Amidst the cherry blossoms, rolling hills and flowing waterfalls comes The Legend of Shangri-La from Netent. This is a cluster pays slot that is played on 6-reels and 5-rows that will pay up to 10,000 coins on any given round.
In true form to the fictional earthly paradise written by the author James Hilton, the developer has uses some stunning graphics in the design of this game that includes an animated 3-D animal guru to the left of the reels. Turning to the symbols, there are three expanded meditating guru animal symbols that can occupy two spaces. Beyond that there is a cherry blossom, butterfly, dragonfly and goldfish. By listening closely you will begin to hear the familiar sound of birds chirping crickets and may even be able to make out the sound of the flowing water. An instrumental Asian tune plays when you enter the game and of course there are other sound effects – some emanating from the character and others from winning paylines and triggered features.
Cluster pays, substitution symbol, random substitutions, sticky re-spins, free spins and nudge feature
Off the bat, if you're not familiar with cluster pays they are a little different than paylines. With cluster pays you win by landing 9 or more like symbols horizontally or vertically adjacent to one another. For increased odds of wins the mystery substitution symbol that can appear on a space has the ability to change into an adjacent symbol that maximises your win. The guru symbols previously mentioned can be expanded over two space which increase the chances of creating winning combinations.
The game has a Random Substitutions Feature that may be triggered with at least 2 clusters consisting of the same symbol land during the main game. When triggered, at least 1 substitution symbol is added to the reels adjacent to the exiting clusters with more substitution symbols randomly added until you win. It is also possible that the Sticky Re-Spins Feature is triggered by 2 non-winning clusters of the same symbol that remain sticky while the rest of the symbols are re-spun for a chance to create a win. Next up, the Free Spins Feature is triggered with 3, 4, 5 or 6 free spin symbols unlocking 5, 6, 7 or 8 free spins. If you land 2 free spin symbols then the Nudge Feature can nudge the third free spin onto the reel provided it is to the right and just out of visibility. During the free spins random substitution symbols are added and removed from the reels. First 2 substitution symbols are added but between 2 and 6 more are added after the first spin, between 1 and 4 before the 2nd spin. In the case of wins of less than 10x your bet you may be granted 1 additional spin.
The Legend of Shangri-La slot can be played with as little as €0.10 and much as €200. The theoretical return to player (RTP) is 96.59% and the game has a medium volatility so you may need a larger bankroll to play it for longer. It is possible to win 10,000 coins with lesser amounts of 9,000, 8,000, 7,000, 6,000, 5,000 amongst others. Cluster wins are calculated by taking the number of coins illustrated in the paytable multiplied by the level and coin value. Visit the world of Shangri-la today by visiting the casino.