Ancient Warriors Review
The Asian-themed slot machine provided by Crazy Tooth Studio under Microgaming’s licence sees us spinning in a parallax-rich animated game with Adjacent Pays mode and many more. Ancient Warriors aims to bring innovation with the See Thru Reels as well as the Big BuildUp feature which we previously analyzed in the Banana Drop game review.
There is no doubt that Ancient Warriors is a feast for the eyes. The 4×6 grid layout holds 50 active pay lines packing smooth transitions and gorgeous visual effects. Moreover, punters may find it quite odd that the top-symbols have the same value. Likewise, the low-symbols follow the same rule. Furthermore, the official RTP rating of the game stands at 96%.
See Thru Reels isn’t really new but surely adds bonus points to the visual compartment. As the players spin, they will notice 4 ancient warriors (each with its own reel) wearing lamellar cuirass. The warriors are not present just for the stylish factor, they also play a key role throughout the game’s features.
When it comes to the special symbols, Ancient Warriors brings out two of them portrayed by the symbol of the Luck from the Chinese tradition.
- The Golden Luck symbol doesn’t have a pay table but it will activate upon landing on the warriors thus opening up slots on the reels which eventually they will transform into WILDS.
- The Azure Blue Luck symbol is a SCATTER and triggers the free spins (ANCIENT WARRIORS BONUS SPINS) feature. Additionally, the scatters will appear only on reels 2 and 4 throughout the feature.
WILD TRANSFORMATION FEATURE
Triggered on reel 3, 4 or 5 when 1 or 2 feature symbols land. Feature symbols will transform into wilds. Moreover, the transformation feature cannot be triggered during the free spins bonus mode.
STACKED MULTIPLIER FEATURE
Triggered upon landing at least a feature symbol on reels 3, 4 and 5 which will award a multiplier ranging between 2x and 10x.
ANCIENT WARRIORS BONUS SPINS FEATURE
Triggered when 3 or more scatters land on the reels. Punters receive 5 free spins in which every feature symbol will remain locked upon landing on reels 3, 4 and 5.
Feature symbols are turned into wilds when one or two of them are present. 3 feature symbols on a reel will convert into identical multipliers ranging between 2x and 10x.
To conclude, each scatter landing throughout the feature will award extra spins (with up to 10 extra spins).
- Stunning graphics.
- Decent payout potential.
- Symbol value.
- Free spins feature hit frequency.