Huolong Valley Slot Machine
Huolong Valley is offered by NextGen Gaming and this is a slot machine of theirs that is inspired by China and by one of its better known valleys. It feels like a fairly normal slot machine for them and for the industry in general, and at least in terms of graphics it doesn’t stand out at a quick first glance.
The 5 reels of Huolong Valley will be getting 20 lines active per spin. You can get from it a wild, a bonus symbol, a scatter, free spins and a 6x multiplier. A top prize of $150,000 is advertised and it makes for a decent target to have here.
Betting and Prizes
The slot will give you 20 active lines to play on, but you get to pick how much each one gets. You can select the line bet in the range of $0.01 to $5, and this way you will set up a total bet of $0.20 to $100. The range appears to be large enough for anyone to be able to enjoy this game.
You can get a pretty good payout of 5,000x, or $25,000, just from a combination of five wild symbols. The 6x multipliers that the free spins make possible improve that jackpot considerably, taking it as high as $150,000.
Huolong Valley Slot Features
The game gives us one wild and two scatters, for the feature symbols. To start with, let’s check out the Wild Mask, a symbol that you will use in various winning combinations with great results. The fact that this symbol has a 2x multiplier to apply to wins is a big advantage that it has here. It will also give you rewards of high value itself, its own combinations paying up to 5,000 coins, or $25,000, in the base game. You can’t have the wild replace a scatter, but it will work great with the regulars.
The Hand Fan is the first of the two scatters, and the one that you can rely on only to get paid, nothing more. Having two to five symbols positioned anywhere on the reels will get you payouts that vary between 1x and 200x the wager.
Second, the game has another scatter with the image of a Paper Lantern on it, and which is referred to as the bonus symbol. Three or more Paper Lanterns will deliver a feature to you, which will decide the number of free spins and their multiplier. First, there is a pick to make from among 6 lucky lanterns, and this will tell you how many free spins you got, the range being between 4 and 7. Second, the choice of a coin out of the 6 shown will tell you what kind of multiplier you will have, and here it will go from 3x to 6x. Multipliers of up to 12x are possible in the free spins, since the wild contributes with a 2x multiplier as well. These free spins and their multipliers can be retriggered.
Theme & Design
Huolong Valley is not a terribly innovative slot machine, but I still found myself enjoying it. The graphics are the ones that help it, with images on the reels featuring multiple 8 logos with dragons next to them, as well as dedicated dragon symbols, paper lanterns, Panda bears, birds and gold fish.
I think that the game holds a lot of promise, particularly when it comes to the payouts it offers and the features that help you get them. The theme is pretty average though, while the graphics are decent, but not the best that I’ve seen in this particular niche.