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The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays


Get ready to ascend to an earthy paradise on the slot from NetEnt. The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays is the second creation in the Cluster Pays series coming from the Swedish studio. A wise monk will accompany you on your harmonious reel journey with sticky symbol respins, random symbol substitutions, nudging reels and a Free Spins round that can lead to wins of up to 1,000 times your bet in a single spin.

Slot Details

The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays is a video slot with six reels and five rows. Using the Cluster Pays mechanic, wins are awarded for nine or more matching symbols landing horizontally and/or vertically connected. Available on desktop and mobile devices, you can bet from 0.10 to 200 credits per spin.

Loading the game will see welcome you to a world of cherry blossoms and green valleys with tranquil shrines, serene waterfalls and melodious background music. The wise monk is standing next to the game window, ready to guide you on your journey to reel enlightenment while three animal characters are dominating on the grid.

All pay symbols can appear stacked at any time during the gameplay. In ascending order of value they are goldfish, fireflies, butterflies and sea flowers at the low end as well as the Monkey Guru, Elephant Guru and Cat Guru at the high end. Pays for clusters of 30 symbols range from 200x to 1,000x your stake. There is no wild symbol as such but green icons with a question mark serve as substitution symbols (more to that shortly). Scatters are a beautifully crafted icon showing a mountain scene with the dragon.

The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays Slot Features

Core to the gameplay is the Cluster Pays mechanic which NetEnt introduced with the release of their Aloha! Cluster Pays slot. A minimum of nine matching symbols landing connected is needed for the lowest win, comparable to a 3-of-a-kind on a normal slot, up to a maximum of 30 for the top pay for each symbol.

The wise monk standing next to the reels is not just your reel guru in your slotting session but will also trigger a range of random modifiers that can have a significant your ascend to the Shangri-La.

  • Random Substitutions: Triggers when at least two clusters of the same symbol, each with a minimum of four symbols land disconnected in the base game. At least one substitution symbol with a question is added to the four middle reels, at positions adjacent to the existing clusters. More will be added randomly until a win is achieved.
  • Sticky Re-Spins: At least 2 non-winning clusters of 5 to 8 matching symbols landing anywhere on the reels can randomly trigger a respin. If there are two sets of two matching symbols clusters, then the lower-value symbol is chosen. All other symbols are blanked out and any further winning symbols landing fully adjacent to the initial combination will turn sticky and a further respin is triggered as long as more symbols land on each respin. The win is evaluated and paid once the feature ends.
  • Nudge Reel: If two scatters land on the reels and a third lands to the right of them just outside of the visible reel area, that third scatter can randomly nudge into view to trigger the free spins feature.

Hitting three, four, five or six scatter symbols anywhere on the reels in one spin will trigger 5, 6, 7 and 8 Free Spins respectively. During the feature, a random number of substitution symbols will be added and removed from the reels on every free spin with two being placed on random positions before the start of the round. Subsequent Substitution symbols will be added to positions adjacent to clusters created by the first 2 Substitution symbols. Here’s what you can expect on every free spin:

  • Once the reels have stopped, between 2 and 6 Substitution symbols are added to the reels.
  • If the Substitution symbols can create or improve a winning cluster, they will transform into the respective symbol.
  • The transformed Substitution symbols are restored after wins are paid
  • Before the next free spin, between 1 and 4 Substitution symbols are randomly removed although minimum two are always kept.
  • Extra Spin: If the total win from the bonus round is less than 10x bet, one additional free spin may be awarded with no Substitution symbols being removed from the reels.

Final Verdict

The second creation in the Cluster Pays series might convey a tranquil gameplay but has sufficient elements to make it an entertaining slot, although the win maximum potential with 1,000x bet might no be sufficient to see us ascending to the ultimate Shangri-La.

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