In today’s highly competitive online slots business, creativity matters, this is evident in the way new slot machines are designed and offered to players. The bolder and more creative the themes and paying symbols are, the more effective they become. Well, it’s exactly what we should expect with the Legend of the Four Beasts slot by iSoftBet. The game goes full Oriental with Dragons, Tigers, and Phoenixes which are joined by Gold and Jade Scatters. There are the obligatory Oriental colors and visuals too in red and green. But are these enough?
In this full review, I go deep into the game and check what makes it colorful and engaging. It comes with a 5-reel and 243 ways to win Free Spins and Golden Wilds that expand both ways. Also, there’s an option to play the Ultra Bet for a chance to play ‘rapid spins.’ With this premise, I think the game can deliver big wins and a colorful slot experience!
I always start with a quick glance at the game’s pros and cons in all my slot reviews. With this game, there are a lot of features and things to consider. Here’s my overview of what to expect:
It’s mythology all over again, and the legendary Chinese symbols come to life in this game. One of the first things I noticed about the game is its use of striking colors of red. The game opens with a 3×5 grid with different shades of red in the background. Its choice of colors reminds me of the fire dragons, which are important symbols in this slot.
For its paying symbols, this game goes full Oriental with colorful depictions of the legendary symbols. For example, you have the ferocious Dragons, Phoenixes, and Tigers, randomly landing on the screen. You can also find other colorful special symbols such as the Scatters and two kinds of Wild symbols at the center of the gameplay.
Another thing I noticed about this game is the presentation of a winning combo. Instead of simply indicating the credits I have won, it offers a creative and colorful illustration of the payouts. In short, the Oriental treatment is present in all aspects of the gameplay, from the choice of symbols, background to the winning moment.
The adventure happens on a 3×5 grid with 243 ways to win. Like all iSoftbet games, this is available in both free demo and real money mode. I started with free credits to get a feel of how the features and the visuals work. Your bets can range from 0.25 up to 25.00 credits per spin, making this a friendly slot to play for real money play. Even if you have a small bankroll, you can fully enjoy the game and spin for the game’s top payouts.
In my review, I started with a budget of $50 and just stayed within the minimum bet. The payouts were erratic, with many non-winning spins, several low payouts, and one or two big wins. I learned that the maximum payout here is up to 10,000x your bet.
This game also boasts the Ultra Bet feature, which I didn’t have the chance to try out. Under this feature, the player has the option to purchase 50 ‘rapid spins’ before a cumulative prize can be earned for the spins. I believe that this option lets you play first all spins quickly, then after all spins have been completed, the system will add up all of the payouts you have earned along the way. This is simply a modification of the Autoplay that is a standard in most online slots. This is not the first time that iSoftBet has used this mechanic since this was also used in Pyramid Pays.
The excitement of the gameplay focuses primarily on the action of the Wild symbols. Dragon Wilds will not just substitute for low-paying symbols; they can also expand on the screen in different directions.
The ferocious beasts serve as your guide in your quest for big wins and the elusive free spins. But before you can enjoy these features, you will first notice the game’s Blue Wilds. The Blue Wilds will only land on the third, fourth, and fifth reels, and they can expand both horizontally and vertically. I think that this is another great innovation by Betsoft in this game as it allows us to play with the Wild symbols in a unique way. Since they can move in different directions, we can easily form multiple Wilds, potentially translating to big wins!
Yes, there is a Free Spins round in which players can start by collecting at least three Scatters. This instantly awards you with 10 Free Spins. You will notice that the Golden Wilds will expand with an increasing Multiplier. It’s another feature that I like since it has unlimited maximum potential, which means we can go on and on.
Oriental and Chinese mythology-themed slot machines are nothing new in the business. As a regular casino player, I have played a few of these games, focusing on colorful graphics, meaningful symbols, and an engaging slot experience. On the visuals side, this online slot clearly delivers the goods, and I love how it pays tribute to Chinese mythology. Yes, dragons and lions are overused in the business, but at least iSoftBet tried to create a distinct set of paying symbols.
Also, I commend the designer for their efforts in creating a decent set of features. Specifically, I always look forward to triggering the bonus, not so much for the free spins, but the increasing Multiplier. If you are lucky, it can serve as your platform for big wins!
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