Explore the Hidden Valley to Discover Untold Treasures


Explore the Hidden Valley to Discover Untold Treasures

Written by Daniel Wilson
September 11, 2018

Hidden Valley is a typical Quickspin slot: beautifully made, a joy to play, and capable of jaw-dropping payouts at any moment. While Hidden Valley doesn’t boast the peerless cinematic graphics which some of its others do, it is still a marvellous creation compared to 90% of what’s out there.

Want the full details? Read on, and learn all the reasons why you should (and perhaps shouldn’t) play Hidden Valley!

Gameplay Overview & Symbols

Straight away, Quickspin lets you know they mean business: the simple brand logo melts away into a beautiful, spiralling animation which slowly becomes a set of reels. It’s a classy opening.

Set in a mystical valley filled with gushing rivers, bottle-green trees and towering mountains, it’s just the place for a unearthing life-changing treasure! The reels follow an elegant 3-4-4-4-3 pattern, and are trimmed with gold. The symbols are made up of a variety of local characters (3 different humans, birds, and bulls) plus wilds and a ‘bonus’ token.

Because of the game’s innovative use of the multiplier wild, your standard wins are generally woeful. The highest-paying symbol is worth about 0.4x stake for 5 on a payline, which tells you the story there.

But, for all that, big wins are very achievable. Essentially all the wilds are attached to multipliers, between 2x and 10x during base play, and players can choose the following groupings of multipliers on the right-hand side of the reels:

  • 1-2x
  • 2-4x
  • 3-6x
  • 4-10x

The specific value of wild varies for each spin (this is tracked along the left-hand side of the reels, with the Wild Meter) and naturally the stake increases with the higher value multipliers, but the potential returns are astounding.

Special Features

The fun doesn’t stop at the ludicrous 10x multiplier wilds. If you land the 3 bonus symbols on reels 2, 3, and 4, then it’s free spin time! There are two wheels which spin prior to launch:

  • Extra wilds – You have a 50:50 chance of converting one of the character symbols into a wild for the duration of the round. Naturally this boosts winning potential significantly.
  • Number of spins – The number of spins ranges from 7-15, but it doesn’t look like they can be retriggered.

The round plays just like the base game, with the exception of additional wilds if you manage to activate one. This round is pretty volatile, but just one win could be enough to justify a whole evening of spinning – we wish you luck!

Our Verdict

Every now and then a lot comes along which, for whatever reason, you just can’t put down. Hidden Valley is one of those. There’s the big wins and brilliant multiplier wilds, of course, but beyond that it’s just very, very good fun to play. Give it a go!

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