Hidden Valley Slot by Quickspin Review
The Hidden Valley slot was created by Quickspin. It comes with five reels and forty paylines. The slot features automatic spins mode, a multiplier, auto spins, the Wild and bonus symbols.
The theoretical return to player in the Hidden Valley slot is 96.5%. The maximum win can be earned in the round of free spins. The highest-paying symbol is Multiplier Wild.
Rules of the Hidden Valley slot
The only parameter you can adjust is the total bet. You can set it in the Total Bet section with the help of up and down arrows. By clicking Total Bet you will open a list of possible bets and choose the one you want. To set a bet you need to click one of the figures in the list. The total bet ranges from 0.6 to 60 credits.
The number of paylines is displayed in the Bet Lines section. It is forty and doesn't change during the gameplay.
An icon with a gear opens additional settings of the Hidden Valley slot. The Paytable button opens an information menu. It includes:
- Short game rules of the slot
- Symbols and their multipliers
- The description of free spins round and other bonuses of the slot
- All payline patterns
You can navigate between the pages of the menu with the help of right and left arrows. The "x" button will return the basic game mode.
The Balance section shows the current number of credits in your account. The Spin button activates one spin of reels. This is a rightmost button in the game panel with a circular arrow. Win section displays the number of credits you have won for the previous combination.
The automatic spins mode is launched with the help of the Autoplay button. If you click it you will open auto spins settings. You need to set the number of automatic spins, which will start without your participation. The Advanced button opens additional auto spins settings. Here you can adjust additional parameters of stopping auto spins. For example:
- After the figure of credits you have lost is equivalent to the specified figure
- When the prize for one spin is equivalent or more than the specified sum
A winning combination is a set of three, four or five identical icons located on adjacent reels of one payline. All winning combinations land from left to right beginning with the leftmost reel, except for the Bonus Scatter symbol. You earn a reward only for the highest-paying winning combination on a payline.
Symbols and multipliers of the Hidden Valley slot
There are twelve symbols on the game screen of the slot. For a winning combo of three, four and five identical symbols you can get the following credits:
- Wild — 20, 30 and 300
- A man with brown hair and beard — 10, 20 and 50
- A blonde girl with blue eyes — 10, 20 and 40
- A Chinese man in winter clothes — 10, 15 and 40
- An eagle — 5, 15 and 30
- A bull — 5, 15 and 30
- A — 2, 8 and 15
- K — 2, 8 and 15
- Q — 3, 5 and 10
- J — 2, 5 and 10
- 10 — 2, 5 and 10
The prizes mentioned above will be available if you stake the total bet.
A green card with the Wild word and the multiplier is the Wild symbol. It can replace any other icon on the game screen, except for the Scatter symbol.
To the right of the reels you can see the Multiplier Bet Panel. It involves four buttons. Each of them activates the size of multipliers on Wild symbols. Activation of these buttons multiplies the current total bet:
- Multipliers from x1 to x2 — 40 credits
- Multipliers from x2 to x4 — 60 credits
- Multipliers from x3 to x6 — 90 credits
- Multipliers from x4 to x10 — 120 credits
The cost of the multipliers activation is achieved if you place the maximum bet. Every spin will activate a multiplier of the activated range. It is displayed above the reels in the Wild section. The highlighted figure shows multipliers which will be activated in the current spin.
Multiplier Wild is not only the Wild, it also multiplies a prize for a combination in which it takes part. The prize is multiplied by a figure which you can see on the Multiplier Wild symbol.
Bonus Scatter symbols activate a free spins round. These are icons with a wheel and the Bonus word.
Free spins round of the Hidden Valley slot
When three Bonus Scatter symbols land on the game screen, the free spins round of the Hidden Valley slot is triggered. This winning combination will award you two times your current bet. The bet and the range of multipliers of Wild symbols during free spins are the same as in the previous spin before their activation.
After the launch of free spins two wheels appear in the game screen. You can launch it with the Start button. The outer wheel helps to determine additional Wild symbol, which will take part in the free spins round. The inner wheel displays the number of free spins. It ranges from 7 to 12 spins.
If during free spins two Bonus Scatter symbols appear on the game screen, you will get one additional Wild symbol or additional free spins. You should be between two boxes, then it will open and you will see your win.
Additional Wild symbols are only active during free spins. Three symbols of the regular game mode turn into Wilds:
- A man with long brown hair and beard
- A blonde with blue eyes
- A Chinese man in winter clothes
Additional Wild symbols, except for Multiplier Wild and the Bonus Scatter symbol, replace any other icons on the game screen to build winning combinations.
During the free spins round two more sections are added:
- Free Spins — the number of free spins remaining
- Total Win — the total win for free spins
After free spins are done, you return to the basic game mode.
The Hidden Valley slot has high variance. It means that you will rarely collect winning combinations but they will be high-paying. The slot includes lots of bonuses so a new user may find it difficult to understand. It is better suited to an experienced player.