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The Legend of Shangri-La Cluster Pays slot

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We invite you to a real country where everything is different! Starting from the left-hand traffic, the absence of the traffic lights, the free movement of cows, ending with the hospitality and deep spiritual heritage of the local population. You can immerse into the world of Himalayan adventures with the funny animals, and a big jackpot can be broken by every player who triggers The Legend of Shangri-La Cluster Pays slot from NetEnt company.

In this game, not only the original design but also a large selection of the bonus features and you have the great opportunity to win up to 10 000 bets. Pay combinations of symbols are formed in a non-standard way. The payments are given by clusters, which consist of nine or more pictures. RTP is 96.59%.

Personal testers opinion

If we consider the statistics of the slot machine, we can leave only neutral recommendations for playing with real money. Unfortunately, the bonus spins features are triggered extremely rarely, statistically, every 244th spin (0,41%). Only 20% of the prize pool is for the payment in them. About the bonus hunters, the wagering requirements are in the middle range - 5,41 out of 10. The probability of falling out of a hit is equal to 20.22% in the usual spins. As you can see, the opportunity to get large rewards at this machine is not high.

Feedback and recommendations from the testers` team

This slot machine is a clone of Aloha slot, but with a better design, as well as similar, but with better functionality.

  • If we consider the features of re-spins, we will see that they operate more interestingly at this slot, unlike Aloha slot machine, which fixes 1 pay line and adds additional symbols to it. The legend of Shangri-La cluster pays slot fixes 2 pay lines and not only adds the additional symbols to them but also connects these initial pay combinations between themselves, which brings much larger winnings.
  • I have to admit that the feature of triggering additional wilds to the already stopped reels usually does not bring any big winning. So, we will not pay much attention to this feature.
  • As for the frequency of triggering the free spins at the slot, during my testing, I observed that they are almost identical to the frequency at Aloha slot. Despite the feature of extra spinning of the third scatter symbol (like in Koi Princess slot), the slot seems to trigger the feature more often than its clone, but it doesn't by our statistic.
  • In my opinion, the free spins features are completely unpredictable here, since everything will depend on how many wilds the machine will trigger from 3 to 8, as well as how many the dragon symbol will remove them. Of course, if you get only 4 wilds per spin and remove 2 of them, then you should not wait for the good winning here. It is important to note that in addition to wilds, everything will still depend on whether this slot puts the expensive top symbols or not in the last spins. Fortunately, we will get the extra spin and additional wilds on the last free spin at this slot machine, unlike Aloha slot.

This online slot has an average dispersion. It keeps your balance usually due to the re-spins feature, thanks to which you will have a chance to get the bonus features. We recommend you a reserve bet balance of 100 in this slot. I would recommend playing to lovers of Aloha slot, namely into this “version”. 

Hidden data and settings of the slot (testing results)

  • The frequency of triggering the bonus free spins feature is statistically every 244th spin (0.41%).
  • The probability of a hit (any winning) is 20.22%.
  • The distribution of winning is 80% during usual spins and 20% in the bonus feature.
  • The maximum winning during the tests was 450x.
  • The average winning from the bonus free spins feature was 47x.
  • Volatility is 5,63 out of 20 (from low to average).
  • Cycle length is average.
  • The rating of the slot machine for the wagering is 5,41 out of 10.
  • RTP of 96.59% allows getting a positive mathematical expectation of winning at the casino.

The additional features

  • First, note that there are 6 reels at the slot machine with five rows of symbols. The pay combinations are formed by the principle of Cluster Pays. If you want to win, you will need to create a cluster of nine or more symbols.
  • If two clusters appear that contain the same symbols, the Sticky Re-spins feature will be triggered. The symbols from these clusters will remain in place, and re-spins will be launched. The spins continue until the pay combinations are formed or until the entire playing field has filled the symbol.
  • The Random Substitutions feature is triggered when two clusters appear; the symbols that are between them will be replaced to create the largest cluster possible.
  • If you get two symbols that launch free spin, in full size and only part of the third scatter, the Nudge Reel function will become active. It consists of the fact that the reel with the incomplete scatter symbol will make a small spin so that you get a bonus.

The free spins feature

  • Free spins are launched when three, four, five or six full scatter symbols appear, which is represented as a landscape with a dragon.
  • You will receive 5, 6, 7 and 8 free spins.
  • During the bonus spins from two to six symbols will be replaced by more profitable ones.
  • If in free games you win less than 10 times, then the additional free spins will be triggered.

Symbols and payments

  • To get the winning, you need to collect clusters of the symbols. The cluster includes from nine to 30 identical symbols. You can put up to 200 coins on your bet. Below you will find all the symbols and payouts that the slot gives.
  • Gold carp - koi, will bring payment of 5 to 2,000 coins. As many symbols with the image of Dragonfly, Butterfly and Lotus will return.
  • Meditating Elephant and Monkey will deposit up to 5000 coins.
  • The maximum winning of 10,000 coins gives the symbol of the meditating Tiger.
  • The wild symbol was the image of greenstone with a question mark. It will replace any symbol except scatter.
  • Free spins inscription is responsible for the launching of free games.


  • Recommendations: it is worth waiting for the activation of free spins because in these rounds you can get good rewards.
  • The volatility is average. In free spins, the frequency of the pay combinations increases by several times.
  • The maximum winning is 10 000x. The symbol of the meditating Tiger will give it if the entire playing field is filled with 30 pictures.
  • The lines are Cluster Pays.
  • Advice. Use small bets to make the maximum number of spins and launch all the bonuses.

How to win at The Legend of Shangri-La Cluster Pays slot? (conclusion)

Many of you know our basic recommendation: always test the slots in demo mode before you decide to play with real money. The slot machine does not require a large bet balance reserve (around 100 bets). We do not think it's the best machine to make high stakes, and even make the bets between the minimal and the medium.

The slot is worth waiting for a bonus feature because there is the main potential, you can win 10 000x total bets. For fans of Aloha, we recommend this slot machine, we think it's the better option. We can recommend the slot for completing the wagering requirements.

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Written by Vladislav Dibrov
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