NetEnt’s Cluster Pays™ adventure continues with this epic Oriental tale of secret paradise, set to the spirited plucks of mandolins and flutes. Across six reels and five rows, we seek transformative enlightenment in the form of big slots wins. To help us, we have a wise Fox guide, Nudging Reels, a Free Spins feature and the return of NetEnt’s Sticky Re-spins. And all set amid idyllic tranquility. What more could we ask for?

Gameplay

If you are looking for a slot title to which you can meditate, this might just be the one. NetEnt brings the famed utopian land of Shangri-La to life using vibrant game symbols set against an exquisite backdrop and gentle, twinkling soundtrack. A zen-like Fox, clearly our spiritual guide through Shangri-La, stands by our six reels as we spin them. Waterfalls glint in the background. Cherry blossoms drape over the corner of our reels. It’s idyllic.

Our game symbols seem just as serene. The Tiger, Elephant and Monkey Gurus that make up our high-paying symbols all strike meditative poses, and can appear one or two symbols high. The Fish, Dragonfly, Butterfly and Flower that form our low-payers are all parts of nature that, if we closed our eyes, would no doubt help us relax. The question mark Substitution Symbol completes wins when it forms part of winning clusters in the Cluster Pays™ system, delivering wins when nine or more symbols land adjacent to each other. Our wise Fox can send his staff whirling onto the reels to complete Random Substitutions, cracking the winning whip of enlightenment.

Bonuses

At least two non-winning clusters of the same symbol are required to activate the Sticky Re-spins feature. Then, a feature symbol sticks to the reels while the reels re-spin. Any further feature symbols that land also stick, until no more feature symbols land. This has the potential to leave us with a complete reel set of matching symbols, and a generous payout to go with.

Should we land three, four, five or six Free Spins Scatters anywhere across the reels we will bag five, six, seven or eight free spins, respectively. If we land just two and we narrowly miss out on a third Scatter, the Nudge Reel feature can activate to nudge the missing Scatter onto the reels and launch the feature. During the free spins, our Fox Guru goes Random Substitution crazy, adding in Substitution Symbols to the reels to help us focus our minds, and our wins.

Summary

NetEnt transports us to Shangri La via its own slots magic carpet. It is one slots adventure that we will all enjoy, guided by Gurus and NetEnt’s Cluster Pays™ system. With fans’ favourite Sticky Wins, a Free Spins feature and Random Substitutions all present and correct, we can find plenty in this slot to enlighten us on our way to Nirvana.