Eyecon is one of the oldest online slots developers in the industry, having launched originally as a computer game developer in 1997 before switching to developing casino games from their base in Australia.
Shaman’s Dream, which is available through desktop and all mobile devices, was originally released in 2006, putting it firmly in the classic category.
Based on a Native American theme, the game is a 5 reel, 25 payline layout, with an ordinary RTP of 95.4%. It can be played for as little as $/€/£0.25 per spin and as much as $/€/£12.50 and the base game features Wild Wins bonuses, which are enhanced by the Free Spins bonus feature.
Eyecon hasn’t always had the best reputation for visuals, but Shaman’s Dream has to count as one of their better efforts graphically. The game is played against the backdrop of the American wilderness, while the reels themselves are adorned with the feathers of a chieftain’s headdress.
The game features 12 symbols altogether, which help to underline the theme. Here you will find necklaces, axes, bears and totems, all of which offer a payout of up to x4 your stake. The next level of paying symbols includes the knife pouch and the wigwam, which have a x5 payout rate and the white buffalo and the eagle that offer a x10 payout. The most lucrative symbols are the Native American woman, the chief and the warrior, with the latter two being worth an impressive x38 multiplier.
In this game, the white wolf serves as the Wild, effectively replacing everything aside from the Scatter, which is the dreamcatcher icon. If you land five Wilds, you can potentially win x380 times your stake and if the Wild is part of a winning line with a standard symbol, your payout is doubled.
Modern online casino players expect to be able to boost their play with a variety of bonuses, though as an older slot title, Shaman’s Dream has only one feature, a Free Games bonus. To launch the Free Games bonus you have to land three of the dreamcatcher Scatter icons. This will give you a cash return of as much as x450 your original stake, along with a useful 15 Free Spins. All of the pay-outs landed during the Free Spins are increased by a x3 multiplier, while it is also possible to retrigger this feature, leading to a potential total of 240 Free Spins.
We can’t say that this slot is as eye-catching or feature-packed as more modern games, and there are plenty of titles in the Eyecon roster that could surpass it when it comes to features, bonuses and even graphics, although the appearance of Shaman’s Dream has a simple charm. But the gameplay is entertaining enough and the Free Spins feature provides another dimension, thanks to its handy x3 multiplier, so overall we rate this game highly and, judging by the fact that it is still played regularly a decade and a half after its launch, so do modern slots fans.