Could there be a better combination than mystical Chinese history and a journey taken alone with many characters to meet along the road, some of whom exist to guide, help and rescue you, while others plot to bring you down? Journey to the West from Genesis brings it all to the table with its exciting interpretation of the 16th-century Chinese novel and 20th-century feature film adaptations. Read our full review below.
The CharactersThe story hinges around the travels of a Buddhist monk named Xuanzang on a mission to western Asia to find some special and very sacred books. This dangerous feat was ordered by Buddha himself, so Xuanzang was given three prophets to protect him. In this game, two of these trusty friends appear in forms that reflect their nicknames, so Sun Wukong is a monkey, Zhu Bajie is a pig, and Sha Wujing is simply a bearded man. The enemies of the man appear as an angry bull with a very scary weapon in hand, a woman and a child.
Cashing inNone of the characters pay exceptionally large amounts for matches on regular spins, but the various added extras more than make up for that. At 100, five WILD matches is the best you will see, while five monks pay the most amongst the main icons at 25, with the prophets following behind at between 5 and 20. Smaller payments of 2 to 10 are added for matching three or four icons on one spin. Enemy characters pay between 30 and 50 for five matches.
Bonuses and ExtrasThis is where Genesis Gaming's Journey to the West comes into its own, with lot of ways to boost your bottom line. It stands out from other free slots games thanks to the extras on offer. Let’s start with the lotus WILD card, which appears only on reel 3. If you spin the lotus and no enemies are sharing the reel, you'll watch it grow suddenly and cover other reels as it expand or get at least one prophet icon on the same reel for the serious magic to begin as this triggers the special feature known as the "Lotus and Skeleton Queen Battle". The brave monkey king has 7 chances to hit and kill a huge, white, truly terrifying skeleton, and if he is successful in fewer than seven, he will move up to a new level. There are also three more exciting prophet-related bonuses, which are the Pig’s Cannonball Bonus, The Monk’s re-spin opportunity, and the Monkey King’s Tile Reveal.
Inviting and EngagingThis is a really fun slot to play, and the clear instructions on practice games make it easy for those new to online slots or unfamiliar with this storyline to enjoy it as much as anyone else. With flexible wagers from just 1 cent and 25 possible paylines, this is a great game to get started with or to simply enjoy because of its theme. Enjoy retracing the steps of a brave monk who lived many years ago but whose spirit of adventure and achievement lives on.
* Journey to the West is a Genesis, Pragmatic Play game. The trademark is owned by Genesis, Pragmatic Play. Online Slot NZ is not approved by Genesis, Pragmatic Play.
|Game Name:||Journey to the West|
|Software:||Genesis, Pragmatic Play|
|Min Bet (all lines covered):||25|