Spirit of Adventure Slot Review 2022
Pragmatic Play partner, Reel Kingdom is flying us towards another epic adventure in their latest release, Spirit of Adventure!
Take flight in Spirit of Adventure which will see players heading on a thrilling adventure across the reels. Instant cash prizes are just part of the excitment, as we navigate through a forest filled with Chalices, Masks and Shields, which lead us one step closer to the max win of 5,100x.
Reel Kingdom may not have become a well known slots provider if it wasn’t for their Big Bass Bonanza titles, and since then has managed to put themselves relatively high up on the slots Provider food chain, with the help of Pragmatic Play.
Reel Kingdom aren’t quite as quick as Pragmatic Play when it comes to handing out new releases, but they aren’t exactly the slowest either, with Snakes and Ladders Megadice and Tic Tac Take having only a 1 Month gap between their release dates.
Like other Reel Kingdom titles, Spirit of Adventure sounds exciting on paper but once you see it, you’re spirits are soon dampened. Graphics and design aren’t the best we’ve seen, but this type of style is very typical of Reel Kingdom and one we usually look past as soon as Gameplay begins. Let’s not judge a book by it’s cover just yet, Big Bass Bonanza falls victim to Reel Kingdom’s old school design and yet it ended up being a huge hit with players, and still is to this day.
The design may have dampened our spirits, but will Gameplay lift them back up? Let’s play on and find out!
Spirit of Adventure Betting and Symbols
Spirit of Adventure has a variety of betting options for players to choose from. For those who prefer a lower stake, the minimum bet available here is £/€0.10 per spin. For those who prefer a higher stake, the maximum bet available is £/€100 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two.
In terms of symbols, the highest paying regular symbol in Spirit of Adventure is the Diamond, followed by the Red, Blue and Green Gems. In additon to this, Reel Kingdom has introduced a selection of Relic symbols. These Relic symbols can be seen as Swords, Shields, Chalices and Masks, and any combination of the 4 will pay. Low apying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten.
Wild symbols substitute for all symbols except Relics and Scatters. Wilds only appear during the Free Spins round.
Spirit of Adventure Base Game and Features
Spirit of Adventure is a 5 reel slot with 10 fixed paylines. In order to form a winning combination, you will need to connect 3 or more (or 2 or more of the highest paying symbol) from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.
Sticking to Reel Kingdom tradition, Spirit of Adventure has nothing to offer its players in terms of Features. The base game feels more like a chore rather than a choice, so if you prefer a slot with a lot of action in the base game, you won’t be finding any here sadly. With the base game lacking in any kind of fun, let’s hope the Free Spins round is worth sticking around for.
Spirit of Adventure Free Spins
There are 2 ways in which you can trigger the Free Spins round, the first is by landing 3, 4 or 5 Scatters on the reels, which awards 8, 10 and 12 Free Spins respectively, or by landing an Island symbol on reel 3, which guarantees 12 Free Spins.
During the Free Spins round, the once dormant Cash values on the Relic symbols now become active. The possible Cash values the Relic symbols can award are as followed.
- Swords – Awards 2x, 3x, 5x, 7x or 10x your current bet.
- Shields – Awards 3x, 5x, 10x, 15x or 20x your current bet.
- Chalices – Awards 5x, 10x, 15x, 20x or 30x your current bet.
- Masks – Awards 10x, 20x, 30x, 50x, 500x or 5,000x your current bet.
With each Free Spin, the Wild symbol will move around the reels and stop on a random position, replacing whichever symbol landed underneath it. After this, the Wild symbol will then Collect all Cash values attached to each Relic symbol that are 8 positions around it in the symbol grid.
Every time a Cash value is collcted, the Relic symbol it represents is also collected on a Trail.
- After collecting 4 Swords, all future collected Sword Relics will be Multiplied by x2.
- After collecting 4 Shields, all future collected Shield Relics will be Multiplied by x3.
- After collecting 3 Chalices, all future collected Chalice Relics will be Multiplied by x5.
- After collecting 3 Masks, all future collected Mask Relics will be Multiplied by x10.
When a Relic Trail is completed, +3, +4 or +5 Free Spins are awarded, but no more than the intial Free Spins trigger. Once Free Spins are finished, a Totem will appear which moves around to random positions on the reels, along with the Wild symbol. If the Totem lands on top of the Wild symbol, the round will come to an end.
If the Island symbol lands on reel 3 at any time during the Free Spins round, a random amount of Relic symbols with Cash values will be added to the reels in random positions.
At the end of Free Spins, if the total win amount is below 2,250x your bet, you will be given a choice to either take total win amount or replace it with a Mystery Prize.
Please note that the Mystery Prizes can be both higher and lower than your total win amount, so choose carefully!
Spirit of Adventure Bonus Buy
For those outside the UK, you may benefit from a Bonus Buy option.
The Free Spins round can be purchased for a generous 100x your current bet.
The RTP when purchasing Free Spins remains the same at 96.60%.
Spirit of Adventure: Our Verdict
Unlike a few of their previous titles, you get the sense that Reel Kingdom has taken a more serious approach when it comes to Spirit of Adventure, all whilst delivering a certain amount of uniqueness and more importantly, fun. We think it’s fair to say that Spirit of Adventure isn’t their best work to date, but we love that Reel kingdom always come back with some pretty quirky ideas with each new release.
In terms of Gameplay, we were a little disappointed by the lack of Features in the base game, but this is soon forgotten when you move onto the Free Spins round, so long as it doesn’t take you too long to trigger. If you happen to benefit from the Bonus Buy option, you may want to save yourself from boredom and skip the base game altogether.
The base game is pretty shocking, but we think you’ll agree that the Free Spins round soon makes up for that. There are a few positives to be said here, we love the fact that Reel Kingdom has thrown in 2 ways to trigger Free Spins, but its probably very unlikely that you will land the Island symbol on the 3rd reel, but definitely not impossible.
Once you land the Free Spins round, it does seem to go on and on for a little while, so be sure to get comfy. What’s not surprising is that Reel Kingdom has taken a leaf out of Pragmatic Play’s book and gone for a very typical maximum win capacity of 5,100x.
When you play slots by the popular Provider Nolimit City for example, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the seriousness of it all as you try your hardest to hit their maximum win capacities, so if you’re just in the market for a new slot that’s a bit of fun but has the power to award a few extra pennies here and there, then Spirit of Adventure is a good place to start.