Alas not a slot based on the late Kurt Cobain and the Seattle grunge scene, Nirvana is in fact a fantasy themed title where a trio of goddesses take centre stage. Created by Scandinavian developer Yggdrasil Gaming it’s a 5 reel, 20 payline title that comes with a free spins round with plenty of extra added goodies. Play from between 40p and £100 per spin.
The reels in Nirvana have a slightly surreal look about them – in addition to a quartet of brightly coloured gemstone symbols, keep an eye out for a cat with a bird mask, a rabbit with antlers, a dragon dripping in gold and a phoenix style bird.
They’re joined by a wild that can appear on any reel and substitute for every symbol apart from the free spins. The pink flower is that free spin symbol – land 2 and you’ll be awarded 1 free spin. 3 or more will get you 10 free spins. Trigger the feature with 4 or 5 symbols and you’ll also receive a payout of 1,000 or 5,000 coins (respectively).
It’s during the bonus feature that the action really heats up – once you’ve activated the feature, you’ll have the choice of 3 extras courtesy of the 3 goddesses. The choices are Wild Seeds which will give you an extra 2-4 wilds – this offers greatly enhances your chances of securing a succession of winning paylines.
Opt for the Mega Reel and each row of the middle 3 reels will be made up of single symbol – this will give you a lower chance of re-triggering more spins but your payout potential will rocket.
Finally, there’s the Nudge Reels which will move the reels by 1 spot to create the optimal possible position – the win potential isn’t as great as the Mega Reel but you’ll have a much better chance of re-triggering more free games.
If you manage to re-trigger more free spins during the bonus feature, then you’ll be given the chance to play with 2 of the extra modes live. Manage to re-trigger the free games for a third time and all three extra features will be in play for those extra 10 spins, offering some spectacular winning opportunities.
As is typical of an Yggdrasil Gaming created slot, the design is superb – the graphics are excellent and the gameplay is super smooth.
In terms of features, it’s all about the bonus round – all of the 3 extras have their attractions with the Mega Reel offering the potential for some extremely tidy payouts. The opportunities become even better if you can trigger and then re-trigger the free games and get all the extras working in combination.
The variance here is on the high side so expect some lean spells in the base game – let the goddesses work their magic in the bonus round though and Nirvana can leave you in a lovely state of ecstasy. If you like Yggdrasil Gaming titles, I recommend you look at Chibeasties and Cyrus the Virus which are superb.