The celestial protector of the skies promises good fortune for those willing to brave 1024 ways to win in this Xing Guardian mobile slot.
Set in a dreamlike setting, this is steeped in Chinese Mythology, without being part of any kind of real mythology.
But honestly, who cares? This Xing Guardian slot game is beautiful, though perhaps, hard to keep focus in those dream like colours.
The 5×4 reels sit overlooking an enchanted valley that is a touch surreal, with strange creatures as the high paying symbols, and high cards Spade, Heart, Diamond and Clover making up the rest.
But it’s the Xing Guardian herself that will captivate you, as she is the wild symbol, comes stacked, and offers some surprises along the way.
Obviously, with 1024 ways to win, it would be easy to think that the stacked wilds are the main stars of the show.
And generally, we would be inclined to agree, because without them, the big wins would be way out of reach and this NextGen slot game wouldn’t have gotten our attention.
But the real thrills are when our main lady shows up on screen, as she ‘locks’ anything from 2 to 5 reels, so they show the same symbols on each locked row.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t happen every spin as with the 243 ways to win Twin Spin slot, but Xing Guardian game makes up for it in other ways, we promise.
For one, this Xing Guardian video slot has free spins, something Twin Spin does not.
And much like the Medusa II slot machine by the same provider, it makes the most of these bonus games by giving you locked reels on every spin, and those locked reels could be full of wilds.
About the only criticism we would say is that you rarely get 4 or 5 locked reels. 3 locked reels are pretty hard to find, so you generally have to be happy with 2 reels the same.
However, we’ve experienced 4 locked reels full of wilds, and we promise you, it was a sight for sore eyes, and it did our wallet some good.
Xing Guardian slot is one of those rare beast where you get a high RTP rate of 97.1%, meaning lots of win, but also the potential to win over 850 times your bet in a single spin.
Another instant hit from NextGen, similar in quality to the Great Wild Elk slot.
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|Mobile Slot released||March 2017|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 1024 Ways to Win|
|House edge / RTP||2.99% / 97.01%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 2.50|
|Min/Max bet||0.50 / 125|
|Free spins||10 Free Spins / Every Spin Has Locked Reels|
|Bonus rounds||Stacked Wilds, Locked Reels, Free Spins|
Stacked Wilds: The face of the Xing Guardian (or only human-like character on the reels) is wild and she comes stocked across all reels.
Rise of the Dragon Stacked Wilds: It was only in passing that we noticed that, every once in a while, a dragon appears on the reels, and when he flies away, a stack of wild symbol stand in it's place.
You'd think this would be more dramatic, but this Xing Guardian slot game has enough wild stacks, that it feels like this is just a pretty way of showcasing the stacked wild feature.
Xing Guardian Locked Reels: Otherwise also sometimes known as the Joint-Reel feature, this is the heart of this mobile phone slot.
At any point any 2, 3, 4 or 5 adjacent reels can lock and spin together to display the exact same symbols on every row.
The Beauty and The Beast slot by Yggdrasil also uses this feature, but not as effectively.
Scatters and Free Spins: The Phoenix symbol is scatter and 3 or more will trigger 10 free games.
Here, on every spin, you'll get the locked reel feature, which gives you more chances at getting more wins, more stacked wilds, and 4 or 5 joint reels.
You can also re-trigger the free games with 3 scatters, but you'll only get an additional 5 free spins, not 10.
Don't underestimate this Xing Guardian slot on mobile, or online, just because it has an enchanted feel about it.
With some high energy spins, especially during the free games, and a whole stack of wilds across all the reels, we were charmed by this sky warrior very quickly.
Patience is required for those big wins to come round, but you'll rarely feel bored waiting for them.
Equally the graphics feel a little overwhelming at first, and those locked reels rarely get past 2, yet somehow that feels like nit-picking at a great slot, rather than a real complaint.
If you like the action in Xing Guardian, you'll also love NextGen's WolfPack Pays slot.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: November 26, 2018 - Rating