Released on 3rd December 2019, Ivory Citadel is the latest release from fledgeling Swedish game developer Just For The Win, in partnership with Microgaming. This slot has an ancient, mystical jungle temple theme and, according to the information available, is set in a remote jungle in West Asia. Untouched by humans, it is the animals who reign supreme here.
Ivory Citadel is played on a 5x3 reel set with 20 fixed paylines and delivers an RTP of 96.03%. It is of medium volatility and can deliver wins of almost 2,000x the bet size.
There are base game and bonus game features including mystery symbols, stacked and sticky wilds, and a potentially lucrative free spins round.
From December 3rd you can play Ivory Citadel at Microgaming casinos from €0.10 to €100 a spin.
Design & Symbols
The backdrop to the game is visually rather stunning; a sprawling temple sits high on a mountain top, accessible via a high, long, winding pathway which cuts through the lush vegetation of the surrounding hills and valleys. Front and centre, the entrance to the pathway is an ivory arch, guarded on either side by two stone elephants decorated in chains. The reels are transparent and are framed by thick slabs of stone. A tribal percussive beat combines with atmospheric string instruments and ethereal choral refrains to create a suitable theme-appropriate soundtrack.
Low value symbols are stone card value J-A. High value symbols are serpents, buffalo, and tiger heads with the game’s logo as the highest paying symbol, worth 20x the bet size for 5 on a payline. The wild is gold framed purple brooch with WILD in gold lettering across its front. The wild also pays 20x the bet size for 5 along a payline. All regular symbols including the wild appear stacked on the reels. The free spins scatter is a four-tusked elephant with glowing green eyes, surrounded by a glowing green border. There is also a Mystery Symbol represented by a golden question mark on an amber background framed in gold.
- Mystery Symbol
- Free Spins
- Sticky Mystery Symbols
Mystery Symbols appear randomly on the reels and in random numbers in both the base game and during free spins. After the spin has completed Mystery Symbols flash rapidly then all transform into the same random regular symbol.
Landing 3, 4, or 5 scatter symbols awards 8, 10, or 12 free spins.
Sticky Mystery Symbols
During free spins Mystery Symbols are sticky. When Mystery Symbols cover a reel it transforms into a stacked wild reel for the remainder of the round.
Our Thoughts on Ivory Citadel
Ivory Citadel is a good-looking game with some interesting features. Although there is nothing ground-breaking here, the game certainly has some playability. The sticky mystery symbols make for a relatively exciting free spin round, although without recourse to more spins, and with no multipliers in play, the wins are never going to be exceptional with a maximum single spin (free spin or otherwise) win of just €400 available. Nevertheless, from our experience, the free spins round often produces wins of between 100-300x, not bad for a medium variance slot with a relatively high hit rate.
To summarize, I would say that a high variance slot lover would do well to steer clear here, but for novices up to regular recreational players who like to exercise a little more caution with their bankrolls, Ivory Citadel is capable of providing decent, aesthetically pleasing entertainment for a couple of hours.