Cloud Quest Basic Information:
Many of us see our gambling play as a quest for something. A quest for success, a quest for wealth, or even a quest just to take up some time. How, then, would you feel about going on a quest for clouds? Don't know? Never asked yourself that question before? Cloud Quest is here to answer all of your questions. Is this another quest worth taking, or is this journey as flimsy as the clouds themselves? Read our review to find out…
This pokie was created by the developers at Play'n Go. This team uses their powerful Game Account Toolkit to create flexible and modular designs. While their major focus is on mobile systems their games also scale perfectly to desktop and similar devices.. This game was released on the 10th of March, 2016.
The Play'n Go system is compatible with a great many devices which are capable of running Flash. This means most PCs, Apple computers and tablets, along with a variety of other mobile devices. Check if your device supports flash, if it does you should be able to run games from Play'n Go.
Cloud Quest comes with a total of 1000 paylines over 5 reels in a 5×5 layout.
- The minimum coins bet are static.
- The maximum coins bet are static.
- Minimum coin size sits a 0.10
- Maximum coins size sits at 40.00
- The return to player offered by this game is 96.52%, which approaches the higher end of average.
By clicking on the gear icon towards the lower left of the game screen the player can access the options menu. This brings up a menu with 3 different options. These are as follows:
- Fast Play
This option toggles the quickplay feature. When active this decreases the amount of time which the user must wait while the reels are spinning.
This option toggles off all of the game sounds.
- Auto Adjust Bet
This option will automatically lower the players bet in the situation where they cannot afford the next spin at their current settings.
Additional options can be accessed by clicking on the autoplay button. The basic options here allow the play to select from 10, 20, 30,40 or 50 autospins. The player can also choose to stop the reels from spinning in the following scenarios:
- On any win
- When bonus games are won
- If a single win exceeds an entered amount
- When overall balance increases by an entered amount
- When overall balance decreases by an entered amount
The game also comes with a turbo button towards the lower left of the game screen. This appears as a lightning bolt and works as a simple way to enable quickspin – the speeding up of the reels spinning process.
Other Helpful Additions
Cloud Quest also comes with an ‘i' help button. This button opens a page which details all of the symbol worth, the bonus symbols and payline information.
The game can also be muted by simply toggling the sound button located on the upper right of the game main screen.
Cloud Quest does not appear to be based off of any preexisting property. Instead it seems to draw its inspiration from modern video games. Specifically the game appears to borrow heavily from the look of the Xenoblade Chronicles games which are published on Nintendo platforms.
Other Features and Bonuses
Rather than use a traditional payline structure, Cloud Quest matches count when three or more matching symbols connect diagonally, horizontally or vertically.
This represent the power stone symbol. Each set of these matched adds one or more notches to the power meter which is found on the right side of the screen. The contriubtions here are as follows:
- 3 Power stone symbols add 1 section when gathered
- 4 Power stone symbols add 2 section when gathered
- 5 Power stone symbols add 3 section when gathered
Every time a round ends and there is at least one notch on the power meter a needle win spin within this meter. If it lands on one of the yellow filled segments the player will gain access to a respin with one of the following four features:
- Five of Fortune
This multiplies all of the player wins in that round by 5.
- Emblem of Endurance
When this is gained the initial wild symbols will be cleared only when the comprise an all-wild combination.
- Scatter of Success
When this is won all symbols pays are scattered.
- Mark of Multitude
When this is won all winning combinations will create wild symbols.
The wild in Cloud Quest comes in the form of the above gold token. This can appear on substitute for all other symbols. These can create their own winning combinations.
The bonus in this game is represented by the word BONUS which runs across a randomly selected row. When this word is fully revealed, after a spin removes symbols from the reels, the player enters the bonus round.
The bonus rounds in this game are accessed when the player manages to fully reveal the word bonus in the main game. Following this the player will enter a battle mode, where they fight boss monsters and gain experience.
In this game mode the player will be given between 5-20 free bonus spins. 3 extra spins will be given out for each defeated monster. In this game mode matching symbols will damage the opposing monster, with higher payouts dealing more damage. Each further level increases the payout from this game. If the player manages to reach the end of this game they will be gifted a grand prize of 100x the total bet.
How to Play:
Basic play for Cloud Quest is as simple as a player selecting a betting amount and clicking spin.
Clicking the autoplay button allows the player to go through a selection of different amounts of autospins.
Overall Design and Usability:
When you look at this design it becomes immediately evident that they are going for something here, this is not just a simple mashing together of fantasy themes. The look here, as noted above, is quite similar to the look of games such as the Xenoblade Chronicles series. This look it achieved through the full spectrum of colours, which work together oddly well. There is a lot of confidence in this design, and it pays off. The character comes from the symbols, animations and background, all of which work to create this Cloud Quest theme. This ends up as the sort of design which we don't know too much about, but about which we would love to learn more. Great work here by Play'n Go, this is not a simple design to pull off.
In terms of usability this is also a game which does well. Looking at the design we had figured the game might be bloated and slow, but as it turns out we were wrong. The game runs well, responds well, and showed no issues at all during our testing procedure. The only thing which is really missed here are graphics options, as these could do a lot to bring the game to players on older or less powerful hardware.
Where to find it:
Play'n Go may not be as common as the big boys in the business, but they still do very well. Check out the following links for website reviews which offer games from the Play'n Go framework. From here you can decide which casino works for you, and you can jump right in!
Play'n Go are nothing if not bold. While most pokie creators try, at some point, to spread out and create something slightly more unique, few of them are as successful. Cloud Quest brings with is a great look, a great design and a reliable system to create something unique, something which scratches an itch we didn't know we had. The multitude of systems in play here do a lot to add to the longevity of this game, a game which we found ourselves playing even after our review was complete. While this game is a must-play for those after something colourful or unique we can also wholeheartedly recommend it for anyone on the lookout for something new.
Good luck, and happy questing.
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