1421 Voyages of Zheng He Slot Machine
IGT is known for taking slot concepts and going all out. Whenever the developer takes on a new concept they certainly know how to fully commit. Take 1421 Voyages of Zheng He for example. This game is based on an Ancient Chinese theme and the slot certainly carries a whole lot of culture. It follows the story of explorer, traveler and fleet admiral Zheng He who embarks on expeditions between Ancient Asia and Africa in the early 1840's. The admiral is from the Ancient Ming dynasty and you will be coming along on all his crazy adventures. This slot is something for the history buffs as it adds a little bit of fantasy to the storyline narrative.
From a gameplay perspective, the game contains 5 reels and 88 paylines. IGT has certainly taken the time to think up some great bonus features and ensure they stay true to the slot's narrative. Whilst playing this game expect to potentially win 888 times your stake given the right winning combination of course. You can also expect to spot all sorts of Ancient Chinese related symbols which include sailing shops, golden dishes and bells, dragon statues and the admiral himself all making their cameo appearances on the reels.
Bonus UP TO $1,000
Bonus Rounds and Payouts
Bonus Round Feature - As we mentioned earlier IGT put a lot of thought into choosing the right bonus features to incorporate into this game. The bonus feature is activated by lining up three or more scatter symbols which in this case is the Scroll Map anywhere on reels two, three and four. Once you have triggered this beauty of a bonus feature you will have to choose amongst four options.
Cup Feature - The first choice is the cup feature, this is a classic pick the right object type of game. It's basically a guessing and hoping for the best game. You will have three cups to choose from, your job is to pick one with the sole purpose of finding the golden ball. If you are lucky to guess right then you will win 102 times your wager.
Three Other Choices - The other three choices you have are the free spins and multiplier options. The first of these is the choice of 10 free spins with a random multiplier option of 1x, 2x or 8x the second is 15 free spins with a random multiplier option of 1x. 2x, 5x and your fourth option is 20 free spins and a random multiplier option of 1x, 2x, and 3x. The choice is up to you. Also, your bonus feature can be retriggered over and over again which means you can always play around with your choices.
Additional Game Features
- Graphics and Visuals
This game's visuals aren't anything out of the norm. They do follow the very high graphic standards that IGT have managed to set for all their slots. It isn't, however, anything too extravagant or amazing. The interfaces background is a turquoise blue sort of colour and the symbols are all 3D and very realistic. This is especially true for the admiral, who looks like a character from a video game.
- Mobile Compatibility
This game can only be played on PC or desktop and isn't compatible with mobile.
The other symbols to look out for in this game is are the low payout symbols of 10, J, Q, K and A. The Wild symbol is the gold coin which replaces all others except the Scatter and can payout 888 your wager should you manage to line up 5 on an active payline. The admiral Zheng He also makes his cameo and he can pay you out up to 400 times your wager.
If you are looking for a cultural experience or just a game with a little bit of a narrative and a gripping tale then this game is for you. The 88 paylines don't hurt the experience either. It's a great game to play and will certainly keep you engaged with all the Ancient Chinese background music.