The Spirit of the River slot introduces DualWays Pays, and four special totems that come alive in the free spins to give you bigger reels, more wilds, and up to 10x multipliers.
This is one mobile slot game review where we have to advise you to play in horizontal mode if you can, mostly because the animation, music and play will make those four central reels pop.
Just having the reels doesn’t do it justice as the fantastical enchantress by the reels awaken the spirits and wins.
But that’s not to say this is traditional in any way. For one, you start with only 4 reels but they are 6 rows high, giving you more than enough symbols to give you 8 of a kind wins.
So how do you get 8 of a kind wins on a 4-row game? Well, you get wins when symbols are adjacent from each other from left to right. But you also get wins when symbols are adjacent to each other from top to bottom. These are then added together.
In other words, it pays both ways, just not in both ways we are used to in games like Starburst. But the result is similar – lots of wins, over lots of reels, and that satisfaction as you spot which symbol pays over which column.
There’s not much else in the base game. Not even a wild symbol. But that all changes in the Spirit of the River slot free spins.
Do we wish they’d found a way to incorporate these in the base game? Yes. But are we glad they appear in the free spins? Absolutely.
You only get 8 free spins, but on each spin one of the four totems will appear and gift you with a feature. You might get:
Of the four features only number 1 will stick and stay for the duration of the bonus, but the other adds some extra magic that can bring you some fun wins.
The Spirit of the River may not be as volatile as slots such as Raging Rhino Rampage or the BeetleJuice Megaways slot, but it’s unique, it doesn’t borrow the mechanics from anywhere else, and it’s beautiful.
For trying something a little different, it gets an extra star.
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|Mobile Slot released||September 2021|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||4 Reels / All Ways Pay|
|House edge / RTP||3.3% / 96.7%|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 50|
|Free spins||8 Free Spins / Various Features|
|Bonus rounds||Wild, Free Spins, Scatters, Reel Expansion, Mystery symbols, Multipliers|
Dual Ways Pays: Wins pay horizontally (left to right) and vertically (top to bottom). Wins on multiplier dual ways pays are added together.
Wild: The wild symbols substitute for all symbols except scatter. It can substitute for multiple symbols and payout for each win. The wild only appears in free spins.
Free Spins and Scatters: When a scatter lands on the reels it gets added to the spirit tower. Every 20 spins without completing the spirit tower, 2 segments are removed. Collect 4 scatters in the spirit tower and you'll trigger 8 free spins. Every 4 scatters collected will add +4 free spins.
On each free spin, one of the spirit modifiers will be randomly selected.
We were utterly charmed by this Spirit of the River slot machine, from the beautiful theme to the wonderful ways to you get wins horizontally and vertically.
Those totems really come alive in the free spins, especially if you get big reels and big multipliers. A high RTP of 96.7% also makes this incredibly attractive for those looking for real money slots with a high return.
Can it be a little bit frustrating? Sure. But can it also have a whole load of energy as those symbols cascade in and out of view in beautiful animations? Absolutely.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: September 21, 2021 - Rating