Yet another excellent slot from Yggdrasil Gaming, Nirvana does not disappoint. Based on the concept of a higher state of consciousness practiced by Buddhists and a few other Indian based religions (and not the band!), Nirvana is a more elegantly designed slot. Set on a background that is not much more than a smoky haze (though there are a few building silhouettes barely visible), the reels are an elegant muted gold. Nirvana is a five reel, three row slot with the standard twenty paylines. The symbols, for the most part, seem to be trying to follow the theme of Nirvana. The lower values are simple but colourful playing card suits. The higher values are represented by four strange looking animals, an antlered rabbit, a phoenix, a lizard and a cat with a bird’s head. There is a wild, and it is just a green shape in a golden frame. A lotus flower represents the scatter and this symbol is what triggers the bonus feature.
There are some necessary boring bits to cover for gamers before they plunge into this game. There is a minimum and maximum coin per line of one. The coin size ranges from 0.02 up to 5 and there is a little jackpot (not progressive) of just 250 coins. But there is a great
of 96.2%, which leads to some excellent return rates for players.
The bonus is focused around the Free Spins feature. The Free Spins feature is activated by having a minimum of three of the scatter lotus flowers land on any of the reels. This will then provide the player with ten free spins. However, landing just two scatters when playing the base game will actually give out one spin with a random feature awarded, and these are outlined below.
There are initially three different bonuses offered to the player when winning free spins. The first is Wild Seeds. This adds from two to four wild icons to the reels on every single spin. Mega Reel turns the three central reels (reels two, three and four) into one giant symbol. Lastly there is Nudge Reels. This causes a reel to be nudged upwards or downwards at the end of a spin. This will occur if there is a bigger win obtainable. But the fun doesn’t end here. Once this free spins round has been triggered there are further bonuses to be won. Having two scatter symbols land on the reels will award the player one extra spin. Landing three scatter icons will reset the spin counter back to ten and will allow the player to choose another feature. Getting an even further three more scatters will reset the spin count back to ten again and then adds in the last feature for the player.
All in all, there are plenty of interesting bonuses to keep any player happy. Being able to choose which bonus feature to utilise is almost a bonus in itself, as players can choose whichever option they feel has the best winning opportunities.