Red Mansions by IGT
Red Mansions is a modern online slot with good graphics that cannot be found in brick and mortar casinos. This slot has the usual number of 5 reels, but instead of a set amount of paylines it makes use of the 1024 ways to win system.
The coin value in Red Mansions can all the way up to 300, which really does make this a slot for all budgets. Red Mansions does not have a progressive jackpot, but it does have a pretty good standing one. Special features of the slot are not mind blowing, consisting pretty much of only a free spins round and a wild symbol. Red Mansions is not available on any mobile platform as yet.
Many slots these days have a specific theme to them; there are countless Egyptian themed slots and even some South American ones. The Asian themed games are still in the minority, which makes Red Mansions a nice change from the usual. The graphics in Red Mansions have been designed especially for online, so they are high definition.
Although the slot is in cartoon style, the drawings are not child like, and are quite detailed. The slot is based on a very famous Chinese book called the Dream of the Red Mansions, and thus has many Asian symbols and other characters form the book. The soundtrack to the game is typically Chinese, but is classily done and won’t have you reaching for the mute button within the first few minutes.
Red Mansions Symbols
As mentioned, this slot is based on the famous Chinese book of the same name, so all the symbols are taken from there. Except that is for the base symbols which are from a modern deck of cards, and don’t really fit in. They have been done in bright colours but that’s it. The rest of the symbols are made up of the books characters, including a Chinese prince and his various princesses. The games wild symbol is a red pergola, and can be found on any reel except the first one. This wild will take the place of all other symbols in the game except for the bonus symbol.
The free spins in Red Mansions are launched by finding only two bonus symbols. The catch is that these bonus symbols only appear on the middle reel. The amount of spins that you will receive is dictated by the amount of bonus symbols that you find.
1024 Ways to Win
Red Mansions has a rather innovative system of creating winning combinations. Instead of the usual fixed or optional paylines, the game offers you a whopping 1024 ways to win. This feature has to be activated at the bottom of the slot. It works by essentially turning symbols into scatters, and paying out for identical symbols in any position so long as they are in adjacent columns. This does make the whole slots game play a bit confusing though, which is not great for beginners.
It is recommended that if you have not made use of this system before, to take the time to thoroughly read and understand how it works. Playing the game for free money or in demo mode is also a good way to practice and get the hang of things.