The popular Taoist doctrine - fengshui, has a wide-known concept of four ghosts-symbols, which are supposed to protect human’s house. These mythic creatures are the White Tiger, the Red Phoenix, the Azur Dragon and the Black Turtle. We won’t get into detailed description of each of them here. If you are interested in the topic, you can easily find information in the web.
Meanwhile, we better start talking about «Si Xiang» slot machine, which was devoted to these characters by the developers of Playtech company. Their novelty is provided with a spectacular graphics, but it also delights by interesting features. As soon as you test this video slot, you can make sure it is extremely exciting. Please find details of the rules and design in the following article by Casinoz.
This model is presented in many large online casinos powered by the software developed by Playtech. In particularity, you can find this game in Europa Casino, but only for the real bets. We suppose, you can find demo version of this slot at other gambling portals. Please write your responses about «Si Xiang» slot machine in comments. You can also rate this game with stars by ten-point scale.
«Si Xiang» is an online slot machine with five reels, nine pay lines and fifteen symbols at the main screen. It is possible to use any of available active lines. Bets per each of the lines have to be equal. It is possible to stake from one cent to one hundred dollars per each of them. This way, the betting range varies from 0.01 to 900 credits per spin on the customer’s discretion. This game is provided with basic and special symbols, as well as extra multipliers, which are taken in account in calculation of payoffs, and some other features carefully described below. To form a winning combination you need several same elements. Depending on type of symbol, it is necessary to gather at least three, two or even one of them. These symbols have to make a solid chain at the same active line. Such a combination has to begin from the first reel from left to right or from the last one in the opposite direction. As usually, only one combination at each of the lines is taken in account (we mean the most valuable chain). An amount of the win is calculated by the standard formula: the bet per line is multiplied by the index of formed combination. It can be from x2 to x10000. Quite often several combinations can be formed by results of the same spin. In such cases all payoffs are summarized. By the end of the spin all credits are automatically withdrawn to the account. The gambling feature is not provided by the rules. «Si Xiang» pays back 96% of the customers bets at the long gaming period (according to the official information).
As soon as you launch «Si Xiang» slot machine, you can see four creatures mentioned above: the dragon, the tiger, the turtle and the phoenix. Other basic symbols are card signs from nine to ace. There are also two special elements here: Wild (yin yang) and Scatter (a logo of the slot). Please read more about them:
Wild is imaged at the second, the third and the fourth reels. It is not paid on its own, but it can replace other symbols except of Scatters. In such cases it doubles up the standard multipliers.
Scatters are paid independently of the active lines, but they have to drop at the neighbor reels including the first or the last one. An amount of the win is calculated by the total bet per round.
There are no free spins in «Si Xiang» slot machine. You can find more details about the symbols in the pay table.
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Any other prize features except of those which were described above, are not available in this model.
We won’t describe details of the buttons and other elements of the control panel here, because this game is provided with the multi-language interface. To pick the active lines and set up the bet per each of them you can use special windows with pluses and minuses at the appropriate buttons. There are the special elements which let you activate the maximal bet as well. As soon as you start a new spin in «Si Xiang», you can stop the reels in advance. Turbo mode which makes a spin maximally short is also available. If you switch the automatic game, you don't need to start every new round manually. It is enough to set up quantity of spins. The pay table consists of two pages only. The first one lists the multipliers and provides information about the special elements. The second page offers the visual scheme of combinations. From the menu you can go to the tab with sound parameters, settings of the screen, lobby, the special informational section and statistics (by the button in the right top corner of the screen). Most of online casinos offer to launch «Si Xiang» in a flash mode at the website or download this slot to the hard drive with the client software.
Although this novelty doesn't offer numerous features, it attracts by the beneficial rules of forming paid combinations, high multipliers and extra multipliers. We should also note such advantages of «Si Xiang» slot machine as the lovely design, the convenient control panel, support of several languages, the wide range of bets, all necessary settings and a goo theoretical payback.
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