NextGen Gaming is the creator of Shangri-La, at least of one of the versions of this slot machine that is available right now. There have been other developers that have drawn inspiration from the same mystical and peaceful place, which was first described in a novel published in 1933, called Lost Horizon.
In the case of Shangri La, the developer chose to use 15 active lines for 5x3 reels. A big reward in this game would have a value of up to $30,000. As for the features which the game can deliver, those include the regular and expanding wilds, scatters, free spins, super free spins, a Trail bonus feature and the Chest bonus.
Betting and Prizes
You do get 15 fixed lines in Shangri La, but you are forced to set up a wager with 20 coins in it. The decision that you have to make concerns only the value of your coins, with their range being between $0.01 and $10. The game will let you spend between $0.20 and $200 for each spin.
The best rewards that seem possible are going to come via the scatter icon, which can apparently pay up to 3,000 coins, meaning up to $30,000 in this game. The slot brags about offering a 96.631% average RTP, which is actually a pretty good number to have, above average for certain.
Shangri La Slot Features
The feature list is varied enough to make Shangri La an interesting slot machine, offering a little bit of everything to its players.
The wild symbol is an example of that, and you’re going to see it appear both in regular and in expanded versions at different moments in the game. The regular Girl Wild is going to be a substitute for other symbols, capable of doubling wins thanks to the attached multiplier. Only the reels 2, 3 or 4 can get wilds on them.
Additional wild symbols can be placed on the reels, if a random feature is triggered. There is apparently something called Wild Reels as well, where up to three reels can be turned into wilds.
Scatter symbols get the image of some kind of urn that is made out of gold, with a tiger represented on the side. This is a symbol that will pay very well, its best reward getting you up to 3,000 coins if you have enough of them visible.
If you have the 3+ scatters visible, then a feature will trigger, which will ask you to pick one of the triggering symbols from the reels. The symbol will open up and will reveal a wheel, which will spin and will award you one of its features.
Among the things that you will be offered, there will be 8 free spins which have special wild features, 12 super free games that also get their own wild features, a Chest Bonus game where you have to make picks, plus a Trail Bonus game where you advance on a map by spinning a wheel.
Theme & Design
The game’s design will take you to Shangri La, so you get a look at this mythical land in the background image. There are forests and waterfalls, along with a building that might be a temple. On the five reels, the symbols get card suits, the girl, tigers, rhinos, elephants, temples, lotus flowers and swords.
Shangri La does well enough in most areas, and I can say that I enjoyed both its features and its graphics. It even has a better than average Return to Player, so you don’t have any major reasons to avoid playing it.