Amber Sterling’s Mystic Shrine
What’s The Deal?
Microgaming have developed Amber Sterling’s Mystic Shrine slot in partnership with Fortune Factory Studios. And we’re pretty stoked to be reviewing it!
So who is this Amber explorer? Well, she’s one plucky female adventurer that bears more than a passing resemblance to Play ‘n GO’s Cat Wilde. With a splash of Lara Croft thrown in, too.
Let’s join Amber Sterling in her first escapade that is jam-packed with 4 fixed jackpots, re-spins, and win multipliers. If you are looking for something a bit different from the usual fruit number (like 81 Frutas Grandes for example), then Amber should have you covered.
Graphics and Theme
Your game play is set on a background of ancient ruins in the middle of a jungle – which must be the eponymous Mystic Shrine. Amber is going head to head with Riche Wilde and the Amulet of Dead on this one in terms of treasure hunting. Go Amber!
Twisted tree roots are entwined around the reels that are set between 2 stone pillars. While the music is both pan-flute and tribal-drum heavy.
Amber Sterling stands to the right overseeing your spins, and will occasionally give you a mini-fist pump when you hit a win. The 4 jackpot prizes are also displayed on the left hand side.
The design is high-quality. So it’s hats off to Fortune Factory!
Your reel symbols are made up of an oil lamp, a compass, a golden elephant, and a cross-legged Buddha as the premium icons. Meanwhile, it’s the J, Q, K & A that represent the low value symbols.
The Wild is the elaborate gold coin. The Bonus logos are jewel encrusted and look pretty ruddy pricey to this wombat…
Amber Sterling’s Mystic Shrine Game Play
Amber Sterling’s Mystic Shrine slot has a 5 reel x 3 row set up, and the game also offers 20 pay lines. Pretty standard compared to games like the Fire Toad slot, but that’s no bad thing as we will explain below.
Look at the top of the reels and you’ll see an extra row. This is called the Action Reel; and it’s a random base game feature. From time to time the window will open and randomly reveals one of 2x bonus features. See more on this below…
Your betting range is on the low side, from 0.20 to 50.00 per spin, but can still deliver you up to 5,000x your bet from the Grand Jackpot.
Activated at random the action reel will open up and add marked positions to the grid.
If the reel displays 1, 2 or 3 flames you’ll get 1x, 2x or 3x marked position on the reels. Each time a position is marked its multiplier will increase by x1.
Blazing Wild Re-streak
If the Action Reel shows a re-spin symbol (they come as x1, x2 and x3), you’ll receive that number of re-spins.
Now, all marked positions turn into wilds on the re-spin, and these wilds will have win multipliers attached to them of up to 5x. EEEK!
Jackpot Pick Bonus
Land 3x of the bonus symbols on reels 2-4 and you’ll be awarded a picking bonus game.
12 Buddha Heads are available and all you need to do is click until you find 3x matches. You’ll win one of these Jackpot prizes:
Mini Jackpot – worth 15x your bet
Minor Jackpot – worth 40x your bet
Major Jackpot – worth 200x your bet
Grand Jackpot – worth 5,000x your bet
Amber Sterling’s Mystic Shrine slot is one of the best Microgaming titles we’ve played in a while.
Unusual bonuses, combined with constant reel action and lots of medium sized wins, make this a treat to play!
It’s a double thumbs up from this wombat!
Wombat Score: 5/5
Amber Sterling's Mystic Shrine FAQs
- Does Amber Sterling's Mystic Shrine come with Win Multipliers?
Yes! Hit the Free Spins round and you’ll find x5 Wild Multipliers. Happy days…
- How volatile is Amber Sterling's Mystic Shrine?
This game is a medium/high variance slot. Which means you’ll get an even balance of smaller wins and the odd chunkier pay out. Not forgetting those 4 Jackpots…