Peking Fantasy Slots Machine
With so many Asian themed slots on the casino floor the first question I ask when reviewing a new one is ‘what makes this slot different?’.With Peking Fantasy from Everi Gaming, there are several stand-out features on this new slot machine.
First the graphics are a lot bolder than you might find elsewhere, with very detailed stacked characters on the reels.
Second, the free spins bonus game is turbo-charged compared to the equivalent games on many other Asian themed slots. As you will see, you get a lot of extra wilds! There is also a mystic wilds feature and a second screen bonus where you’ll choose lucky lanterns. The name comes from the former name of the city of Beijing.
How to Win on Peking Fantasy
Your biggest wins will come from triggering several win lines at once (there are 50 in total). This is made possible as the biggest paying symbols are stacked on the reels. They come 4 symbols high, which means they will often cover entire reels and sometimes more than one. When you get a couple of matching reels, and hopefully some wild symbols too, you can trigger a significant number of win-lines from a single spin.
These stacked symbols are very colorful and detailed, and are all ancient Chinese type characters. There is an old man in yellow, a lady in vivid green, another lady in red and a purple guy. The rest of the winning symbols are the usual playing card symbols – though at least these are appropriately designed.
Wild symbols simply say the word ‘wild’. These will substitute for whichever symbol is needed to create wins (not the special lantern bonus or free spins symbols).
Fantasy Bonus Wilds
In the base game you will sometimes be interrupted by an elaborately designed lady floating over the front of the reels. This should be a welcome interruption, as she will turn all of the stacked ‘character’ symbols into wilds for that spin. These will combine with any regular wilds, and can give some very large wins at time.
Two Bonus Features on Peking Fantasy
The free spins feature always awards 7 free spins. You can trigger this with 3, 4 or 5 bonus symbols – and will be awarded between 2 and 25x your bet depending on how many you trigger with. The smaller number of free spins is made up for by having a lot of extra wilds. For your 7 spins, all of the character symbols are turned wild. Regular wilds still play too, and the free spins bonus symbols can also be hit to add wins and 7 free spins each time you hit 3+ on the reels.
There is one more bonus game, which is triggered by hitting 3+ of the lucky lantern symbols anywhere on the reels. You go to a beautifully designed screen which shows a grid completely covered with small lanterns against a night sky. You have 3 picks, and tap 3 of them to accumulate wins. You can get lucky and hit up to 2500 coins, though most of them are in the 2x to 5x your bet range.
Design and Setup
I rate the overall design of Peking Fantasy better than the majority of other Asian themed casino slots. The semi-transparent reels, very modern feeling Chinese tune (with rhythmic drumbeat to the fore) and extremely detailed artwork for the characters combine to make this bolder and more vivid than most equivalent game.
It is the characters which are worth seeing – though the lantern bonus game also looks spectacular the first time you play. There are not too many animations on the reels, glowing boxes around the wins and those (frequent) coin fountain animations which Everi games trigger for 10x bet plus wins are about it.
The setup is a 50 win-line 5 by 4 grid video slot – very much the standard for Everi casino slots. You can bet up to 500 credits each time, which is higher than the usual 250 for other Everi games.
Another game which I can see attracting its share of fans. Peking Fantasy gets the basics right, and has enough features to keep the game play engaging too. The free spins round is better than those on most rival Asian slots – thanks to a ton of additional wilds. Topping it all off is a beautifully produced overall design and bold, upbeat feel. One to check out for your next casino slots session.