Emperor’s Garden House Review
There are many Asian-themed slot machines in the market today, but what stands out about NextGen’s Emperor’s Garden is the sheer beauty of the game design. This game takes you back to Ancient China, where you can experience the grandeur of the life of an Emperor and see the splendour of his exotic garden.
But before you venture into this opulent land, it would be best to understand how you can win that prize of 5,000x your win by reading our review of Emperor’s Garden.
Playing Emperor’s Garden slot is easy. You simply need to click on Spin, watch the reels spin and hope that Lady Luck is on your side. However, there are a few things you can do to increase your chances of winning.
First, you need to set your bet. To finalise on your bet, you need to take the following steps:
- Activate the paylines. You have the choice of activating anywhere between 1 and 25 paylines.
- Choose your bet amount.
The minimum bet you can place is 1p and the maximum is £50. This 5-reel, 25 payline game is best played when all 25 paylines have been activated. It has an RTP of 95.30% and is a low-to-medium variance game. You won’t be winning any massive prizes in this game even if you hit the jackpot of 5,000x your bet because the betting limits are also lower than normal.
However, since Emperor’s Garden’s variance is on the lower side, you will get steady wins, which does make this game perfect for those who like low-risk slot machines and those who are just entering the world of slots.
If you wish to increase your chances of winning, we recommend that you set your bet at a level where you can sustain it over a large number of spins. The more spins you can manage the higher you chances of activating the bonuses and therefore winning the more valuable prizes.
To win, you need to land 3, 4 or (if you’re lucky) 5 identical symbols on a payline. The prize money will depend on 3 factors:
- The amount you wager
- The value of the symbols that create the winning set
- The number of symbols that you land in the winning set.
So, if you land the low-value symbols such as the 9, 10, J, Q, K and A, you can win a maximum of 250 coins. But if you get lucky and land the high-value symbols, which consist of the Pagoda, the Fu Lion and the Emperor himself, then you stand to win as much as 5,000 coins.
All wins only occur when you land wining combinations from the left of the reelscape to the right. The only exception to that rule is the Scattered Koi, which can land anywhere on the reelscape.
Additional Game Features
While the base game can give you some decent wins, it is when you activate Emperor’s Garden’s additional game features that you can really multiply the amount you win.
- Garden Wild
The Emperor’s Garden is the Wild in this game, and it isn’t an ordinary Wild; it’s an Expanding Wild. When it lands on the reels, it can expand to cover the entire reel, thereby really increasing your chances of landing multiple wins. However, the Wild will only expand if you already land a winning combination.
The symbol can be a substitute for all other symbols but for the Scattered Koi and it appears only on reels 2, 3 and 4.
- Scattered Koi
Landing the Scattered Koi will win you these prizes:
- 2 Koi will win you 2x your bet.
- 3 Koi will win you 5x your bet.
- 4 Koi will win you 20x your bet.
- 5 Koi will win you 100x your bet.
- Free Games Feature
Another thing that the Koi do is to trigger the Free Games Feature. To activate this bonus round, you need to land 3 or more Scattered Koi anywhere on the reels. When you do so, you are awarded 10 Free Spins.
During this round, all winning combinations that include the Garden Wild get a 3x multiplier, which means all your wins are tripled!
NextGen really created a beautiful game in Emperor’s Garden. In the background you can see the beautiful Emperor’s garden. The soft colours and gentle artwork is typical of classical Chinese paintings and it is really beautiful. The reelscape blends in beautifully with this landscape, and the symbols are beautifully drawn references to a royal garden.
The music is gentle and definitely Chinese, and it picks up tempo when you land the bonuses. We actually loved the music! The animation of the lady playing the flute when you land the Expanding Wild is wonderful! And so is the animation on the Scattered Koi when you land a winning combination.
Overall, we love the game design. It adds to the whole peaceful garden atmosphere of this game.
NextGen’s Emperor’s Garden is a beautifully crafted video slot machine, with lovely background music and game sounds, fantastic graphics and animations and great gameplay.
Yes, those of you who prefer more high-risk slots with mega payouts may not enjoy this game too much, but that doesn’t mean that this game isn’t worth your time. For the bets you make, getting a 5,000x jackpot is a pretty decent return!
So, we would definitely recommend this game to slot gamers who love Asian themes and low-risk slots.