A Night in the Desert
Mystical Pride is taking place somewhere in the great American West. The background landscape looks a lot like the iconic rock formations of Monument Valley between Utah and New Mexico, with the sun setting behind them and lighting up the entire landscape. Talk about a dramatic start…
The reels are standing in the foreground on top of a patch of grass, while the command buttons are made as discreet as possible at the bottom of the screen. Mystical Pride has a sleek, modern look when it comes to the command buttons, which is a big contrast compared to the natural scenery on and around the reels. That being said, the game is still very pleasant to look at and the reels spin very smoothly.
Mystical Pride is based on a surprisingly short setup, with 5 reels and 5 fixed paylines only. The command bar lets you choose a wager on a range going from 0.05 to 10 credits per turn, and you can activate the autoplay game mode at will in order to place the same wager several times in a row. Apart from a handy max bet shortcut, the commands of Mystical Pride are as straightforward and classic as can be for a modern slot game.
It didn’t take us very long to confirm that Mystical Pride has a sky-high volatility, making it challenging to score any win at all in the base game. Patience and extra credits in your wallet are the two keys to success here. Beyond the usual card icons, the paytable of the game features various Native American artefacts such as drums, dreamcatchers, hatchets and so on. The biggest prize available here corresponds to 150 times your bet value. A modest start indeed, but Mystical Pride has more to offer than just this.
When Magic Comes to the Rescue
Mystical Pride has two different special symbols to offer, starting with an impressive thunderbird totem. As the wild card, this totem can replace the other symbols on the reels and will be of great help throughout the game, you can take our word for it. Besides, wins are doubled whenever a totem is part of a winning combination. Lining up totems on a payline is also a good idea, given that long combinations of 5 wilds can unlock a generous x1000 jackpot as well.
The chief symbol is a scatter, ready to award up to 500 times your line bet in any position. Scatter combinations also unlock up to 25 free spins, during which all rewards are multiplied by 3. Now it should be clear that Mystical Pride takes a very different turn as soon as you factor in its generous bonus features, which can literally save the day at any time.
A Touch of Mystery in a Challenging Slot Game
Mystical Pride is another game based on Native American culture. Just like GameArt’s Thunder Bird, this slot is a real feast for the eyes and a model of simplicity when it comes to the gameplay. That being said, Mystical Pride is also a challenging slot with high volatility and a rather frugal basic paytable.
You simply have to aim for the wilds and scatters in Mystical Pride in order to really have a chance to win big. The rest of the game was a little too conservative for our taste, but if you are not afraid to take a few risks and like a good challenge then Mystical Pride is clearly a must-try.