With a title like “Emperor of the Sea,” you’d figure this slots game is a mashup of at least two milieus: Seafaring and one other recalling an emperor – but then Emperor of the Sea surprises by sneaking in a third motif. Not only is this slot set on the wobbly blue ocean with symbols of Chinese culture strewn about, but the titular emperor is in fact … a dragon.
Even better, Emperor of the Seas is the rare slots game that features two styles of game play: The traditional spinning reels give way to cascade-style play in the bonus free spins round.A big 88 paylines are in play in Emperor of the Sea; for those not in the know, the seemingly bizarre choice is due to the belief in 8 as a lucky number in much of China. Either that, or they’re referencing the “two fat ladies” of bingo lore…
In any case, you can imagine those 88 paylines make for some weird-looking wagers, too. Bets run at various increments spanning from 1¢ to $2.50 per payline, meaning total bets of 88¢ to $220 per spin. And if you think that’s weird, consider that two other betting options – covering 38 or 58 paylines – are also possible, and then go figure out those bets.
First and foremost, players will take note of the stacked wilds. Happily, these appear on all reels and thus can really beef up the ol’ winnings.
The Emperor of the Sea slot contains a single-payline high payout of 1,875 coins.
Three scatter – as represented by the coin – symbols land the player eight free spins. The reels and music alike utterly morph for the free spins.
The free spins play cascade-style, with wins erased from the game board after paying out and are replaced by new symbols. Also in play are expanding wilds and even shifting reels – lotsa stuff here for a lucrative visit to the casino. If you’re lucky enough to get into the Emperor of the Sea slot’s bonus free spins, prepare to win a nice haul of coinage.
With a slick combination of traditional 5-reel slots play and innovative, high-paying bonus features, the Emperor of the Sea slots game should make the favourites lists of most slots players, longtime or noob. Top marks all around, with about the only minus in the mundane A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9 symbols. Everything else? Awesome.