Enchanted Waters

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Enchanted Waters: Slot Overview

If you're in the mood for escaping the hum-drum realities of everyday life and escaping to a dreamy fantastical world, then why not grab your swimsuit and dive into Enchanted Waters from developer Yggdrasil Gaming? What helps make Enchanted Waters so enchanting is the inclusion of four mermaids who not only brighten up the board but each one is attached to a specific modifying feature. These can be accessed singly or up to all four at once, depending on the circumstance. Mermaids in fiction are often beneficial sorts, helping humans or even falling in love with them, but they can also be associated with shipwrecks and other perils. What's it to be in Enchanted Waters?

Enchanted Waters is quite an enchanting slot. Its base game is held in a pool of water surrounded by rocky outcroppings, a bit like the hidden spot in The Beach, filmed on an island in Thailand. In one of life's wee twists, what was presented as a secluded, practically empty location in the film gets overrun with tourists in real life searching for their own spot of paradise while snapping a few jealousy-inducing selfies along the way. When free spins trigger, the action descends to the depths, where players are joined by a cheerful crab and a bunch of waving weeds.

Enchanted Waters slot
Enchanted Waters slot - base game

Heading back topside, now we come to bet selection, where choices vary from 10 p/c to $/€40 per spin. Players may also opt to activate the Golden Bet, which increases the stake by 15x, to have a guaranteed Mermaid symbol land on the 5th reel. Or, two bonus buys are available as well. The return to player value is 96% (three lower configurations are available), and Yggdrasil Gaming has classed the math model as super highly volatile.

Where the gaming takes place is on a 5-reel, 4-row grid with 1,024 ways to win. Worth noting is the win frequency of 40.05%. As its low pay symbols, Enchanted Waters has got the four card suits - diamonds, clubs, spades, and hearts worth up to 0.8 to 1x the bet, then a crab, a jellyfish, a puffer fish, an octopus, and a fish as its 5 high pays, worth 1.5 to 3 times the bet for 5 OAK. The distinction between low and high pay symbols is relatively important to know since one of the features removes low pays from the reels when activated. Finally, we've got a wild starfish symbol appearing on reels 2, 3, and 4. Wild substitutes all regular pay symbols.

Enchanted Waters: Slot Features

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Enchanted Waters slot - free spins

Some of Enchanted Waters' more enchanting parts are its respins with Mermaid modifiers, free spins possessing persistent Mermaid modifiers, and the bonus buy.


When a Mermaid symbol lands on the 5th reel, a respin with the Mermaid's feature is activated. Also, all instances of that symbol are turned into a +1 spin symbol for the respin. Landing multiple Mermaid scatters on a single spin awards a respin with all respective features activated. Hitting a second Mermaid on the respin awards another respin with the relevant Mermaids' features active.

  • Multiplier Mermaid – multiplies all wins by x2, x3, x5, x10, or x25.
  • Avalanche Mermaid – all winning symbols are destroyed, and new symbols fall in, providing more opportunities to win.
  • No Lows Mermaid – removes all low pay symbols from the reels leaving only high pays and special symbols.
  • Expanding Wild Mermaid – causes all wilds to expand over the whole reel when landing.

Free Spins

Landing at least 3 scatter symbols in the base game awards 10 free spins. Any Mermaids landing on the triggering spin grant their feature for the full free spins round. Likewise, landing a Mermaid in free spins awards its feature for the rest of the round. When a Mermaid's feature is activated in free spins, all instances of that symbol are turned into +1 symbols on the reels.

+1 Symbol

+1 symbols can only appear on the 5th reel. If one lands on a respin, another respin is awarded. If it lands in free spins, 1 additional free spin is added.

Buy Bonus

Enchanted Waters has two bonus buy choices. The first one costs 200x the bet and grants 10 free spins with a random Mermaid enchantment, while the more expensive buy costs 1,000x the bet and gets you 10 free spins with all Mermaids.

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Enchanted Waters slot - free spins

Enchanted Waters: Slot Verdict

After slots like Golden Fish Tank, Golden Fish Tank 2, Nice Catch DoubleMax, and now Enchanted Waters, one might be tempted to assume Yggdrasil Gaming has quite an affinity with the water. Players who are also partial to a dip in the briny might be intrigued by what washes up in Enchanted Waters as well. It is quite enchanting in parts, but at times it might be almost so enchanting as to encourage one to shuffle a bit deeper in their chair, close their eyes, and have a quiet midday nap, then dream about underwater kingdoms populated by half-fish, half-human denizens.

The noises that winning combinations make, or scatter symbols when they hit, brought to mind a gentle alarm sound on a mobile phone, though, which may help players rise from any slumber they might have drifted off into. Furthermore, Enchanted Waters certainly means business when you strip away the outer layers. For starters, the win cap tops out at 25,000x the bet, and the math model is 'Super High' volatile after all. Theoretically, the more Mermaid features active at the same time, the better, a situation reflected in the cost of buying free spins, which aren't exactly thrifty options, even the 'cheaper' one. On a side note, it's a little odd when slots have triggerable features like avalanches that come as standard in other games.

By the end of the test session, it was a little difficult to know what to make of Enchanted Waters. There are no doubts the game might pop when the right symbols hit in just the right places, and it is a rather high-performing/high-volatile game. On the other hand, at times, Enchanted Waters felt a little watered down as well, as if even with all its weapons cocked, it was struggling to step up. Not that you can't say this about other games, so perhaps the ultimate litmus test with Enchanted Waters is how much of a mermaid-phile a prospective player may be.


Enchanted Waters is a capricious slot that can flip between floundering fish and ravening sea creature.

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