Shaman Spirit is a Native American-themed slot from Eyecon Gaming. This sequel to Shaman’s Dream is played using a 5 reel, 25 payline game engine and comes with wild wins that double payouts and a bonus round that offers up to 240 free spins with all payouts trebled. Play from between 25p and £12.50 per spin.
With snow-capped mountains in the background, the reels include lower value playing cards and a collection of spirit animals. They include horses and buffaloes which pay up to 250 coins per payline, bears which pay up to 450 coins and wolves and eagles which pay 950 coins if you land 5 on a payline.
More rewarding still is the spirit woman who is the wild – she offers awards of 10, 200, 2,000 or 9,500 coins if you land a 2, 3, 4 or 5 symbol combination. Any standard symbol win that includes a wild sees the payout doubled.
The other symbol to look out for is the warrior who is the scatter – hit 3, 4 or 5 of these on the same spin and you’ll pocket an award equal to 5, 20 or 450 times your total stake. You’ll also trigger the Free Games feature. On offer here are 15 free spins. All payouts during this feature benefit from a 3x multiplier and are trebled. You can re-trigger more free spins too by landing 3 or more scatters – there’s up to 240 free spins to be won.
Eyecon has obviously taken the “if it ain’t broken, why fix it” approach to this sequel. The features that made the original Shaman’s Dream such a hit are present and correct here. It’s not exactly a thing of beauty but the design here is more than acceptable.
We’d quite liked to have seen some of Eyecon’s innovative pick’em rounds as well as the free spins. The multipliers and double wild wins deliver enough thrills to keep Shaman Spirit interesting though. The range of features on offer in this Native American adventure isn’t the widest. Alternatively, you can play Barcrest’s Golden Chief or Thunderkick’s Turning Totems which share the same theme.