This slot game from Yggdrasil has nothing to do with the band of the same name, but Dave Grohl would be smiling even more broadly than normal if he managed to spin some of the top prizes here.
A nirvana is defined as an “ideal or idyllic state or place”, and if you manage to trigger the Free Spins bonus round here you will find yourself enjoying a VERY idyllic state of mind. And if you can spin one of the top prizes then you might just be able to afford a trip to your very own nirvana.
Nirvana is an odd place, home to a rather odd assortment of characters and being. You will find all sorts of mystical creatures here that want to help you some fantastic prizes.
But first things first, the playing card symbols are represented by little jewels which relate to their suit. The Blue Diamond pays 5, 20 and 50 coins for spinning three, four or five respectively, while the Purple Club pays 5, 20 and 60 for the same denominations. Next up is the Green Diamond, which pays 6 coins for matching three, 25 coins for matching four and 70 coins for matching five. And last, but by no means least, is the Red Heart which earns 7, 25 and 70 coins respectively.
The next of the main game symbols to consider are the four unique creatures that slither, fly and wriggle their way onto your reels. First up is the rather unusual Cat/Eagle hybrid, and should you spin three of this symbol you will earn 20 coins, four pays 60 coins and the full five rewards players with 150 coins.
Next up is the Rabbit with Horns (Nirvana can be a pretty strange place at times), and should this hop onto your reels it will pay handsomely in the following ways: three earns 20 coins, four earns 70 coins and five pays 175.
The third of the mystical creatures is the fearsome-looking snake, and you will be able to slither 25 coins into your wallet for matching three of this symbol, 80 coins for matching four and a huge 200 coins for a full set of five.
Last up is the Golden Phoenix, and this pays out prizes in almost mythical proportions. For spinning a steady treble you will earn 30 coins, for a mighty four you will be paid 100 coins and for the perfect five you will be rewarded with a handsome 250 coin payout.
There’s more to this Nirvana than meets the eye, however. There are two special symbols which, in their own ways, contribute far more to your game.
The Wild symbol will substitute for all other symbols on the game board apart from the scatter, and when it does it can link symbols on non-adjacent reels to create additional winning combinations.
The scatter symbol in Nirvana is Free Spins, and as the name suggests this rewards players for spinning two or more if it on their reels by handing them some freebies to enjoy. Two of the Free Spins symbol earns a solitary freebie, three earns 10 freebies, four of the scatter pays 10 freebies and a 1,000-coin payout while the full five Free Spins on your reels earns a juicy 10 freebies and a 5,000-coin bounty.
And the fun doesn’t stop there with the Free Spins symbol. Three or more triggers the free spins bonus round, and here a whole wealth of opportunities awaits you.
You can choose from one of the three special features on offer to help you win some even bigger prizes: Wild Seeds, Mega Reel and Nudge Reels. If you trigger a solitary free spin by spinning two of the Free Spins symbol, then your special feature will be chosen at random for you.
The Wild Seeds feature will create 2-4 wilds in random positions on your reels. This, naturally, can lead to some fantastic prizes. These additional wilds will not land on any Wild or Free Spins symbols.
The Mega Reel icon will synchronize the middle three reels, and this achieves a same symbol combination for the very best winning potential of all three of these special features.
And finally there is the Nudge Reels feature to consider. This will enable one of your five reels to be nudged a position up or down – whichever returns the best payout (if any).
So use your pick wisely, as it could be the difference between simply big and huge payouts. And remember, spin three or more Free Spins symbols during a freebie and you will re-trigger the round and get to choose a second special feature to use.
Yggdrasil slot machines are among the best of the newly realeased slots around these days. With stunning graphics, a score worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster and a ton of features to keep even the fussiest of players happy, this game might just help you discover eternal bliss. Enjoy.