The Bermuda Mysteries Slot
The Bermuda Mysteries is a Video Slot entertainment from NextGen Gaming, featuring 5 reels, 3 rows and up to 25 paylines. The game’s theoretical RTP is 95.5% and the regular game’s top Jackpot sits at 5000x the total stake. For those who want to build up more confidence before placing real money bets, it’s also possible to play for free and practice in a no-deposit mode. The betting range is 0.01 to 50.00 so it should suit most budgets, and the AutoPlay mode can also be activated when players are very busy. This keeps the reels turning automatically as other tasks are taken care of.
Game Design and Setup
The myth of the Bermuda Triangle, an area of ocean off Florida’s west coast where ships and planes are known to inexplicably disappear, is the central idea in The Bermuda Mysteries slot game. The reels are metallic and would not be out of place on a ship, while the backdrop is a rain-lashed vista of the Triangle with an eerily green tint. The usual playing card symbols make up the lower-value regular icons from the 9 to the A, while the higher-value ones are more theme-specific and include a WW2 Fighter Plane, a Ship, a Lifejacket and a ship’s Radio. All regular combination payouts, as detailed in the Payout Schedule, are handsome, with the Special Features that are explained below increasing winning opportunities even more.
Special Features and Bonus Rounds
The Pilot is, appropriately, the Wild Symbol for The Bermuda Mysteries and can stand in for all regular symbols to complete paying combinations when it appears on Reels 2, 3 and 4. The only symbols the Pilot can’t substitute for are the Golden Badge and Map Scatter Symbols.
The Golden Badge Scatter can appear anywhere on the reels of the base game, and triggers a round of 12 Free Spins when 3 or more are seen at once. During these spins even more wins are made possible with a green Radar Symbol that is added to Reel 5. Each time it lands the round’s Multiplier is increased by 1x.
While it isn’t possible to retrigger the Free Spins, there is a mini-game within the round that is activated when 3 or more Map Scatter symbols are seen anywhere on the reels during the Free Spins Round. When this happens players are taken to the Rescue Bonus Game, a new screen with a picture of a Radar Station. They will then be required to choose from locations that are identified on the Map, which will reveal different objects with a salvage theme including wrecked ships and planes that all represent different cash prizes. Finding a wormhole ends this round, and returns players to the Free Spins or base game.
To end a successful spin on even more of a high note, many players choose to play the extra Gamble Feature. This requires them to guess a playing card’s colour or suit, which doubles or quadruples their takings respectively. Each correct prediction grants another turn, and players can play up to 5 times in a row. Making a mistake at any point means forfeiting everything, so it really does add another level of gambling excitement to The Bermuda Mysteries game.