Set in the Far East, this slot from Barcrest relives a common theme used in many slots. However, with some excellent bonuses and a more complex Big Bet feature, Emperors Gold Casino Game manages to bring something new to the table. This slot is a five-reel, three-row slot, and it has just ten pay lines. Set on a dark red background with some ominous looking cliffs, the reels are in gold and feature an oriental design. Following this theme, the icons are represented by the Emperor, Princes, tiger, panda, temple, and a lantern. The lower values are brightly colored card symbols, J, Q, K and A. A Chinese-style dragon is the wild symbol with a firecracker as the scatter. However, players should note that the scatter only appears on the three central reels.
It is important for players to understand a few of the simple basics of the game before launching in to play. Firstly, there is a minimum of one coin per line, but a size limit ranging from 0.01 all the way up to 50. A small jackpot is on offer ‒ sadly not a progressive ‒ and sits at 100 coins. Finally, there is the
to a staggering 98%. As you can see, it can be well worth taking this option.
The first bonus is the Big Bet feature. The Big Bet is an option in which players can pay for five spins to win an extra stake. There are three options for this bonus, depending on the size of the bet. The first option is five spins and a wild symbol that will expand over its own reel and then lock into place, becoming sticky. Option two is also five spins and expanding wilds that lock in place and substitute for all symbols. In addition, there are more Big Bet spins that can be won. The third and final option offers five spins and expanding wilds, which lock in place and substitute for all other symbols. There are also free spins and again, more Big Bet spins can be won. The last two options also have the free spins trail that is positioned above the reels and this is where players can collect some of the firecracker scatter icons to win extra spins.
There is also a Free Spins option. This is activated by having at least three of the firecracker scatters on any reels. Three scatters awards twelve spins, four gives fourteen, and five offers up twenty free spins. During the free spins gameplay, any high value icons will be shown above the reels. At the start the icons on the left will become highlighted and all the high value icons turn into that icon after a spin. For each wild that lands, the icon they land upon will change into the next symbol that is highest in value.