Brush up on your history in Three Kingdoms, a 5 reel, 20 payline, Chinese-themed slot from Red Tiger Gaming. Available on desktop, tablet and mobile, it comes with warrior wilds as well as giant expanding mega symbols that guarantee winning combinations. You can play across all devices from 20p to £500 per spin.

The first decision you’ll have to make on firing up is which of the Three Kingdoms you’ll play in – this changes the visuals slightly and determines which of the character symbols will be the expanding wild.

The backdrop to the reels features scenes from imperial China with the colour changing depending on which of the three kingdoms you selected (you can change kingdom once you’ve started spinning). The reels themselves include 6 lower value gemstone symbols which offer payouts of 10, 20 or 40 coins if you land 3, 4 or 5 in a row.

Next come the 3 warrior kings – Liu Bei (green), Tao Tao (blue) and Sun Quan (red). Landing 3, 4 or 5 of these in a payline will get you 20, 40 or 80 coins.

Red Tiger Gaming slots are usually feature heavy affairs but Three Kingdoms is something of an exception. On random spins, sets of red doors will appear. These can open to reveal stacked versions of the warrior symbols. Better still is if your chosen warrior appears as he will turn into a stacked wild.

And that’s just about it as extras are concerned. Red Tiger Gaming often omits free spins but it’s rare to see such limited gameplay as on offer here. Despite the lack of features, it’s still possible to secure decent wins here. You’ll need to land multiple stacked wilds alongside stacked warrior symbols. We found the variance to be high, enduring lengthy winless runs but cashing with occasional big hitters.

If the features are a little underwhelming, the design is as impressive as ever with the warrior symbols especially well realised. The visuals are bright, bold and HD and the soundtrack has a genuine Chinese feel.

We found Three Kingdoms a little frustrating and dare we say it, a little boring. If you like the design and the Chinese theme but want to get stuck into more features, then Red Tiger Gaming’s Golden Offer will probably be more to your liking.