Ancient China and all things from that era make for great online slot games. Colourful, bright, engaging and our next slot is one such game. Hailing from the libraries of Red Tiger Gaming, we hope you are prepared for this. For we are about to embark on the most Epic Journey ever, through the mountains and valleys of China searching for the riches within.
Epic Journey is a 5-reel, 20 fixed pay line slot that offers adventurers a healthy RTP of 96%. Set against a hilly landscape with villages and pathways weaving through the scenery. Your reels are laid out as if stood inside an ancient pagoda. The crown and scrolls are your higher paying symbols, with the lower values taking place within the A, K, Q, J and 10.
Bet Amounts – Betting begins at just 20p per spin and can be adjusted up to the limit of £50 per spin. This makes Epic Journey one of the more affordable games within the Red Tiger Gaming library. Amend your bet by clicking the plus or minus signs either side of the stake amount, found at the left corner of the screen.
Wild Symbol – Epic Journey doesn’t just have one wild symbol, it has four; only the best for you. The four wild symbols are a monkey, a pig, an emperor and a priest. Each wild will substitute for all other symbols within the game and appear stacked on the reels at all times. They are also all jointly the highest paying symbols in Epic Journey too, offering a x888 coin win for landing five on a winning pay line. It can be a full row of all the same symbol or a combination of any of the four, as long as you land 5 of the wild character symbols on a winning pay line!
Scatter Symbol – Your scatter symbol in Epic Journey is a temple icon. By landing three of these anywhere on the reels you will trigger the journey bonus game.
Bonus Symbol – The bonus symbol is a gold treasure chest. If you land three gold chest symbols anywhere on the reels you will trigger the chest bonus game.
Journey Bonus Feature – Once you trigger the journey bonus you will be taken to a new screen where a trail is mapped out. At intermittent points along the trail there are multipliers, beginning at x5 and ending with x888 your win. You will now need to choose a chest from the 6 offered, which will give you a number of steps to take along the trail. Land on the gold sections and be fast forwarded to the next section without using up a step. Keep on this way until you open a chest that says win and the multiplier you land on at this point is your prize win for the bonus game.
Gold Bonus Feature – Having landed three of the bonus symbols you will be taken to a new screen. Here you will be given 10 chests to choose from and 5 chances to pick. Each pick reveals a win and a multiplier so pick wisely, as some of the pots have a game over and you will be sent back to the main game.
Epic Staff Feature – At any point during the main game you may see a staff floating across the reels. When this happens any one of the below mini features will be triggered, to help you get the best out of your spin.
- Giant Wilds Feature – will cover all the reels and award a wild reel win.
- Magic Reels – will turn all the symbols on the reels into the crown and the scroll, to create the highest possible win combination.
- Reel Nudge Feature – will nudge 1 or more reels until the best winning combination is in place on the reels.
- Mega Tiles Feature – will place a 3×3 symbol tile anywhere on the reels during your spin. This will contribute greatly to completing winning combinations and forming bigger ones.
We don’t know about you, but Epic Journey has managed to find its way onto our favourites list. It is without doubt one of the better oriental themed games we have played in a long time. Our only downfall is that every time the journey bonus loads, it goes through the same long winded set up video. Other than that, we can’t complain. The magic staff mini features trigger fast and often, and the journey bonus occurred regularly too. The only one we didn’t trigger more than once was the gold chest bonus and that took some time to land. Despite this we found ourselves enjoying the game as the wins came even at the lower bet amounts. This means you don’t have to stake high to trigger features, which is always a plus point.