Playtech Si Ling Video Slot Review

Si Ling: Demo

Historic China is the setting for Si Ling, a 5 reel, 243 ways to win video slot powered by Playtech. Featuring top end design, it comes with an impressive bonus feature that offers a choice of free spins with special stacked symbols. Play on all devices from 60p per spin.

The visuals in Si Ling have a traditional feel – set against a pair of lush red curtains, the reels give the impression of being on the stage of a theatre. The lower value symbols are made up of Playtech’s usual brightly coloured A to 10 playing cards.

Higher up the payout food chain come a giant tortoise, a pair of dragons and a phoenix – the latter is potentially the most rewarding as a 5-symbol combination will get you 50 coins. That doesn’t sound especially impressive but all symbols can land fully stacked offering the chance to hit multiple combinations. The Chinese letters symbol is the wild – as well as offering payouts of 10, 25, 50 or 100 coins, it replaces all other symbols apart from the scatter.

Just like the other symbols, the golden coin scatter can land fully stacked. You’ll need to land at least 6 scatters anywhere on the reels to trigger the Si Ling feature. It’s a free spins round where you’ll be offered a range of free spin and stacked symbol combinations:

  • 11 free spins with the tortoise stacked
  • 9 free spins with dragon 1 stacked
  • 6 free spins with dragon 2 stacked
  • 5 free spins with the phoenix stacked
  • 3 free spins with the wild stacked

It’s possible to re-trigger more free spins from the feature too giving you 22 free spins with the tortoise stacked or 6 free spins with the wild stacked for example.

The design in Si Ling is rather impressive – land stacked symbols on adjacent reels and the symbols explode into animated life.  Don’t expect too much in the way of extras here – Si Ling is all about the free spins. Some decent results are possible here thanks to the special stacked symbols.

There are plenty of Chinese-themed video slots on the market – Si Ling isn’t the most spectacular of them. Yes, the design is excellent. If you’re after a huge variety of features, you could be a little underwhelmed. The free spins round is a good one though and offers some decent winning chances.

If you’re not usually a fan of Chinese video slots, this probably won’t convert you. If you do enjoy the Asian genre, then I would also suggest trying Warriors Gold by Playtech which has an excellent free spins feature.

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