Description and Review: Thankfully not themed around John Milton’s terrible sequel to his epic poem ‘Paradise Lost’, Microgaming’s Paradise Found slot is more of a Nepal/Tibetan ‘find-enlightenment-at-Shangri-La’ type of deal. Yaks, Explorers and Lotus Flowers are among the symbols here.
While the theme is certainly unique (we certainly can’t think of another Tibetan style slot), unfortunately the game itself isn’t. In fact, it’s a standard 20 reel slot with not much in the way of thrills and excitement along the way.
There isn’t anything new to see in the base game and the wins aren’t all that impressive either. Frankly, it feels like you’ve played this slot before…many, many, many times.
This would be redeemed by something thrilling happening in the bonus round. However, it is the polar opposite of thrilling. In fact, you get 10 free ‘non spins’.
Huh? I hear you say: what are ‘non spins’. Well, Microgaming don’t call them this, that’s for sure. BUt basically, that’s what they are. Trigger the bonus and the reels lock in place. On every ‘non-spin’, one symbol turns into a Lotus Flower (the wild symbol) which could trigger a win. Or not.
It’s possibly the least exciting bonus feature we’ve ever come across. Oh and the wins are pretty terrible too – especially if the reels at the time you triggered the ‘non-spins’ feature weren’t already showing a decent sized win.
I could go on but won’t. Play something else as Paradise Found is a terrible slot.
Game Information: 5 Reel, 20 Payline Slot Machine.
Wild Symbol: Lotus Flower. Substitutes for all except Shangri-La and scattered Explorer symbol.
Scatter Symbol: The Explorer. Two or more scattered explorers trigger a win.
Wild Lotus Feature: A Lotus Flower on Reel 1 and a Shangri-La symbol on Reel 5 triggers this. The triggering reels get locked in place. A random symbol is turned into a Lotus Flower on the middle three reels. Players receive 10 turns during the bonus feature.
Coin Sizes: 0.01 to 1.00.