Si Xiang is a 5 reel, 4 row, 28 payline slot from Iron Dog Studio that has a Chinese mythology theme. Available to play from 50p to £100 a spin on desktop, mobile and tablet devices, it’s based on 4 mythological creatures that guarded the world – it comes with a Yin Yang symbol that multiplies your wins by up to 3x and a Free Spins feature that gives you up to 100 free spins with wild beasts that cover up to 5 symbols and move in random directions for more wilds.

Visually, Si Xiang has a very traditional Chinese feel to it and is set with traditional temples in the backdrop. With Chinese music playing as you spin the reels, symbols on the reels include Chinese style letters. You will also see frogs, koi carp and the Monkey King on the reels – he gives you 10 times your stake for 5 on a payline.

The Yin Yang symbol is the wild and replaces all symbols when it lands on the middle reel (reel 3) – when it does so, it will treble your outcome. The other symbol to look out for is the Magic Portal symbol – 3, 4 or 5 will reward you with 1.5, 5 or just under 18 times your stake. However, when it lands on the middle reel and the Yin Yang wild lands on it, you will trigger the Free Spins feature.

Here, you will begin with up to 100 free spins – then, 1 of the special wild beasts will be randomly unleashed by the Magic Portal and will move across the reel. Here’s what to expect:

  • Azure Dragon: becomes a 3-high wild and moves randomly left or right with each free spin. The expanding wild substitutes for all symbols and more than 1 can appear at a time.
  • White Tiger: becomes a 3-wide wild and randomly moves up or down with each free spin. More than 1 can appear at a time with the expanding wild replacing all other symbols.
  • Wild Tortoise: becomes a 2×2 expanding wild which moves randomly in any direction on each free spin. As above, the wild substitutes for all symbols.
  • Vermillion Bird (Phoenix): becomes a 5 symbol cross expanding wild which randomly movies in any direction on any free spin. It replaces all symbols.

Now, the Free Spins feature only ends when the wild moves completely outside the reels or the 100 free spins are finished. I would hope for the Azure Dragon or White Tiger appearing as more than 1 can appear on any free spin. This can lead to multiple 3-high wilds or multiple 3-wide wilds!

Si Xiang is all about the Free Spins feature and the wild extras – all the mythological creatures can provide decent wins in their own right. Variance wise, it’s medium to high with maximum wins of 1,500 times your stake on each base game spin (with a 3x multiplier from the Yin Yang symbol). Overall, another good slot from Iron Dog Studio – I recommend you try their other offerings with Wai-Kiki and Blood Queen superb options.