In this latest release from Pragmatic Play, we are heading into world of the native Americans and getting in touch with those ancient spirits in the hope of being rewarded with some totem sized wins. The native Americans represent a mysterious group to many, and Mystic Chief certainly keeps true to that idea, with some mysterious bonus functions to be discovered. The question is, will the Mystic Chief look favourably upon you and tell you the secrets of their fortunes? There’s only one way to find out, so let’s read on and take a closer look at what this game has to offer.
Pragmatic Play, as one of the leading developers of online slots, has a track record of delivering excellent games, using themes that are well thought through in terms of the graphics and accompanying sound track, but also making sure that there is something below the surface in terms of game features. Mystic Chief is no different, set in an American encampment on a mysterious night, with wigwams, campfires and a canyon backdrop to really set the scene, with pan pipes playing in the background while you spin.
And when it comes to the game format, this also has an air of mystery about it, with a rather uncommon layout of 5 reels and rows of varying heights, specifically, 3x4x4x4x3. One thing less mysterious, and probably a good thing, is that winning combinations are, as most players would expect, obtained by matching three or more symbols on a payline, of which there are a very impressive 576.
As to the betting range, the minimum bet is just £0.20, whilst the maximum bet is £100. Not only should this suit most players, but is also a reasonable range, that is, no outrageously high maximum bet that will be irrelevant to all but the very wealthiest and riskiest of players. As to the RTP, this is 96.55%, which is slightly above average for the sector, and something that will please a lot of players as it is not often that a high RTP is supported by what is a very entertaining gameplay. And lastly, as to the volatility, this is a high volatility game, a very high volatility game in fact, and that means that you might be waiting a while for the wins to arrive but, when they do, their arrival will be truly spiritual, especially when considering the game’s maximum win of 5,000x your stake.
Lastly, it’s worth noting that whilst you don’t need to head to the American plains to experience Mystic Chief, you can do, as it’s available to play on mobile devices as well as on desktops and laptops. That means that if you really want to get in touch with nature, you could even spin the reels from beside a campfire on your mobile, provided you get signal out there that is.
It is often a dull expectation when it comes to online slots games that the lower value symbols will be made of playing card symbols or playing card suits symbols, but Mystic Chief has broken with the norm (thankfully). Instead, each and every symbol has been carefully thought to meet the theme of the game, including a totum, a peace pipe, a tomahawk, a dagger, a set of drums, a mountain lion, a wolf, a mustang, an eagle, and, lastly, and Indian warrior (which is also the highest value normal symbol, paying up to 5x your stake.
And that is just the normal symbols, as Mystic Chief also has three special symbols on offer, being the wild symbol, which is the Mystic Chief himself and will replace all normal symbols except the bonus symbol and scatter symbol, the scatter symbol, which is a mystical symbol with the word “scatter” written across it, and which activates the game’s free spins feature, and, lastly, the bonus symbol, which is a dreamcatcher, which activates the random wilds feature of the game.
So in terms of the bonus function, there are three to discuss when it comes to Mystic Chief:
- The Expanding wild’s feature – this is activated by the appearance of the Mystic Chief himself on reels 2, 3 or 4, as when he appears, he expands to convert all symbols on the reel into wild symbols. What’s more, these expanding wilds also come accompanied by multipliers of between 1x and 10x.
- The Free spins feature – A slightly more normal bonus function, this is activated by obtaining the scatter symbol on reels 2, 3 and 4 on the same spin. The function starts off with 8 free spins, with one expanding wild symbol appearing on each free spin with accompanied by a multiplier of between 1x and 10x. What’s more, for each dreamcatcher bonus symbol that you find on reels 1 or 5, you will receive one additional free spin (or 2 if you achieve 2 of them). And that’s not all, these bonus symbols remain fixed in position as you are upgraded to Super Free Spins. Then, once activated, a random number of non-expanding wild symbols will be added to the reels on each Super Free Spin.
- The Random wilds feature – If you obtain a dreamcatcher symbol on reels 1 and 5 in the same spin (in the base game), a random selection of positions on the middle 3 reels are converted into non-expanding wild symbols, meaning that any payout made determined with the wild symbols in place.
This is a very complete game from Pragmatic Play which is sure to provide popular amongst online slots players. It combines an entertaining and well developed theme with a strong game format and some excellent bonus functions, everything you would expect from this experienced games developer. The only thing to watch out for? That very high level of volatility, so, as ever the spiritual guide would say, patience is the virtue you’ll need when it comes to spinning the reels of Mystic Chief.
So, ready to get in touch with your inner spirit and see if you are worthy of the Mystic Chief? If so, Mystic Chief is available to play now at PartyCasino, as well as a number of other online slots games from Pragmatic Play and other developers.