The Himalayas are a mountain range in Asia that are spread over five countries; India, Bhutan, Nepal, China and Pakistan. Some of the world’s most prominent rivers, including the Indus and the Ganges, rise in the Himalayas. The Himalayas are an intricate part of Asian culture, and have in many ways shaped it. The Himalayan peaks are sacred in the religions of Hinduism and Buddhism. The mountain range stretches over a distance of 2,400 kilometres, from one end to the other. The word Himalaya means “abode of snow”.
The Himalayas is also the location of the mythical land of Shangri-La, a fictional place created by British author James Hilton, in his 1933 novel Lost Horizon. Shangri-La is described as a hidden and lost valley, nearly impossible to find. It is an idyllic place where nothing ever goes wrong. Shangri-La’s inhabitants live many years longer than the human norm, presumably due to their peaceful and tranquil lifestyle. Shangri-La is a mythical Utopia.
This mythical Utopia is the theme of Quickspin’s Hidden Valley. The reels are set against a snowy backdrop, with stairs of stone winding up a beautiful mountain. The game is played on 5 reels and an astounding number of 40 fixed paylines.
Hidden Valley can be played for free or for real money.
Hidden Valley Slot Symbols
Symbols include male and female travellers, together with their guide, a Sherpa, an Eagle and a Buffalo. The themed symbols are the higher value paying symbols, and the aim is to land a combination of three or more matching symbols on any one payline.
Playing card symbols make up the remainder of the symbols, and are the lower value paying symbols. Playing card symbols include the number 10, the Jack, Queen, King and Ace cards.
The Hidden Valley Multiplier Wilds Feature
The size and range of the multiplier values are determined by the size of the bet placed for each spin. Whenever a winning line includes a multiplier wild symbol, the winnings scored during that particular spin will be multiplied by the multiplier displayed on the multiplier wild symbol.
The wild symbols will substitute for all regular symbols, the bonus scatter symbol being the exception to this rule.
Hidden Valley makes provision for flexible betting options. This compensates for the fact that the game’s paylines are fixed.
Free Spins Bonus Game
The Free Spins Bonus Game is activated by landing three or more of the bonus scatter symbols anywhere on the 3 centre reels. The number of free spins and multipliers that are awarded during the Free Spins Bonus Game will be pre-determined by the Bonus Wheel.
Free spins awarded are usually in the range of between 7 and 12 free spins.
The player must click on “Start” to get the wheel spinning like clicking “Bet” in AU online horse racing betting. The wheel consists of two reels, one outer reel and one inner reel. The inner reel will determine the number of free spins awarded, and the outer reel will determine whether an extra wild is awarded or not.