Legend of Shangri-La Cluster Pays slots is a stunning 3D video slot, developed by NetEnt. There are six reels and instead of obvious paylines, wins are paid out by creating symbol clusters. Bets start from as little as 10p. There are a few variations of free spins which can help you on your way if you have a lucky landing. The mascot is the enlightened monk-animal and will bestow a sense of calm throughout your game. Wilds, free spins and re-spins are the backbones of this mystical casino game.
Set in a tranquil paradise garden, you can experience the mystical ambiance of the dreamy, harmonious land for yourself in the Legend of Shangri-La slot game.
What are Cluster Pays?
Cluster pays are wins which are awarded in a very different manner from most conventional slot games. In the Legend of Shangri-La Cluster Pays slot, you must match at nine or more symbols in a cluster to win. A symbol is part of a cluster if it is horizontally or vertically adjacent to the same symbol. The more symbols you land in a winning cluster, the larger the prize you will be awarded.
Muster the Clusters
The visuals in this slot machine are what set it apart from your standard game. The larger Guru symbols in the Legend of Shangri-La slot are the tiger in the red outfit, the blue elephant and the wise-looking monkey in green who watches on as you spin. Each counts as two symbols on the reels, and technically, you could win with less of these symbols in a cluster.
Having 9 positions on the reels covered by these large symbols will award you a win.
The tiger can pay out between 30 and 10,000 times your bet. The maximum payout will be given if you can cover the entire reels with the same symbols.
Of equal value are the elephant and the monkey, and a cluster of either of these symbols can award from 20 to 5,000 times your bet.
You will see the beautifully designed flowers, butterflies, dragonflies and fish flutter around your reels. These are the lower-value icons but can still award you between 5 and 2000 times your bet, depending on how many you can land in a cluster.
In addition to your clusters, there are some other mystical elements to the game which can help to boost your winnings if you land them in the right place!
Also known as a Wild symbol this glowing green symbol with the question mark inside it looks quirky and unusual. It can substitute for any of the standard symbols in play and could be the help you need in creating a winning cluster.
When you land at least two clusters of the same symbol in the main game, but not enough to win, these Random Substitutions can be activated. You will see at least 1 substitution symbol added to the reels in positions adjacent to the existing clusters. Additional symbols can be randomly added until a win is created.
You could also activate the Sticky Re-Spins if you land two non-winning clusters. If activated, those clusters can stay in position while the other symbols on the reels are spun again.
The Free Spins symbol looks like an old drawing of a dragon and a castle. Land three of these anywhere on the reels, whether fully or partially visible, to activate the free spins.
You can win up to 8 spins.
During the feature, random substitution symbols will be added and removed with each spin to help boost those prizes. Plus, if your total win from the free spins round is less than 10 times your bet, then you may be awarded one additional spin.
When two free spins symbols land on the reels and another one lands to the right of them, just outside of the visible reel area, the third symbol can be nudged back onto the reels to activate the free spins.
Playing the Legend of Shangri-La Cluster Pays Slot
If you like to maintain the zen while you play, the backing track to this game will definitely help you keep your cool. The music paired with the bright and inviting colours of the game work very well together. Seeing the odd butterfly fly past, or the monk taking in the scenery are some fabulous touches which add to the film-like element of the design.
The Legend of Shangri-La slot is a medium variance game, meaning that you may not win on every spin, but when you do, the return should be decent. The Return to Player (RTP) value is 96.59%.
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For those who enjoy the cinematic element of this game, there is plenty more where that came from. You could try out Asgardian Stones or Starburst, both of which are fabulous releases from NetEnt. If you liked the cluster way of playing, you could also give Aloha! Cluster Pays a whirl.