A classic slot from 2015 that’s now in its second iteration and recreated in HTML5, Hidden Valley Slot is set in a mystical Himalayan Shangri-La. As ever with its creator, Quickspin, you can look forward to rich design and animation. Meanwhile, the soundtrack adds to the feeling of excitement and comes complete with a pulsating drumbeat as well as some more chilled-out sounds. The backdrop is of snowy mountain peaks.
Featuring five reels, the game is laid out in a slightly unconventional 3-4-4-4-3 format, with 40 Paylines. Your mission, should you chose to accept it, is to find the concealed entrance to the valley and enter the mysterious utopia, along with two travellers and your Sherpa –there are also plenty of features here to help you along your way.
How to play
You can play Hidden Valley Slot from 60p a spin to up to £60 – so minimum and maximum bets are higher and lower respectively than most Quickspin offerings.
Symbols on the reels include a local guide, backpackers, and creatures including eagles and yaks.
Hidden Valley Slot special features
A large green icon serves as the Wild here, and it displays as stacked on the reels. Wilds, as ever, replace all icons save the Scatter, and a number of multipliers are attached to it.
The bonus wheel emblem acts as the Scatter.
This can play out on any spin, offering a multiplier at random. It’s up to you to choose the range of the multiplier, and it depends on the size of your bet. The more you bet, the bigger the multipliers – with the maximum £1.20 a pop, for example, multipliers are between 4x and 10x. To pick your level, click on one of the four boxes at the right of your reels.
As usual, you trigger this when a minimum of three bonus Scatter symbols show up wherever you like on the reels. Once it’s active, spin the outer wheel to determine whether the female or male traveller or the Sherpa becomes an additional Wild. Meanwhile, the inner wheel decides how many freebies are awarded (in the first instance, that number is between seven and 12).
Every win in this round is multiplied by a factor of 2. Land at least two further bonus icons during the round to receive additional free whirls.
During this round, you can also turn up to three icons Wild, meaning some potentially seriously big wins. At the same time, the expanding multiplier perk from the base game applies, offering another boost depending on the level you’ve selected.
Unfortunately, Hidden Valley does not feature a jackpot as such, so you’ll need to win in other ways instead. (Thankfully, this is more than possible.)
Return to Player (RTP)
RTP or Return to Player in this game is a good average of 95.69%. Volatility is (just about) on the higher side of medium.
You get a nice mixture of features and excellent visuals in Hidden Valley Slot. And while the free spins don’t show up that frequently, the rewards can be very pleasing when they do. Set off on your trek today – happy travels and let us know how you get on.