Ancient Warriors Slot
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The latest release from Crazy Tooth Studio, which is exclusive to Microgaming casinos, is called Ancient Warriors. It’s a game with see-thru-reels, which includes some unusual features and modifiers, without bringing anything truly innovative to the table. Still, it’s a different type of game, fit for players that are used with a bit of risk, and it belongs to the Asian category, thanks to its very well designed Chinese theme.
It was designed to offer 50 active lines on 4x6 reels, quite an unusual setup then, but one that works for it. Payouts of 1,807x the stake are expected in a best case scenario, but at the same time it’s advertised as a slot with High volatility. RTP being at 96%, the low top payouts aren’t as big of a problem. You get help from certain features in reaching those top rewards, including here the two wild based modifiers, one of which has a multiplier to add, or the free spins.
Betting and Prizes
$0.20 is more than enough to get started playing this slot machine, but if you want to invest more, you will have the option to spend up to $115 on a single round.
Rewards are lower than I’d like, especially as this is a slot machine with High volatility. Up to 1,807x the stake is offered, so a bit over $207,000 is the highest that the jackpot will go. In the end though, a 96% RTP tells us that it’s a standard game when it comes to paying back players, at least if we’re talking about its average in the long run.
Ancient Warriors Slot Features
The first of two main features and symbols that are available, is the modifier triggering icon. With a Chinese sign to show off, this one is needed present on several reels, stacked vertically to get you regular wilds, or horizontally in order to bring around multiplier wilds. You need it landing on 3 to 5 reels or rows, for that to happen.
The regular wild will have the logo of Yin Yang to show off, and it will behave as your regular substitute, which is able to contribute to any new winning combinations that you are trying to form.
Another wild is the one which applies a multiplier. This one will have a value selected at random, one of five possible. It can be set to 10x, 5x, 4x, 3x or 2x, and of course we’d prefer that it was the highest one possible.
Other than that, you can get 5 free spins when 3+ scatters appear. In this mode, the modifiers that trigger will become sticky, and will remain so. 1 extra round is added, for each new scatter landing on the reels after that.
Theme & Design
It’s a game with a Chinese theme, but which does a better job with its design than 90% of the slots that rely on the same type of story. It’s going to include images of nature and of Chinese temples in the background, while on the reels you can find various animals (monkeys, serpents, cats), Royals (from Jack to Ace) and the feature symbols. The see-thru mechanic adds something extra to it as well.
I think that Ancient Warriors will be appreciated by players that are looking for something different and fun, but I wouldn’t expect it to be a long-term choice for many, especially as a slot with high volatility and only average top rewards.