Huangdi was the ruler of China at some time between 2697 and 2597 BC. Known as the ‘Yellow Emperor’, Huangdi has been credited as the originator of the calendar and as the initiator of Chinese civilisation. The yellow Emperor remains a powerful nationalist symbol to this day.
Little did he know at the time, but more than four thousand years later, Huangdi has become the subject of his own slot. This innovative game seems like many others at first apart from the stacked symbols. However, fill the first reel with the same symbol and you could be looking at a mega pay-out. Throw free spins with stacked wilds into the mix, and you’ll find an enjoyable game!
Huangdi The Yellow Emperor is a five-reel slot featuring a total of 25 win-lines. Wins are paid from left to right, with the largest pay-outs coming when you land the maximum five in a row. The higher paying, non-playing card symbols (apart from the wild) are all stacked on reel one.
What sets this game apart are those stacked symbols on reel one. If the same symbol should fill reel one, the first feature of the game kicks in. You’ll now see any of the same matching symbols on any other reel now expand to take up the entire reel. This feature makes those big multi-win line wins easily available. For example, if the Emperor is stacked on reel one and also appears on reels two and three, all of the first 3 reels will now be filled with the symbol. This guarantees a win on all 25 win-lines! Of course, the wins can go through the roof if you land the same matching symbol on all 5 reels.
The title logo symbol is the highest paying in the game. This pays 250 coins for hitting the maximum five in a row. This title symbol also acts as the wild and will substitute for any other symbol. This wild can be particularly useful in combination with those stacked reels, ensuring that more wins come your way.
The Emperor himself, looking resplendent in gold is the highest paying standard symbol, worth 200 coins. The Emperor is the only symbol in the game stacked on all reels. A golden sword pays 175 coins, while the sheath of the sword is worth 150 coins. A golden engraved trolley is the final stacked symbol and pays 125 coins. The standard symbols are completed by the playing cards 10, J, Q, K and A.
The golden dragon symbol acts as the scatter. This will pay an instant prize when appearing 2, 3, 4 or 5 times anywhere on the reels, up to 100x your stake for the maximum five. 3 or more scatters will also see you enter the free spins feature.
You’ll find yourself looking at an impressive 15 free spins when entering the feature. However, these spins have an added bonus. First, the wild symbol is stacked on reel one (it isn’t during the base game). Second, whenever any symbol is stacked on reel one, as well as matching symbols expanding, any wilds on the reels will do the same. This makes those big wins much more achievable. To make the feature even better, you can re-trigger the spins by landing three or more scatters again.
This MicroGaming design is set against the backdrop of a water-colour painting. The scenery shows caves and mountains in the distance, with dwellings to either side of the scene. The image is painted in eye-catching blues and greens and makes for one of the best images you’ll find on an online slot. The reels sit in the centre of the screen within an ornate frame. All of the symbols are eloquently designed, with plenty of detail. The stand-out symbol is certainly the golden dragon, who comes to life when you land a win. An atmospheric, almost resounding soundtrack plays throughout the game – transporting you effectively to this ancient era.
Huangdi The Yellow Emperor is an enjoyable and original slot. The visuals of the game will immediately bring you onside, while the immersive sound only adds to the overall feel. The stacked symbols which translate to other reels sets the game apart. This gives the game a unique feel, adding excitement to every spin. This only improves during the feature when the wilds get involved too. If you enjoy the Asian slots from MicroGaming, this game is a must-see.