1421 – Voyages of Zheng He

1421 – Voyages of Zheng He
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1421 – Voyages of Zheng He by IGT

The new IGT games keep on coming at the moment and it certainly seems like the developer has a particular interest in bolstering its online selection of Asian themed slots at the moment. It has only been a few days since we added Dragon’s Temple to the selection here at Games Mania, and while there are no dragons on the board here, there is a legendary Chinese adventurer. Zheng He was active around 1421 funnily enough and if you’re a fan of games like Columbus from Novomatic, we’re pretty sure that what this title has to offer will be right up your street.

A Traditional 88 Lines

The number eight, and we suppose therefore the number 88, are traditionally lucky in Chinese culture – just look at Aristocrat’s Lucky 88 for evidence of that. IGT has certainly taken note, as their five reel, four row game here is accompanied by 88 win lines. Themed symbols and playing card icons come together exactly as players would expect, with the fantastically traditional golden coin serving players well as the wild card. It is printed on the reels in stacks too, so while it won’t expand, it can be the key to making the most of the plentiful win lines on the board.

Choose Your Favourite Feature

The features on 1421 – Voyages of Zheng He are primarily based around free spins. However, for perhaps the first time ever, those features are joined by a pick game alternative. When you land one of Zheng He’s maps on each of reels two, three and four, you’ll be rewarded with a choice of four games. We’ll get the unusual one out of the way first, and you may well opt for the cup feature. A golden ball is hidden under different cups and if you can find it on your first attempt, you’ll receive a prize worth 91 times your total stake.

Now we move on to the free spins proper and the first round consists of twenty free games complete with a random multiplier on each spin. This multiplier could be nothing at all, twice the standard prize value or a three times boost. You could cut the spins to fifteen, and then the multipliers again start at one or two times, but cap out at five. Finally, if you go for ten free spins, the multiplier could be one or two times the standard value once more, but could just as easily reach eight times. The nature of these multipliers ensures that IGT loses nothing at all by allowing the free spins to be retriggered with another set of scatters, and you can even choose a different set of spins and multipliers if you prefer.

The random nature of the free spins means that we almost always go for the most spins possible, which in this case is twenty. Only a third of your spins will make use of a bigger multiplier on average, and so we stick with what we know! You may see things differently of course and now is the perfect time to get some practice in, as you can enjoy absolutely everything that 1421 – Voyages of Zheng He has to offer right here on this page, all with no deposit or download required.

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