Uncover a Chinese mystery in this new iSoftBet release, a slot machine that has a lot to offer. There are elements from China’s nature, legends and culture everywhere you look, including in the background, and it’s all very tastefully designed.
A game with unusual features, Mystery of Longwei will be playable through a game area of 5×4 reels, with a total of 40 active lines on them. Whether you get free spins, scatters, wilds or colossal spins and symbols, the game delivers enough features to make the action exciting. Ultimately, your aim is to get as close to the top jackpot of 1,000x the bet as possible, its value reaching $40,000.
Betting will be easy to do here. Mystery of Longwei offers 40 fixed lines and uses 40 coins for them, in each round. The Coin Value is the only option you’re given, and it only goes from $0.01 to $1. Subsequently, the total bet of the game will vary between $0.40 and $40.
Mystery of Longwei Jackpot
It might not be the sort of game that will promise huge top payouts via its winning combinations, or progressive jackpots that could make you rich, but thanks to its use of colossal symbols having a screen filled with matching symbols isn’t as much of a stretch as in other slots. You get paid up to $1,000 by each combo, and up to $40,000 when you fill an entire screen with the best symbols the game has to offer, the Phoenix Bird.
The stars of the game are definitely the Colossal symbols and the way they are used. The rest of it is a standard mix of wilds, scatters and free spins.
To start with, I think that the wild symbol is going to be one of the features that you will notice in action most often. It’s easiest for them do get involved, since they can do their job even with a single symbol on the reels. They will be your standard substitutes in this game, and they’re usable in connection with most symbols (scatters or dragons being the exceptions).
Second on the list is the Scatter Temple. It might not matter where these symbols land, but you still need 3, 4 or 5 visible in order to activate 10, 20 or 30 free spins, respectively. The potential is a lot higher during the free spins, as the high-paying symbols are turned into colossal versions for the reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. The rest of the symbols land regular-sized. There is no option to retrigger these free spins which have a very big potential, and that’s about the only downside that I see with them.
Dragon Colossal Spins
A different type of free spins feature, this one requires that you get a Dragon symbol on reel 1. The result will be the Dragon Colossal Spins. You have colossal symbols appearing inside. The Dragons that appear on reel 1 are turned into mystery symbols and they drop by one position each round. For as long as you have Dragons visible on the 1st reel, the Colossal Spins will continue.
China has been a major source of inspiration for a lot of developers, and it continues to be so in Mystery of Longwei as well. IsoftBet created a gorgeous game using their stories, adding to the reels images of things like tigers with riding equipment on them, the famous Panda Bears, lotus flowers, decorative fish, temples, dragons and legendary birds. The fact that they also added a set of golden Royals, which look hand-painted, doesn’t take away too much from the rest of the design.
The background image of the slot fits the rest of the design. On one hand you have Chinese fortresses in the mountains and the tall peaks that surround them. On the other hand, there is a floating rock in the sky, which suggests a deeper connection to the legends and fantasy side of the country.
Mystery of Longwei doesn’t just look pretty, which would be a common enough description for a Chinese themed or iSoftBet slot machine. It’s also delivering unique and exciting features, which have the potential to bring the player some big wins.