The Cloud Quest slot is not your typical machine, with a 5×5 grid and all ways pays that give you a pleasant surprise at every turn.
There is not doubt that Play’n GO have made a name for themselves in the mobile video slots market through their ‘grid slot games‘; games such as Energoonz which started it all as you electrocute cute little aliens.
You can see the appeal of these 5×5 reel games; there’s easy wins to be had, with just 3 symbols touching diagonally or horizontally to trigger a win, and potentially leading to more, as a wild is added to the screen, and you hope to clear the whole grid of symbols.
It’s not for the traditionalists out there (for you, there’s always the Golden Legend slot), but the action is constant, and you rarely have a moment to stop and think, thanks to 4 superpowers and one free spin bonus game.
The thing about a well balanced slot is that you can, sometimes, end up unsatisfied. Reasons being, if you’re not losing much, or winning much, you pretty much just end up where you started.
This Cloud Quest mobile slot sometimes feels a little like that, especially as, without noticing, you’ve gone 200 spins and not hit the free spins once.
Not that you need them for the big wins, we’ve had some great results with the bonus game superpowers (see features below for more details) that this slot machine rarely feels monotonous. The vaguely manga theme helps no doubt.
But the free spins help with the wins, and help this quest feel like you’re moving forwards, rather than standing still.
Because nothing is usual with Play’n GO slots, the Cloud Quest slot free spins aren’t played on the 5×5 grid, but one a simple 3 reel, 1 payline, slot machine.
The big twist is that you can get anything from 5 to 20 free spins, and on every win you defeat monsters – there are five stages, though to be honest you rarely survive that long.
Still, thanks to the fact that the higher the stage, the more profitable the top wins, there are true moments of thrill, and it’s where we’ve won over 100x times our bet.
When you do go into the free spins, you’ll see that your level up bar goes up. This does nothing. It doesn’t change how much you win, how frequently you get the bonuses, or which of the three main characters you get to choose.
If you’d rather play on a more level based slot game, we’d recommend the Gemix mobile slot from the same provider.
The true stars here are the superpowers, which amount to free re-spins with 4 different special features. These bring what could have been a fairly standard ‘all ways pays’ game from 3 stars to 4 stars.
Because thanks to them, this Cloud Quest slot shines with excitement as you quickly forget about a so-so free spin round, and wait in excitement as you either see a screen full of wilds, or a 5x multiplier on every win, or scatter wins all over the screen.
Like we said, not for traditionalist, but online slot players in the new millennium will appreciate an unusual game, with plenty of features, that is well done.
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|Mobile Slot released||March 2016|
|Slot type||Grid Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / All Ways Pay|
|House edge / RTP||3.48% / 96.52%|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 100 (not at all casinos)|
|Free spins||Up to 32 Free Spins / No Multipliers|
|Bonus rounds||Free Spins, Wilds, Multipliers, Scatters, Instant Cash|
All ways pays: Get 3 or more symbols touching either diagonally or vertically, and you'll trigger a win. These symbols will disappear, but no more symbols will appear, as you might expect from cascading slots such as Wizard of Gems.
However, a wild will appear, giving you a second chance at a game and clearing more of the board. If you clear the whole board you get a bonus of 20,000 coins.
If you clear the word "bonus" hiding behind the symbols, you'll get the free spins.
Wild Symbol: The gold... emblem? Yeah, that's what we are going to call it. The gold emblem is the wild symbol and replaces all symbols on screen.
The only way it appears, however, is when you get a win, at which point the middle symbol will turn wild, leading to more wins.
Super Power Bonuses: On the left of the Cloud Quest slot game, you have a super power meter. Every time you get a win with the yellow... kryptonite?... symbol, your power levels go up.
Yes, we know we're mixing our genres, but it's hard to explain these things sometimes.
Once you've filled the meter, you have a chance of triggering one of 4 super powers. These basically give you one free re-spin where you get either:
Bonus free spins: On every spin, the word 'bonus' will hide underneath one of the horizontal rows of symbol. As the symbols disappear from view (see all ways pay), the bonus word is slowly revealed. Reveal it all and you start the free spins.
You will then randomly get 5 to 20 free spins to start with and you get to choose one of the 3 characters to fight monsters.
You'll then spin a classic 3 reel slot, where on every win you can defeat the monster. The more monsters you defeat, the higher the value of the wins in the free spins, and for every defeated monsters you'll get 3 additional free spins. If you defeat them all (5 in total) you get bonus instant cash and a multiplier on the amount of free spins you have left.
It's basically a mini-classic slot game, where you get the added entertainment of watching to see if you'll get bigger wins the longer you last. Really quite good fun.
Though you can sometimes feel like you are playing more of a game, the Cloud Quest mobile slot keeps you spinning as you search to trigger all the different features.
Without them, you rarely get much of a big win, but the concept of trying to clear the whole board, and the mini free spins slot, bring a whole fresh concept to this machine that kept us playing.
We are going to assume you liked the theme (though we didn't have enough space to talk about), but if you don't, have a go at the Golden Ticket slot instead.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: March 25, 2021 - Rating