Bally Technologies Celestial King Video Slot Review

Celestial King: Demo

Pay homage to Chinese royalty in Celestial King, a 5 reel, 30 payline video slot. Created by Bally Technologies, it comes with a free spins round as well as a Celestial King Respin feature that’s played on an expanded reel set. You’ll also have a chance to land a progressive jackpot prize. Play on all devices from between 50p and £80 per spin.

There’s a traditional look to the visuals here which are very nicely done. Set against a backdrop of gold pagoda buildings and blossom trees you’ll see Asian-style A to J playing card symbols. They’re joined by lotus flowers, gold coins, a medal and a smiling pig character. Most rewarding is the priestess who offers payouts of up to 150 coins per payline.

Helping to create winning combinations is the wild which substitutes for all the standard symbols as well as paying up to 250 coins per payline. There are 2 feature rounds in Celestial King:

  • Free Games Bonus feature – this round is triggered by landing 3 scatters. On offer are 8 free spins. You can also retrigger the feature giving you 16 free spins altogether.
  • Celestial King Respin feature – potentially far more interesting are the respins which are triggered by landing 5 or more scatters. These triggering scatters are held and 3 respins awarded. These respins play out on an expanded reel set where the rows appear 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 rows high.

You’ll only see character symbols and scatters in this round. Each scatter comes with a value attached which can be anything between 1 and 50 times your bet.  Once all the respins have played out, all of the credits from the scatters are added together and paid.

This is a jackpot game which can award some potentially very large prizes. The jackpot game can hit in the base game if you land 5 jackpot wilds or in the respin round if fill all of reels 3, 4 and 5 with scatters. You can only win the Mini or Minor jackpot if you’re playing at stakes of £4 per spin or under. Above that and the Grand jackpot is in play too – the latter pays out 1,250 times your bet!

The base game and free spin rounds are pretty standard. The respins offer something different though and potentially exciting. If you’re looking for a Chinese-themed video slot that combines classy design with a fresh feature then an audience with the Celestial King is recommended. Alternatively, Bally’s Wacky Races offers lots of bonus features.

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