The Legend of Shangri-La video slot game was created by the awesome slot game guru’s over at NetEnt. The theme of this slot game is based on the legendary Tibetan paradise called Shambala. The author James Hilton changed the name of this paradise to Shangri-La in his 1933 novel, Lost Horizon.
Shangri-La is a mythical valley that has been cut off from the rest of the world and it is here that all the wisdom of humans is being stored against a pending catastrophe. It is in this land of imagination that this video slot game was conceived.
The Legend of Shangri-La Game Details
The Legend of Shangri-La is a five-reel game that utilises Cluster Pays™ which is a grouping of 9 or more symbols, which are horizontally and vertically adjacent, that triggers a win. There is also a Substitution Symbol that transforms into an adjacent symbol that creates the highest possible win for a cluster.
There are three large Guru symbols and each of these count as two symbols, the smaller Guru Symbols only count as one.
Random Substitutions can be activated when there are two clusters of the same symbols in the main game. If Random Substitutions is activated at least one substitution symbol is added adjacent to existing clusters until a win is achieved.
If two non-winning clusters of the same symbol appear on the reels then this may trigger the Stick Re-Spins Feature. During this feature the clustered symbols will stick to the reels and all the other symbols will spin again. The non-sticky symbols spin independently but simultaneously on the reels. This will continue if new feature symbols land on the reels.
Free Spins Feature
Three or more Free Spins symbols appearing anywhere on the reels will trigger the Free Spins feature. Between five and eight free spins are awarded depending on the number of Free Spin symbols that trigger this event. Two random substitution symbols will initially be placed on the reels. After each spin between two and six substitution symbols are added to the reels. Any wins are then paid. Before the next spin between one and four substitution symbols are removed randomly from the reels. If the win from the Free Spins round is less than ten times the bet then one more free spin may be awarded.
Adding a bit of extra excitement to the game is the Nudge Reel feature. If two Free Spin symbols land on the reels and another Free Spin lands to the right of them, but just outside the visible reel area, then there is a possibility that it could be nudged back onto the reels, after any wins are paid, awarding the free spins feature.
The Legend of Shangri-La is an awesome game to play and comes highly recommended. The game graphics are amazing and the tranquil music sets the scene for all sorts of possibilities.