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Huangdi The Yellow Emperor – new oriental themed slot from Microgaming

Only a few days into 2017 and we already have a fresh new set of online slot releases from Microgaming that are now live and playable at 32Red Casino, the new titles released today include Life of Riches which is a 5×3 reel 30 fixed payline slot and the visually impressive oriental themed 25 payline game Huangdi The Yellow Emperor.

If that wasn’t enough to kick 2017 off there is also the long awaited mobile version of the classic Immortal Romance mobile slot planned to be released later this month, the official release should be on or around the 18th of January, with a select few casinos releasing it early from today (4th Jan) onwards.

Huangdi The Yellow Emperor slot – Base Gameplay

The Huangdi slot uses a 5×3 reel layout and comes with 25 fixed paylines, savvy players will notice that in terms of the slot mechanics this is going to play quite similar to the Ariana slot as it also uses the popular “Expanding Symbols” feature in both the base game and the main bonus round, visually there’s definitely some inspiration from the classic Katana slot from Novomatic.

The symbols in the base game are fairly stacked in the base game in clumps of 2’s and 3’s, if you manage to land a full 3 stack of any of the symbols on the first reel this then activates the special expanding symbols feature, if any other matching symbols land on the adjacent reels they will expand to cover that entire reel.

This feature is boosted further in the main bonus round with the Wild Symbols also being able to expand and cover entire reels, check out the promotional video below to see these features in action.

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Huangdi The Yellow Emperor Slot - Quick Summary
Paylines25 Fixed
Free Spins15 Free Spins
Re-Trigger Bonus RoundYes
Special FeaturesExpanding Symbols
RTP (Return To Player)95% - 96%

Huangdi The Yellow Emperor Slot – Free Spins Round

The main bonus round on Huangdi is triggered by landing 3 or more of the special scatter symbols anywhere on the reels and grants you with an initial 15 free spins, the good news is that the bonus can be re-triggered too and this seemed to occur quite frequently in our playtests with multiple re-triggers quite possible.

The main feature of the stacked and expanding symbols is present during the free spins round and this is enhanced further with the wild symbols also being able to become fully stacked reels making it much easier to get stacked reel wins.

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Overall Thoughts

Overall the Huangdi slot from Microgaming is a great slot release to start 2017, there isn’t a massive amount of innovation in terms of brand new features but the overall release seems very polished in terms of graphics, theme and sound effects which have been created using traditional Chinese instruments.

Whilst the slot might not be the most volatile offering from Microgaming the action seems to come thick and fast with regular bonus rounds and there’s certainly some decent win potential with the fully stacked highest paying symbols.

Overall definitely an online slot to check out if you are a fan of oriental themed slots or medium variance gameplay.