The Legend of Shangri-La Cluster Pays is a 6 reel, Cluster Pays slot powered by Net Entertainment. Available to play on desktop, mobile and tablet devices from 10p to £200 per spin, this mystical game benefits from sticky re-spins, nudge reels and free spins. You are taken on the path to enlightenment with the wise monk.

Visually, The Legend of Shangri-La Cluster Pays is exactly what you’d expect from NetEnt – it looks fantastic. With a sense of harmony and enlightenment, you are taken to the tranquil fictional mountain with you are accompanied by a monk. With cherry blossoms and green valleys in the backdrop, symbols on the reels include koi carp, dragonflies, butterflies, flowers and 3 guru symbols (cat, elephant and monkey).

The guru symbols appear stacked on the reels which helps – the cat is the most lucrative symbol giving you 1,000 times your total stake for 30 or more on the reels. Basically, you will win if you form a cluster of 9 or more symbols. There’s also a Substitution Symbol which will transform into the adjacent symbol (bar the Free Spins symbol) to give you the best winning combination.

The Legend of Shangri-La Cluster Pays comes with a Random Substitutions feature which is triggered when at least 2 clusters of the same symbol land in the base game – the clusters must have 4 of the same symbol each. When it activates, 1 Substitution symbol is added to the reels to give you that all important 9 symbol cluster win.

There’s also a Sticky Re-Spins feature which is played when at least 2 non-winning clusters of the same symbol appear anywhere on the reels. These symbols stick in place with the others re-spinning. The re-spins continue until no new sticky symbols appear.

The main attraction is the Free Spins feature which is triggered when you get 3 or more Free Spin symbols – 3, 4, 5 or 6 free spin symbols will reward you with 5, 6, 7 or 8 free spins. If you get 2 Free Spin symbols, you will activate the Nudge Reel feature where the illusive 3rd Free Spin symbol can be nudged back onto the reels to trigger the Free Spins feature.

Once in, random Substitution symbols are added to and removed on each free spin – these help you form winning clusters/combinations. If you manage to win less than 10 times your total stake from the feature, you will benefit from 1 extra free spin to help you further.

All in all, The Legend of Shangri-La Cluster Pays looks superb and has the potential to pay out 1,000 times your stake on each spin/free spin. The key to winning big is the Substitution symbols in both the base game and Free Spins feature. I found it to be a medium variance offering which will surely take you on your path to enlightenment. Superb from NetEnt once again!