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The wombat says: Enter the Emperor’s Garden! We’re heading over to Imperial Japan Wombat Fans for some of NextGen’s slot wizardry.
The mystical and the mysterious East is one of the most used themes in Slotland so how will Emperor’s Garden match up?
Look and Feel
Emperor’s Garden slot looks nice! This is a NextGen game- from the makers of the Mad Mad Monkey slot, and as the name suggests, we find ourselves in a Japanese garden, complete with Koi Carp, Lotus Flowers and a variety of ornaments. Your screen is also littered with Chinese dragons, bonsai trees, pagodas, and buzzing dragonflies (plus a weird purple sky, which we can’t get our head round). OK, it’s not the most graphically exciting game we’ve ever played what with today’s razor sharp graphic 3D slots an all, like the Emerald Isle slot, for example. This game is more about the game play. And speaking of which…
Emperor’s Garden is a 5 reel slot with 3 rows and 25 pay lines (like the Call of the Colosseum slot). Your high value symbols on the reels are made up of a traditional Oriental pagoda, a beautiful pink water lily, a statue of a dragon and the rather handsome Emperor (so says Mrs Wombat). The lower value symbols are represented by the standard playing cards that we all know and love; 9, 19, J, Q, K and A. These are all done up with intricate oriental-style characters are a quite fancy!
The Wild symbol in the game is made up of the Garden symbol and the will appear only on reels 2, 3 and 4. It will perform its usual role of substituting for all other symbols on the reels (except the Scatter) to give you more chances at winning combos. BUT, that’s not all: The Wilds in Emperor’s Garden slot will also expand filling up whole reels… We like this Emperor guy!
Emperors Garden Free Spins
The red and blue Koi Carp symbol is the Scatter in this slot. Land 3x or more of these fishy wonders anywhere on the reels and you’ll set off the game’s only bonus round. You’ll be doled out 10 Free Spins where all your wins will be tripled thanks to a 3x multiplier. Thanks NextGen! And there’s more good news: The Free Spins Bonus round can be re-triggered if you land another 3x or more of the Koi Scatter symbols.
If you’re feeling very lucky Wombat Fans, then click on the ‘Gamble’ button after any lucrative spin to wager your winnings – you’ll find it below your reels . You can double or quadruple your win by correctly guessing the colour or suit of the face-down playing card. Get it wrong though and your cash prize is wiped out and the gamble game is over.
Emperor’s Garden slot is a nice-looking game, if a bit on the simple side. But with birdsong and traditional Japanese flute being piped into your play you’ll be very relaxed as the reels spin. We could have done with a few more extra features, or even a pick ’em bonus, but all in all it’s worth a go if only for the soundtrack.