Every NetEnt player knows that the company releases a roadmap each quarter to inform players about the gaming titles to expect over the next three months. We’ve just got to the end of quarter three and have just been able to get our hands on one of the most anticipated NetEnt games of the year. These games, thanks to the roadmap, we’ve been looking forward to since all the way back in May!
That’s right. NetEnt is out with The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays slot and its release has been met with celebration from both die-hard NetEnt fans, as well as those with only a passing interest in the brand.
The game showcases the best of NetEnt’s design abilities, with a gorgeous backdrop and killer graphics throughout. But of course, it’s not all about aesthetics alone. As an addition to NetEnt’s growing ‘Cluster Pays’ catalogue, The Legend of Shangri-La boast some of the best game mechanics NetEnt has to offer.
About The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays
While The Legend of Shangri-La slot might not exactly be your path to enlightenment, it can certainly take you on a diversion of fun for a while, offering plenty of winning opportunities along the way. Allowing you to play anything from 10p all the way up to £200, this game ensures that the gates of paradise are open to all players, while the unique six reels and Cluster Pays payouts ensure that you never get bored.
This is definitely one of those games which NetEnt has simply decided to create a visual spectacle with. As you might expect with a game promising Shangri-La, the slot is set on a beautiful mountainside, with a backdrop of cherry blossoms and verdant valleys, with the peaceful soundtrack rounding out the serenity of the game.
The symbols that populate the reels are equally suited to the setting, with koi carp, dragonflies, butterflies and flowers flashing past you as you spin. These basic symbols are joined by three ‘guru’ symbols, that of a cat, an elephant and a monkey, each of which has the potential to trigger different game features as a sticky.
As for those game features, there’s a bunch of them. From stacked wilds, random substitutions and sticky re-spins, to nudge reels and free spins. While the setting might be peaceful and sedate, the action on the reels is anything but. The game is surprisingly fast-paced, meaning there’s never a dull minute.
Special Features To Watch
The most notable feature in this game is the fact that, instead of paylines, the game pays out based on clusters (hence, you know, the name). Those, who have tried out a Cluster Pays game before will know the drill by now. Yet, for the uninitiated, the basic lowdown is this: the slot pays out when there’s a cluster of nine or more of the same symbols adjacent to each other.
Don’t worry if you’re close, but not quite at the cluster mark. The substitution symbol will allow for symbols to transform to give you the best possible winning combination. This is a feature we’ve only seen in a few NetEnt games before, but one that is always greeted with utmost excitement. Check out The Legend of Shangri-La for yourself and discover the wonder of Cluster Pays.