1421 Voyages of Zheng He is a 5 reel, 88 payline slot which is powered by IGT. Playable from 88p to £4.40 a spin, this game can be played only on desktop devices (such as PCs and laptops). You get to set sail on a voyage with the legendary explorer Admiral Zheng He where you hope to uncover amazing treasures.

With a Chinese theme, this game is based on Zheng He who was a mariner, explorer, diplomat and fleet admiral during the early Ming dynasty – he commanded voyages to Asia and Africa from 1405 to 1433. The game features a deep red backdrop with symbols on the reels including playing cards (A, K, Q, J and 10), sailing shops, jade dragon statues, golden dishes and bells.

Zheng He also appears on the reels rewarding you with 400 times your line stake if you get 5 on a payline. The wild symbol is the gold coin which appears stacked on all reels and substitutes for all symbols except the scatter – it also pays out 888 times your line stake for 5.

When it comes to bonus features, it’s all about the scroll map symbol which is the scatter – if you get 3 anywhere on the reels, you will then have to take the helm during your expedition by choosing from 4 bonus features. They are as follows:

Cup feature – this is a classic pick me style game where your aim is to find the golden ball. Pick from 1 of the 3 cups to hopefully uncover the golden ball and win a bonus of 102 times your stake.

Then you have 3 free spins options – you can choose from:

  • 10 free spins with a random multiplier of 1x, 2x or 8x
  • 15 free spins with a random multiplier of 1x, 2x or 5x
  • 20 free spins with a random multiplier of 1x, 2x or 3x

You can retrigger the feature various times too so there’s no limit to how many free spins you can actually end up with – I would always go for the 10 free spins option as there’s a potential for a huge 8x multiplier. I consider 1421 Voyages of Zheng He to be a medium to high variance game with the bigger wins coming from the 8x multiplier. If you like the Chinese theme, there’s plenty to choose from – with lots from Playtech.