Travelling to the Far East
When you load up this exciting game you will feel transported to the Orient as there is so much detail in the background imagery and symbols. There is a Chinese dragon in the background along with golden pillars and bright lights. The reels themselves are covered in golden icons, including a lion head, a dragon head, a temple and a traditional Chinese lantern.
There is also a Chinese emperor here who acts as wild on reels 3, 4 and 5 only. This means he can substitute for all the other symbols in the game to create more possible wins. The only icons he doesn’t stand in for are the King Strike crown symbol and the scatters.
This slot has 5 reels which is quite standard, along with 30 paylines. Your bet level is shown as a light on the right of the screen and you can change this by going to the settings menu to use the bet slider to increase your bet from a minimum of 0.01 per payline to a max of 100 per payline. You can also alter your paylines in play each spin from 1 to 30. You can also personalise your gameplay by toggling the music on and off and researching the game rules by clicking in the settings menu.
Opening the Paytable
The rewards in Jade Emperor are decent with the best symbol being the golden temple, which pays up to 150,000 for hitting 5 matching symbols while playing at max bet. Second we have the gold dragon and gold lion which both pay up to 20,000 if playing max bet. The lantern and green ornate pot both pay up to 15,000 for 5 symbols, and the peach pays up to 10,000. The gleaming high card symbols pay the lower rewards.
Temple Awards Free Spins
If you hit at least 3 scattered temples you trigger the free spins round. Hitting 3 temples triggers 10 free games, 4 temples triggers 15 free games and 5 temples triggers the maximum 25 free games. If you hit 2 or more temples during this round, you win even more free spins.
King Strike Bonus Jackpots
The King Strike crown symbol appears on reel 6 only – a special bonus reel that sits to the side of the screen. If you hit 5 matching symbols of any of the main icons in the main game, along with the King strike crown on reel 6, you win one of the special jackpot bonus prizes! The size of the bonus prize awarded depends on the 5 matching symbols that appear.
Any main symbol without substitutions wins you the Major bonus which is the highest reward which can be as much as €1 million! If you hit 5 matches of the high cards without substitutes you will win the Maxi bonus. If you get 5 symbol matches with substitution you win the Minor bonus, while 5 high cards with substitution triggers the Mini bonus. The higher your stake, the bigger the jackpot prizes.
This Could Be a Chinese Dream If You Hit the King Strike!
Jade Emperor is a great slot machine from Ainsworth themed on the Chinese culture. The payouts are potentially huge if you play the maximum bet, while there are many features here to look out for that keep gameplay entertaining. The symbols all give a feeling of luxury thanks to the gold and jewel colours and the dramatic animal statues. The best part of the game is the King Strike bonus feature, which gives you the chance to take home one of the big jackpot prizes.
All in all this is a great slot for fans of Chinese themes with plenty of potential rewards – and if you play at max bet the rewards could be life-changing!