New Slots Feature Exotic Creatures And Payout Features

Posted By Susan Brady on November 1, 2017

A trio of new slots are ready for play at NJ online casinos, all with unusual payline structures.

The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays, set in a lush garden with waterfalls, blooming cherry trees and a red panda, doesn’t rely on paylines at all, but rather clusters of symbols over three or more reels. Better yet, the clusters don’t have to originate on reel #1.

With Theatre of the Night you’ve only got 10 paylines, unusual in this day and age, but the paylines work both left to right and right to left. The same is true of Glorious Empire, although there are 40 paylines, increasing the odds of a winning spin by a significant amount.

Let’s take a look at all three before you take a crack at them…

The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays

A very zen-like playing experience

Step in to Shangri-La where you will find an aura of calm take over. This slot features Stacked Symbols, which include a butterfly, flower, firefly, and koi.

Characters include a very zen monkey sitting in contemplation, a blue elephant reminiscent of Ganesh, and a white tiger holding a lotus flower. All symbols can enable the Cluster Pay feature to award wins. Clusters of 9 or more on 3 or more adjacent paylines wins.

There are random substitutions emanating from a circular green orb that spins on the reels. If there is an opportunity for a cluster win, the orbs will take on the image of the potential cluster symbol, making for a win.

The game also features Sticky Re-Spins, which can occur when you hit two clusters on the same spin. If it does, the clusters will lock in place and remaining spaces spin. If you get one more orb addition to your clusters, you get another spin. This re-spin feature continues until no additional symbols are added.

As for the Free Spins, you will need to hit 3 or more of the Free Spin symbols. This can win you 5 to 8 free spins, all with additional substitution symbols.

Start spinning the reels at this fantastic game at Golden Nugget today.


The stats

  • 5 reels/Cluster Pays
  • Stacked Symbols/Random Substitutions
  • Free Spins/Sticky Re-Spins

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Theatre of the Night

The magical forest awaits

Enter the misty forest realm to encounter all manner of flora and fauna. There are hummingbirds, butterflies, flowers, as well as diamond, heart, spade, and club symbols. Oh, and the fireflies.

The game proclaims that, “fireflies are magnificent specks of light twinkling and dancing in the night.” And truly, they are one key to wins on this slot. The Firefly Re-Spins feature is awarded when the Wild symbol appears on reels 2/3/4. During your 6 free spins, reel 3 becomes a Stacked Wild and selected symbols will become Wilds, increasing the payout.

Alas, there is no Scatter or other Free Spin features, but you can win a maximum of 300x your stake with a specific 5 of a kind. Even better, since it pays both ways, you actually come away with 600x your bet.


The stats

  • 5 reels/10 paylines/pays both ways
  • Wilds
  • Firefly Re-Spins

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Glorious Empire

Will you win the battle?

This slot harkens back to the days of the Roman Empire, with armored soldiers, decorative chariots and winged horses.

The 40 paylines pay both left and right, increasing the number of wins.

Hit the Scatter Free Spins Bonus and you’ll win up to 15 games, where any Wild appearing is held for the duration of the spins.

Should you want to try your luck at increasing wins, you can take a chance with the Gamble feature, which allows you to choose either black/red or which suit will be turned from the deck of cards.


The stats

  • 5 reels/40 paylines/pays both ways
  • Wilds, Scatters
  • Free Spins bonus games

Quick look

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Susan Brady covers travel, food, real estate, health, and the New Jersey online gambling industry in her role as a writer and editor. She was managing editor at the HealthNews website for PokerNews once upon a time.

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