Microgaming, one of the pioneers of the gaming industry announced their new release which is due out on December 20. It is an Asian-themed video slot titled Huangdi The Yellow Emperor and it uses 5 reels and 25 paying lines.
The slot game takes you on an epic adventure to 2500 BC when Huangdi defeated the Nine-Li Tribe.
If you are not familiar with Chinese national history and culture, you can enjoy this game and collect traditional instruments, Huangdi’s swords and other items related to the theme of the game which may appear in stacks and produce some huge payouts.
What We Love
We find the bonus features offered by the slot from Microgaming highly rewarding. You can benefit from them throughout the game and complete some lucrative winning combinations. Up to 60,000 coins can be won during the free spins thanks to expanding high value symbols and Wilds.
High value symbols appear stacked on the first reels and whenever this occurs you can expect other symbols of a kind to expand and cover all the positions on the reel they land on.
Huangdi himself also expands, but it can appear on all the reels. Besides, he represents the top value symbol. Wild which acts as a joker throughout the game expands only during the free spins feature. As for the feature, you will benefit from 15 free spins which can be retriggered.
All symbols and the appearance of the game serve well to the theme while a dramatic soundtrack contributes to the overall heroic atmosphere of the game.
What We Do Not Like
We are not impressed with the way low value symbols are depicted as we find using playing card symbols uninventive. Besides, we have played loads of Asian-themed slot machines and no matter how interesting the story behind them may be, they are still just another Oriental slot machine.
As for the functionality of the game, it is a pity that Wild appears in stacks and expands only during the free spins feature. We have to wait until December 20 to feel the game and see how it really pays.
If you are lucky enough to land stacked high value symbols and make other matching symbols expand, you can win some large payouts and win up to 240x your total stake from a single spin. Entering the free spins feature can be your key to a huge success, so look out for golden dragons as you need at least three of them to unlock the feature.
Players who cannot afford a trip to Macau will appreciate the release of this Microgaming title playable from only $0.25 per spin and available across all platforms.