Spin that reel – The Legend of Shangri-la: Cluster Pays slot review

The Legend of Shangri-la: Cluster Pays is a mystical 6 reels video slot from Netent with a cluster win mechanic. So no traditional win lines with this all-new game where you can play with as little as 10 cents per spin to play on all compatible devices and this can go all the way up to 200 euro per spin. This game leans pretty heavy on the cluster features and the pretty cool bonus features. The wise fox monk will take you on a journey in this game and he shall lead you the path of enlightenment and great wins. In the bonus games, you might encounter the Dragon Spirit that roams around the mountain looking to bring trouble. Shangri-la has been first described in the novel of James Hilton called Lost Horizon. This fictional place is said to be a paradise on earth of immense beauty.

In a rustic and peaceful location with a temple and waterfall as the backdrop, we see the symbols of white tigers, Monkeys, the elephant god Vinayaki, temples, lotus flowers, butterflies, goldfish, and dragonflies.

The Wild symbol can transform into any adjacent symbol to form the highest possible win. Random substitution can also be awarded on this game when a minimum of two clusters of matching symbols appear on the base game. The clusters must be of a minimum of 4 symbols, and this adds a minimum of 1 Wild symbol to the reel at any position that is adjacent to this cluster. More Wilds are added until a win is earned. The Guru and Free Spins symbols appear as stacked, however, during the Sticky Re-Spins the Guru symbol cover only one position.

When a minimum of two non-winning clusters appears in any position on the reels, this can trigger the Sticky Re-Spin feature. The symbol that activated the feature will stick to the reels during the Re-Spin while all other symbols will spin. If the Free Spins symbols are partly visible on the reels, they can nudge back into the reels to activate the feature. When the Nudge Reel is activated, only one single Free Spins symbol is nudged.

Free Spins feature

Three or more Free Spins symbols landing partially or fully in any position on the reels will activate the Free Spins feature. Here you will receive 5, 6, 7 or 8 Free Spins with 3, 4, 5 or 6 Free Spins symbols. Random Wild symbols are added and removed to the reels during each Free Spin where the dragon spirit flies around the mountains. Up to 6 Wild symbols are added to the reels after each spin, and before the next spin, up to 4 Wild symbols are removed at random positions.

Our Verdict

The Legend of Shangri-la: Cluster Pays is an entertaining slot game to play with plenty of bonus opportunities. The best bonus feature is without a doubt the Free Spins feature, but the cluster wins in the regular game modus can also give you some pretty surprising big wins. The game looks beautiful and has quite a bit of detail in both the design and the animations. It can surprise you with some pretty nice wins with the turn of a spin, however, if it has a bad mood, you can go through your coins pretty quickly. We do recommend to give this game a go, we’re pretty sure you will enjoy it.

Specifications of The Legend of Shangri-la: Cluster Pays

  • Developer: Netent
  • Reels: 5
  • Win lines: cluster wins
  • Bid: € 0.10 – € 100
  • Coin value: 0,01 – 2
  • Jackpot: Yes, 10.000 coins
  • Volatility: Medium
  • Bonus Feature: Yes, 4 different features
  • RTP: 96.63%

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