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Huangdi The Yellow Emperor from Microgaming is another Chinese themed video slot available across a range of devices. It’s pretty epic, as these themed slots generally are, and you get transported to ancient Chinese lands, home of the slots emperor star.
Presented over the typical 5 x 3 setup with an average 25 paylines, this slot gives you a sense of what live as an emperor might have been like, with all the trimmings of course.
Set during the historical battle of Zhuolu, the game is heavily based on the story of Huangdi’s victory against the Nine- Li Tribe. There is a real focus on the historical facts of this event, to the game’s credit in one sense, but maybe a little needless to most players.
What’s on the reels?
HD graphics bring the game to life, with symbols including Chinese calligraphy-styled playing cards spanning A, K, Q, J and 10, instruments, medicine boxes, Huangdi swords and Huangdi himself. Additionally there’s a Huangdi wild symbol that typically substitutes for all other symbols to form wins, except the scatter. The scatter is a Chinese dragon, naturally.
Stacked symbols appear across the reels, the instrument, medicine box and Huangdi’s sword on reel one, and Huangdi across all reels. A full symbol stack on reel one makes all matching high symbols on the other reels expand too, though this will only happen if they part of a winning combination in both the base game and the free spins feature.
Get three or more Dragon scatters anywhere in view to trigger the Free Spins feature, giving you 15 free spins. Getting four will give you wins of 10x your stake, with five scatters giving you 100x your stake as bonuses.
During this feature Huangdi’s wild will remain stacked on reel one, so getting other wilds in additional reels mean they too will expand and take over their reels too. Keep your eyes peeled for three or more Dragons appearing during this feature, as they will retrigger it, giving you 15 more free spins, a total of 30 altogether.
Huangdi The Yellow Emperor is a nice allrounder, with a medium variance for a smooth experience. The big wins come though that Free Spins feature, those amazing expanding wilds being almost solely responsible. With Potential wins of 240x your stake, it’s certainly worth a go, and won’t batter your wallet too much if it’s not your lucky day.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring