Tue, Sep 24, 5:57am by Mia Chapman
Last Updated Thu, Oct 10, 4:09am
Gods of Nature Pokies has both an English and an Asian title. The RealTimeGaming powered slot is known as ‘Tian Di Yuan Su’ for Asian players. The elements and the beautiful gods that control them are all shown as symbols on the reels. Along with the familiar fire and water, there is a green ball of growing plants and some exotic-looking elements. The backdrop to the reels shows a stunning scene. This manages to merge mountains, a sunset, waterfalls, and meadows into one detailed picture.
There are some interesting ‘elements’ to the gameplay of Gods of Nature. These include stacked wilds with win multipliers. The free spins bonus features a picks game, which can give your spins an amazing boost. Here are the highlights:
Wilds show a god which is obviously in charge of fire. The background of the symbol expands and flames rage whenever it is involved in a win. This is a wild symbol. It will substitute for all the regular symbols, though not the water goddess scatter. Any win it is a part of during both the base game and free spins bonus gets a 2x multiplier.
This wild can be stacked on multiple reels – giving you a genuine shot at triggering all 30 win-lines at the same time.
Scatters will trigger the free spins bonus with 3+ anywhere in view. These show a beautiful lady, surrounded by a blue glow. Scatter prizes are paid in addition to the free spins. The top prize is a huge 500x your triggering bet for 5 of these in a single spin. You will get 20x your bet for 4, 5x for 3 and a consolation bonus of 2x for a just 2 in view.
Getting more than the minimum 3 scatters to trigger the free spins bonus has bigger benefits than just the big scatter prizes. This will also give you more picks in a short second screen bonus round that comes before the free spins.
You will see the element symbols from the reels, with bigger versions spread in an arc across the screen. You get to pick 2, 3 or 4 – depending on how many scatters you triggered the bonus with.
As a base, you get 8 free spins with a 2x win multiplier. Each pick will add either spins or a bigger multiplier to this total. The best outcome is to get 33 free spins with a huge 15x win multiplier. Keep in mind that wild symbols are still involved in the game. The 2x win multiplier for them still applies – making the maximum an amazing 30x.
RealTimeGaming has fixed the 30 win-lines for this game. With stacked wilds in play, there is no reason to lower them even if this was possible. You can bet from 1c per line – and will find bet max and auto-play options either side of the spin button.
Clicking the ‘I’ button on the bottom left brings up the paytable. This shows that the wild symbols have the biggest single prize. 5 of these on a win-line will get you 10,000 coins.
The next biggest prizes come from the gods – presumably the elements in human form. These pay from 750 down to 200 coins for 5 of a kind. The exotic balls depicting the elements make up the smaller prizes.
Gods of Nature has a unique design. This is super-detailed, with the scene behind the (transparent) reels amazing. The reels have a purple and gold frame and small touches like the spin button sparkling with the effects of different elements giving this poker machine a high-class feel.
All of the symbols become animated, with the main ones also growing when they are involved in the gameplay. Dramatic effects contrast with the tranquil background music.
This is certainly the best designed Asian pokie from RealTime Gaming. The gameplay is also top quality. Instead of relying on variations of the same old ideas, the picks round can make any free spins bonus into a big winner. With up to 33 free spins and 30x (with wild symbols) multipliers, there is a lot of potential with this game.