Secrets of the Amazon Slots
The Amazon rainforest covers much of the Amazon basin of South America, mostly contained within Brazil. It’s the largest tropical rainforest on the planet with an estimated 390 billion individual trees and is the home to 10 million species of animals, plants and insects. This slot focuses mainly on the animals of the forest, including black panthers, leopards, cougars, toucans, parrots and chameleons. Aside from the animals you’ll find a moonflower which acts as the scatter symbol and a girl in Amazonian style makeup with a flower in her hair who is the wild symbol.
This Amazon based game is set against a forest backdrop with tall trees found on either side of the reels. Branches from the tree stretch out across the reels and act as the dividers between both the reels and the symbols, all of the animals apart from the three cats residing on a branch. Each of the symbols is drawn in an almost photographic style, so you’ll certainly feel part of the forest the moment you start playing. Even much of the control panel is made up of wildlife, with mushrooms, flowers and leaves forming some of the buttons. Each spin is accompanied by the sound of jungle drums, while you’ll hear general noises of the forest between games, where birdsong is perhaps the most evident.
How to Play & Real Money Versions of Secrets of the Amazon
This PlayTech designed slot has 5 reels and 20 win lines. All 20 lines are in play by default, but these can easily be changed to fewer simply by clicking on the buttons on the bottom left of the control panel. To the right, you’ll find the ‘line bet’ indicator and having set your desired amount, you’ll multiply this by the number of lines to give you your total stake for each spin.
Wins come along when you land three or more consecutive symbols from left to right on a win line and it’s the cats that are the highest paying standard symbols. Should you be lucky enough to land 5 in a row, you’ll win between 600 and 400 coins, the Black Panther the best of all. The parrot and the toucan both pay 150 coins, while the chameleon and the snake are both worth 100.
However, these pay-outs dwarf in comparison to what you can with the female Amazonian wild symbol. Should she appear five times in a row on a win line, you’ll win an incredible 50,000 coins, while landing even 4 in a row still pays 1,000, which still outperforms any of the standard symbols. Being a wild, it will substitute for any other symbol on the reels apart from the scatter. As an added reward, any wins using this wild symbol will also be doubled. This certainly makes for one of the better wild symbols found at any slot – it’s quite rare to see such a huge win amount coupled with a multiplier.
The moonflower is the final symbol at the game and acts as the scatter. Should you land 3 you’ll gain an immediate prize of 5 coins, 4 will win you 10 coins but the maximum 5 gives you an impressive 2,000 coins. More importantly perhaps, any of these wins will give you access to the free spins bonus game.
Secrets of the Amazon Feature
The start of the feature sees you taken to a pick me round where you’ll choose one of 3 flowers that will reveal the number of free spins you’ll have. The range of numbers is based upon the number of scatters you gained to activate the feature. The minimum 3 scatters will award you between 5 and 15 free spins, while the maximum 5 gives you between 10 and 20 spins. The free spins are certainly interesting, as the multiplier increases by 1 for every spin. You might think that the maximum multiplier would be 20, however seeing as the spins can be re-triggered, the actual top multiplier will be 50x. This 50x multiplier will be in place throughout the feature anyway if you managed to land 5 scatters.
Nature lovers will certainly enjoy this PlayTech designed slot. The mix of creatures from the forest gives the slot a rich feel, although for some the base game might be a little too dark and crowded. This game certainly has some originality – the wild is a particularly good one and the increasing multiplier throughout the free spins round is surely an exciting addition that will appeal to all slots fans.