China and the East have often been sources of inspiration for slot machines and games and China River once again offers a different perspective on this theme. The game takes you away from the bright lights of a Western casino and places you on the tranquil bank of one of China’s many rivers.
The video slot was developed by the team at Bally Interactive, and it features an array of eye-catching colours and crisp, clean graphics. The soundtrack is also very relaxing and adds to the tranquil atmosphere and experience of the game.
At the top of the game’s reels is a beautiful golden pheasant. This is said to be a symbol of good luck in Chinese culture, and it wakes up whenever your reels start spinning.
China River may not boast the biggest collection of special features and bonus rounds, but the ones it does have are all very effective.
Wilds and Scatter symbols
The game’s wild symbol is the Chinese pheasant. This can appear on reels two to five and will replace any other symbol on the reels in order to create a winning combination. In what is quite a rare instance, the wild symbol in this game will also replace the game’s scatter symbol, which in this case is a gold coin.
The scatter symbol in the game will unlock you some free spins, the number of which will be determined by the number of symbols you landed. Three gold coins will unlock eight free spins, four gold coins will ten free spins and five gold coins will earn you a sweet 15 free spins. ~
One of the standout features of China River is the mystery stacked symbol feature. For each spin, the game will randomly select one symbol to make into a stacked symbol for that spin. This feature can lead to you making some pretty big wins if you get lucky.
China River has a fairly basic set-up which makes it very easy to play. The game has five reels and offers 30 fixed pay lines.
The game’s reels are adorned with Chinese imagery including lotus flowers, Chinese pots, golden pheasants (wild), Chinese symbols, emerald frogs, and gold coins (scatter). There is also the standard poker symbols ranging from 10 to ace on the reels as well.
The game has fairly standard wagering options. The coin value ranges from 0.01 to 1, and you can place a maximum of 30 coins per line. The highest paying of the game’s symbols is the Chinese symbols, with five of these paying out a very tidy 1,000 coins.
The game also has a useful auto-spin feature which allows you to place between 5 and 25 auto-spins.
China River on Mobile
While Chinese River is best enjoyed on a desktop computer, it still looks excellent being played on a mobile device. The game is supported by both Android and IOS operating systems.