Yggdrasil’s Nirvana Online and Mobile Slot Reviewed
Nirvana is a Yggdrasil Gaming online slots release that is not based on the Seattle grunge band that was so famous in the 1990’s, but rather on the Buddhist state of heaven. Attaining Nirvana is a quest that many Buddhists embark on, and in this rather cheesy online slots game, players can do the same- except this time, heaven is filled with big jackpot wins, rather than inner peace!
Featuring Wild reels, Nudge Reels and Mega Reels, along with a jackpot tournament with prizes that can reach as high as $10,000, Nirvana provides plenty of chances to strike it lucky.
Goddesses and Game Play
Nirvana is a brilliantly coloured; graphic-rich online slots game that’s been incredibly well designed. A 5 reel, 20 payline video slot, this game has 8 base symbols, of which the Phoenix is the most rewarding, as lining up 5 magical birds on an enabled payline will see your wager multiplied by 250x.
Also on the reels is an assortment of rather strange looking creatures, including a bird, an antlered rabbit, a large lizard and a cat with the head of a bird. There are also stunning playing card icons of Hearts, Spades, Clubs and Diamonds all in pretty jewel colours.
Nirvana provides players with a number of free spins bonuses that take a variety of different forms. The pink flower Free Spins symbol is the key to unlocking the free spins and can appear in any position on the reels and does not have to line up across an enabled payline. The Free Spins symbol is essentially the games’ Scatter, and plays the same role.
Two Free Spin flower symbols will reward players with one free re-spin and three or more symbols will reward you with 10 free spins and the choice of a Mega Reel, Wild or Nudge Reel bonus. These bonuses work as follows:
- Wild Reels: 2 to 4 Wild symbols are added randomly to the reels for every free spin.
- Mega Reels: This feature rigs the reels in the middle to synchronize them to land an exact combination.
- Nudge Reels: This feature gives players the chance to manipulate the reels themselves. The reels can be moved one symbol up or down, changing the line up of symbol combinations.
Each one of these bonus features adds to winning potential in a very satisfying way and it is also possible to retrigger the free spins, except that when this happens players are given the chance to add 2 special features to their spins, boosting the chances of a big win even further. Should the re spins be retriggered a third time, all 3 features come into play and if you line up 4 or 5 of the Free Spin symbols on the reels, a jackpot payout of between 1000 and 5000 coins will payout.
Nirvana has a very unique feature in that it offers players the chance to win a massive payout in a pooled jackpot. Similar in principle to a progressive jackpot, the pooled jackpot forms part of a tournament and pays out a few times every year.
To qualify for entry into the tournament and for a chance to win a whopping prize, players must reach the Free Spins mode whilst playing for real money. Whoever scores the highest coin win during the free spins round will be rewarded with the tournament jackpot just like a game of real money mobile poker of your choice.