Go back in time to 220 BC and join the ruthless Chinese ruler Shi Huangdi in Imperial Destiny, a 5 reel, 25 payline slot from Eyecon. Treasures on offer include a picks round that awards prizes of up to 100 times your stake as well as a free spins round with expanding wilds. Play, on all devices, from between 25p and £12.50 per spin.

We’ve not always been impressed with the design of Eyecon’s slots but Imperial Destiny is impressively put together. The setting is the interior of a classical Chinese palace – watched over by a pair of statues, the reels include a selection of ancient objects and characters.

There are 9 standard symbols in all – they include parchment, coins, shield and armour as well as a selection of bracelets, golden orbs and earring. The earrings are the most rewarding of the standard symbols, awarding 10, 200 or 2,500 coins if you land 3, 4 or 5 in combination.

The bearded Shi Huangdi is the game’s wild – he appears on reels 2 and 4 only. Whenever the wild forms part of a winning line, the payout from that line is doubled. Imperial Destiny also comes with a pair of scatter symbols, each of which trigger a feature round.

Prize Pick feature – land 3 or more of the warrior statue scatter anywhere on the reels on the same spin and you’ll trigger this variation on the pick’em round. Choose from the statues to reveal warriors who award multiplier prizes. You can win up to 100 times your total stake here. The more statues that triggered the feature, the more picks you’ll get to make.

Free Games feature – find 3, 4 or 5 of the bell symbols anywhere on the reels and you’ll be awarded 15, 20 or 25 free spins. During the free spins, the Shi Huangdi wild will appear on reels 1, 3 and 5 rather than reels 2 and 4. Whenever it hits, it will expand to turn the whole of the reel wild. You can re-trigger more free spins here too with up to 400 available.

Imperial Destiny is another entertaining slot from Eyecon. The design, while not up at the absolutely highest levels, is more than serviceable. The action-packed gameplay is just what we’ve come to expect from this developer. Both the pick’em round and the free spins feature offer plenty of potential. It’s a medium variance game with maximum wins of 200 times your stake on each spin.

There are huge numbers of slots that have taken inspiration from historic China – with is impressive visuals and hard-hitting features, Imperial Destiny is one of the better ones and certainly worth a look if you enjoy the Sino theme. Alternatively, Microgaming’s Huangdi The Yellow Emperor is a good choice.