The Legend of Shangri La: Cluster Pays Slot Review, RTP & Features

Slot Info

Software NetEnt
Min Bet Per Line
Bet Range0.10 - 20
Game FeaturesWild Symbol, Free Spins

The Legend of Shangri-La Cluster Pays is an online slot game based on the fictional land described by author James Hilton. It portrays a kind of heaven on earth, if you will, and according to Buddhist tradition is located high up in the Himalayan Mountains. Only originally, this mystical land is known as Shambhala. Be that as it may, this Netent offering provides amazing quality entertainment with the superb graphics as the focal point. The beautiful backdrop shows gushing waterfalls, serene ponds and lovely cherry blossoms; and standing right beside the reels is a Red Panda monk with a tall staff. This charming animated character will be watching the reels as closely as you and will react to winning spins.

You will notice also that the layout in this slot game is quite large and includes both more reels and more rows than is custom. There are in fact 6 reels and 5 rows, and no paylines per se. Instead, winning combinations are formed in clusters, hence the title. In fact, you will need to land clusters of 9 or more identical symbols to land a win. With that in mind, you have a remarkably generous betting range at your disposal. As you will find, stakes here span from a minimum of only 10p per spin and up to a total of £20 per single spin.

Special Features

The Legend of Shangri-La Cluster Pays comes with a whole array of different bonuses and special features. For example, there’s the Sticky Respins feature which can be very helpful during non-winning spins. The requirement for the feature is that there are 2 non-winning clusters of symbols anywhere on the reels. This will result in those symbols sticking to the reels while a respin occurs, so potentially, you can land a winning combination of symbols as a result of this respin.

Substitution Symbol

Instead of your typical Wild, there is a so-called Substitution symbol in this offering. Whenever it lands on the reels it will assume the form of another symbol, and from there it can help complete clusters and make for wins. The Substitution symbol can assume the form of any other icon save only for the Freespins symbol. Furthermore, it takes part in a random bonus feature – the Random Substitutions feature.

Much like in the previous feature you will need two non-winning clusters of at least 4 identical symbols each. Then, if you trigger the feature, it will strategically place a Substitution symbol so as to join the clusters and turn them into one winning cluster.


The game’s main attraction is without a doubt its Freespins feature. In order to trigger it, you will need to land a minimum of 3 Freespin symbols on the reels. This will award you a total of 5 freespins. However, the more Freespins symbols you land, the more freespins you will receive. Thus, 4, 5, or 6 symbols at the same time will grant you 6, 7, or 8 freespins, respectively.

If you happen to only land 2 freespins symbols, fret not, as you still have a fighting chance of activating the bonus round. As a matter of fact, this can trigger the Nudge Reel feature which can in turn nudge the remaining 3rd freespin symbol onto the reels.

Better yet, once you have activated the bonus you can benefit from Random Substitution symbols on every spin. Furthermore, if by the end of the feature you have won less than 10 times your total stake, you will receive an extra freespin.


The Legend of Shangri La: Cluster Pays Screenshot


The Legend of Shangri La: Cluster Pays Paytable


The Legend of Shangri-La Cluster Pays is a pleasant medium variance offering with great winning potential. In fact, you can pocket up to 1,000 times your stake on these reels. No less important is the fact that you have an absolutely divine setting to fully enjoy gameplay.

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