Slots designers love to use countries from all over the world as themes for the games they create. There are plenty set in Africa, lots have the USA for their home but with this game from Playtech we’re in China. ‘Yu Huang Da Di’ might sound a bit of a mouthful but its literal meaning is The Jade Emperor and this online slot gives its players plenty of chances to get some big wins.
The background to this Chinese themed slot isn’t the most amazing one you’ll ever see. It just appears to be a starry night and it could be anywhere really. Thankfully we do get to see some Chinese Dragons above the reels to get us in the mood to play this game and the symbols in ‘Yu Huang Da Di’ are a lot better and also adhere a lot more to the Chinese theme.
This is a five-reel game that has a total of three rows of symbols and 20 pay-lines. Those pay-lines aren’t a fixed amount so before each spin of the reels, players need to work out just how many to activate. Also required is setting your stake and both important tasks are easy to achieve with the control buttons situated underneath the reels. The minimum cost of playing this slot with all the pay-lines activated is 0.20 if you have a low limit and the maximum you can wager is 500. As long as the amount you stake is real cash you can afford to lose, then you will be fine.
The symbols in this game that can also be played on your iPhone, include a bearded Emperor, is Empress, a warrior and an older Chinese gentleman as well as four dials with astrological looking writing on them that are the lower paying symbols in this slot. It’s the green Chinese symbol that is the wild in this game. it is able to substitute for all the other symbols aside from the bonus symbol and the scatter. If you can get five of these on an activated pay-line it pays the top win of 10,000x.
In the ‘Yu Huang Da Di’ video slot, the scatter symbol is the gold dragon and if you can get five of those anywhere on the reels then this sees a win of 100x your total bet awarded. Unlike in most slot games, it’s not the scatter that triggers the bonus game in this slot. That honour goes to the bonus symbol which only makes appearances on the first and fifth reels. When it does turn up on both those reels at the end of a spin then into the Emperor’s Treasure Bonus round you go.
Now it’s time to reveal the Jade Emperor’s treasures in order to decide how many free spins you will be playing with and the size of your multiplier. There are six lanterns and the punter needs to choose from these to set the number of free spins in the bonus round and this could be as high as 16 free games. Then it’s time to choose from the treasure chests and the multipliers available go as high as 6x so if your luck is in this could be a very lucrative bonus round.
Don’t worry too much if the choice of lanterns doesn’t result in a high number of free spins. That’s because if the bonus symbols end up on the first and fifth reels at the end of a spin, then a random number of free spins are awarded. The good news keeps on getting better because this can happen indefinitely.
Thankfully, this isn’t too complex a game but you will be a lot more informed about this online slot if taking the opportunity to look through the pay table. This is packed with information about the game and its rules. That includes the value of all the winning combinations. For example, the Jade Emperor will pay out 600x if five end up on an activated pay-line. Also test out the free ‘Yu Huang Da Di’ slot game to see how everything works.
This isn’t the most unique of slot games and there are others out there with similar gameplay. You can try out the Skywind slot ‘Double Bonus Slots’ that also has 20 pay-lines and has a free spins round with increased multipliers, though three symbols are required to trigger it. Then there’s the ‘Panda Chef’ slot which is also from Skywind. Just like ‘Yu Huang Da Di’ this has 20 pay-lines and is of medium to high variance with a wild that appears on all the reels and a free spins round with enhanced multipliers.
This is a trip to China that you might never forget. It’s full of ways to get winning combinations and apart from the dodgy background, the Chinese theme is well adhered to and makes for an attractive looking game. The gameplay here is straightforward and it won’t take long before you know everything there is to know about the game. The thought of indefinite free spins is a delightful one indeed, so give this Playtech slot a go.