Head to the Himalayas and hunt for a lost mountain utopia (and of course a big payday or 2) in Hidden Valley. This 5 reel, 40 payline video slot is from Quickspin and comes with multiplier wilds that can boost payouts by up to 10x as well as a free spins round with added wilds. Play on all devices from between 40p and £120 per spin.
Few developers make better looking games than Quickspin and Hidden Valley maintains the usual lofty standards. The back-story centres on a group of travellers on the hippy trail, searching for the earthly paradise known as Shangri-La. Set against a mountain backdrop, the 3x4x4x4x3 reels feature A to 10 values alongside a yak, an eagle, a Sherpa and male and female travellers.
Central to the action are the multiplier wilds – the precise amount offered by these multipliers varies depending on how many coins you spend on each spin. The ranges are 1x to 2x, 2x to 4x, 3x to 6x and 4x to 10x. The bigger your bet, the bigger the multipliers on offer naturally.
The other main feature element is the Free Spins feature which is triggered by landing 3 bonus symbols on the same spin. You’ll first receive a payout of double your total bet – you’ll then spin the bonus wheel. The outer reel will spin first – if the pointer lands on a Sherpa or 1 of the traveller, that symbol will become wild for the duration of the feature. The second spin of the wheel will determine how many wilds you’ve been awarded.
Landing 2 or more bonus symbols on the same free spin adds more free spins to your tally. It could also deliver an extra wild symbol. The multiplier wilds from the base game are in play during the feature round too.
At first glance, Hidden Valley looks like a complicated game – in fact, it’s very simple. The multiplier wilds are central to the action here and you can expect to hit them at regular intervals regardless of which level you’re playing at. Depending your bet size, you can win up to 1,407 times your bet on each spin (with the 4x-10x multiplier option).
It almost certainly won’t deliver spiritual enlightenment but Hidden Valley does offer some pretty good entertainment. The design is as good as ever from Quickspin and all of the wilds offer plenty of action. Add all that together and this Himalayan trek becomes one worth making. I also recommend The Legend of Shangri-La Cluster Pays from NetEnt which has a similar theme.