A Trip to the Heavens
Four Guardians is a Chinese-inspired slot game, set in a beautiful, heavenly palace where the 4 gods reside. Everything on the screen is either gold or ivory, framing the reels in the centre. The command buttons were kept to a minimal, with pop-up menus instead of permanent fixtures, just to give players plenty of space to admire their gorgeous new location.
Four Guardians is quite original, from a visual point of view, and at first you might not be sure of what you are supposed to do in order to start gambling. Practicalities aside, the game looks beautiful and the music matches the visual effects flawlessly. Now let’s get back to the gameplay for our next section.
Four Guardians features 5 reels and 20 fixed paylines, and all you have to do is adjust your bet settings in the pop-up menu before you can start playing. You can bet from 4 to 1,000 credits per turn, depending on the level of risk that you are willing to take. Hold down the spin button to enter the autoplay game mode and let the game follow its own course for a moment, with the exact same settings applied over and over again.
As mentioned earlier, Four Guardians is a medium-volatility slot game, which makes small and big wins equally likely at every turn. In other words, players have plenty of opportunities to win big at any time during the game. You will find both classic card icons on the paytable and golden images of the guardians themselves: the tiger, the phoenix, the turtle and the dragon.
Expanding Wilds to the Rescue
Four Guardians is a slot game rich in wilds, which can replace other icons and help you score extra winning combinations. Note that these special icons can only appear on reels 2, 3 and 4 during the game.
On top of regular wilds, the 4 different gods have their own bonus symbol. Find one of them on the reels and it will expand in a specific pattern into extra wilds. Dragons expend in all directions diagonally, while turtles do so onto every single adjacent position. Tigers expend only horizontally, and phoenixes vertically, so keep your fingers crossed if you want them to land exactly where you need them the most.
Perfect for Big Spenders and Beginners Alike
Four Guardians has a very impressive look, coupled to a simplified gameplay that makes it accessible to beginners. The lack of diversity in terms of special features is a little underwhelming, but who doesn’t love expanding wilds? The stakes can be high if you are willing to play big, so high rollers will be able to enjoy a good challenge here.
Burning Hot by EGT was based on basically the same gameplay, only with a classic casino look and wilds available on all reels – so check it out if you cannot get enough of expanding wilds.