Shang Dynasty

Shang Dynasty Slot Review

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What is this mobile slot about?

With lotus Blossoms, teacups and exotic fruit, this Shang Dynasty mobile slot invites you to a grand oriental tea party full of expanding wilds.

We love slots with Oriental themes, and this Shang Dynasty slot game does the far east justice.

It doesn’t have a nice twist to it like Yggdrasil’s Penguin City game, and it’s not even the prettiest of the slot pearls of the Orient.

But it’s pretty, the symbols are quirky enough, and those expanding wilds on all reels certainly look impressive as you get either a stoic emperor or vast golden dragon help create pays in this low variance machine.

A pay both way slot machine, that pays on anywhere on a payline

What does this mean?

It means that this Shang Dynasty game pays left to right, and right to left, essentially turning 10 paylines into 20 paylines.

More importantly, it also pays when 3 symbols are adjacent to each other on a payline; so on reel 2, 3 and 4 for example.

It keeps this game ticking along nicely with small easy wins that keep your wallet from running dry too quickly. It’s a nice feature we’ve enjoyed in countless other mobile slots, and that works well here with those expanding wilds.

The Shang Dynasty slot has potential in the free spins

Look, you are not going to walk away with the kind of wins you can get in the pay both ways volatile Legend of the White Snake Lady video phone slot.

This is a fairly easy going game, with quick easy wins. But the nice thing is that the free spins bonus rounds have the potential for more thanks to three different wild features.

The sticky re-spins with the expanding wilds clearly pay the most, but honestly, all the bonus games keep things lively and pay around 20x your bet on average.

This won’t change your gambling life, but is a fun afternoon gamble by newcomer YoloPlay studios.

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Mobile slot overview

Mobile Slot releasedAugust 2018
Slot typeVideo Slot
Slot reels / paylines5 Reels / 10 Paylines
House edge3.91%
Slot volatilityLow/Medium
Min/Max bet0.20 / 40
Free spins5 to 10 Free Spins / Different Wild Feature
Bonus roundsStacked Wilds, Nudge Wilds, Scatters, Spawn Wild, Sticky Respins, Sticky Wilds
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In-game bonus features

Pay Both Ways Reels: These 5 reels and 10 paylines will pay out left to right and right to left - giving you, essentially, 20 paylines.

But these symbols will also pay when or more are adjacent to each other anywhere on the payline - so, for example, on reel 2, 3 and 4.

Stacked Wild With Nudge: This is weird, but bear with us.

The Emperor symbol comes stacked on reels 1 and 2. The Dragon Emperor stacked symbol appears on Reel 3. And the Dragon stacked symbol appears on reels 4 and 5.

These are all the weird symbols, just represented in different ways on the reel? We suspect this has to do with the pay both way reels but we're not sure why they over complicated a stacked wild.

Talking about over complicated, if any of the 3 stack high symbol lands on the reel, it will expand to cover the whole reel. So it's basically an expanding wild, except they call it a stacked wild with a nudge feature.

Scatters and Free Spins: 3 lanterns on reels 1 , 3 and 5 will trigger a simple click me game where you'll win one of three free games features:

  1. Spawn Wilds: 10 free spins, where you get a special wild on reel 2 and 4. When this spawn wild shows up, it will choose one of the symbols to become wild and spawn more wilds for that spin.
  2. Sticky Wilds: 10 free spins, where you get a special lotus wild that when it shows up on screen, will stay sticky for the remainder of the free spins.
  3. Sticky Respins: You get 5 free spins. This time whenever you get an expanded wild on screen, you'll get a free re-spin of the reels to either catch another wild, and another re-spin, or simply another win.

Closing thoughts

We debated giving this casino slot 3 stars at first because of a fairly generic theme, unlike the imaginative Si Xiang slot for example.

But once you go deeper into the game, you find that you for an easy playing low-risk game, this has lots of good qualities.

There are numerous free spin rounds that give you the potential for bigger wins, and these come often, for one.

The expanding wilds help keep things moving in the base game, as does the fact that symbols pay whichever which way.

Overall, we would happily return to these lands and explore a little further on our lunch break.

That said, if you fancy something with a little more risk and bigger payoff, we'd also recommend you check out the Imperial Opera slot game by Play'n GO.

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Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: August 14, 2018 - Rating 4

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