The legend of shangri-la

Shangri-La should not be an unheard legend for those avid slot game players amongst us as it is a concept that is used by many slot game developers. Indeed, NetEnt are no different as they have brought The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays slot game to us.

For those players not quite sure of the story, Shangri-La is a hidden paradise that is filled with mythical wonders. This The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays game review will help players make their own story, though, as we highlight everything they need to know about this game.


Although players are able to play The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays Free Play version, bettors would be wise to hit the reels straightaway! The game takes place on a 5×6 grid and as the name suggests, it uses a ‘Cluster Pays’ method.

This format means players need to make as many icons fall adjacent to each other as possible, although not like they would traditionally with a paylines method. In order to achieve wins, players must find clusters of at least nine identical icons together on the board, with larger groups offering bigger payouts.

Players can try to form those wins from as little as €0.10 per spin, with those that like to place bigger bets able to do so with a limit of up to €200 per spin! As is customary with NetEnt slot games, there is an ‘Autoplay’ and a ‘Max Bet’ button that allows players to customise their gameplay experience a little. 

Smaller wins come from finding groups of thematic icons like fish, dragonflies, butterflies, and flower petals. The three praying animals – the monkey, elephant, and a cat that looks to be a Himalayan lynx – provide the biggest wins in the game and, as such, should be the main icons to look out for.

Feature Bonuses

There are a number of The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays bonus features that bettors can look to try and trigger in this slot game. There are question marks available in the game, which can substitute other icons and turn them into a random symbol in order to form some big wins. 

If players are fortunate enough to land a spin with two clusters of the same icon, the sticky respins feature could potentially be triggered. These clusters do not have to be big enough to form winning payouts, either. Players will initially receive a free respin, but if they land at least one more of the icons that triggered it, they will receive another one. This will continue to happen until one does not appear. Another bonus like this can happen via the random substitutions feature; substitution symbols will be randomly added to existing clusters, thus providing players with guaranteed wins.

Last, but not least, The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays slot game has a free spins feature! This is activated when three or more of the free spins bonus symbols appear anywhere on the reels. Depending on how many land, players will receive between five and eight free spins, with all coming with the additional substitution symbols. Players will notice that these can be added, as well as removed, although the latter happens less frequently. If a spin provides players with less than 10x their bet, then they may receive an additional bonus spin to try and take it over that, which is always nice!

RTP (return to player)

The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays slot game has a return to player (RTP) rate of 96.59%, therefore players can expect to be rewarded when they had to this mythical place that NetEnt have provided us with.