Our good friends from Microgaming have made sure to tickle our imagination with a ten-second promo video which serves the purpose of announcing their brand new 2017 title called Huangdi: The Yellow Emperor.
This enticing short clip is almost all there is to be found in this 5-reel and 25-payline title which brings an important chapter of Chinese culture and mythology to life.
We are sure Microgaming have made a fitting tribute to arguably the biggest and most important figure in Chinese folklore, but until we have grabbed it to play, join us as we explore positive and negative aspects that could be involved in this slot title.
What We Love
Microgaming is one of the greatest players in the gaming industry, who know its way around. Longevity of the company itself is in great part is due to the visionary approach towards creating innovative titles which deal with most common of themes, but with the most prominent ones such is the case with Huangdi.
We were forced to do a little research on this Chinese ruler who is described as a father of all Chinese.
Interesting thing about a man who ruled almost 5,000 years ago is that he is considered an inventor of a sport that is a predecessor to football in a way, which is cool. That being said, we have no doubts that the game itself will be a fitting tribute to the man of such calibre and reputation.
Classic Chinese game will feature all of the recognisable symbols, which is only fitting and well expected. A rather interesting spin is put on a fairly straightforward gameplay with the medicine box, the instrument and Huangdi’s sword symbols appearing stacked on reel 1, while Huangdi himself can appear stacked on the final reel which is great news knowing they all can make all matching symbols on other reels expand to boost your wins significantly.
Real fun starts with the Free Spins bonus though, a mode which is activated through at least three Dragon Scatters. You will be hoping to initiate the bonus with 4 or 5 Scatters as this way the game will grant you 10x and 100x the stake bonus reward, respectively.
Best thing about the Free Spins mode however is that it can be re-triggered meaning that instead of 15, you can end up getting 30 complementary rounds.
What We Do not Like
Tip of the hat to the man Huangdi as he sounds like a major character and an immensely important figure in the oriental world. We have nothing but respect for his enormous legacy.
Still, in our eyes at least, Huangdi: The Yellow Emperor is just another Chinese game, with predictable interface, soundtrack and visual appeal as this is arguably the most exploited theme of them all in the gaming universe.
We are not big fans of the subject and therefore cannot relate to what we do not doubt is a great game as much. Still, with all of the details we mentioned above, we are fairly certain that most of you out there will hate the fact you are not able to play this game until January 2017.
Don’t mind our own preferences, Huangdi: The Yellow Emperor sounds like a great game and is well worth a shot. What we have in front of us is a tribute to a great ruler, to a man who achieved the cult status over the centuries and we have no doubt it will gather a huge player base.
There are plenty of details to keep you occupied with stacked symbols which make high-value icons expand and with 15 Free Spins which can additionally grant you up to 100x the stake bonus rewards.