Shadow Princess by Bally has a theme that can best be described as alluring and mysterious. The Shadow Princess adorns the front of the game, and the game itself is set in the middle of the night under a large full moon, complete with symbols such as a key shrouded in purple smoke, a moonlit mansion, the Shadow Princess, and more. Bally slot games often feature unique themes, and this game is a sister slot to another popular Bally game – The Shadow Prince. From the theme to the color scheme, and even the gameplay, the two slot games are nearly identical.
The game itself is quite simple and features softer, soothing sounds and voices than what you will find with most other video slots. Like most other Bally slots, Shadow Princess is not an easy nut to crack but has bonus features that can pay out big and that is what really keeps players coming back. Shadow Princess is a 5-reel slot game with 4 symbols on each reel.
There are 2 wild symbols (The Shadow Princess and a glowing stone) that appear only on reels 2, 3, and 4. These symbols, when scattered in appropriate quantities, will unlock the bonus features of Shadow Princess, and that is where the real money is won. It is important to note, the Shadow Princess symbol is two-fold. There is one that depicts solely the Shadow Princess, while the other nearly identical symbol features the same image of the Shadow Princess with a hexagonal shape in the bottom right-hand corner.
Shadow Princess keeps with its user-friendly, easy to understand gameplay in its bonus rounds as well. When in the bonus rounds, it is nearly impossible to not walk away with some nice winnings thanks to the bet multipliers that exist.
Shadow Princess Free Games Bonus Round – In order to trigger the free games bonus feature, one must scatter 3 glowing stone or Shadow Princess (with hexagonal shape) symbols on reels 2, 3, and 4. This bonus comes complete with 8 free games and doubles the wager of every spin (at no extra cost to you). The paylines wagered before the bonus was triggered will be maintained during the free game bonus round. It is possible to extend a free games bonus round on Shadow Princess by earning more free spins during your bonus round.
Mystery Wilds Bonus Round – This is a bonus that makes Shadow Princess exciting and rewarding because it can be triggered randomly at the beginning or end of a spin. If the Mystery Wilds feature is triggered, anywhere from 4 to 16 Shadow Princess symbols will be placed on reels 2, 3, 4, and 5. 1 or more Shadow Princess symbols in a winning combination on an active payline will substitute for all symbols, save for the glowing stone.
Mystery Stacked Reels – Every reel contains 2 sets of what is referred to as stacked mystery symbol positions. Prior to every spin, the sets of mystery symbols positions is replaced according to the following rules:
– The first set of stacked mystery symbol positions is randomly replaced with any available symbol except for the Shadow Princess and glowing stone. For the first set, all stacked mystery symbol positions are replaced with the same symbol per spin.
– The second set of mystery symbol positions works in exactly the same fashion as the first.
The length of a typical, 8-spin free spin bonus round is no more than a minute or two. Of course, if you continuously add free spins to your free spin bonus, the round can last much longer. Be aware, adding free spins within a free spin bonus round seems to be something that happens quite frequently. With the game being difficult to win on, bonus rounds and free spins are where you are able to really put your money to work.
Shadow Princess is not a game you will find online as it is one of the few Bally offerings that does not exist in an online setting. We are hoping to see that change soon, however, there has been no indication regarding whether or not it will.