Anyone who has ever played slots online knows that Chinese mythology is one of the most common slot themes in the business. There’s usually a lot of gold on the line that either belongs to one of the many former Emperors or a fire-breathing dragon.
Xiao’s Treasures Review
The newly released Xiao’s Treasures by GameBeat meets all the requirements for the category and to be honest, I don’t think anyone expected anything different.
Calming music, relaxing backdrop and plenty of cash to win is after all a winning concept and if this something that tickles your interest, I suggest you keep reading.
In terms of the game setup, it’s a pretty standard 5 reels, 3 rows and 25 paylines. Sure, it’s not a sexy, groundbreaking design but then again, not many games are.
Xiao’s Treasures Free Spins
It’s no surprise that the Yin and Yang symbols are used in a game, especially if it’s about ancient China and mythological forces. GameBeat tries to make it a bit more fun by splitting up the symbols before combining them again for the best outcome, Free Spins.
One Cannot Exist Without the Other
Whether something is negative or positive, everything in life is interconnected and this is the basic meaning of Yin and Yang. One cannot exist without the other and in this game, to put the wheels in motion and trigger Free Spins, the Yang symbol on reel 1 must be accompanied by Yin on reel 5. This will activate 8 Free Spins, including a Mystery Symbol.
You will be happy to know that if you can pull off the Yin and Yang symbol while you’re in Free Spin mode, you’ll get another 8 spins!
A Quick Observation Before Moving On
I do wonder why it’s Yin and Yang, considering Yin is the black part that comes second, while Yang is the white that comes first. Logically, the correct way should be Yang and Yin BUT it’s not the right way and I for one am not looking to upset Chinese culture but telling them they’re wrong about their own beliefs. No sir!
Xiao’s Treasures Bonus Game
I’m a big fan of slots who have both Free Spins AND a separate bonus game. During my test-run of the game, I wasn’t able to score any Free Spins but I did make it to the bonus game 3 times, which surprised me.
The bonus game is where the Jackpots are and in order to get there, you need to land at least 6 golden coins. It sounds challenging but it turned out to be a lot easier than I anticipated.
Not Your Typical Hold & Win
When entering the bonus game, there are a couple of things you should know. First of all, even though it looks like a classic Hold & Win type of game, it’s not. Instead of getting 3 attempts which resets with each new symbol, you get 5 attempts. Great news, right? No, because they don’t reset so it’s all the spins you’ll get.
- Red Orb Symbol – Collects all values from the coins
- Jade Symbol – Will summon all values from Coins, Red Orb and Jade symbol
- Tea Symbol – Land a cup of tea and you will get +1 spin
Win the 5,000x Grand Jackpot
Scoring the Grand Jackpot is the biggest payout of the game, which is 5,000x your bet. As you can imagine, it’s pretty hard to do and the only way to get your hands on the Jackpot is by collecting ALL 15 symbols.
Hey, you’re up for the challenge though, right?
Better Than Expected
It’s not always that a game turns out to be better than expected but I think it’s fair to say that I was positively surprised by Xiao’s Treasures. A lot of it has to do with the double-whammy features of course, but I also want to give GameBeat credit for the graphics.
Some Cool Graphics
While some of the graphics look very basic, there are areas where they succeed and you have to at least give them credit for it. The image above is one example that shows the transition between the base game and the bonus game where multiple animals come through the ring of fire.
There are a couple of these “treats” inside the game and I think they add to the overall game play and experience and I believe players appreciate it.
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