iSoftBet is known for producing a lot of games based on their own motifs and themes, and that's exactly what they've done with Cloud Tales. This slot is based on a group of imaginary creatures who live in the sky in a bit of a fantasy wonderland. Along these lines, there are some really great graphics used in this game where the creatures themselves come to life in front of a beautiful cloud landscape. This game has a low-to-medium volatility, and it leans more on the side of giving players a relaxing experience than being a high-action game.
The format that iSoftBet has chosen for this game uses five reels with three rows and nine paylines. It's an older format that isn't used as much these days, but it works out well in this instance because of the way the features and pay table are structured. You will always have nine paylines activated, and you'll always have one coin per payline, but you can change your coin values to various options from $0.05 to $1 apiece. This puts your total betting range at $0.45 to $9 per spin, which will accommodate the vast majority of players well.
The magical Mushroom Island symbol appears on the center reel only. It gives you a wild symbol wherever it lands, and it also causes a number of other random wilds to appear on the reels. There are no special payouts for wild symbols, but because they appear in groups at a time on the reels with this feature, you'll have chances to get a lot of multi-line wins on the same spin as well as having better chances of hitting the larger payouts from four-of-a-kind and five-of-a-kind payouts.
Mystery Egg Features
Mystery Eggs can appear on the middle three reels to give you various features. They can give you random wild reels, and they can also give you clustered wild symbols with a multiplier. Something really interesting is the symbol switch feature that you can also get from the Mystery Eggs, and what that does is reset the symbols on the reels to be in more favorable orders while multiplying all wins by a factor of 4x. Finally, you can get a wild reel with a free re-spin while the wild stands in place with sticky wilds and extra re-spins available if you get more eggs on the re-spin.
Creature Symbol Payouts
You'll find four creature symbols on the reels. The first is the blue fuzzy guy standing up with little horns, and he pays 1,000x for five of a kind. The small purple dog-looking guy pays out 200x for five. You can pick up 100x for five of the orange, winged creature, and you'll also pick up 80x for five of the rainbow-colored worm symbol. These symbols are really creative ways to mix up the graphics and theme of a game, and we really like it when a developer puts together their own characters for a video slot.
The lower symbols in this game are the card ranks, like most video slots out there today. The light-red A symbol pays 70x for five of a kind, and the purple K pays 60x for five. Five of the orange Q symbol gets you a 40x win, and you can earn 30x for five of the green J. Players who hit five of the blue 10x symbol will get a 20x payout. These wins are fairly balanced, and they can increase in size when you hit the big multipliers from the Mystery Egg features.
The Cloud Tales slot by iSoftBet is a good example of a game that focuses on relaxing gameplay with a low-volatility experience instead of a ton of action. You'll have a more frequent hit-rate than average in this game, though your average win will be lower than what's typical, and this smooths out the big swings that are sometimes associated with online slots.
We are genuinely impressed with the creatures that were created for this game, and it shows how iSoftBet isn't content with just using brands from different forms of media that already exist. Instead, they are looking to build their own brands, and they've done a great job at it with this particular slot.