Iron Dog Studios Si Xiang slot game has a world of ancient Chinese story telling at its heart. It’s a visual treat with the fantastical themed slot presenting four characters from Chinese mythology who protected the ancient world and its folk. You could put it in the same genre as the Arctic Enchantress slot, only with an Eastern theme of course.
This slot reveals a whole other world in this intriguing game with a difference, it’s all about the free spin feature when heavenly creatures bring their largess to the player in the form of expanding Wilds. All the action takes place across the East China Sea from the Legend of the Five Ninjas slot.
Look and Feel
Si Xiang is set in a gorgeous world of colour and high quality graphical detail. The background of the reels is a bright scene of a traditional temple complex with a dramatic stone dragon to the right of the reels.
The reels themselves are housed in a gloriously detailed golden treasure of a frame decorated with dragons and hung with paper lanterns; in fact it’s like a tiny building with a Yin and Yang sign hung from the left of the reels. Atop the reels is the game’s logo. So, there´s a helluva lot more going on here than Sweet Bonanza with its fruit and gems in other words!
The background music is relaxed and sounds like traditional style Chinese flute music.
Si Xiang Game Play
Si Xiang is a 5 reel, 4 rows and 28 pay lines trip into fantasy land that can be played across all devices.
The icons you’ll want to enchant onto the reels include a cast of characters straight out of the Chinese traditional playbook with a koi carp, a coin wearing frog and intriguingly, a monkey king – a valuable icon if you land five on an active pay line you’ll get x10 your stake- now’s that a regal gift!
The lower value icons of the slot are four traditional Chinese characters or letters.
The game’s Wild is a Yin and Yang icon which substitutes for all icons if you can call Lady Luck into your game and lure this symbol of balance onto the middle reel and in doing so, trebling your win- kerching!
This Yin and Yang icon is unusual because it brings a little of the theme’s mythical magic with it. Sometimes when it lands on the middle reel it opens to form a magical portal or doorway which activates the Free Spins feature in this game.
Independent of the yin yang icon’s occasional random transformation into the portal icon this is also a standalone icon that arrives on the reels as a rather otherworldly swirling portal. When this icon lands on reels it awards some helpful multipliers to boost your own treasure trove with 3, 4 or 5 giving a one and a half, x 5 or close to a x 18.
The razzle dazzle in Si Xiang slot comes from the almost bottomless 100 free spins feature which only ends when the freebies are used up or when the four magnificent mythical creatures (basically expanding special Wilds) depart the reels. These special characters are central to the game’s theme and its money making potential. Each of the curious creatures brings a different expanding Wild element to boost your bank roll.
There is the Azure Dragon, 3 reels high, that either travels to the left or right through the reels each time they spin, to make for more winning combos for you.
There is also a reclining White Tiger which is 3 reels long and makes its presence known by landing across the reels and then, proceeding to move up and down the reels with each spin.
The strangely horned Black Tortoise surprises the player not only by being 2 x 2 in size but also by moving where ever it wants over the reels during each spin.
And last is the striking Vermilion Bird that resembles a golden phoenix that makes an entrance being in a cross shape and moving in any direction it pleases- it is a magical creature after all!
Si Xiang looks the part of a wonderful other world of the past and we are invited to be part of it. It also makes some real cash with the four expanding Wilds of the free spins feature and those crazy 100 free spins along with the x 3 multiplier in the base game Wilds making this slot not only visually gorgeous but seriously bankable too.