Around the outside of the reels of this MicroGaming slot, you’ll find pink cherry blossoms. If this made you expect a light and floral game – you’ll need to think again. 108 Heroes is all about Asian warriors. There is dramatic drum-led music, samurai warriors and even a scene on horseback at the start of one of the bonus rounds.
Free games bonuses are worth hitting, as these come with a 3x multiplier for your wins. There is also a picks game. This involves choosing chests for cash prizes. Scatter pays, plenty of wilds and some potentially big line wins complete the picture.
There are 15 win-lines crossing the 5 reels of this game. You will not see any line markers. To see the win-lines, click the 3 dots to the bottom left of the reels. This brings up icons giving you the settings and pay table, which includes these details. You can adjust your coin size, and play up to 5 coins per spin using sliders which pop up above the ‘bet’ amount. There is a max bet and auto play option available.
As with many Vegas style slots, the prizes on the pay table will dynamically adjust to your coin size. The prizes below are based on 10c per line, or $1,50c per spin.
A warrior with his hand in the air and golden armour and a guy in a tall blue hat are the highest paying regular symbols. These are worth $50 for 5 of a kind, $10 for 4 and $5 for 3. Three more warriors, all in circles, follow these. They include a lady in pink, who is wielding a samurai sword.
Playing card symbols make up the smaller and more frequent wins. These are plain in design, with gold frames.
With the prizes for the regular symbols low, you might be wondering whether this is the right MicroGaming slot for you. Fortunately, these wins are made up for by the huge wild prize. Wilds are the slot logo, which say wild when they get involved in creating wins with the other regular symbols. These are worth $750 for 5 of a kind, $200 for 4, $20 for 3 and a consolation prize of 50c for just 2 from the left.
Scatters also pay big prizes for real money casino play. These are green symbols with Asian writing on them. If you hit 5 anywhere in view, $600 is coming your way. You get $75 for 4 – and again, prizes are all the way down to 2 of a kind. 3 or more scatters will also trigger the free spins bonus game.
The only symbol not yet covered is a red and gold chest, which is open to reveal some treasure. This triggers the picks bonus game if you hit 3 or more consecutively from the left-hand side. Before the picks start, you see a countryside scene, with a lake in the background. Horses and a chariot speed across the screen, with battle sounds and a wheel coming back the other way!
You then see a screen which is full of chests. You get to pick 3, 4 or 5 – depending on how many you triggered this game with. Each will reveal a cash prize.
Free spins see the back of the reels change from white to black. Reels 2 and 4 also spin the opposite way. You’ll get 10 spins in total (which can be retriggered). Any wins you get during this bonus are tripled compared to the pay table.
I like the contrasts between the cherry blossoms and the warriors. The whole slot is further improved by the dramatic background music, and sound effects when you trigger wins. Symbols are nicely drawn and boldly coloured. This is a slightly older game in the MicroGaming range, and the graphics do reflect this.
When you hit the bonus games, there are animations (horses riding past, chests opening and so on), which help bring the theme to life.
This is an enjoyable game, albeit slightly older than some in the MicroGaming range. Big line wins are possible with the wild (logo) symbols, and scatters also have big prizes. The picks game with chests is reasonably frequent, with smaller wins. Your biggest wins will come from the free spins game. At this point, every win you hit will be tripled.
There are plenty more Asian themed slots in the MicroGaming portfolio. If you enjoy this one then why not check out Lucky Koi or Asian Beauty?