Developed by Sheriff Gaming, One Million Ants is an online slot game based on a theme of picnic and ant colonies. It is a non-progressive 5-reel game, with 20 paylines and a maximum payout of $25,000. Like most other Sheriff games, One Million Ants also has double-up and bonus rounds.
The game has a flexible betting range starting from $0.01 to $100. This makes the game an easy attraction for both low rollers as well as high rollers. This game has wild and scatter symbols, but no multipliers. It can also be played on an auto spin mode, on which you can choose to ignore the gamble feature.
The main work of the ants is to steal food from the picnic basket to feed its colony. Through the game’s graphics and sounds, you will see the general of the ant colony yelling commands to his soldiers to spur them on, or the soldiers being burnt by rays from a magnifying glass.
The reels of the game are placed inside a huge picnic basket, surrounding which are fruits and leaves, which are also the buttons for this game. The symbols include pancakes, orange juice, and even an ant bully. The game play is smooth, and as it is coupled with the high payout chances, the game is highly appreciated by players.
One Million Ants does not have a progressive jackpot feature, but that is not a major cause for concern. The other features of this game like the double up or bonus rounds more than make up for this. Like any slot game, this one also has wild and scatter symbols. The group of ant soldiers are the wild symbol for this slot, and appears only on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th reels. It can expand to substitute all the icons in a reel, if possible.
The “pick me” bonus is activated when you get at least three picnic baskets on any of the 1st, 3rd or 5th reels. You win one pick if you had three baskets, two if you had four and three if you had five picnic baskets. In this round, you get to pick your choice from a number of symbols, and depending upon your pick, you get a free spin. The real bonus round is activated if you get at least three bonus symbols. You are presented with an ant colony, and clicking its different rooms will uncover rewards or multipliers. You can keep clicking until you reveal the “collect”, at which point, you collect your rewards and return to the base game.
After hitting a winning combination on a spin, clicking the “double up” button lands you into the gamble feature. You will be presented with two baskets, one of which is full of food, while the other is empty. Choosing the full basket doubles your winnings, while choosing the empty one makes you lose them all.
The graphics of this slot are really beautiful, and they include an introductory scene before the game loads, where the ant general commands his soldiers to charge into the picnic basket. The picnic basket is full of goodies, and the ants are ready to steal into it any moment, but they have to escape the ant bully first, who is also ready with a magnifying glass.
Packed with fun 3D graphics, music and features, the experience this game provides is bound to give you a good time. The picnic theme and the naughtiness of the ant bully make it even more enjoyable. The game is available to try for free, if you are unsure of playing for real cash. The interface is very easy to understand, though. The concept of this game is not very innovative, but the generous payouts and smooth game play definitely makes it a game to which you would want to come back.