Red Tiger Gaming heads east once again in Red Phoenix Rising, a 5 reel, 4 row, 40 payline slot. Boasting a traditional Chinese theme, it comes with bonus wins, a free spins feature as well as multipliers that can boost your payouts by up to 88x. Play from between 20p and £500.

Set against the backdrop of a traditional Chinese village, the plain white reels feature a selection of items associated with the giant Asian country. Alongside the lower value Ace to 9 symbols are seeds, trees, feathers and birds. The Tao style Yin and Yang symbol is the wild, replacing all other symbols apart from the scatters. It appears on all 5 reels and can land fully stacked on each. 5 wilds pays 500 coins.

Look out too for the golden phoenix egg symbol. When this lands on the middle reel, you’ll be awarded a special bonus prize. You’ll also notice a crystal shaped meter positioned to the left of the reels. This awards random a multiplier which can boost any winning payout by anything from between 2x and 88x.

The Red Phoenix symbol is the scatter and the key to unlocking the game’s main bonus offering – the Free Spins feature. Here you’ll be given a random number of free spins (I’ve had 16 before). The crystal multiplier is again in play here. Unlike the base game, the multiplier increases with every winning free spin – once again, you can boost your payouts by up to 88x. Land 3 Red Phoenix symbols and you’ll re-trigger another batch of free spins.

The features in Red Phoenix Rising are much more traditional than the extras found in many other Red Tiger Gaming powered slots. They’re equally tricky to trigger though so expect plenty of dry spells. It’s possible to win big on a single spin though. Combine the stacked wilds with a decent multiplier from the crystal meter and the cashier can quickly start flying.

The design in Red Phoenix Rising is typically high end – the high definition visuals are as neat and crisp as we’ve come to expect from slots from this developer. The same goes for the classy soundtrack. We found Red Phoenix Rising a slightly frustrating slot though – if you can cope with the lengthy spells in the payout wilderness, then Red Phoenix can rise up and deliver some impressive results if fortune is smiling.