Yggdrasil errs on the cheesy side in its latest video slot titled Nirvana. The game offers to take players to Nirvana, which is the Buddhist state of heaven. Could this slot game really deliver divine joy and glorious cash? Maybe not. However, there are three features to look out for: Wild Reels, Mega Reels and Nudge Reels. Each of these bonus features are unlocked when you successfully chase down a goddess. Best of all, Nirvana is part of a unique tournament network, with a prize pool of 10,000 EUR!
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|Release Date||November 2015|
|Casino||Vera and John Casino|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Platform||Android App, iPhone App, Browser|
|Return to Player (RTP)||96.4%|
|Slot Reels/ Paylines||5 reels/ 20 paylines|
|Min/ Max Bets||20p – £40|
|Free Spins||Up to 10 free spins|
|Features||Free Spins, Bonus Reels|
|Pros||Fun to play Bonus games, stunning graphics|
|Cons||Not available in many casinos|
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At first glance, Nirvana looks like your standard video slot. The game comes with 5 reels and 20 paylines. There are eight base symbols. The most impressive symbol is the phoenix. A combination of five of these magical birds will multiply your wager by 250 times!
Nirvana accepts wagers between 20p and £40 per spin. You can toggle the value of your wager by adjusting the coin value and the number of paylines. This casino game would suit players of pretty much any budget.
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All of the features in Nirvana are delivered in the form of free spins. You should be on the lookout for the glowing pink flowers. These pink flowers can appear in any position on your board, and does not have to line up on a single payline.
With two Free Spin Flowers, you’ll get one free re-spin. The real magic happens if you score three or more Free Spins symbols. Here, you’ll activate a set of 10 free spins. The free spins are presented in three different gaming modes. You can choose to play Wild Seeds, Mega Reel or Nudge Reel.
- Wild Reels adds two to four Wild symbols to random positions, at every spin!
- Mega Reels rigs the three reels in the middle, so that they are synchronized and land with the exact same combination.
- Nudge Reels allows you to move the reels one step up or down after the reels have stopped. I’ve improved my chances a few times with this feature.
All three Free Spins modes are bountiful. It is also possible to retrigger free spins; the game will then ask you to pick which free spins mode to play before adding another 10 free spins to your counter. When this happens, you’ll activate TWO features at the same time. Should you get another three or more Free Spins symbols during the free spins mode, you’ll get to play with all three features! Finally, if you score four or five Free Spins symbols on the reels, you’ll take home the jackpot! This is a cash prize of 1000 to 5000 coins.
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The CEO of Yggdrasil Gaming, Fredrik Elmqvist says in a press release, “More time and money has been spent on this game (Nirvana) than any we’ve created before.” The product of this investment is tangible. Nirvana is a beautiful slot game with premium artwork and cutting-edge animation techniques. The game plays as well as it looks. The game runs well on all platforms – mobile phones, tablets and computers. The gaming engine is pretty solid stuff as well, and delivers a rewarding gaming experience to all players.
Unique Features – An in-game tournament network
What is most interesting in Nirvana is the in-game network tournament. The tournament runs on certain weeks a year; every tournament offers a generous prize pool of 10,000 EUR. You’ll be able to enter the tournament no matter which casino you play at. This is because all casino operators which stock the Nirvana slot will automatically participate in the tournament. To qualify, you’ll need to reach Free Spins mode in the real-money version of the slot. The player who scores the highest coin win during the Free Spins mode wins this prize pool.
Besides the tournament, there is an additional in-game raffle engine called Pick ‘n Click. Qualifying players are entered into a lucky draw for 2,000 EUR prize money. Nirvana is the first game in Yggdrasil’s “Boost” slots portfolio. There will be more slots with tournaments and raffles in 2016. These tournaments definitely present a more compelling offer than typical slot jackpots.
While the game isn’t as magical as its name promises, it turned out to be a solid slot offering. I enjoyed looking for the three goddesses and playing their free spin rounds. However, I do have few minor complaints. Firstly, the profitable bonus features just do not happen often enough. Secondly, the tournament does not offer instant gratification. Aiming to top the tournament leaderboard is really challenging, with so many players from across Europe. Well, do not let these comments of mine faze you. You might just be lucky enough and reach your slot-nirvana!