|Name:||Huangdi The Yellow Emperor|
|Game Type:||Video slot|
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|An epic slots based on the Yellow Emperor||No multiplier wins during the free spins|
|Up to 30 free spins awarded plus expanding wilds|
|Top draw graphics and game mechanics|
|Free spins can be re-triggered|
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Microgaming’s Huangdi The Yellow Emperor is a Chinese-themed 5 reel, 25 payline video slot that celebrates the life of one of China’s greatest rulers. Before I continue with the review of the slots let me just give you some background information on this epic ruler.
Huangdi better known as China’s Yellow Emperor, saw the light of day (born) round about 2704 BC, he became emperor in 2697 BC. During his legendary reign he introduced wooden houses, carts, boats, the bow and arrow and writing. He defeated the “barbarians” in a great battle in the region of Shanxi—the victory solidified his position as emperor and he gained the support of the tribes throughout the Huang He (Yellow River) plain.
Huangdi is further credited with the introduction of governmental institutions and coined money. According to legend his wife discovered sericulture (silk production), she taught women how to breed silkworms and how to weave fabrics with their silk (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Emperor).
”With an epic zing to it, Huangdi The Yellow Emperor comes with explosive features that will hook players from the very first spin.” Roger Raatgever, Microgaming CEO
The game comes with a top non-progressive jackpot cash prize of 1,000 coins, stacked symbols (Dragon Wild) and a free spins feature that awards you up to 30 free spins. Symbols on the reels are the Yellow Emperor (Wild), scatters, cards (10 to Ace), medicine boxes and swords.
The visual side of the game plays off in high definition. Not only does the slots celebrate one of China’s golden sons but his spectacular victory against the Nine-Li Tribe too. The RTP or return to player percentage of the game is 96.4%. The game can be played in HTML5 format (mobile phones) and desktop for free or for real cash.
Up to 25 coins per line can be wagered, bets can be made from £0.25 up to £125. Customization options like audio, game speed, Auto Play and Max Bet allows you to adjust the game that suits your style of play.
During this section of the game there’s an innovative streak that will knock your socks off. When Huangdi’s sword, the medicine box and the instrument appears stacked on reel 1 and when Huangdi appears stacked on the fifth reel-they expand by matching all icons. The interesting bit about it is that it’s applicable to the free spins feature as well but more on it in a bit.
Free Spins And Scatters
The free spins bonus mode is triggered when 3 or more Dragon scatters appear any position on the reels awarding you 15 free spins. You’ll get 10 times your stake when 4 scatters pitch and 100 times your stake for 5. Throughout the free spins the Huangdi wild appears stacked on reel 1, if other wilds appear they expand to cover the reels.
The good news is that the free spins feature can be re-triggered when 3 or more Dragon scatters surface again. You’ll win another 15 free spins making it 30 in total. When the wilds show up during the free spins they boost wins by a considerable margin.
Microgaming’s Huangdi The Yellow Emperor is not a novel slots by a long shot. It’s a medium variance game where the big wins occur during the free spins (up to 30) further augmented by expanding wilds.
The graphics are clear-cut and visually appealing, base game wins are okay but all the action is once again reserved for the free spins. It would have been nice if the developer could have thrown in a few multiplier wins during the free spins. Then again I think it feels the expanding wilds are more than enough.