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The wombat says: Fancy climbing Mount Everest to discover a mythical paradise? No? Fair enough, it does sound a lot like hard work. Not taken with Forgotten Land of Lemuria? (It’s not bad).
Well, fire up Shangri-La slot, a new release from NextGen Gaming. Based on the Himalayan utopia found in James Hilton’s novel Lost Horizon, it has 2 random features and 4 bonuses, plus all the usual Free Spins.
It’s a quest for spiritual enlightenment and for seriously big bucks, so let’s get our knapsacks on and begin the long ascent to Mega Wins!
Look and Feel
The design in Shangri La is very nicely done; it’s all snow-capped mountains, flowing waterfalls, fecund landscapes and a large golden temple. We love a legend here (try the Legend of Olympus slot if you want to go Greek and we are not even going to start on our Nordic slots with Thor and his pals), so why not the legend of Shangri-La?
Then, there’s the soundtrack; the soothingly mystical music hits a crescendo as you start to win. Stunning 3D graphics it’s not, but NextGen aren’t known for the making beautiful slots – it’s more about the gameplay. And speaking of which…
Shangri La is a 5 reel, 3 row slot with 15 paylines- it’s the best NextGen game we have played since the Spin Lab to be honest. The symbols on the reels include the usual lower value playing cards alongside a curved sword, a pink lotus flower, an ornate temple, an elephant, a rhino and a rare white tiger. The big cat is the most lucrative symbol in the game, and will scoop you 25x your total bet if you land 5x of the ferocious moggies on a payline.
The female adventurer is your Wild symbol in the slot. She will land on the middle 3 reels only, and will also double your cash pay out whenever she forms part of winning combo. The gold statue is the Scatter in Shangri-La slot. If you land 3x or more anywhere on the reels you will be taken to a Wheel of Fortune where you’ll play 1 of 4 bonus features as described below…
Shangri-La Bonus Features
The bonus wheel can lead to the Free Games, Super Free Games, Chest Bonus or Trail Bonus. The first 2 give you the chance to play for up to 12 free spins with enhanced Wild features and other extras, some of which are guaranteed to appear on every spin, while The Chest and Trail Bonuses are both pick em type second screen games.
In the Chest Bonus, your aim is to open the treasure chests and scoop up hidden prizes of up to 15x your total bet. The Trail bonus is played on a secret map and also has hidden prizes on offer, with multipliers of up to 100x. Sheesh, that’s one Himalyan sized multiplier!
There are also 2 Random Wild features in the game. One of them is the Added Wilds Feature which does what it says on the tin and adds extra Wilds onto your reels, and then there’s the Wild Reels Feature that will turn the 2nd, 3rd and 4th reels fully Wild. Cheers NextGen!
So many bonuses and so little time! My goodness, we haven’t been this busy in ages Wombat Fans! The Trail feature is crazy lucrative if you pick right, and with 6 extra features in total, even the pickiest of slot fans will enjoy Shangri La slot. We like a lot