The Asian themed slots never seem to get old, which is why Leander Games decided to follow up on the trend. They provided us with Silk Road Riches, a 5 reel slot with a staggering 117,649 ways to land a winning combination. With that in mind, you could just imagine the possibilities and winning potential that awaits you. The graphics might not be top-notch but the features sure as hell make up for it.
Let’s face it, the game is nothing out of the ordinary. The theme is very frequently used and it does not stand out when it comes to its appearance. But that does not mean that it is not a good one. The game definitely does have its perks when it comes to the gameplay and the features it offers, that many players will find to enjoy.
The background is very simple with a few blurry mountains dominating the distance. The reels are transparent creating a cool look once they are spun. The skies are blue and the sun is shining, the only thing left to do is spin those reels. The soundtrack is quite calming traditional music that goes great with the theme.
The symbols are quite well designed and probably the most interesting part when it comes to the appearance of the game. The lower-paid ones include four different metal coins with different embroideries on them. The higher-paid ones include sacks of corn, fruit stands, horses, and carriages.
This is a highly volatile game that will be liked amongst many players since many of us love an exciting and unpredictable game. The payouts are going to satisfy as well with the maximum hitting 1000 times the stake in a single spin. The betting range is quite wide with the minimum bet set at 0,20 and the maximum at 200 coins per spin. The game’s RTP is at 95,83%, which is around the average and acceptable.
The features of the game are definitely taking the spotlight and probably are the number one reason to consider this game. Thanks to them the winning potential of the game is amazing. Just like most games, this one includes a wild symbol as well, which replaces all other symbols of the game, except the bonus symbols.
The most obvious one would be the Dynamic Ways feature where every reel has its own active zone that changes positions on every spin. Wins are formed only on the active part of the reels which can be 2 to 7 positions high. This allows from 32 to 16,807 paylines being active on any spin, causing for a very interesting and unpredictable game.
Then there is the Cascading feature which removes winning symbols from the reels, allowing new ones to fall in their places in hopes of creating a new winning combination. During the process, the active reel zone does not change.
The game also offers a Chest feature that is triggered once three free spins symbols land on reels 1, 3 and 5, and of course, in the dynamic zone. This awards the player with a random number of free spins, according to one of the three chests he gets to choose from. All the options come with random multipliers as well.
If one or two symbols land on the reels the Miracle of Medicine power up is triggered and is active once the player enters the free spins. Every time no winning combination has occurred, the feature will grant one additional spin.
During the round 6th reel is added resulting in an amazing number of possible winning ways ranging from 64 to 117, 649. A special symbol that appears as a golden box can land on that reel and it either will award additional free spins or amazing cash prizes.