Amber Sterling's Mystic Shrine Online Slot by Microgaming and Fortune Factory Studios transports you to the exterior of an ancient temple nestled in a lush jungle with Amber, a treasure hunter who has caught the scent of some golden goodies. Amber stands to the right of the reels, quipping brightly when you get a big win and the slot’s symbols include golden treasures and adventuring tools. The slots features include respins and wilds.
The Action Reel sits above the main reels and activates randomly as you spin. When this reel displays 1, 2, or 3 flame symbols, an equal number of positions on the main reels will be marked. If 1x, 2x, or3x multiplier symbols appear, all the marked positions will be filled with wilds and a respin with the triggering wild applied will be activated. The wilds added to the reels may have up to a 5x multiplier attached to them.
Landing 3 scatters on the middle 3 reels causes Amber to trigger a mechanism that makes the reels disappear into the floor, leaving a grid of 12 Buddha stone faces in their place. A pick-me game begins and you will have to select from the faces, each of which conceals a coloured gem. Matching 3 coloured gems will award you a corresponding jackpot prize. You can claim 15x, 40x, 200x, and 5000x your stake for the Mini, Minor, Major, or Grand jackpots, respectively.
Amber Sterling's Mystic Shrine slot is a curious case of a developer ticking all the boxes but still achieving only a mildly impressive result. The slot’s theme is well put-together with immersive graphics and sound design. The random multiplier wilds from the Blazing Wild Streak feature inject thrills into the base game and the Jackpot Bonus allows you a shot at the slot’s max potential of $250 000. This is a good slot, but one almost wishes the developer had been a bit more daring with the construction of the theme and the arrangement of the features.