3 Kingdoms - Battle of Red Cliffs is a 5-reel slot from Pragmatic Play, which has three fearsome generals heading to war in the ocean. Sailing ships bob over choppy waves in front of a beautiful sunset sky in the background of a gold frame, leading you toward piles of coins and a progressive cash prize, as well as free spins and a bonus. Read our full review below
4.3out of 5 stars
ThemeThe mighty warriors Sun Quan, Liu Bei and Cao Cao are battling the ocean in their vibrant red, green and blue costumes, and it’s clear from their faces that they mean business. They’ll do anything to stop you getting your hands on their riches, so you’ll have to fight hard to find them. As well as card symbols from 9 to Ace in gold on a purple background, there’s a red dragon flag, gold helmet, blue and green warship and a scimitar and sheath, which all pay out from left to right on adjacent reels.
GameplayThe reels are in a traditional 5x3 formation, with 25 fixed paylines, There is the option to bet values from 0.01 to 0.50 coins and between 1 and 10 coins on each line on every spin. This means that players can choose a total minimum bet of 0.25 or a more risky 125.00 for the higher rollers. With a 96.50% RTP, there’s a decent rate of return. The card icons are the lowest-paying symbols, while the blue general pays the most, giving you 200 coins for 5. The red dragon flag is the wild and it will substitute all symbols apart from the scatter. Get 3 Temple Scatters on the first, third and fifth reels to trigger the Battle of Red Cliffs round, where you’ll be asked to choose from three options: Vanity, Intrigue or All-Out War. In the first, the red general becomes wild on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5, and you’ll get 20 free spins. In Intrigue, the green and red general become wild and give you 10 free spins and in all-out war, with the three generals, it gives you 5 free spins. More free spins can be earned when you spin the scatter on reels 1, 3 and 5. Getting all three generals in one spin is the key to reaching the Spoils of War progressive feature. Each time they appear together, you gain one point towards it and when you reach 40, you win the progressive prize and the bonus game begins. In this round, you have to pick an envelope out of a group of 8 to boost your progressive prize by multiples of 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 20, 50 or even 100.
VerdictA thrilling and vibrant Pragmatic Play slot, 3 Kingdoms - Battle of Red Cliffs has colourful 3D graphics which take players back in time to the Orient. Although it might be a bit complex for new players, those with more experience should find it really worthwhile.
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