Manufacturer: Aruze Gaming
Platform: G-Enex/G-Comfort AP-7
Format: Five-reel, 50-line video slot
Max Bet: 250, 500, 1,000
Top Award: 1,000 credits times bet (one credit/line); 500 credits times bet (two credits/line)
Hit Frequency: Approximately 50%
Theoretical Hold: 1.95% – 11.94%
This 50-line game, one of the latest in Aruze’s “G-Series” collection, features intricate artwork and a unique twist on triggering the free-spin feature.
This is the third installment of the “Qin Dynasty” series, a theme that has been extremely popular for Aruze in Pacific Rim markets. As in the other two installments, there are several wild symbols that come into play during the primary game. It is a penny game, available in two versions—the traditional one-credit-per-line setup and a version in which one credit activates two lines (essentially a half-penny game).
Three feature symbols on the first three reels trigger the bonus sequence, called the “Emperor Feature.” The game includes a second-chance feature for the bonus sequence: If two feature symbols land on a spin, after the player is paid for winning combinations, the reels with the feature symbols freeze and the remaining reels spin again for a second chance to trigger the feature.
The feature starts with a “Mini Game” that displays five symbols. The player is asked to pick one to unveil the number of free spins—five, eight, 10, 12 or 20. Once the free spins begin, the feature can be retriggered in a free game. The Mini Game screen appears again to determine the number of extra free games.
The game also includes one of Aruze’s enticements for players to bet the maximum, called “Rescue Spin.” With max-bet wagered, when the player goes a long time without a significant win, a meter counts down to a “Rescue Spin” bonus spin, with a guaranteed win to keep the player in the game.