Huangdi – The Yellow Emperor Slot Review

Huangdi - The Yellow Emperor logoMicrogaming is aiming to take the often-over-produced Chinese mythology theme in a new direction with the Huangdi – The Yellow Emperor slot.

This is a slot machine which contains some of the same imagery we’ve seen time and time again in these types of slots, but it is also one which introduces many players to a character they may not be familiar with – the mythical Chinese emperor, Huangdi.

Microgaming’s new Huangdi – The Yellow Emperor slot is very loosely based on reality, although that is now their fault.

Many people say that Huangdi is the ancestor of all today’s Chinese, and there is no real historical record for him having ever existed. Microgaming have had to kind of make it up as they go along, then, and to be fair, they have done a rather decent job at that with this Yellow Emperor slot.

How to play it

The Huangdi – The Yellow Emperor slot machine is certainly going to provide simple slot gaming for its fans. There are just 5 reels and 25 paylines in the game, none of which can be adjusted by the player.

The wagering menu is actually kind of redundant, since aside from allowing you to choose total stakes worth $0.25 up to $125, it doesn’t do very much at all.

How much can you win?

There isn’t a whole lot you can win in this game, save for a 1,000x your total bet top prize. This non-progressive jackpot prize will not be easy to land, but if you can land a ton of wilds across the reels (not impossible via the free spins bonus) you could get somewhere near that top paying, non-progressive prize.

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Special symbols

Wild symbols: You are going to want to keep your eyes peeled for wild symbols. These icons can appear as Huangdi himself, and they can substitute for all other icons, save for scatters. Wilds can be stacked on the reels, and they can contribute greatly to wins in this slot, particularly in the free spins bonus round.

Expanding symbols: Expanding symbols also play an important part in this game. They can appear on the first reel of the slot as stacked icons. If any other similar symbols form a part of a winning combination on the reels, then those symbols will also expand if they match the symbols on the first reel. This can boost your wins, too.

Scatter symbols: Dragon symbols appear as scatters in this game, and they can launch a free spins feature, if 3 or more appear on the reels of the game. Land 3 or more and you can also pocket scatter cash prizes, as well as trigger the bonus.

Sometimes dragon symbols look out of place in a Chinese themed slot, but in this mythical title they are quite at home. As if often the case with scatters, the more you bag the more you can win.

This slot’s free spins feature is worth a look, especially since you can land a total of 15 free spins by landing 3, 4 or 5 scatters on the reels.

Players will also be able to enjoy the same expanding symbol feature that appears in the base game, and wilds are a lot more prevalent in this feature. You can also retrigger the bonus by landing 3 or more scatters on the reels.

Overall experience and final thoughts

Huangdi – The Yellow Emperor slot is what happens when Microgaming try to take Chinese mythology themed slots in a brand-new direction. By and large, it has really worked out for them. This slot is quite unlike most other Chinese themed slots we’ve seen, and the appearance of Huangdi in the title does make you want to learn a little more about the man.

You may even take an interest in him, and that doesn’t happen with too many slot characters. The Huangdi – The Yellow Emperor slot can be enjoyable, to offer you plenty of stacked wild wins, and is quite cheap to play. It may be somewhat generic, but this is a slot which could keep you entertained for hours on end.

The only downside at the moment is that we have no idea when Huangdi – The Yellow Emperor slot will be released. We’d hate to put a definitive timeline on it in case we’re wrong, but we’d expect this slot to make its debut at all good Microgaming powered casinos sometime around the end of this month.

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