Emperor’s Garden Slot From NYX
Slip on your silk slippers and step into the opulent lifestyle of an Emperor in Ancient China. Emperor’s Garden is a 5-reel, 25-payline online slot game from NYX that puts you right in the middle of a peaceful patch of zenned-out paradise. The artwork is very impressive, detail-oriented and pleasing to the eye but the gameplay and features may not suit every taste.
The Emperor keeps a vast garden but needs help keeping track of its pagodas, dragon status, and pink lotuses, plus his collection of ornamental letters. Even the Emperor himself is honored with his own symbol. Don’t expect to see the Emperor icon too often but when you do win big off of him it’s a cool 5000 coins. Plus, there are some really good bonus games to play in the garden including, Wild Garden. Another wild symbol is the miniature garden which, although it’s cute, doesn’t give up much power. It does not multiply wins, only shows up on the middle three reels, and does not substitute for the Emperor. It does, however, stretch over the whole reel to help you win big.
Set your bet and choose the number of lines you wish to play and set the amount per line that starts from 0.01 and goes to 2.00. Some find it easier to just click the max button and play the maximum amount straight through but we like to tweak every bet just a little. But maybe you like to really sit back and watch the autoplay feature do its magic. Whatever your play style, Emperor’s Garden is full of peace, tranquility and a bunch of treasure that you can bring home if you play your spins just right.
Yin-yang koi carps
Get the Emperor’s yin-yang koi carp scatter symbol and the free spins feature will be triggered. You’ll know it when you see the fishes become animated and you get 10 free spins. All wins during the 10 spins feature will be subject to a 3x multiplier, which is where we experienced the biggest wins in the game. The really good news is that the spins can be triggered again by landing more koi symbols.
A Royal Pleasure
The Emperor’s Garden is a delightful place to relax while you play. It feels like you are sitting in an enclosed grove, complete with floating water lotus and dragon adornments guarding the tops of the wall. In the background, peaceful music chimes in peaceful encouragement; it does so even more excitedly as you win. Overall, the gameplay is a little slower and less satisfying than other games but if you are looking for a little peace and tranquility, the Emperor’s Garden is a good place to take a load off.
The gamble feature
There’s a gamble button below the reels that lights up after every win to tell you that you may now choose to wager that win in a card-guessing game. Choose red or black to double your win; pick the correct suit to quadruple it. Guess up to five times but you probably won’t make it that far because any wrong guess means it’s game over and the win is gone. It’s a Vegas-style feature that isn’t for the faint of heart but if you think you can do it and succeed then you have a fist full of coins in your pocket and we commend you for that.
The bottom line
Stop in the garden for a visit but don’t plan on staying too long. It get’s some points for the zen-like atmosphere but overall, for an NYX game, Emperor’s Garden lacks in innovation. Make your way there via your favorite mobile device, from iPads and tablets to iPhones and Android smartphones. Or play it online from your PC or Apple computer. We like how often the koi scatter comes up but recommend skipping the gamble feature after wins because it seems to be a fruitless pursuit. If you like games with big animations, thundering sound and cartoonish graphics then you might want to try Emperor’s Garden when you need a rest from your usual fare. But if you’re looking for a big, snappy game, you’re better off playing something else.