The newest product coming from Yggdrasil Gaming creative kitchen is inspired by one of the most famous Chinese folk tales called Legend of the White Snake, or Madame White Snake.
It is a beautiful story of magic, sorcery, spirits, love, hatred, jealousy and combat. There are many TV, theater and opera versions of this legend, but Yggdrasil released the first video slot version of it and did an exceptional job regarding the visual appearance and the soundtrack.
The reels of this five-reel, win-all-ways slot are set on the river by the Broken Bridge, the home of the White Snake Lady and you will be given the opportunity to meet all the main characters of this ancient tale since they are used as symbols in the 2016 release.
What We Love
We love the fact that you can win big even when you land low-value symbols on the reels, because Yggdrasil decided to give the same amount of coins as a reward for every five-of-a-kind combination that appears on the reels. Most slots offer so many ways to win, but in most slots the frustrating part was that you formed larger winning combinations usually with low paying symbols.
This is not the case with the latest Yggdrasil title, since all five of a kinds will get you 2,500 coins, except when you land five White Snake Lady symbols, because then you get 25,000 coins, or one thousand times the initial bet.
Landing winning combinations were made much easier with win-all-ways system, allowing gamers to form winning combinations both from left to right and vice versa.
We also love the theme of the Legend of the White Snake Lady slot, because it is one of the most famous Chinese folk tales. The good people of Yggdrasil did a tremendous job creating a video slot that completely follows the story thanks to some outstanding graphics, authentic symbols and oriental soundtrack.
What We Do Not Like
Even though the company from Malta created a visually appealing slot, we need to stress the fact that the Legend of the White Snake Lady slot offers a mere one bonus round, if we can even call it a bonus round.
Yggdrasil spoiled us in the past with some action-packed games, and we did expect loads of special features, so you can imagine our disappointment with the end result.
No free spins, no bonus games whatsoever, just something that resembles a bonus game in the form of a single re-spin after every Wild symbol you manage to land on the central reel.
This could prove to be a deal breaker, and if it were up to us, we would have added a bonus game featuring the transforming abilities of the White Snake Lady, which was a serpent, a spirit and a woman.
We can look at the 2016 release from two different points. First, we need to admit that they did an impeccable job in the graphics department. Colourful symbols and great animations that really bring the characters to life. If you add the oriental soundtrack, you will get a video slot pleasing to the eye and to the ear.
On the other hand, the fact is that White Snake Lady lacks action. As beautiful as she looks, the game will definitely become less and less interesting as time passes, since it all comes down to simply spinning the reels.
However, the grand prize of 1,000 times the triggering bet may be reason enough for gamers to experience the Legend of the White Snake Lady.