- New Chinese-themed slot launched by Genesis Gaming
- Inspired by a classic Chinese adventure novel
The latest slot by Genesis Gaming is the vividly themed Journey to the West.
Inspired by the eponymous novel, it transports players back in time to the mythical world the adventure story is set in.
Journey to the West has inspired a few slots down the years, including one by Pragmatic Play.
The Genesis Gaming version is vividly designed with high-quality graphics and dramatic classical music coming together to create a slot experience that has a greater depth of narrative than most.
The monk’s journey
The premise of this slot is that you have to help Monk Tang, a reincarnation of a saint, head to the west to retrieve some holy scriptures.
His journey, however, is full of peril as it’s believed anyone who eats his flesh will both gain his powers and live forever.
There are some wanting to attack the monk, but fortunately he and his disciples Pig, Sandy and Monkey King, are willing to fight back by giving out re-spins, activating pick bonuses and revealing wilds.
The slot’s background consists of a waterfall bordered by trees, with transparent reels enabling players to better appreciate the slot’s attractive graphics.
Heroes and enemies
The Lotus Wild sometimes lands on the third reel and will expand if there are no prophet symbols beside it; if there are, the Lotus Wild will trigger one of four features, each one based on one of Monk Tang and his three disciples.
If the Sandy feature is triggered, for example, all of the enemy symbols on the reels transform into wilds. There are three different enemy symbols and they have higher payouts than the four prophet ones.
During regular gameplay you collect Golden Peaches and after acquiring seven of them, the next time you land the Lotus Wild on the third reel, you’ll get to battle the Skeleton Queen Baigujing across three levels and the more progress you make, the more you’ll be rewarded.
Facts and figures
Journey to the West has five reels and 25 paylines, with players able to place bets of between 0.25 and 50.00 coins, with a maximum payout of 5,000 coins.
The slot’s RTP of 96.21% is quite good compared to some slots and its high volatility means that quite a few lucky players should score some decent wins, but the flip side is, of course, heavier losses compared with some more consistent slots.
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