IGT have built on the success of their 1024 ways to win games to make this Red Mansions slot machine an exciting affair.
There’s no denying that this is an Asian themed machine.
When you open up the reels you are greeted with some subtle oriental sounds that compliment the bright and colourful symbols and setting.
It’s almost peaceful, as this Red Mansions slot has a backdrop of a setting sun, with 20 independent reels, in a 5×4 layout.
And it’s those 20 reels that make this IGT casino game more interesting than most. Especially when you mix it with the fact that you can either play at the max 80 coins, for 1024 ways to win, or play with less coins with only 40 paylines.
The symbols here are oriental in style, with bright colours and patterns adding extra detail to the higher paying symbols.
It looks like the mother and daughter, (sister perhaps?), and the love interest… could even be the brother. Who knows?
These are then joined by four other lower paying symbols of the A,K, Q and J, which add some familiarity, but downgrade what could have been a great slot theme.
Then there’s the temple wild symbol which substitutes for all other symbols, except the free spins bonus, and only appears on reels 2 to 5.
This is where, much like the Treasures of Troy and Crown of Egypt slot, this game comes alive.
You can choose to play the typical paylines, paying left to right and with 40 paylines game. Or you play with the 1024 ways-to-win, MultiWay Xtra reels, which pay from left to right, but with just needing adjacent symbols to create a win.
What makes it more exciting is that if more than one of the same symbol appear in the same column, the win is multiplied.
This adds a little extra spice to the game and, in fact, can provide some huge wins upwards of 100x your bet in the base game alone.
However, you will have to be patient to hit them, and usually expect more like 3x – 10x your bet on regular occasions.
But that’s not all that spices up this Chinese video slot, with the re-triggerable free spins turning up the heat.
These are triggered by finding 2 or more of the Bonus symbols in column three. Which can be quite difficult to do, and often takes over 200 spins to hit. Sometimes sooner, but patience, and budget management, is a must.
Two bonus symbols gives you 10 free spins, three gives you 15, and four a total of 20 free spins. All of which can be re-triggered within the free games.
And it’s here where, combined with the MultiWay Xtra feature and those independent spinning reels, that you can find some truly big winning combinations.
One thing to note though, is that these can be hit or miss in creating those big wins.
We’ve walked away from these free games with as little as 10x to 20x our bet more often than not, and then on on other times upwards of 150x.
If you are a fan of Asian slots, then this game is definitely worth a look.
With a look and feel that immerses you into a calming slot atmosphere, and sounds that are soothing, you’ll find yourself spinning till the sun sets, or rises, on your budget.
We like that it gives you the choice of playing with 40 paylines or paying extra to unlock the 1024 ways to win and MultiWay Xtra feature. It allows novices and expert players to enjoy all that this Red Mansions video slot has to offer.
The return to player rate might not be the highest, at only 92.9% – 95.03%, but the hit rate gives you plenty of in-game action.
And if this theme isn’t for you, then you can always try the equally good Ancient Greek themed Treasures of Troy slot, or the thrilling 100 Pandas.Play Now at Vera&John »
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