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The Legend of Shangri La Slot, a New Cluster Pays Slot From NetEnt

Betsson Casino will be adding the latest NetEnt slot titled The Legend of Shangri La – Cluster Pays to their casino on the official launch date of the 21st of September, and even better news for UK players is that they now have a UKGC Gambling license so you can now play at this casino and claim their welcome bonus offer (100% up £100 with 40x wagering).

To celebrate the launch of this new slot you can currently earn up to 50 MEGA free spins on the game worth €1 each by simply playing and wagering a specific amount of money on any of their other online slots, once registered head to promotions section and OPT-In to take part!

If you simply cannot wait until release day then their sister casino Betsafe already has this slot live and playable for free or real money.

The Legend of Shangri La Slot – Cluster Pays

The Legend of Shangri La Slot is another “Cluster Pays” from NetEnt, this means that rather than using the regular paylines on a slot instead the winning combinations are formed from Clusters of matching symbols in a 6×5 reel slot, with 9 matching symbols required for a win and up to 30 matching symbols possible with a full screen of identical symbols.

This slot also boasts numerous special features which include Symbol Substitution, Random Substitutions, Sticky Re-Spins, Nudge Reel and of course a Free Spins Bonus Round where the Symbol Substitution feature really comes into play.

Check out the gameplay video below to see all of these special features in action.

Gameplay & Bonus Features


The Legend of Shangri La Slot
PaylinesCluster Pays
Free SpinsYes
Re-Trigger Bonus RoundExtra Free Spins
Special FeaturesSymbol Substitution
Random Substitutions
Sticky Re-Spins
Nudge Reel
Free Spins
RTP (Return To Player)96.59%

Bonus Features

There are many different mini features that can occur during base gameplay onThe Legend of Shangri La including the following special features.

Random Substitutions – Extra Substitution Symbols are added to the reels to form a winning cluster.

Sticky Re-Spins –  Randomly occurs with 2 non-winning clusters, these symbols are held in place and re-spins occur were additional symbols can land on the reels and form a winning cluster and grant further respins.

Nudge Reel – If 2 of the special Scatter Symbols land in view with the 3rd just outside of the visible area, it is possible for a nudge reel to occur which will then trigger the free spins bonus round.

Free Spins – 3 or more Scatter symbols are required to trigger the main bonus round, additional scatter will grant extra free spins with a maximum of 8 free spins for a 6 scatter trigger.

During the bonus round, extra Substitution Symbols are added to reels on each free spin (between 2- 6) which help greatly to create winning cluster pays, after each spin 1-4 of these are removed from the reels also.

Extra Spin – If you have a bonus round resulting in a total win of less than 10x stake then an extra spin can granted giving you one last chance of a winning cluster.

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Overall Thoughts

The Legend of Shangri La Slot is a decent release from NetEnt, whilst we aren’t personally a fan of the cluster pays format this slot has plenty of other random features that definitely help to keep the gameplay interesting, particularly the sticky re-spins feature.

The bonus rounds did seem quite difficult to trigger in our playtests taking several hundred spins, but the base game certainly does do a decent job of keeping your balance fairly steady, in our playtests the bonus rounds ended in the range of 20x up to 75x stake with the biggest base game hit being 50x.

If you were a fan of the ALoha! slot from NEtEnt then this will definitely appeal, especially given the wealth of extra bonus features on offer.