Pearls of India Slot Review
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Pearls of India is a video slot created by the popular Swedish gaming provider Play’n GO. It has 5 reels and 20 paylines, with a coin size range from 0.01 to 1 and a very decent RTP at 96,87%. If you are familiar with Rich Wild, you know that the games in this series is all about adventure and excitement. In this great version the bold Rich Wild goes to India to search for pearls. The reels in the game are set against the backdrop of mountains with Indian temples and a clear blue sky. All symbols are related to the theme and there is plenty of action available, with a bonus symbol, a Cascading Symbols feature, a Temple Bonus round, lots of free spins and a gamble feature. You can play this game for free or with real money at all certified casinos who provide games from Play’n GO.
Theme, characters and environment
If you have played Aztec Idols you probably remember that Rich Wilde was exploring South America at that time. It seems that he returned home safe and sound, immediately starting the sketches for his next audacious adventure. India seems like the natural next step, with its decorated templates, religious sites, and treasures with fine jewels and stones. Expect lots of action from this slot, as well as great payouts.
History and background
Having returned with success from his trip to the Aztec jungles, Rich Wilde is ready to take us all on another amazing adventure to the wonderful country of India. Now we join in as he sets out to visit every Hindu temple in his search for the Statue of Vishnu, Wall of Shiva and Wheel of Brahma. This game was released on desktop and mobile in October 2014, with new and improved visuals and sound effects. In this version you can also enjoy multipliers up to x10 on successive wins and a very rewarding bonus game.
Environment and atmosphere
In the view we have the Golden Temple in the distance, but to get there we first have to cross a difficult landscape before we can attempt to climb the high mountains where the 25 symbols are hiding, to unlock the progressive Golden Temple Bonus. Thankfully the bold and talented Rich Wilde is right there to help you on this quest, making Indiana Jones look like a wimp.
Symbols and soundtrack
The four main symbols include Ganesh and precious items in silver and gold. 10, J, Q, K and A represent the lower values as usually. Among the interesting payouts we can mention:
- Golden Hands pay up to 120x
- Sacred Golden Cows pay up to 250x
- Golden Elephants pay up to 500x
- Golden idols of the Hindu god Vishnu pay up to 750x
It is Rich Wilde himself that represents the wild symbol, and the scatter comes in form of a pearl symbol. The scatter symbol triggers one of the features, and the second is activated by the temple symbol.
There are plenty of exciting bonus features to dive into in this adventurous gameplay. You will experience the Cascading symbols feature, the Temple Bonus round, Free Spins and a Gamble feature. So, if you are looking for action, this is a slot for you.
The game’s Gamble feature can be activated any time you get a winning combo. Just click the “Gamble” button whenever you want the chance to double or quadruple your winnings. Pick a colour or a suit to make your winnings grow and do this up to five times in a row if you are a hard-skinned gambler. Pick the wrong color and lose the win entirely.
Let’s have a look at the different bonus features available in this game. The Cascading Symbols is a part of the main game, meaning that the winning symbols in a combination disappears to be replaced by new symbols that drop in from above. Just like a built-in respin. Consecutive wins also increases the multiplier, which can be seen to the right of the reels to a maximum or 10x. Even the temple symbol will disappear.
The Temple Bonus is triggered pretty often, and what you need to get there is a full bonus-meter, which is increased each time you get a temple symbol anywhere on the reels. Every time you have collected 25 of these, you get to play a mini-game to determine if you will proceed to the Statue Of Vishnu Bonus, Wheel Of Brahma and Wall Of Shiva. These are the very treasures that brought Rich Wilde to India in the first place.
In Statue Of Vishnu Bonus you will pick pearls from the hands of Vishnu for prizes until you find the faulty one which will end the bonus game. During Wheel Of Brahma the player spins rings on a wheel to earn a win according to a paytable. When it is time for the Wall Of Shiva you get to pick tiles on a wall. The prizes vary depending on which tiles you pick. There are some serious riches hidden in there, so you can end up some serious adventure-style riches in your pocket.
The Wild symbol is proudly represented by the hero himself, Rich Wilde. This symbol can substitute for all other symbols as usual, except the bonus symbol and the scatter symbol. All wins are multiplied by bet staked per line. If there are more than one win per selected line only the highest will be paid.
As a scatter we have the pearl icon, and players that get at least three of these anywhere on the reels activates the coveted Free Spins feature. When this feature starts you get 10 free spins at the current multiplier level, which is always depicted to the right of the reels. During this feature you will get a pearl whenever one lands on the reels, with the first goal being to collect five pearls to get another five free spins. Here you can get awarded up to 30 free spins, and during this bonus feature the pearl can also act as an extra wild.
Pros and cons of the slot
Big thumb up to Play’n GO for creating such a unique and engaging video slot. This is an adventure with lots of enjoyable moments and great winning opportunities. There is not really anything negative about this slot, as it has everything that we could as for a casino game.
- Lots of interesting bonus features
- Plenty of free spins
- 1000 coin jackpot
- Good RTP of 96,87%
- Multipliers and lots of riches
- No progressive jackpot
- Only 20 paylines
You can also join in on Rich Wilde’s adventures in Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead, and Rich Wilde and the Aztec Idols. All games in this series is usually available at the same online casinos, and they all offer a fantastic gaming experience.