Who doesn't love Shaman's Dream? It is one of those online slot games you can always rely on for enjoyment. It appears on every self-respecting bingo site, offering a straightforward, no-nonsense respite from the more elaborate offerings out there. Not to diss some of the more layered games on the market, but I think Shaman players will know exactly what I’m getting at.
When you have a brand this successful, it can be hard to improve on what is already near-slottie perfection. However, Eyecon has given it a go, while still keeping some of the evocative and awesome Native American features that we all love.
The theme is still the wide-open prairie, and the symbols on the reels are all spirit animals, seen by the light of a glowing full moon.
These spirit animals are an eagle, a wolf, a bear, a buffalo and a horse, all with fetching feather decorations and piercing eyes.
A Female Spirit is the Wild, replacing any other symbol (except the Scatter) to form winning combos. A Native American man in a head-dress transforms into a howling wolf to depict the Wolf Warrior – he is the Scatter and triggers the free spin bonus.
Like Shaman's Dream, the designers have aimed Shaman Spirit fairly and squarely at those of us who just like to spin the reels (that's most of us then!). There is no irritating soundtrack or sideshows, no animated features and in-spin games. The bonus is the chance to win up to 15 free spins – meaning we get more of what we love.
How to play Shamans Spirit Slots
Play on shaman Spirit Slots sites such as those operated by Playtech One / Dragonfish platform, once you have chosen the site simply load up the game.
You can't go wrong with this slot as it has the same uncomplicated gameplay as its predecessor.
First up, you need to select how many paylines you want to activate, and how much you want to wager on each one. The minimum is 1p on one payline, but you are more likely to select every payline, meaning every spin will cost 25p.
For the high rollers out there, you can increase this up to 60p per payline. That means every spin will cost you £15 – but of course, the payouts will be much bigger too. Instead of giving yourself finger-ache by hitting the spin button every time, you can set the Autoplay feature to spin the reels up to 100 times.
The Female Spirit is the Wild, which can replace any symbol except the Scatter. When she appears you also double your prize. She has a nice animation, turning into a freewheeling hawk and flying off into the moonlight. If you manage to reveal three scatters - the Wolf Warrior - then you are in with a chance of picking up 15 free spins. On top of this, all wins will be tripled.
The Wolf Warrior also has an effective animation, turning into a howling wolf.
You can reactivate the bonus up to 15 times, meaning there is the possibility of triggering no less than 225 free spins! For the free spins, the reels are the same but you are treated to some exciting background music (think pan-pipes on double speed) and, because of the triple payout, the winnings really can mount up.
Shamans Spirit Demo
If you are looking to play for free with a demo then disappointingly there are no official demos. You can, however, play for low stakes via many slots and bingo sites with Shaman Spirit slots including brands such as Buzz Bingo and 888 Ladies.
Return to player
Shaman Spirit Online Slot version has a return to player of a very decent 95.4%.
Shaman's Dream Slots Game isn't the most feature-filled, exciting, innovative slot on the market – but it does what you want it to do. Shaman Spirit is a minor update on a reassuringly familiar classic, and one of the most popular online slots in the business. Eyecon has cleverly not messed with this formula. Why would they - you don’t change a winning hand, do you? It has had a few cleverly-crafted tweaks and twirls, but, crucially, it stays true to its origins.
A good, solid, straightforward slot, with lots of payouts and no unnecessary distractions. Shaman Spirit online slot truly delivers.