Emperors Garden is a popular online video slot game produced by NextGen Gaming. The game has an oriental theme and features images of beautiful koi fish, lush gardens, Chinese symbols and lotus flowers. The backdrop to the slot is a tranquil Chinese garden with a small koi pond, blossoming cherry trees and tall bamboo shoots. The top of the garden wall is decorated with dragon statues holding up the game logo. The reels themselves appear translucent with bright symbols floating in space in front of the garden wall. When spin button is pressed, gentle oriental music plays along to the spinning reels.
A 5-Reel Oriental Slot
Looking at the slot setup, Emperors Garden features 5 spinning reels, with three rows and a total of 25 paylines. In this game, players can set the number of paylines before each spin as well as the coin denomination from 0.01 coins up to 2 coins per payline. In addition to the main slot machine, the game also includes bonus features in the form of an expanding Wild symbol, Scatter symbols, free spins and a gamble feature. There are a total of 10 symbols that can be used to make up a winning combination.
The highest paying symbol in the Emperors Garden slot is the emperor himself. Finding all five emperor symbols across the reels will pay out 5000 coins on a standard bet. After the emperor, the next highest paying symbol is the lion statue followed by the lotus flower and pagoda that can be used in a due combination. For the lower paying symbols, NextGen have used the classic playing card symbols from 9 to ace. These symbols have been styled to look like Chinese characters.
10 Free Spins with Added Multipliers
The Scatter symbol in the Emperors Garden slot is the gold and white koi fish. This symbol is the key to unlocking the free spins bonus round. In order to activate the free spins round, players must land 3 koi fish symbols anywhere on the five reels. Once triggered, players will be rewarded with 10 free spins. During the free spin round, any win that involved a garden Wild symbol will be automatically multiplied by 3x.
Garden Expanding Wild Symbol
The Wild symbol in the Emperors Garden slot game is the garden symbol. When it appears on the reels, it can substitute for any of the other game symbols except for the koi fish Scatter symbol. The garden Wild is also an expanding symbol which means that it will expand to fill the entire reel making it easier to form a winning combination.
The Gamble Bonus Feature
The final bonus feature in the Emperors Garden slot is the gamble feature. This is only activated when a winning combination is achieved. After any standard win, players can click on the gamble button located at the bottom of the screen. Here, players have a chance to double or quadruple their win by correctly guessing the colour or suit of a playing card drawn from a deck. If players guess the right colour, they will double their win, if they guess the correct suit, they will quadruple their win total.