The Snake Charmer

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The Snake Charmer House Review

 

NextGen’s The Snake Charmer is a wonderful Indian-themed game. This video slot machine takes you to the land of the snake charmers where you need to learn to hypnotise the cute-looking snake who may be persuaded to present you with the massive £250,000 jackpot!

So, if you want to find out how to charm that snake into giving up its treasure, then read our review.

 

Gameplay

 

Your journey to learning how to charm the snakes into giving you that mega-reward starts with setting your bet. To set your bet in this 5-reel, 3-row slot, you first need to choose the number of paylines you want to play with. You can choose to play with just 1 or with all 25 of them. Then, you have to choose the coin size, which starts at a minimum of 0.01 and goes up to 5. Therefore, the total minimum bet you can make is 1p and the maximum is £125.

The Snake Charmer has an RTP of 95.35% and it is a medium variance game. What this means for you is that you will be able to land regular wins, but they won’t be big. Landing the bigger wins with such an RTP and variance is rare, so you will need to spin the reels a large number of times before you really see returns.

To increase your potential to win, it is best to keep all 25 paylines active. But this means that you will also have a bigger bet size. If you’re on a budget, then you can offset this cost by keeping your coin value lower.

Once you have set your bet, you may begin playing by clicking on the Play button or use the Autoplay option.

Winning in this game means lining up 3 or more identical symbols on a payline. The low value symbols (9 – A) will give you a maximum payout of 150x your wager. The higher value symbols are the Pungi and Baskets (the pungi is the musical instrument that snake charmers use), the Elephant and the Dancing Girl. They can give you a maximum payout of 1,500x your win.

Another plus is that you will win a prize even if you land just 2 of the high-paying symbols on the reels. This means that the lower rewards are easier to snag in this game.

 

Additional Game Features

 

The biggest wins come from the special symbols and the additional game features, so let’s take a look at them:

 

  • Snake Wild- The Snake is the Wild in The Snake Charmer, and it can substitute for all other symbols in the game but for the Snake Charmer Scatter. This Wild not only acts as a substitute but also gives you the biggest wins of the game. So, if you land 5 Snakes on the reels, your prize is 5000x your bet! You will give a 10x payout if there are 2 Wilds on the reels.

 

  • Snake Charmer Scatter- The Snake Charmer is the Scatter and he can land anywhere on the reels. You get a reward for landing 2 or more of this symbol on the reels. And if you get lucky and land all 5, your money is multiplied by 100x! This symbol also triggers the Bonus Free Games Feature.

 

  • Free Games Feature- If you get lucky and land 3 or more Snake Charmers, you will trigger this bonus feature. You are awarded 10 Free Spins!

 

While this feature is active, snakes can pop up from baskets under the reels. These snakes can turn into Expanding Wilds and fill up an entire reel, and if they’re on reel 1, then you can just imagine how significantly your potential to win goes up. By the way, these Wilds will only appear on reels 1, 3 and 5 during this feature.

Sadly, the Free Games Feature cannot be re-triggered. So, once you have exhausted your 10 Free Spins, you will be taken back to the base game.

 

  • Gamble Option- Every time you land a winning combination, you get a chance to gamble your winnings. It’s a small little 50/50 mini game where you need to correctly guess the colour of the playing card that is to appear on the screen. Guess correctly and you can double, triple or even quadruple your win. Guess wrong, and you could lose all your prize money.

 

Game Design

 

The Snake Charmer has an Indian theme and this is reflected in the game design. In the background, you can see the landscape. It is twilight, and you can see the last rays of the setting sun bathing the Taj Mahal.

The reelscape is colourful and the Snake Charmer can be seen lounging on top of the reels next to the game logo. At the bottom of the reels are the 5 snake baskets. The animations in this game, especially when you trigger the bonus features, are impressive, and the catchy Indian music will keep you entertained.

Overall, we would say that NextGen’s The Snake Charmer is a well-designed slot machine!

 

Final words

 

NextGen creates some really great slot machines, and The Snake Charmer is definitely one of them! The massive jackpot, the regular wins, the attractive game design and the catchy music will definitely keep you entertained for some time to come.

This game can be played on your PC, your tablet and even your mobile phone, so you will be able to play The Snake Charmer wherever you are and whenever you like!

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