The Asian inspiration that we see in so many slot machines these days strikes again in Mystery of LongWei, a title that’s based on the Silk Road and on graphics that are decidedly Chinese at their basis. Not the most complex design that you will find in such a game, but the features could certainly be described that way. The game was released by iSoftBet.
This slot machine gives the player 40 active lines to form combinations on and these are going to be available on 5 reels. There are exciting features to take advantage of in it, as the slot uses free spins, re-spins, colossal symbols and wilds, plenty to ensure that you’re satisfied with the outcome. The wins will reach a value of $1,000 each.
Betting and Prizes
Games like these, where the number of lines is tied directly to the value that you can use and the coins which are included in the wager, are very easy to play on. You just need to pick a total value for the bet, and in this case the range will be $0.40 to $40. For that, you get to spend as little as $0.01 per line, or up to $1 for each one, it’s your call.
Moving on to the prizes that are awarded in exchange for the best combinations that the slot has to offer, there is one with a value of 1,000x the line bet, which will come via the Flaming Phoenix Bird, when it’s forming a combination. You might not be happy about a 1,000x reward, but the slot turns high-paying symbols into colossal icons that take over three reels at a time during the free spins, so you do have potential for big wins on multiple lines.
Mystery of LongWei Slot Features
The most basic feature that you’re going to encounter in Mystery of Longwei is going to be the wild, a symbol that you will use only as a replacement, not as a trigger for rewards of its own. It’s still a very useful symbol to get, since it is multifunctional and can be used in any combination that you form, from the lowest to the highest paying ones.
Two other bonus features were implemented. One is going to have 10, 20 or 30 free spins for you, if you get the triggering scatters that are required, between 3 and 5 of them. All high-paying symbols are transformed into colossal icons for this feature, and they occupy reels 2 to 5.
The second feature is called Dragon Colossal Re-Spins. Have a dragon symbol appear on the 1st reel, and if that happens then the other four reels will get colossal symbols on them and will start spinning. The dragon from reel 1 will reveal mystery symbols. After each respin, the dragon icon drops down by one space. For as long as a piece of the dragon is still showing, you keep getting respins.
Theme & Design
You have a Chinese theme once again in Mystery of LongWei, a slot machine that travels to the Silk Road that connected China to Europe and which was a great boon for this country. The design is a traditional Chinese one, where symbols involved have playing cards, but also lotus flowers, pandas, koi carp or vases. The Flaming Phoenix and the Dragon are among those that look more interesting.
Not a bad game overall, but it’s mostly the features that got my interest, not the theme or the graphics.