Beauty on Show
There are some amazing sights all over the world and some spectacular ones in Shanghai, China. Trouble is with this slot is we don’t get to see as much beauty as we could. The symbols do include silver and gold ingots, a beautiful woman playing a lute and another fanning herself plus a merchant ship. Then it all gets spoiled by having the nine to Ace playing card symbols, why so many? We get to see lots of flowers around the reels so there’s an attractive look to this slot.
This game has five reels but only the nine pay-lines, a lot less than some of the Microgaming slot games we review. The minimum cost of playing ‘Shanghai Beauty’ is €0.09 and the maximum is €45. High rollers might not be showing too much interest in this slot but lots of you will find it easy to find a level to play at.
The paytable contains plenty of information about how the game plays. It also has information about how much each of the winning combinations will deliver into your account. If you can get five of the girl fanning herself, that wins you 750x your line bet. It’s the same for the girl with the lute, so hopefully those girls will keep appearing for you. Four gold ingots should be worth a bit but five on a pay-line wins only wins you 400x your line bet.
The Shanghai Beauty logo is the wild here. This means it can substitute for the other symbols in the game (not the scatter) to get you some winning combinations. When it does manage to do that, it doubles the win. If you can get five of them on a pay-line then that gives you a win of 10,000x your line bet.
The scatter symbol is the box that contains the gold ingots. This plays a major part in triggering the bonus game, hence the wild symbol not being able to substitute for it. More about how this symbol can help get you big wins later in this article.
All the control buttons for this game are down at the bottom of the screen. That makes it an easy game to operate and no hassle setting your stake.
Free Spins on the Way
If you love slot games that have a free spins round, then you are going to love ‘Shanghai Beauty.’
Three of the scatter symbols anywhere on the reels will see you getting some free spins. 15 are awarded to you and any wins they provide will be tripled. Even better news is the fact that if those scatters turn up again in triplicate then the free spins are re-triggered. The big wins do come along in the bonus game and it’s a medium variance slot so your account balance will keep ticking over but the big wins won’t be coming along too often.
A fairly standard slot from Microgaming. It has a good look to it even though the theme isn’t the most original in the world. There are some good wins to be had here, especially if those free spins can be re-triggered making the free spins round very lucrative.