The spotlight shines brightly on Swedish online casino games developer NetEnt today as the digital entertainment company launches video slot game, The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays.

NetEnt teased us with their last slot of Q3 back in May when it was revealed that they would be releasing another addition to their Cluster Pays series by way of the harmonious world of spiritual enlightenment that is The Legend of Shangri-La. Since then, we have been anxiously awaiting the 6-reel, 5-row video slot that is set in a paradise of green valleys and cherry blossoms immersing players into the world of the dragon spirit and monk.

The Legend of Shangri-La’s features include Free Spins, Sticky Re-Spins, Nudge Reels and Random Substitutions, which players will find on top of an icy mountain where a battle between the dragon and monk ensues.

With Cluster Pays, which debuted as part of the Aloha! Slot, players will need to hit a minimum of nine of the same adjacent symbols in order to win.

In the game, Substitution symbols randomly replace other symbols to create the highest possible wins.

Sticky Re-Spins appear randomly when a symbol appears between 5 and 8 times on the reels. When that happens, the symbol sticks to the reels and all of the symbols spin again resulting in big wins, which a sage old monk points out with his staff.

With the Nudge reel, if two Free Spins land on the reel, and a third one lands to the right of them just outside of the visible reel area, the third symbol is nudged back onto the reels.

In the Free Spins Bonus Round, the resulting trio of Free Spin reels activates the Free Spin round where players are transported to an icy snow-capped mountain. During the Free Spins, random substitutions Wilds are mysteriously added to and removed from the reels during each spin. After each Free Spin, between 2 and 6 Substitution symbols are added to the reels. Prior to the next spin, a flying demon ice dragon sweeps the reels removing between 1 and 4 Substitution symbols. At least two Substitution symbols will always remain on the reels between the Free Spins.

NetEnt’s Chief Product Officer Simon Hammon, said: “This latest instalment of the Cluster Pays™ series, The Legend of Shangri-La, is evidence that our launches continue to go from strength-to-strength. The CO added, “The game was designed to bring the fairytale to life and we are sure our players will enjoy this vibrant and spiritual world and its unique twists and turns.”

The slot game’s graphics are beautiful and the peaceful background music and sound effects suit the story of the Legend of Shangri-La from James Hilton’s 1933 Lost Horizon novel, perfectly.

The game has an RTP of 96.59 percent and is built in HTML5. NetEnt’s The Legend of Shangri- La is available on desktop and mobile devices. The maximum default win is €200,000 or 100,000 coins!

Earlier this month, NetEnt Official uploaded their equally amazing Planet of the Apes video slot, which the company plans to roll out on October 23rd.