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The Far East: Never-Ending Inspiration for Slot Machines
- November 30, 2019 By Riley Wilson -
Oriental-themed slots have been around ever since. Although you may think that you have seen everything when it comes to the games using this theme, it seems that the Far East is a never-ending source of inspiration. It comes as no surprise knowing that Asia is a rapidly growing online gaming market. In this article, we will cover the latest Oriental slots launched by some of the biggest software developers.
Who’s the Bride?
NetEnt is one of the gaming companies that have created a portfolio of Asian-themed games with new titles added every month. Who’s the Bride? is the latest addition to it. This is a slot revolving around the tradition of Chinese weddings that uses 5 reels and 9 paylines. In terms of appearance, the game features the graphics in red and gold, as you would expect from a slot using such a theme. Symbols are a combination of theme-related and playing card symbols.
A girl with a veil represents Wild while the golden ingot stands for Scatter. Land 3 and more Scatters and you will win 12 free spins with all payouts doubled. Scatter wins of up to 2,500x your bet are up for grabs on top. Within free spins, five different Chinese girls appear on the reels acting as Sticky Wilds. When they appear on the reels, they award 5 extra free spins during which they remain in their position. This is a high volatility slot awarding up to 3,000x your total bet.
Long Mu Fortunes
One of the leading software providers Microgaming releases Oriental-themed slots regularly. The latest title at the moment of writing this article is Long Mu Fortunes, developed exclusively for Microgaming-powered online casinos by Fortune Factory Studios. It is based on a classic Chinese myth and offers high-volatility action on 5 reels and 10 paylines. As you play the game for the top prize of 5,000x your bet, Long Mu and her powerful dragons will boost your winning chances.
Long Mu is the Mother of Dragons in Chinese mythology and it assumes the role of Scatter. Appearing on the three central reels, Scatters activate 10 free spins with all prizes doubled. Look out for Red Dragon Wilds hitting the reels 2 and 4 that transform Stacked Wilds and lock in their place to award a respin. During a respin, Nudging Multiplier Wild stacks can award up to 3x multipliers. Multipliers combine to boost your payouts, and if you win during a respin, you are granted another one. The Red Dragon can also help you win one of the two jackpots worth 100x and 5,000x the bet. During free spins, all dragons award a 3x multiplier.
Another software developer that has introduces a collection of Asian-themed slots this year is Betsoft. Their Bamboo Rush slot takes you to Chinese mountains where the giant panda dwells. It is played on a 5×4 layout with 40 paylines. It is another typical Oriental slot where a panda and other symbols appear in stacks, thus providing you with an opportunity to hit multiple winning combos at once.
Once you land 3 or more Golden Panda Scatters, you will win up to 20 free spins. During them, Wilds appearing on three central reels award 2x and 3x multipliers that can combine to increase your winnings by up to 27x. This is also a slot of high volatility paying up to 53,000x your total bet in a single spin!
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