Amazon Queen Slots
The Amazon is the 2nd longest river in the world, and the jungles that surround it have been the theme of many slots over the years. Even in 2016, tribes are being discovered that have had no contact with the rest of the world – and the star of this slot is an attractive Amazonian warrior woman who could have been a member of one of those tribes.
Amazon Queen is available online, though started out as a live slot. It has the lavish production you would expect from a WMS title, including graphics and sounds which are a cut above many other slot makers’ efforts.
Playing Amazon Queen Slot Game
You’ll find that the gorilla plays an important role in this slot. This appears ‘stacked’ on the reels, covering all 3 rows at times. Unusually, you will win with gorillas if you get 3 in a row from the right hand side – as well as the usual left to right system. There is a nice animation where this animal stands up. If you get several stacked gorillas at once a fountain of coins will appear and the reels will shrink into a jungle setting for a while, signifying a big win.
Other winning symbols on this 5 reel, 20 win-line slot are a colourful parrot, snake, tiger and durian fruit. Smaller wins are made up by the suits from playing cards. When winning with the playing card symbols, the presence of the Amazonian warrior next above or below can add to the amount you win. The jungle scene is a wild symbol for this slot, this substitutes for the regular symbols (including the gorilla), though not the warrior.
The best pay-out comes from getting 5 gorillas across the reels. This is worth 750 coins. Since this symbol is stacked, you can win several in one go. You will win 600 coins for 5 tigers or parrots, and 400 coins for the snake and durian. Wins start with just 3 of any symbol.
I liked the sounds on this slot, which include a high-intensity jungle drum and chant combination during the free spin round. Other sounds are the standard WMS background noises, including computer jingles which get more elaborate as you get bigger wins. The effect when you hit 3 or more gorilla symbols is certainly worth waiting for along with the impressive animation.
Free Spins on Amazon Queen
Other than the stacked gorillas and wild jungle symbols, the free spins game is the main attraction. To trigger this you’ll need 3 or more of the Amazon Queen herself on the reels. When you hit 2 the remaining reels speed up and are surrounded by a bright flaming pattern. Once you trigger this her spear also bursts into flame and a message appears showing that you have won 10 free spins.
You are taken to a different set of reels, this time with a pink hue in the background instead of the beige of the regular reels. The spins run very quickly, with your total win amount accumulating on the bottom right. When the game is over you get a message giving the total won and return to the main reels. I have played more elaborate bonuses on some slots, though this free spins game does give you the opportunity to quickly accumulate a number of wins.
Overall this is a very well put together slot. While it does not have the multiple bonus games and extras of many online games these days, it is a solid game which will appeal to players that enjoy recreating the live slot experience at home. I particularly liked the stacked gorilla symbols, which can bring in multiple wins at once from both sides of the reels. The free spins game will also give you the opportunity to accumulate several wins at once. If you enjoy live slots, whether in a casino or at home, then this is certainly one for your shortlist.