Barcrest Himalayas Roof of the World Slot Review and Free Play

Himalayas Roof of the World: Demo

Himalayas Roof of the World is a beautifully designed 5 reel, 100 payline video slot from Barcrest. Highlights of this mountain adventure are the Snow Slide Bonus feature which adds extra wilds to the reels and the free spins round with expanding wilds – Big Bet Play offers even more extras. Stakes start at 10p, rising to £500 per spin.

We’ve not always liked the design of Barcrest’s games but have no complaints here as the visuals are stunning. With snow-capped mountains in the background, the reels include playing card suits, tents, pickaxes and ropes, tigers and eagles. The most rewarding symbols are the lady and monk, both of whom can land in a stacked formation. The monk pays 500 coins if you land 5 on a payline. Helping to create winning lines is the wild. Himalayas Roof of the World comes with 3 bonuses.

Snow Slide Bonus feature – you can randomly trigger this on any base game or free spin. Avalanches of snow fill reels and turn extra symbols into wilds. After the snow slide is finished, a payout is made with the wilds in position.

Free Spins Bonus feature – you will receive 8, 12 or 20 free spins if you manage to land 3, 4 or 5 bonus scatters on the same spin. Joining the standard wild is the icicle wild which can turn whole reels wild when it lands.

The other symbol to keep an eye on is the compass on reel 5. Land 5 of these during the round and you’ll fill the compass meter. You’ll then be shown a treasure map. Choose 1 of the four locations which will reveal how many extra free spins you’ll get.

Up your stakes and you can activate the Big Bet feature. This is a series of 5 linked spins that cost between £20 and £50 but come with plenty of extras. They include:

  • Free spin triggers with just 2 bonus symbols and 50 free spins if you land 5.
  • Spins with all of the lower value symbols removed.
  • Stacked wilds on every spin.

The higher the Big Bet, the more extras on offer. The Return to Player rate improves if you’re in Big Bet Play too, rising to 97.75% from the standard 94%.

There’s plenty to like in Himalayas Roof of the World. The visuals are terrific and there’s a good selection of extras. If you’re after a fresh take on the Asian-themed video slot, this delivers it nicely. I also suggest you try some of Barcrest’s other great games with Legend of the Pharaohs and Snow Leopard good choices.

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