A beautiful pond and garden form the backdrop to Imperial Riches, a fantastically designed Asian-themed video slot from NetEnt. It’s played using a 5 reel, 15 payline, Avalanche game engine. Trigger the bonus round and you’ll get at least up to 20 free spins. Collect jewels during those free spins to activate the Lucky Pond Bonus Game which can deliver extra cash prizes or even a progressive jackpot. Play on all devices from between 15p and £30 per spin.
You won’t find many better designed video slots than Imperial Riches which looks and sounds superb. A tranquil Asian pond and garden is the setting. On the reels you’ll see A, K and Q symbols alongside plants, gold coins and pots. The golden fish is the best standard symbol. Land 5 of these in combination and you’ll receive a payout of 100 times your total bet.
The action takes place using an Avalanche feature. Winning symbols are removed and new ones drop in and replace them. The drops continue as long as a new winning combination hits. This feature in found in other NetEnt games like Gonzo’s Quest.
The red lantern is the scatter. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these anywhere on the reels on the same spin and you’ll trigger the Free Spins feature. On offer here are 10, 15 or 20 free spins using the Avalanche reels. Each symbol that forms part of a winning combination during the feature is collected as a jewel.
At the end of the free spins, you’ll then go on to play the Lucky Pond Bonus Game feature. The collected jewels from the free spins drop down into a pond where a silver bonus fish and gold coin fish await. Each jewel eaten by the coin fish awards an extra prize of up to 1.33 times your bet.
If the bonus fish eats 3 jewels, you’ll progress to the Jackpot Game feature. If a fish eats 3 jewels during this game, you’ll win the associated jackpot prize. There are 2 fixed and 3 progressive jackpot prizes on offer here. The progressive jackpots are local to each online casino (not network jackpots).
The design in Imperial Riches is fantastic. That’s true of both the visuals and the sound which combine to excellent effect. The range of features isn’t bad either. The selection of extras isn’t massive but the free spins and the Lucky Pond Bonus Game features can deliver some decent action. The biggest payouts come from the high value golden fish symbol – a screen full of them will reward you with 1,500 times your bet.
This latest virtual trip to Asia is an enjoyable one. Get lucky with the magical fish and Imperial Riches could live up to its name. If you want jackpots, NetEnt’s Hall of Gods may be dated but is very easy to play and offers multi-million pound payouts.