Hidden Valley Slot
- Quickspin show once again how much they improve every time
- A slot with excellent graphics and a nice theme
- Gameplay could benefit from more features but is solid nonetheless
Hidden Valley slot is one of Quickspin’s latest, and I have to say that I’m really starting to look forward to new slots from these guys. They’re not the biggest name in the business, but they improve time after time and are certainly making a good impression on me. This time we have a slightly magical theme set somewhere likely in Tibet or that region many years ago. They haven’t gone into too much detail with a whole backstory like we saw with Witchcraft Academy slot, but I like the fact that the theme is a bit more unusual from some more common ones like those set in Egypt.
The graphics here are actually really nice with a decent amount of detail and just a really nice colour scheme that works very well. I think this is probably the best looking Quickspin game I’ve seen and it’s great to see that this is an area that they’re improving on. When it comes to the gameplay though, you’ll first notice a more unusual 3x4x4x4x3 layout. Your aim is to spin the reels to get a winning combination using the base symbols from left to right. These symbols are listed as follows, ranked in ascending order:
- 10, Jack or Queen (lowest value)
- King or Ace
- Bull or Eagle
- Purple Man
- Orange Woman
- Red Man (highest value)
Hidden Valley Slot Bonuses and Features
Hidden Valley slot has a lot of focus on Wild symbols in different ways. In particular, there are two main features you should be aware of:
Multiplier Wild. These Wild symbols can appear during the base game and will have a multiplier value associated with them for every spin. The value of the multiplier will depend on the Multiplier Bet Panel which has 4 different betting options with the following multipliers:
- Bet 1: Multiplier of 1x to 2x
- Bet 2: Multiplier of 2x to 4x
- Bet 3: Multiplier of 3x or 6x
- Bet 4: Multiplier of 4x or 10x
As well as simply offering a multiplier when part of a winning combination, the Wild symbol, of course, substitutes for all other symbols apart from the Bonus Scatter symbol.
Extra Wild Symbols. These are Wild symbols that can only be offered to you during the Free Spins Bonus (more on this shortly). One of 3 high-value symbols, so from Bull up to the Red Man symbol, will transform into an Extra Wild symbol which substitutes for all other symbols in a winning combination apart from the Multiplier Wild and Bonus Scatter symbol.
Free Spins Bonus. This is triggered by 3 Bonus Scatter symbols appearing anywhere on the screen and they also pay 2x your current bet. The Multiplier Bet Level will be the same as the game that triggered the bonus, as you’d expect. Additional free spins or more Extra Wild symbols can be gathered from getting 2 or more Bonus Scatter symbols during the Free Spins Bonus. The number of these will be determined by the Bonus Wheel. There are 2 parts to this wheel, the outer part which will decide if you win an Extra Wild symbol or not, and the inner part which will determine how many free spins will be awarded.
Hidden Valley slot from Quickspin is a relatively simple game with some nice bonuses that don’t stray very far from what we’re used to but do have a few little features that make them their own. I quite like the way the multiplier bet levels work and having a Wild symbol with a multiplier of 10x in a valuable win could make for a big reward, but don’t expect that all too often. The Free Spins Bonus has just enough going for it to make it interesting with the Bonus Wheel offering extra free spins or Wilds for hopefully more wins. The graphics are actually really nice here too as I’ve already mentioned, with a nice layout and clear design. So overall, a pretty good slot that has enough on offer to make it worth a try, but not enough to really stand out from the crowd.