GameArt are here again, with yet another oriental themed slot. It’s not that we don’t like the theme, its fine, but there are just so many average Asian styled slot that we have almost come to expect very little. King Of Wealth with its humongous amount of paylines and the obligatory free spins, tops it all off nicely with that ever-exciting, but oh so dangerous gamble feature.
Presented over a standard 5 x 3 setup, this slot sports the whopping maximum of 243 ways to win, giving you the opportunity to have a damn good chance on every single go. There must always be a compromise though, and it’s here in the form of a bets cap of 0.50 EUR or equivalent on the line bet and a line bet jackpot od 2500x your stake, so wins will be nice but not earth-shattering.
The King of Slots
Centred around the rich Chinese culture, this slot panders to the stereotypes a little, as they all do. You’ll find the typical symbols, such as gold coins in red sacks, golden coins in golden pots and even golden coins on trees - and they say money doesn’t… oh just stop it..
You will find the odd unique character though, and here it’s the lucky cat or Maneki-Neko the ancient symbol of prosperity, and a money toad - sorry, I’ll repeat that, a money toad. Nope, me neither. In fact, this toad has a name, he’s called Jin Chan and is straight out of ancient Chinese mythology, another symbol of wealth and fortune.
A slot that looks good but sounds disappointing
Graphics on this thing are crazy good, with the things you expect alongside the additions you’ll appreciate, such as the stunning detail in those symbol animations, and the vibrant red, gold and black colour scheme.
Those who love a good bop along to ancient Chinese tunes though, well you’ll be left disappointed. Not because it’s bad (is there good?) but because it doesn’t exist - yep, that’s right, no music at all.
That amazing 243 ways to win is a real pull
Having 243 ways to win basically means that the game will payout if you land three or more matching icons across any adjacent reels from left to right. The potential frequency of the payouts does affect the amount paid though, bringing with it a low variance.
Common sequences will pay around 10x to 100x your stake, with a few larger wins reserved for the payout of up to 2500x your stake. The jackpot is paid after you get five lucky cats on a line bet, but don’t hold your breath, unless you’re meditating or something, then it’s fine. As expected wins are dependent on the bet amount currently in play, refer to the paytable to understand what you’ll win and how.
There are bonuses to shout about
The bonuses in this game are simple yet effective. They come in the form of the usual suspects, a wild and a scatter, along with a handful of randomly awarded prizes. The King himself is the wild, and substitutes for all other symbols except for the scatter.
The scatter is a golden coin, and it will appear in any reel position three, four or five times, awarding multipliers of 2x, 5x and 25x your win respectively. Three of these babies also triggers the free spins or bonus round.
When you enter the bonus round you’ll be taken to a new screen with 10 golden coins, each offering 2, 3, 4 or 5 free games. You’ll get five picks that can get those free spins flowing, whilst playing this feature all of your wins will be doubled. The bonus also offers extra wilds that give you prizes at random, from 2x to 20x your stake.
If we forgive the game for its tired theme and just look at the mechanics, we might be forgiven for bigging up King Of Wealth. Around the office, we think this one is a winner, that 243 ways to win, the free spins, those lovely random prizes, how can you turn your nose up at this? However, if you’re a Mr Big (self-proclaimed or otherwise) this might not be enough for you.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring