game has 5 reels and 30 pay lines. The theme of Noah’s Ark is, as its name implies, inspired by the famous children’s biblical story of Noah’s Ark.
Many online slots players liked playing Noah’s Ark as soon as they have tried playing it for free because firstly, it has the Split Symbols Feature where symbols can come in twos! Another thing to be excited about is when you get to trigger the Raining Free Spin Bonus Feature game that provides you not only with up to 10 Free Spins, but also a 281% average return-on-bet per spin, and even more Split Symbols!
Most people believe that most IGT developers have a certain adoration for animals, and maybe that’s the reason why they are so good when it comes to creating slots games with an animal theme to it. If you have never played the Noah’s Ark slot game before, you will definitely like mingling with the wild animals in this particular slot game when you get to spot them especially in twos, thanks to the unique Split Symbols Feature that counts for 2 symbols instead of just 1, which means more chances of winning big prizes!
It is natural for online slots players to try out the free play mode first whenever they happen to come across a slot game they have never played on before. The reason for this is that they would like to assess whether or not that a particular slot game is worthy enough to spend their real money on. Fortunately, you can play online slot games powered by IGT absolutely for free, without bothering to download anything! Noah’s Ark online video slot game is absolutely a fun and exciting game to play at, especially if you loved the story of Noah’s Ark. Noah’s Ark online slot game by IGT features wild substitutes, scatter wins, the unique Split Symbols™ Feature, a fun and exciting Free Spin Bonus Feature game, a 281% return-on-bet per spin, a maximum top award of £250,000 for a single bet, and last but not least, it has a 93.04% to 94.93% theoretical RTP (return to player)!
Graphics & Sound
Known for being one of the leading slots manufacturers in the entire world by both land-based and online slots players, IGT (International Game Technology) brings to the online gaming world a fusion of entertaining slots and a very famous children’s biblical story – the Noah’s Ark slot machine game. It seems like animals are a favorite theme among the developers of IGT, so it is no wonder that the Noah’s Ark slot machine game is pretty much well made. When you first play the Noah’s Ark online video slot game, you would see that there are some symbols that come in twos, thanks to the Split Symbols™ Feature. Since it is based on a children’s biblical story, the symbols used are drawn in a cartoonish manner. The background of the reels seems like it is made up of wooden platforms, which clearly depicts the components of Noah’s ark. Also, the outer surrounding of the reels resembles the entirety of Noah’s Ark, which very much looks like it is situated along a shoreline. Quirky, animated programming of the smiling animal symbols that throw out wads of cash when you form winning combinations can be seen. Most players love the graphics when they get to trigger the Raining Free Spins Bonus Feature game, because all of the symbols there are drenched in the downpour of rain! The overall graphic design of Noah’s Ark shows many different colors such as blue, green, red, pink, purple, black, silver, white, orange, and a whole lot of brown.
When you spin the reels, background music similar to the ones you hear in other IGT slot games is played. Different, quirky, celebratory background music will fill your ears whenever you hit winning combinations; and if you manage to win with a specific animal, say for example, the elephant, they will celebrate with you while you get paid out! When you manage to trigger the Raining Free Spins Bonus Feature game, tropical-themed, somewhat cartoonish music is played, which makes Noah’s Ark very entertaining to play at.
In Noah’s Ark online video slot game, the card deck symbols available are J, Q, K, and Ace. Other regular symbols include, of course, some wild animals that were taken inside the ark in pairs (according to the biblical story) such as the Lion, Hippopotamus, Elephant, Camel and the Tortoise. Please take note that in the Raining Free Spins Bonus Feature game, animal symbols used there are the Giraffe, Ram, Zebra, Ostrich and the Alligator.
The Wild Symbol is the Noah’s Ark Logo symbol. The Noah’s Ark Logo (wild symbol) acts as a substitute for all other symbols (except for the scatter symbol) in order to help you complete a winning combination. When you are able to get winning combinations with multiple Noah’s Ark Logo wild symbols on an active pay line, you will be given varying prizes (refer to the Paytable). Because of the Split Symbols™ Feature, the Noah’s Ark Logo wild symbol can substitute for the highest-paying animal symbol or highest-paying double symbol that completes a winning combination! When substituting for an Animal symbol, the Noah’s Ark Logo wild symbol is always evaluated using the Split Symbols™ Feature, which totally makes these wild symbols extremely valuable.
The Scatter Symbol is the Dove symbol. Scatter symbols mean that they do not need to appear in a line (on an enabled pay line) for you to win. The Dove scatter symbol can be scattered anywhere on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th reels only, and you will be able to complete winning combinations as long as there are 4 or more Dove scatter symbols that come out. Your winnings are calculated by multiplying the Dove scatter symbol combination payout (refer to the Paytable) by the total number of coins you’ve bet. If you hit 5 or more Dove scatter symbols (anywhere on the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th reels), you will activate the Raining Free Spin Bonus Feature game.
Please take note that if you manage to obtain a scatter win and a regular win, you will be paid out accordingly for both of these wins, because the Dove scatter symbol is not required to come out on an active pay line for you to win. Scatter wins are included to the pay line wins.
There is no Gamble Feature in this game.
In the Noah’s Ark online video slot game, IGT has created 2 Bonus Features for their players – the Split Symbols™ Feature, and the standard yet fun-filled Raining Free Spin Bonus Feature game.
• Split Symbols™ Feature – When you play the Noah’s Ark online slot game, you will come across animal symbols that can come in two forms: as “single” symbols, and “double” symbols.
The Single symbols have one “Animal” displayed on the symbol.
The Double symbols (which use the Split Symbols™ Feature), have two of the same “Animals” displayed on the symbol.
Please take note that there are single and double versions of each animal on every reel. Also, the winning combinations are based on the number of matching animals on an enabled pay line (from left to right), not just the number of matching symbols.
With the Split Symbols Feature™, you will surely enjoy winning even by just hitting as few as 3 matching animals, and as many as 10 matching animals for huge wins! Furthermore, you can win a 3-symbol pay or even a 4-symbol pay on just the first 2 reels!
To make it more interesting for the players, IGT has enhanced the Split Symbols™ Feature more with the help of the Noah’s Ark Logo wild symbol. It can substitute for the highest-paying animal symbol or highest-paying double symbol that completes a winning combination! When substituting for an animal symbol, the Noah’s Ark Logo wild symbol is always evaluated using the Split Symbols™ Feature, which totally makes these wild symbols exceptionally valuable.
• Raining Free Spin Bonus Feature Game – If you hit 5 or more Dove scatter symbols (that can be found scattered anywhere on the 2nd, 3rd, and/or 4th reel, you will trigger the Raining Free Spin Bonus Feature game.
Just like the other regular Animal symbols, the Dove scatter symbols may appear either as a single symbol or double symbols (which use the Spit Symbols™ Feature).
With the inclusion of the Split Symbols™ Feature, you can easily hit as many as 10 of a certain symbol. For instance, hit 2 “double” Dove scatter symbols, and 1 “single” Dove Print scatter symbol, it would equal to 5 Dove scatter symbols. If you hit 3 “double” Dove scatter symbols, it would equal to 6 Dove scatter symbols.
If you hit 4 Dove scatter symbols (anywhere on the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th reels), you will get a scatter award of 2x your total bet.
If you hit 5 Dove scatter symbols (anywhere on the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th reels), you will get 5 Free Spins. If you hit 6, you will get 10 Free Spins.
In the Raining Free Spins Bonus Feature game, different reels are used during all of the Free Spins. The Noah’s Ark Raining Free Spin Bonus Feature game cannot be re-triggered while the Free Spins are being played.
The Raining Free Spins Bonus Feature game will end when the Free Spin counter reaches 0, or if the Top Reward of £250,000 has been attained.
Do take note that the maximum win on any transaction is capped at £250,000 currency units (for instance, in pounds). A transaction will include the results of the Free Spins plus the outcome, which activated the Free Spin Bonus Feature game.
When the Raining Free Spin Bonus Feature game is over, you will be taken back to the main Noah’s Ark online video slot game, and your Free Spin winnings are included to your total balance.
Noah’s Ark has 5 reels where you may bet on as many as 30 pay lines. The minimum bet is 0.01 and the maximum bet is 10.00 per line. You can wager only 1 coin per pay line bet.
Please take note that the amounts mentioned are in Pounds, but they will remain the same if you choose to play in US dollars, Euros, or Canadian dollars. Also, for every coin that you wager, you will enable another pay line. You will be paid out for winning combinations on enabled pay lines only.
It is absolutely more fun and easy when there is an Auto Spin function available in online slot games. In Noah’s Ark, you can access their Auto Spin function by clicking on the Auto Spin button on the lower right corner of the screen. You are given the choice of how many spins you would like the game to do automatically for you – from as low as 10 up to as high as 50 Auto spins. When you choose a number, say 10, the Auto spin will keep track of the remaining number of automatic spins. The Auto Spin will stop only when the Raining Free Spins Bonus Feature game is triggered or your balance is insufficient to spin again. Also, you are actually given the option to stop the Auto Spin yourself, just in case you want to.