Yggdrasil Gaming has today released a brand new online slot going by the name of Nirvana, which players should find live in casinos from today (24th Nov). Yggdrasil slots can be somewhat difficult to locate, but Cherry Casino already has the slot available to play in both real and fun money already.
The Nirvana Slot uses a regular 5×3 reel layout and 20 paylines, the slot features a wealth of different bonus features and during the bonus rounds these can also be combined together when the free spins round is re-triggered with 3 scatters allowing players to have up to 3 different features active at the same time, all 3 of these features can also be randomly granted in the base game when a player lands 2 of the scatter symbols but only provide 1 re-spin of the feature.
The three main features to this slot are called Wild Seeds, Mega Reel and Nudge Reels. It’s definitely worth having a read through the game information, as all three of these features can be combined during the bonus round, and there is definitely an optimal picking strategy for the player to choose the order in which to add these bonus features.
Nirvana Slot Features
The main feature is triggered when the player lands 3 or more scatter symbols on the reels, this then grants 10 free spins with a choice of 3 different bonus rounds, any additional scatters simply award the player with an extra cash reward.
During each spin, a total of 2-4 wild symbols are added to the reels randomly, except where a regular wild lands or a scatter symbol.
Selecting this feature turns the middle reels into 1 giant synchronized reel with matching symbols, this means when they land they will all have matching symbols on the reels, very similar to the Twin Spin slot mechanics.
The Nudge reels option uses the classic slot nudge feature, once the reels have stopped spinning one of the reels can nudge up or down if the win can be improved further, this is important as when landing 2 scatters on the reels if a 3rd scatter can be nudged into view then it will re-trigger the feature options too.
All 3 of these features have the ability to re-trigger the free spins round, but it’s worth noting that some options have more win potential, whilst others have a much higher chance of re-triggering the free spins.
Re-Trigger and this slot gets very interesting!
If you manage to re-trigger the free spins round, you get to pick another option to combine with the option already selected, the remaining free spins total is also reset to 10.
And if you are very lucky and re-trigger the free spins a further time you get to select all 3 of the bonus features combined together, that means Nudge Reels, Wild Seeds and a Mega Reel all active at the same time for 10 spins.
The feature that is most likely to re-trigger the bonus round is Nudge Reels, if you are playing using the most optimal picking strategy then this definitely should be the first pick, as the slots big win potential is highly dependent on getting the features combined.
This is also reflected in the RTP (Return to Player) for this slot, which is stated as 96.2%, if you pick any of the other 2 features first (Wilds Seeds, Mega Reel) then the RTP is lowered to between 96% and 96.1%.
Overall this is another great release from Yggdrasil, the graphics are visually appealing, the slot plays really smoothly, and is packed with innovative features that we personally love.
The only major downside is that players from UK are still unable to play the Yggdrasil range of slots for real money, hopefully this will change in the near future though once they have been approved by the UK Gambling Commission.