Cloud Tales Slot Review

Quick Facts

Released: May 2016
Software: iSoftbet
Progressive: No
Reels: 5
Paylines: 9
Coin Values: 0.05 up to 1
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Nowadays cute and fluffy are the ways to win over customers, and iSoftbet does this in abundance in its slot machine Cloud Tales, which sees a range of adorable creatures prancing about your screen.

Gameplay

Visually this game is quite beautiful, in its own cutesy way – it may not be to everyone’s taste, but as far as video slots go in general, this is really well designed and put together, aesthetically speaking.

The interactive nature of the symbols adds depth to the gaming experience, and the fact that the creatures have such genuine personalities is impressive given it is a casual gaming title. Having said that, the down side of its appearance is that, while the lower value tiles are in-keeping with the theme, they’re not unique, they’re the simple K, Q and so on. It seems a shame that these too weren’t turned into a creature of some sort, for the game would appear more polished.

Moving onto the layout itself, you’ve got a 5-reels 9 paylines grid all encompassed inside a 3×5 matrix. The number of paylines is a lot lower than the various others you can see online, but the change shouldn’t present too much of an issue for players, new or old. Across the reels you will find many wilds, scatters, and a couple of bonus features lurking, with the highest rewarding icon being the fluffy blue critter.

Payout

Payout

Mystery Eggs

Mystery Eggs

Paylines

Paylines

The two main features you’ll discover here are the Mystery Egg and Mushroom Island, with the former arguably being the most beneficial out of the two. If one of the eggs land on reels 2, 3 or 4 you have several outcomes that can happen:

  • Wild lines – Any of the reels can become stacked wilds.
  • Wild lines and free spin – The reels will become stacked wilds as before, but now a respin will be activated.
  • Wild lines and multiplier – Here the egg will turn icons into wilds, and will give you a random multiplier to be added on all winning lines.
  • Tile swap – When this happens symbols will be moved around to create more rewarding combos, and a x4 multiplier will be applied.

In regards to the other bonus feature, this is a very exclusive symbol to the game that, when it lands in the middle of your reels, it will change a number of the remaining icons into wilds. Not overly mind blowing, but it’s a trait that can heavily go in your favour.

To be in with a shot to get the very small 1,000 credits jackpot, players need to place a stake between 45p and £9 on each of the paylines – this part of the game, we feel, greatly lets it down when compared with everything else.

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Overall Summary

Cloud Tales is a brilliant video slot that has enough variance to keep you coming back for more. However, due to being focused on primarily wild type bonuses, players who prefer a bit more variety may be eager to look elsewhere for slots action. Furthermore, the payout is very low when compared with a great deal many other titles of this type online. Still, it’s attractive and fun to play.