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NetEnt announces The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays™ slot

Bringing you the exact same layout as the Aloha! Cluster Pays™ slot which was launched in March 2016, I’m sure The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays™ slot is going to be just as successful. Luckily, players can expect some differences in comparison to the Aloha! slot. While Cluster Pays can be found in both of the NetEnt slots instead of bet lines, The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays™ slot is featuring Sticky Re-Spins, Random Substitutions, Nudge Reel, and Free Spins.

A lot of potential

It’s a bit of a strange year when it comes to the NetEnt slots launched. So far, a few games I didn’t expect much from impressed me most while those I have been looking forward to failed to impress. But that’s ok, I like the unpredictability in the NetEnt Games. What my first impression is of The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays™ slot? Exciting and dynamic with the Cluster Pays feature returning to the reels the 21st of September combined with a few more thrilling features.

The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays™ slot has a lot of potential and I wouldn’t be surprised if players will choose this new NetEnt slot over Aloha! Cluster Pays™. In my opinion, NetEnt improved the gameplay by adding the Random Substitutions feature and Nudge Reel feature.

It’s hard to predict the frequency of the slot features in a recently announced, but I’m sure that no matter how many times the slot features in The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays™ occur, they will be a big improvement to what was already a great gameplay. To compare and try out the gameplay, the following link will send you to the extended review and free version of Aloha! Cluster Pays™ on our site.


Shangri-La, definitely the place to be!

I love to delve into a video slot theme when possible and the first I noticed when searching for Shangri-La is that it seems to be a popular name for hotels in Asia. The name Shangri-La can be linked to a fictional place in a 1933 novel by James Hilton. In the novel ‘Lost Horizon’, Shangri-La is described as a mystical, harmonious valley which totally fits the description of the game’s background.

Shangri-La is also described as a sort of earthly paradise, a mythical Himalayan utopia. A place of which I believe all NetEnt Casino players would love to stay for a while. Nothing wrong with a permanently happy land, isolated from the outside world, where the people are almost immortal, living years beyond the normal lifespan and, even more important, age very slowly in appearance. Where did you say I can find Shangri-La on Google Maps?


Reincarnation of Gonzo

What about the character that is enthusiastically jumping around or floating next to the reels? The character of which I believe it could be a “combined reincarnation” of Gonzo (still very much alive in the Gonzo’s Quest™ slot though) and Splinter, the wise master from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Okay, maybe I get carried away by my vivid imagination, but I’m sure that those knowing both fictional characters will agree.

However, NetEnt did a great job designing The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays™ slot adding some lively animations and, of course, the “combines reincarnation of Gonzo and Splinter”. I couldn’t find the new NetEnt character’s connection with Shangri-La but I guess Shangri-La, my new promised land, is packed with wise monks and “Splionzo” is just one of them.

The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays™ slot features

What to expect from the next instalment in NetEnt’s Cluster Pays™ series that will become available at the NetEnt Casinos 21st September? As mentioned before, I think we can expect a lot from the slot features in this new NetEnt slot which makes Shangri-La even more attractive to players at the NetEnt Casinos.

Besides the Cluster Pays™ mechanic, replacing the familiar bet lines, the game also features Sticky Re-Spins, Random Substitutions, Nudge Reel, and Free Spins.

“Splionzo” is bringing lots of fun to the reels using his magic tree stick while more green magic is added whenever the monk feels like it.  The monk’s magic tricks result in a lot of activity during the game and the above preview video shows best what to expect from the slot features in The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays™ slot.


The video will show you how Wild substitutions can appear directly on the reels or randomly thanks to Splionzo’s magic. The monk is also capable of activating a nudge if, in his opinion, one nudge is fair in order to activate Free Spins.

In a certain situation, Splionzo is activating Sticky Re-spins using his tree stick to make it happen. Clusters available already will stick to the reels while the reels spin one more with a chance to get the clusters united for a mega big win.

It seems that free spins will be activated when free spins symbols appear as a cluster or as a single symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5 but it might be that 3 random reels will do. With all the Random substitution symbols, you’ll find yourself in a luxurious position, especially when surrounded by many clusters of the same symbol. However, be careful of the dragon spirit on the mountain! It does not take trespassers lightly. With Splionzo by your side, together you will prevail in The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays™ slot.


By on 3 August, 2017