The Emperor's Garden slot by NextGen Gaming offers a fascinating insight into Chinese culture with its vivid images of oriental landscapes and artwork.
But, as well as having the chance to meet an ancient emperor and examine impressive structures like Chinese pagodas, you have the opportunity to create plenty of wins worth up to five thousand coins. Emperor's Garden also boasts a free spins feature where you get tripled prizes and an expanding wild symbol which can cover the whole of the middle three reels for extra winning possibilities. You can play this beautifully-designed online slot with 25p to £50p per spin.
More about the Software Provider
NextGen Gaming was born in Australia in 1999, and quickly rose to fame when it began making physical and online slots with a universal appeal. Unlike some slots developers that have an obvious ‘comfort zone,' NextGen Gaming seems to be able to turn its hand to almost any genre. For example, it's recreated the suspense of Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 film Psycho, made a slot which celebrates the legend of King Arthur with the mobile-friendly Merlin's Millions slot and brought to life one of the biggest comic book superheroes in history, Judge Dredd. NextGen is also famous for creating the SuperBet Feature, which allows you to unlock additional game enhancements, and you can see a great example of it in use in the Foxin' Wins slots game.
Appearance and Sound Effects
Emperor's Garden looks a lot like how we'd imagine Paradise would be. There are centuries-old cherry blossom trees, tranquil lakes filled with fish, bamboo plants swaying gently in the summer breeze, acres of grass, and picture-perfect purple dawn skies. To help you achieve an ever better Zen state of mind, there's a relaxing oriental tune that softly plays as you spin the reels.
To start collecting prizes, you'll need to get three or more matching symbols on an active payline, and the pagoda, lotus flower, lion statue, koi, emperor, painting, and playing card symbols can all help you achieve this.
Bonuses and Special Features
Sometimes, you don't even need three matching symbols to score a win while playing the Emperor's Garden slot thanks to the wild symbol. The wild symbol is the painting of the garden, and it can substitute for all paytable symbols apart from the scatter. Plus, when it lands on the second, third or fourth reel and can help contribute towards a winning combination, the wild stretches upwards and downwards to fill the entire reel.
The koi (N.B., red and orange fish) represent the scatter symbol, and three or more in view unlocks the Free Games Feature. As well as receiving ten free spins that can be accompanied by expanding wilds, the Free Games Feature can be re-triggered with further Koi scatters and also awards a 3x multiplier to all wild wins.
Emperor's Garden uses five reels, three rows of symbols, and twenty-five non-fixed paylines, and has an average RTP (Return to Player Rate) of 95.336%. The game lets you create winning combos using matching symbols in succession from the leftmost reel to the rightmost reel.
The game is designed to work with desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, and includes mobile-optimised game controls when played on mobile devices.
Enter the tranquil surroundings of the Emperor's Garden, and watch in awe as the landscape stretches to turn entire reels wild for incredible winning opportunities. As the koi leap out of the pond, you could also be lucky enough to unlock the Free Games Feature where more expanding wilds and tripled prizes are in store.