Shangri-La slot by Blue Gem Software is a five reel online game which came out with twenty optional paylines. Each of the paylines can be played for very little money, as low as 0.01 per line. This makes Shangri-La slot a penny slot in the truest sense. Players of all budgets can make use of the game, as is maximum bet goes up to 5 coins per line which equals a total of 100 currency units. The standing jackpot and bonus rounds will attract players of all experience levels.
Fully named The Temple of Shangri-La, this game is set in ancient Asian temple on a Tibetan mountaintop where a treasure waits for an intrepid explorer to find it. The five reels hide inside the temple, surrounded by lots of detail. In the background you can see various Asian items. A paper Chinese lantern, a cherry tree in full bloom and an old Chinese man sitting on front of the reels fishing all draw the eye. The reels are edged in bamboo with the roof of the temple forming the top of them. The buttons at the bottom of the screen have been incorporated into the theme as well as stones or rocks which sit next to the pond that the old man is fishing in. Shangri-La slot is a very detail rich slot, full of 3D graphics and lots of animations. The sound track is a unique Asian tune that plays all the time, even when the reels are not spinning.
Reflection and Meditation
The symbols in Shangri-La slot are all about this hidden temple where people go to reflect and meditate, and maybe find some treasure. They are all theme based and are all done in 3D. Blue Gem Software have gone out of their way to create a game that has no poker card symbols which is always a refreshing change. Symbols such as a meditating man, a baboon, a scroll, a vase with a golden dragon on it, a wheeled cart and a view of the temple can all be found on the reels.
The baboon symbol is the highest paying symbol in the game, and also the key to Shangri-La slot jackpot. If you manage to get five of them in a row on an active payline without any wilds being involved you will win the jackpot.
The Koi symbols in Shangri-La slot are the games wild, and have more than one function. They will replace any base game symbol to form more wining combinations and they can launch a bonus round. If you get Koi symbols that do not form a part of a win, they will give you a Koi that you store to the left of your reels. When you have collected five Koi you get to play a little bonus game.
Cherry Tree Scatters
These cherry tree scatters will launch the Click Me bonus round. Shangri-La slot does not have a free spins game. Finding three or more of these scatters will take you to a screen where you have to select icons. Each icon holds a prize and you can keep on clicking and winning until you get the Collect Symbol. When you find the Collect symbol your game is over and you will be taken back to the base game.