Primal Spirits Slot Review 2022

Get ready to unleash your inner spirit animal in Quickspin’s latest release, Primal Spirits!

Deep in the heartland of Native America, under the moonlit sky the Thunder Bird is calling out to all spirit animals near and far. As the magical gems release spirit animals onto the reels, you can immerse yourself in their sacred rituals and reconnect with mother Earth from the comfort of your own home while being rewarded with glorious riches.

Quickspin are the legends behind some of our favourite titles including Cash Truck, Cabin Crashers and Sticky Bandits Trail of Blood, but will Primal Spirits be another to add to the list?

Let’s play on and find out!

Primal Spirits Base Game

Primal Spirits Base Game and Features

Primal Spirits is a 5 reel slot with 25 fixed paylines. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbol types land from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.

The minimum bet available here is £/€0.25 per spin and the maximum bet available is £/€100 per spin, with a small selection of betting options in between the two. Primal Spirits has a theoretical RTP of 96.02% and a maximum win capacity of 8,623x.

In terms of symbols, the highest paying symbol in Primal Spirits is the Red Wolf, followed by the Purple Bear, Green Fox and Blue Owl. Low paying symbols fall to Red, Purple, Green and Blue Gems. There is also a Wild symbol present which substitutes for all other symbols except Scatters.

Primal Spirirts features Tumbling Reels. Each time a winning combination is formed, all winning symbols will be removed from the reels and new symbols will fall down via a Tumble. Once a tumble occurs, there is a chance that more winning combinations will form.

Game Provider Quickspin
Maximum Bet 100
Maximum Win 8,623x
Paylines 25
Release Date 25/10/2022
RTP 96.02% (96.53% Bonus Buy)
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility Low
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.25

Totem Trance

On the left side of the reel set is a Totem Pole containing 5 potential colours, that move up with every base game spin.

After each winning tumble, if the Totem is either Blue, Green, Purple or Red, any present low-paying symbols of the same colour will be upgraded to their corresponding high-paying symbol.

If the top Totem is Gold in colour, all present low-paying symbols regardless of their colour will transform into their corresponding High paying symbols.

Colour Multiplier

Once a symbol has been transformed into its high-paying symbol, each upgraded symbol across the reels increases its Colour Multiplier by +1.

If a Gold Totem Trance was triggered, all recently transformed symbols will increase all 4 Multiplier values by +1.

Primal Spirits Thunder Free Spins

Landing 3, 4 or 5 Scatters across the reels triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 10, 15 and 20 Free Spins respectively.

All colour Multipliers collected in the base game at the time of the bonus trigger are transferred over to the Free Spins round. During this time, all Colour Multipliers are progressive and do not reset with each new spin.

Landing 3, 4 or 5 Scatters during Free Spins awards an additional +10, +15 and +20 Free Spins respectively.

Primal Spirits Free Spins

Primal Spirits Bonus Buy

For those outside the UK you may benefit from a Bonus Buy option.

Quickspin has granted players access to the Thunder Free Spins round for 150x their current bet. The RTP when purchasing Free Spins increases slightly from 96.02% to 96.53%.

Primal Spirits Bonus Buy

Primal Spirits: Our Verdict

Primal Spirits is certainly different by Quickspin’s standards. It’s art style is as strange as it is fascinating, and the creatures within aren’t like anything that we’ve seen in the heartland of Native America before.

Pehaps we’re not as well traveled as we once thought, or perhaps Quickspin were feeling rather spiritual when they thought up the concept. It’s always good to be one with Mother Earth, but is Mother Earth one with slot aficionado’s everywhere?

Primal Spirit’s definitely has something going for it with Base Game features like Totem Trance, and the Colour Multiplier earned within the Base Game brings immense potential to the Free Spins round. It’s certainly a well-constructed slot with plenty of thoughtful features, but should you choose it over other Quickspin slots?

In our opinion, there’s certainly better choices, yet Quickspin are often diverse, so Primal Spirits may well be to the tastes of people looking for something colourful, peaceful, imaginative and fun. Primal Spirits isn’t a top-tier game, and we can’t see it obtaining legendary status, yet it’s another decent offering from a reliable studio.