Asian Fantasy is another game from the production line of Chinese-themed slots from Playtech. This one features the developer’s trademark design and is played using a 5 reel, 40 payline game engine. It comes with a bonus round that awards up to 100 free spins. Stakes start at 40p, rising to an eye watering £4,000 per spin.
The sound and imagery on display in Asian Fantasy is strongly reminiscent of a classic brick and mortar casino slot. The pale blue reels have a hint of Asia and include A to 9 playing cards and a selection of objects relating to historic China.
You’ll see knives, chest plates and a warrior’s helmet. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of these in combination and you’ll win 2, 20, 75 or 150 coins. The bearded warrior himself is the top paying standard symbol. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of these and you’ll pocket 5, 50, 150 or 300 coins. The Chinese woman with the fan is the wild – she can land fully or partially stacked on reels 1, 3 and 5 only and replaces all other symbols bar the scatter.
The dragon is that scatter – this can land anywhere on the reels. Find 3, 4 or 5 of them on the same spin and you’ll pocket an award equal to 2, 10 or 20 times your total stake, trigger the Free Games feature with 15, 25 or 50 free spins.
Those free spins come with nudging wilds – if the wild woman partially appears during the free spins, she will expand to fill the whole of the reel. Re-triggers are possible here so hope to see those dragons roar into view – there’s up to 100 free spins to be won in total.
Asian Fantasy is a pretty simple slot, both in the way it looks and play. The imagery has a comic book style, soft-focus look and the action plays out to a typically Asian-flavoured baking track. We’d put the design somewhere in the middle of the pack.
The range of features isn’t extensive so if you like plenty of variety in your play then this won’t be one for you. It’s all solid enough but just lacks a little sizzle. The free spins with the nudging wilds are decent but we’d like to have seen a little more action from the bonus rounds.
If you can’t get enough of all things Chinese, then Asian Fantasy lives up to its title. If you’re looking for a bit more, Heavenly Ruler (by Playtech) is recommended.