Another bonus of slot development companies reaching the Chinese market is the influence of Chinese gaming culture that makes a lot of the traditional symbols used as recognisable as the classic fruit machine symbols of Western slots.
Play’n Go have kept it simple in Golden Legend without going into ancient folklore and myths of Chinese culture that Western audiences would not recognise. But have they created a classic game in the process? Let’s have a look.
They have not tried to remain subtle in Golden Legend that’s name is meant in the literal sense as every surface of the game from reel borders to symbols are coated in glistening gold. Apart from the red and purple traditional fabrics that make up the background. The lower value symbols are the standard 9 – A of cards suits that have been given a makeover with dragon scales whilst high value symbols include a dragon, tiger, crane, lion and tortoise. Of course, all of the high value symbols are, you guessed it, covered with gold. The design of the slot is brilliant with good graphics and a soundtrack to match.
With the looks of Golden legend being so tradition I’m sure you will not be surprised to learn that the mechanics of the slot are too. The game works off 4-rows and 5-reels to produce winning combinations which I suppose is slightly different in that most slots use 3-rows, but other than that there is nothing to mention in this area. The variance of Golden Legend is medium-high which means that players can expect wins to come less often but could be handsomely rewarded when they do. This variance is normally favoured by big stake gamers and the max bet of £/€/$100 would make that very possible. The highest main game return of 4,000x your stake proves this and the RTP (Return to Player) of 96.5% shows the possibility of big wins.
The 2 symbols to look out for in Golden Legend is the Wild Yaobao/Gold Ingot or the Chinese Dragon Scatter. The Yaobao will act as a normal Wild substituting for other symbols to help create wins as the Chinese dragon activates the free spins bonus. Landing 3 Scatters will reward the player 10 free spins with 2 Yaobao added to the reels after each spin. There is also the possibility to land another 10 free spins by getting a further 3 scatters on the reels.
Golden Legend has a brilliant Chinese style with features that are relatable to the majority of people, it doesn’t go too much into the culture but sticks to popular symbols people can identify with. The payouts and bonus rounds are very enticing for players and the £/€/$100 betting limit can produce great returns.