The Legend of Shangri-La is a Cluster Pays slot with 6 reels, brought to us by NetEnt. With a generous BGO welcome bonus for new players you will get up to 50 free spins to try out this superb slot.

Unlike the majority of online slots, there are no paylines in this game. Instead, you win by forming a cluster of 9 or more symbols anywhere on the reels. Cluster is formed by horizontally or vertically adjacent symbols. The reward depends on how many symbols there are in the cluster as well as on their value. It can be played on mobile, desktop, and tablet devices with bets ranging from 10p to £200 per spin. The theme is inspired by a mythical valley of Shangri-La: a sacred place of refuge for Buddhist monks.

Visually stunning, The Legend of Shangri-La Cluster Pays brings with it a sense of beauty, harmony and tranquillity. Cristal mountain lakes and green valleys in the background splendidly depict the Himalayan utopia. The experience is enriched by music combining sounds of nature with oriental instruments.

Symbols include cherry blossoms, goldfish, dragonflies, butterflies, and three stacked guru symbols (a white tiger, an elephant and a monkey) that count as two regular symbols. The white tiger is the highest paying symbol giving you 1,000 times your total stake for 30 or more on the reels.

There’s also a green substitution symbol which can replace all the adjacent symbols (except for the Free Spins symbol) to give you the best winning combination.

The game is made more dynamic by plenty of additional features: sticky re-spins, random substitution, nudge reels and free spins.

Sticky re-spins are sometimes triggered when at least 2 non-winning clusters of the same symbol appear anywhere on the reels, causing the symbols to stick in place, while the others are re-spinning. The re-spins will go on as long as new sticky symbols appear.

Random Substitutions is triggered in the same way as sticky re-spins, by landing at least two clusters of the same symbol. When activated, a friendly red panda will create at least one substitution symbol and add it to the existing clusters until a win is achieved.

However, the most attractive is the Free Spins feature which you can activate by getting 3 or more Free Spin symbols. If you score 3, 4, 5 or 6 free spin symbols anywhere on the reels, you will be rewarded with 5, 6, 7 or 8 free spins, respectively. Getting free spins is made easier by a nudge reel feature, that can occasionally bring the third free spin symbol back onto the reels.

Once free spins are triggered, your chances for big wins increase significantly, as substitution symbols are added randomly to each free spin. This way, you can easily win more than 10 times your total stake.

To sum up, The Legend of Shangri-La Cluster Pays looks amazing and has the potential for big winnings. In addition, it is fun to play because of all the additional features spicing up the game.