Theme of the game
Who is he? He is Zheng He! Our friends from the East will be more than familiar with the name, but for all of those not that well acquainted with the Chinese culture and history let us say that Zheng He was a mariner, explorer, diplomat and fleet admiral during China’s early Ming dynasty.
His explorations and voyages are the main subject of IGT’s latest slot, which is a 5-reel, 3-row and 88 payline game. Just a reminder, number 8 is thought to be a lucky one in Chinese culture hence the symbolism in this slot presented in quite quality graphics and triumphant, morale-boosting Asian soundtrack.
1421 Voyages of Zheng He was created and developed by London-based software development company called IGT, a global leader in gaming. What IGT pride themselves on is enabling players to experience their favourite games across different channels, all of them out there – with a special highlight upon the increasingly popular Social Gaming.
With a mission to combine the best of their legacy to enhance and build content, technology and expertise that drive customer and player demand, IGT are making steps towards continuous growth and development.
How to Play it
The 1421 Voyages of Zheng He is a beautiful game, oozing serenity and peacefulness of calm seas and bright skies. IGT have cleverly built the reels on what resembles a sail, while the game controls are situated below the grid, looking like a boat which goes perfectly with the theme itself.
Players can select the number of paylines they wish to activate on their spins choosing among 8, 28, 48, 68 and full 88. Line bet starts from 1, making the total bet of $88, up to 10 per line bet which sets the maximum bet in excess of $880.
Reels come packed with recognisable Asian symbols, including Zheng He himself and a golden coin which gives 888 coins for five in a row. Coin is the game’s Wild, substituting for all other symbols except from the Bonus symbol presented like a scroll map.
The entire idea is quite simple as you will need at least three matching symbols to unlock a winning combination on one of the paylines. Still, real fun is hidden within the special features.
T&C Apply 18+
Three of the scroll map Bonus symbols will initiate the Player Decision when gamers are presented with a classic Pick-Me choice of four different bonuses. First on is the Cup Feature with a golden ball hidden under one of three Chinese cups.
Needless to say, the cup will be shuffled after which you get to pick one. Should be so lucky as to pick a cup containing the golden ball you will unlock a win of 102x the triggering total bet, which is quite a neat win.
Other three bonuses are simply variations of the Free Spins feature all of which come with different random multipliers. There is a selection of 20 free rounds and multipliers of 1x, 2x and 3x. Next up are the 15 complimentary spins with multipliers 1x, 2x and 5x, and in the end there are 10 free spins with 1x, 2x and whopping 8x random multipliers.
Good news for all players is that this feature can be retriggered various times and there seems to be no limit to a number of spins you can potentially go free.
Golden Coin Wild is the highest-paying symbol in the game. Like we said, you can hope to land a whopping 888 coins which get multiplied by line bet for a possible prize worth $8880. With all sorts of multipliers and golden balls hidden beneath the cups, the game offers 102 times your stake which can make for nearly $90,000.
1421 Voyages of Zheng is another Chinese title, but with a neat twist to it. There is a great sense of validity to this slot knowing that is was built around a man who lived and made a man for himself long time ago.
A voyager who is an important figure in Chinese culture and history is a great choice for possibly a great game, which this brand new IGT’s title truly is.
It offers plenty of fun and rewarding features, a selection of various free spins and classic Pick-Me game with three cups and a golden ball, which can be quite amusing as well. The game is available through different channels and platforms, and we have no doubt it will be enjoyed by a great number of players.