Indian Spirits looks at first to be an adventure into American before the European settlers came. In the end, it is a tired flop with bad art, bad sound, few features and a low RTP. Give it a miss.
Drawing on the imagery of Native American myth, filtered through a somewhat culturally insensitive Western filter, Indian Spirits takes you to a world of tomahawks and feathered headdresses presided over by a bald eagle.
The theme suggests a kind of spiritual connection to nature that may come off as a little ironic in a slot machine, but if you get into it, it makes for a not unpleasant setting.
The graphics, like the title, have aged poorly. The artwork looks like it was designed at a very different size and so is a little hard to look at when shrunk down to the scale of a slot reel.
Apart from this, the software is solid and so the animations all look fine. The sound effects are similarly well-worn 一 with the notable exception of the eagle’s scream which sounds far more like the peeping of a baby chicken than a majestic bird of prey.
The other design aspects don’t look too awful, but the slot as a whole is not a pretty sight.
Indian Spirits is a 20 winline five-reel slot, in which you can play any number of winlines between the maximum 20 and the minimum of 1.
Beyond that, there is a black and red gamble feature (which seems in poor taste) and some basic bonus features (described below).
The gameplay is almost painfully simple and makes for a rather dull experience.
There are two special symbols.
The first is the Bonus symbol (misleadingly named the Scatter symbol in the slot itself). Hit three of these anywhere on a spin and earn yourself 10 free spins.
There is also a Wild symbol with a dreamcatcher on it, which substitutes for all other symbols except the Bonus symbol. During free spins, extra Wild symbols are added to all reels.
This feels really like the minimum effort when it comes to features for a slot of this kind.
With an RTP of just 95.34% the statistics for this slot do nothing to overcome its many shortcomings.
It does have a high variance which will appeal to some players, but with an RTP that low better games can be found if you are one of them.
At the site we tested the maximum bet was €/£/$100.00 per spin down to a bet per winline of just €/£/$0.02.
There is not much to recommend this slot, even without its politically incorrect name and cultural appropriation of Native American mysticism, it manages to fall short time and time again as a game.
It lacks much in the way of interesting features, has the most basic of bonuses and offers a measly RTP of 95.34% to add insult to injury.
We cannot recommend this game.