The culture of Native Americans is quite rich and unique and it’s no wonder that slots providers tend to find inspiration in it. This time, Aristocrat brought us Indian Dreaming slot machine, their only slot based on this particular theme.
This slot machine was released for land-based casinos a long time ago (more than a decade). But in the online version of the Indian Dreaming slot, there are a few modern slot features added. Some of those are a bit polished graphics and 243 ways to win instead of regular pay lines.
When it comes to features, the Indian Dreaming slot machine by Aristocrat has a few to offer. The base game is pretty ordinary and basic with wild substitutions and scatters. There is also a Free Spins Bonus round enhanced by wild multipliers (x3 and x5).
Indigenous people of America have been occupying the territories hundreds and hundreds of years back. Through the course of history, Native Americans have gone through a lot of wars with colonists as well as a lot of changes in their culture. But some things have remained the same: their culture is seen as rich and unique, still preserved even today. Aristocrat was right to see great potential in this theme which led them to create Indian Dreaming slot depicting various details of Native American culture.
There are tepees, dream catchers, an Indian chief, and buffalos and all that together create a small intro into the Indian culture. The reels are set in a prairie landscape with a night sky in the background. The overall graphics are not as impressive and sharp as in other slot machines. Also, the computer-sounding soundtrack can be a bit annoying, but you can easily turn off the audio and enjoy the gameplay.
Indian Dreaming slot machine comes with five reels and three rows. Instead of regular pay lines, Aristocrat implemented 243 ways to win mechanics. The players can also choose how many win lines they want to play with. This is done by selecting the number of reels you want to bet on.
With all five reels active, which is the best option as you get the full potential of the slot, you get to play with 243 ways to win. Four active reels mean that you will play with 82 ways to win while with disabling another reel you get to play with 27 ways to win only. Two and one active reels leave 9 and 3 ways to win active, respectively.
All winning combinations are formed by landing matching symbols starting from the leftmost reel to the right. Scatters also pay left to right. And you need at least three regular symbols on adjacent reels to hit a win. The
Most of the symbols appearing on the reels are theme-related except for the lower-paying card symbols which come with a typical Aristocrat design. They include 9, 10, J, Q, K, and A. The most valuable of that set is A which pays 2, 100, and 200 coins for 3, 4, and 5 on the reels, respectively.
The rest of the symbols are related to the theme of Native American culture and way of life. Therefore, you will find tomahawks, totems, buffalos, and an Indian chief. The chief is the most valuable symbol and it pays 500, 1000, and 2500 coins for 3, 4, and 5 symbols on the reels, respectively.
The two special symbols in the Indian Dreaming slot are wilds and scatters. The wild is represented by a tepee icon. It appears on reels 2 and 4 only. It will replace all symbols on the reels (except the scatter) and this way it will complete or enhance the winning combinations you have. The scatter is represented by a dream catcher icon and it is the key to the Free Spins Bonus of the slot.
The only Bonus in Indian Dreaming is the Free Spins Bonus round where you can win up to 20 free spins with the possibility of re-triggering the round. The dream catcher Scatter icon is what you need on the reels in order to enter the Bonus round. Dream catchers are a big part of the Native American culture. It is said that they will protect the person from bad dreams and let good ones pass through. This being a scatter icon, we can only hope that it will restrict any bad spins and let all the bigger wins pass through and reach our balance.
At least three scatters are needed to trigger the round while more means more free spins. Mainly, with 3, 4, or 5 dream catcher scatters you will be awarded 10, 15, or 20 free spins respectively.
The Free Spins Bonus doesn’t come with any particular special mini-features except for the wild multipliers. Mainly, the tepee wild symbols in the Free Spins come with x3 or x5 win multipliers. When a wild on the second reel is a part of a winning combo it will multiply the total win by x3. On the other hand, if a wild on the fourth reel is a part of a win, it will multiply that win by x5. Apart from this, there is nothing more to this Bonus. At least, there is a decent amount of free spins awarded. And four scatters are not that hard to catch.
Indian Dreaming slot machine is a classic slot and there is not that much to expect from either base or free spins game. There are some wild multipliers present, but that’s it. Overall, the game is decent but nothing is there that will keep you spinning for hours. Aristocrat could have embellished this slot with at least a bit more exciting base game.
But in the end, what we have is a slot with a great theme and ordinary gameplay. If you seek more exciting slot machines with a similar theme, then you may check Rain Dance by Reel Time Gaming with a progressive jackpot that can be randomly awarded.