Live the Legend
Visually speaking, Eight Immortals is going to impress many players out there. Far away from the usual stereotypes of Chinese culture, the game actually looks like a beautiful, hand-painted landscape worthy of the most skillful masters. The trees, mountains and waves are intertwined and support the reels in the foreground delicately.
Even the background music is a little more traditional than the usual tunes you hear in Chinese slot games – or in most Chinese restaurants, for that matter. In other words, Eight Immortals is trying to stick to the most accurate references possible and delivers a beautiful and unique universe for players to explore.
Put All Chances on Your Side
Eight Immortals is making every player’s task very easy by sticking to intuitive rules, which you can infer by simply looking at the command bar under the reels. The 25 paylines support a betting range that goes from 0.50 to 125 credits maximum, with 5 spinning reels and a rather low variance. Use the arrow buttons to choose a wager, or go all-in with the bet max shortcut. Eight Immortals also includes the same autoplay mode as most modern slot games.
With a 95% RTP, your chances of winning big in Eight Immortals are good, but not exceptional. The paytable itself contains lotus flowers and the 8 immortal gods themselves, worth a maximum of 10,000 times your line bet during the game. Eight Immortals can prove quite generous in the base game, but wait until you hear about the equally exciting special features of the game.
Giant Multipliers to Grab
The painting representing the immortals crossing the sea on a boat is the wild card of the game. Wherever it appears, this beautiful and detailed symbol will turn into whatever is needed at the moment, increasing your chances to win big drastically. Wild combinations are hard to come by, but they could also award a big x10,000 cash prize.
Eight Immortals features a multiplier metre on the left side of the screen. Each time you win a cash prize, you will start making your way up and winning increasingly high win multipliers. After 5 consecutive wins, you will reach the top x32 multiplier, which will be applying to all your next wins – until you run out of luck and have to start over.
A Clear Inspiration
Eight Immortals is virtually identical to Gong Xi Fa Cai, another TopTrend Gaming creation. This particular slot game is inspired by the traditional celebrations of the Chinese New Year. You will find the same multiplier system, general rules and setup in both games. The only major difference is their style, Eight Immortals being the most traditional of the two.
Sapphire Sorceress from Gamesys has a very different look from both games, but similar settings overall. This particular slot is a drop-based game, which opens a path for large chain reaction of wins. The multipliers do not go as high as in Eight Immortals, but you will get more occasions to win some during the game.
Beautiful and Quickly Addictive
Eight Immortals has us hooked from the first minute thanks to its beautiful and original decor. Chinese slot games tend to follow a pattern, and Eight Immortals really got inspired by the actual culture, and not the idea Westerners have of it. This might sound like a detail, but it helped make Eight Immortals very appealing to us.
As a slot game, Eight Immortals is both dynamic and rewarding. You will need to trust your gut feeling in order to make the right bets at the right moment, but this is where all the fun of the game lies. The absence of free spins might be a problem for some, but Eight Immortals has so much to offer that it didn’t really bother us at all.