A beautiful 4 reel game which shines with colour, but can the guardians in this Ancient Warriors slot save your budget? Let’s find out.
For a minimum bet of 0.20 a spin you get real value for money in the Ancient Warriors mobile slot. Why? Because you get 4 reels which have 6 symbols each, and a total of 50 paylines.
But not just that, these symbols pay on adjacent paylines – you don’t have to line them up left to right to get a win.
As long as they are on a payline, you’ll get 3 symbols wins on reels 1, 2, and 3 as well as 2, 3, 4. It basically means you get wins from left to right and right to left.
Add a beautiful Far East slot theme set in the darkness of light and surrounded by ancient guardians and glowing lanterns, and it’s hard not to be enticed into spinning.
The gold emblem is the feature symbol and when it lands, depending on which reel and how many you find, you’ll either get a normal wild symbol or a multiplier symbol – from 2x to 10x. So not small multipliers either.
It’s a fun little feature that keeps the game moving and the reels intriguing, especially when the guardians behind the reels are awoken and they slash a stack of wild multipliers on one of the four reels.
You even have a brilliant Ancient Warriors slot free spin bonus: 3 scatters will give you 5 spins where all those wilds stay sticky on screen. It’s not quite the thrills of the Dead or Alive 2 slot review, but it’s fun enough that you’ll want to keep spinning to find out if the next free spins could pay out more.
Which is mostly the paytable. So a four of a kind win with the highest paid symbol doesn’t cover your total bet. Which is fine, because you have 50 paylines.
But then you start doing the maths, and it turns out that even with a 10x multiplier, the top win here isn’t much more than a little over 300x your bet.
As soon as we realised that this Ancient Warriors slot deflated our thrills – consider that the most of the low variance Starburst style slots has a top win of 500x your bet.
Maybe you can win more; if you can, we couldn’t figure out how. But looking at the paytable, this Ancient Warriors video slot will be keeping you locked out of the treasure room more often than not.
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|Mobile Slot released||August 2020|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Software||Crazy Tooth Studio|
|Slot reels / paylines||4 Reels / 50 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||4% / 96%|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 115|
|Free spins||5 Free Spins / Sticky Wilds|
|Bonus rounds||Adjacent Pays, Wild, Multipliers, Scatters, Free Spins, Sticky Wilds|
Adjacent Pays: Any 3 symbols or more on a payline in adjacent reels will pay out a win. As it only has four reels this basically makes it a pay both ways machine.
Wild: The Ying and Yang symbol is the wild symbol and substitutes for all symbol except the wild multiplier symbol.
Wild Multiplier Symbols: These are symbols with multipliers ranging from 2x, to 3x, 4x, 5x or 10x, which also act as a wild... and multiplies your win if it's part of a combination of symbols on a payline.
Feature Symbol: The golden circle is the feature symbol and does not pay but it does trigger the following special bonuses:
Ancient Warriors Bonus Spins: 3 or more scatter symbols trigger the Ancient Warriors Bonus Spins. You'll get 5 spins where all feature symbols will lock into place.
These turn into sticky wild symbols and if you lock 3 feature symbol on any one reel, they turn into multiplier wilds with 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x or 10x multipliers.
There is something compelling about this Ancient Warriors slot machine, so it's a real shame that Crazy Tooth Studios wasn't a little braver and put the top win a little higher.
With those big wild multipliers you'd think the wins here would be more impressive, but rarely can you get past a 50x your bet win.
We started wanting to give this mobile slot review 4 stars because it was so visually compelling. We then were going to give it 3 stars because we had fun catching those wilds. But the more we did the maths, and the quicker we saw our wallet go down, we realised that we couldn't heartily recommend it with a clean conscience.
It's not that we didn't have fun, but it certainly doesn't have the up-tempo of a low variance game or the big wins to make us want to wait around for a little luck.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 28, 2020 - Rating