Paradise Found is a Video Slots game created by the respected Microgaming team. The game centres on the ideas and culture of Tibet, and what it takes to journey there. There are 5 reels and 20 paylines in the game, and a top Jackpot of 20,000 coins. The betting range is 0.01 to 1, and the Lines and Coin Selector function allows players to specify which paylines to activate and to choose how many coins to bet on each line individually, giving players more control. With a 95.7% RTP and up to 10 coins allowed to be wagered on every payline, the non-Jackpot payouts can be quite generous as well.
Game Layout and Design
There is a hand-painted and organic look to Paradise Found’s background scenery and the images on the reels, which echoes the central theme of looking for what is pure and unspoiled. Mountains, some of them capped with snow, set the scene and frame the reels. The lower-value symbols are the 10, J, Q and K as they are in several Slots games, and here they are presented in a bold font. The higher-value symbols are well-rendered and include the face of an intrepid explorer, a prayer wheel, a laden buffalo and an ornate golden cup. The realistic sound effects are reminiscent of land-based Slots machines.
Paradise Found can be played for real money or, for new players or anyone still checking out the game, for free. The game also has an AutoPlay setting, so busy players who need to be able to focus on more than 1 thing at a time can keep spinning and winning as they get on with other activities. This flexibility means the game should be able to cater to a wide player audience.
Special Symbols and Features
The Scatter Symbol in Paradise Found slot is the face of the Explorer, and will act like a blackjack NZ Multiplier when it appears on the reels. If 2 symbols are spun, players are paid out twice what they wagered, and this increases at every level so that 5 Scatter Symbols return a bet that has been increased by 100 times.
The yellow Lotus Flower is the game’s Wild Symbol, and can substitute any of the regular reel symbols to create winning combinations. It also works in conjunction with the image of the Potala Palace, which stands in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa.
When a Lotus appears on Reel 1 and a Palace appears on Reel 5, the unique Bonus Game is triggered. When this happens all the reels are held in place, and 1 random position on Reels, 1, 2 or 3 will turn into Lotus Wild Symbols. The configurations will them be re-examined to look for any new successful patterns.
This means that the reel symbols visible on the screen when the Bonus Round starts will have a big impact on the prizes paid out. Players are allocated 10 Lotuses at the beginning of the Bonus Round, so the process of seeing where they are and checking for extra wins happens 10 times.