January’s Release For Microgaming is Mythic Huangdi
The game, which is called Huangdi – The Yellow Emperor, will feature one of the most important characters in Chinese history, and the design will be recognizable as inspired by this country and its customs.
The slot machine we have here will give us a wild symbol, there will be free spins, scatter symbols and regular ones which can be stacked or expanded in certain situations.
The ultimate payout will apparently deliver 60,000 coins at once. This game has 25 pay lines and 5 reels which can spin.
What We Love
About half of the available symbols in this game are of excellent quality, and many of them will show you things that other Chinese themed slots have not used before.
The symbol list starts out with the Asian Dragon, which is not unusual, along with the logo, but then continues with the image of Huangdi, with his sword, with a music instrument and a medicine box.
You do get the poker icons as well, but those aren’t particularly interesting, though they do look hand painted. The entire game looks great, the design clearly being one of the advantages that this slot has.
The higher paying regular symbols, the ones which are themed, will be stacked in the first column of the game.
If they manage to occupy the entire first reel, then the regular ones of the same type from the other columns will expand and occupy all the positions as well. A lot of new combinations can be formed through this feature, during a single spin.
A feature that is present in the vast majority of the slots launched these days, and which Huangdi also has, is the substitute, or the wild as it’s also called. The logo of Huangdi is selected for this role, and whenever its appearance is on a line which needs another symbol, it can be a replacement for it, as long as that gets you paid.
I also recommend you pay attention to the scatter symbol, which shows an Asian Dragon. It’s one of the better looking symbols of the game, and it will bring you a free spins feature with 15 rounds.
The extra feature that it will have is that the wild symbol will be stacked on the 1st reel, with the others expanding just like regular symbols do when that column is occupied.
What We Do Not Like
While the Royals are hand painted, so they look somewhat related to the Chinese writing style, they’re still not relevant since this country doesn’t use the Western alphabet.
It certainly looks like a game that has seen a lot of work, and on which Microgaming counts on to be a hit when it is released.