Call on the benevolent spirits on the slot from Cayetano Gaming and enter the mystical world of Shaman Spins for wins of up to 1,700 times your bet. The female shaman will conjure a random Wild Shower and a free spins round with extra features on a voodoo-themed reel set that will take you to the heart of spiritual realms.
Shaman Spins is a video slot with 5 reels in a 3-4-4-4-3 format with 40 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols from left to right only. Summon the benevolent spirits on desktop or mobile from 0.40 to 40 credits per spin. The medium variance game has an RTP of 94.35%.
Set in a dense jungle where shamans would perform their rituals, the game window is flanked by two skull statues and held in a stone structure that resembles an ancient temple. Two flame pots sit in the front and will fire up in the free spins. A somewhat eery soundtrack completes the design.
The pay symbols can appear semi-stacked and start at the low end with the usual card royals from 10 through to A, awarding 1.2x to 1.8x your bet for a single five of a kind. They are followed by green potion bottles, daggers with a blue hue, a purple dreamcatcher with a bird and a mystical wolf. Hit five on a line to win 2.5x to 5x your stake.
The female shaman is the wild symbol, substituting for all regular pay symbols and awarding 12.5x your bet when five land on a line. An intricate icon marked with “Free Spins” is the scatter, appearing on reels two, three and four only.
Two features that are closely connected to the shaman will provide most of the action and the majority of mega wins on this slot. First up is the random Wild Shower feature, that can trigger at the start of any spin in the base game. A waterfall will cover the three centre reels and create Deep Stacked Wilds for more potential to hit wild symbols on the spin. Obviously, having all three reels covered in wild symbols once the water recedes guarantees an all-lines win.
It becomes more interesting when you hit three scatters across the centre reels in one spin as it will trigger the Free Spins feature. You will get an initial five free spins, which cannot be retriggered as such but you can win up to an additional seven free spins in the pick-me round that comes before the feature starts. The game will lead to a screen with 20 Runestones and you can pick until you reveal three “Miss” symbols. Hidden are extra wilds, a 2×2 mega wild, extra free spins and win multipliers.
All picked wilds will be randomly placed on the three centre reels and will stay sticky for the entire feature. Up to seven extra free spins can be found as well as multipliers that can reach a total of up to x5. The round is then played with the extra features in place.
Did we fall under the spell of the shaman after spinning the reels? Well, not quite to be honest. The game is well designed with decent animations and creepy sounds but the low line pays make it virtually impossible to keep a balance at least somewhat steady. It is all about the two features and not triggering them will see a balance diminish rather quickly.