Serenity slots review

An eastern/spiritual theme isn’t exactly original, but when the top leading software developer Microgaming executes it, we can’t help but be intrigued. We took a look at Serenity and its 120,000 coin jackpot on offer.

How to play Serenity

Serenity is set in Ancient China during the Lantern Festival and while tranquility is the theme, the bonus feature and chance to win big will get you incredibly excited. Serenity features 15 paylines across 5 reels and is set in a Chinese village with a beautiful pink/purple sunset – the perfect time to head to a Lantern Festival. Besides being visually appealing, there’s a huge jackpot on offer and plenty of chances to win big.

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  • Coin sizes: 0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 0.25, 0.50,1.00, 2.00, and 5.00
  • Maximum coins per spin: 5
  • Minimum bet per spin: $0.01
  • Maximum bet per spin: $375
  • Scatter: Yes (Golden symbol with the text ‘Scatter’)
  • Wild: Yes (the purple symbol with the text ‘Wild’)
  • Extra Bonus symbol: Yes (‘Lantern Bonus’ text)
  • Free spins: Yes (10 Free Spins with a 3x multiplier)
  • Bonus Round: Yes (Lantern Bonus, Multipliers)
  • Jackpot: 120,000 coins
  • RTP: 96 – 97%

The soundtrack is quite peaceful and there are no surprise background sounds which we can sometimes find only after a win. Additionally, the betting range is quite large so players with all types of bankrolls can play.

Serenity slot symbols and in-game bonuses

Microgaming usually include the traditional 10, J, Q, K and A symbols to represent the lower value symbols, and while they have done so here they can actually pay out much higher than they do when appearing in other Microgaming slots. For example, if you spin five A symbols you will be paid up to $3175 – depending on your bet. This is thanks to the high maximum bet per spin available.

There are only three middle value symbols, each represented by a beautiful, coloured lantern. The red lantern pays the most and five of these will land you up to $12,500. Microgaming have also been quite generous with this slot, including an extra bonus round on top of a Free Spins feature.

Serenity bonus featuresWild symbol: The Wild symbol is the purple symbol featuring the text ‘Wild’. It substitutes for every symbol except the Scatter and the Bonus symbol. Additionally, if you spin five Wilds you can win up to $187,500.

Scatter symbol: The Scatter symbol is the golden symbol with the text ‘Scatter’. You need at least three to activate the Free Spins feature, while landing five will see you win up to $150,000.

Bonus symbol: Microgaming have included an extra Bonus symbol here too, which is the wall symbol featuring the text ‘Lantern Bonus’. You need at least three to activate the extra Bonus feature.

Free Spins: There are 10 free spins eligible to be trigged on Serenity by landing three, four, or five Scatter symbols. While this doesn’t seem like many they can be re-triggered during the feature so you can end up with 20, or 30 if you’re lucky. Additionally, there is a 3x multiplier applied to all wins here.

Lantern Bonus: The Lantern Bonus sees the reels transform into a wall of stunning lanterns where players can pick from three and up to five lanterns – depending how many you landed (minimum of three is required to trigger the feature). Three lanterns will see you reveal a prize of anywhere between 36x and 300x your line bet, four will see between 48x and 400x, and five will see between 60x and 500x your line bet.

Our thoughts on Serenity

Serenity is visually appealing and as expected the graphics have been executed perfectly, despite the theme not being 100% original. We also don’t think 10 free spins is very generous, but since we can re-trigger them we’re not dismissing this feature.

The Lantern Bonus is a unique and welcome addition though, and is why we would recommend playing this slot. While there aren’t any other little bonuses to the slot such as Expanding Wilds, Wild Re-Spin, or features along those lines, the huge wins you can score in the Lantern Bonus definitely makes up for it.

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Where to play Serenity video slot

Since Microgaming is one of the best software developers available, you will find Serenity at both Microgaming-only casinos and sites which employ a variety of software providers too. All of the casinos we endorse in the table at the top of the page host the game, but we especially recommend Royal Vegas Casino, as it is our number one Microgaming casino.

Our thoughts on Serenity

Serenity is visually appealing and as expected the graphics have been executed perfectly, despite the theme not being 100% original. We also don’t think 10 free spins is very generous, but since we can re-trigger them we’re not dismissing this feature.

The Lantern Bonus is a unique and welcome addition though, and is why we would recommend playing this slot. While there aren’t any other little bonuses to the slot such as Expanding Wilds, Wild Re-Spin, or features along those lines, the huge wins you can score in the Lantern Bonus definitely makes up for it.