Shangri La is a fun new slot machine from Next Gen featuring an Asian theme along with wilds, scatters, a free games round and two bonus rounds for extra winning opportunities.
Symbols on the reels transport players to the mysterious world of exotic animals and beautiful flowers that exist in the idyll that is Shangri La. Japanese style flute music plays in the background and players will enjoy their journey to this secret Oriental world.
There are only 15 paylines in this game, which are all fixed into place so you have the maximum number of winning chances on every spin. You can change your bet by clicking on the up and down arrows next to the gold coin logo in the bottom left of the screen. The bets start at €0.01 per payline and go up to a maximum bet per spin of €2.00 per payline. This gives an overall minimum bet of €0.20 and a max total bet per spin of €40.00.
You can also choose to play your spins automatically with up to 100 spins available to play in automatic mode for hands-free gaming.
Shangri La is an exotic game with a peaceful theme. The background scene includes a blue lake with waterfalls, a temple set in a lush green forest, and a clear sky with shadowy mountains in the background. The reels are set into a screen with a gold surround encrusted with coloured gems.
The symbols themselves include 3D images of exotic animals, including a rhino, elephant and tiger, a temple, gold amulet, pink flower, metal curved sword, an female adventurer wearing snakeskin leggings, four colourful bonus symbols, and 3D card suit symbols to award the lower payouts.
While playing Shangri La you can expect some decent payouts. The highest-paying symbol is the scatter which is the gold amulet. This symbol awards up to 3000x your bet if you find 5 at once anywhere on the reels. This golden symbol also awards the four different bonus games, so keep your eyes peeled!
The second-best symbol is the tiger, which awards up to 500x your bet for 5 matching symbols, while the rhino awards up to 250x your bet for 5 matching symbols. The elephant and the temple both pay up to 150x your bet for 5 symbols, and the pink flower pays up to 100x your bet for 5 matching symbols. The curved sword, the pink heart and purple diamond all pay up to 80x your bet for 5 symbols and the blue club and green spade both pay up to 60x your bet for 5 matching symbols.
The adventurer is the wild symbol in the game and she can appear on reels 2, 3 and 4. This icon stands in for all the other symbols except the scatter to create more potential winning combinations. When the adventurer symbol stands in to create a payout, the prize is doubled, plus there is also the chance that additional wilds will be added to the reel during any spin for extra chances to hit a winning combination of symbols. Sometimes the wild symbol expands to fill the entire reel for even more possible wins.
There is a chance that more gold amulet scatters will be added to the reels on any spin which raises your chances of hitting the Scatter Feature. When you spin 3 or more of the gold amulets you can win one of 4 bonuses from the spinning bonus wheel: free games, super free games, the chest bonus or the trail bonus.
During the Free Games bonus feature you get 8 free games during which you have a raised chance of hitting the wild feature. This round is re-triggerable. During the Super Free Games round you get 12 free games, plus more chances of hitting the expanded wild feature.
The third bonus is the Chest Bonus game, which means you have to open a treasure chest. Be careful though as you could spring a trap! Keep opening chests to find hidden prizes – including up to 15x multipliers – or until you spring the trap and the game ends. The final bonus game is the Trail bonus during which you have to spin the wheel to show how many steps to move around the map of prizes. You could win up to 100x your total bet during this bonus game!
Shangri La is a pleasant slot machine with great 3D graphics and plenty of bonus features. The exotic flute music transports players to the Orient while the symbols are suitably evocative, especially the Asian animals.
The expanding wilds can boost your bankroll while the 4 bonus rounds mean there is always something exciting just around the corner, including some potentially lucrative multipliers. Shangri La is a solid slot game with a decent range of prizes and will satisfy fans of Asian-themed adventure slots.