The Three Kingdoms
The kingdoms of Wei, Wu and Shu have been well documented in Chinese history, and even today are still being inserted into video games and movies. However, in this game, you’ll get to experience the story on a five reel and three row interface. It’s also upon this layout that you’ll get to see the game’s various different icons, which begin with the A, K, J, Q and 10 symbols often found in slot games. These are joined by two Chinese dragon imperial seal symbols, while the remaining three are offered up in the form of the three different faction leaders, those being the previously mentioned Cao Cao, Liu Bei and Sun Quan. Each of these has been designed with only the highest of graphics involved.
Alongside its reels, rows and icons, Red Cliffs also incorporates a total of 40 different pay lines into its layout. You do have the chance to customise these at your own leisure, simply by using the relevant up and down arrow buttons. And further to this, you can also alter the amount of the wager that you place per spin. You’re able to adjust the bet amount per line between its minimum of $0.01 and its maximum of $10, and if you do have all 40 bet lines activated, this will allow you to make use of a maximum overall wager of $400 per round.
Prepare for Battle
When in battle, you’ll be sure to need some special assistance, and while in the ancient times, Chinese armies would make use of strategists to work out their victories, today, you simply need the added features of the slot game to provide support. This is provided initially by the game’s own wild icon, and this is represented by its logo. As a wild, this will stand in for any other symbol on the reels, with the only exception being the golden dragon icon. Forming wins with the wild included will also boost your winnings, and if you spin five wild symbols on to a winning pay line, you’ll receive a maximum pay out of 5,000 coins.
One of this developer’s favourite game additions is also incorporated in this one, and that’s the ‘Super Stacks’ feature. The reels contain stacks of symbols which will transform into any of the standard icons, or even the wild or scatter at the start of each spin. All stacked symbol positions on a reel transform into one and the same.
As noted, there’s a golden dragon icon which acts as a scatter. It can only appear on reels two, three and four, but if it shows up in all positions on these reels, it will initiate the ‘Collection Bonus’. This sees five new scatter icons appear, a different one for each reel, and you’re provided with a freespins round. You need to collect the new scatters as they show up on the reels, and the credits won during the freespins will be multiplied by times 10 should you collect them all.
A Look Back in History
Many online video slots have taken a look into China as their theme, but not many of them focus on battles fought. That’s why this one from High 5 Games is so intriguing for us, because it’s quite unique. The special features of it make it even more entertaining and the overall game play is pretty solid.