Ancient Warriors Review
Ancient Warriors is a video slot with an unusual grid of 4 reels and 6 rows that lands 24 symbols per spin. There are as many as 50 fixed pay-lines and the Any Adjacent Pays symbols system for rewarding is used as well. This means that winning combinations can start from 1st or 2nd reel to the right to give you wins. You can use wagers in the range of 20p to £115 per spin. This is a highly volatile slot with an RTP of 96.00% and a hit rate of 29.22%. The hit rate shows that almost 1 of every 3 spins will be a winning one.
The game includes a few modifiers and Bonus Spins. The Chinese symbols landed in stacks of 3 to 5 trigger the Yin and Yang wild. The Stacked Multiplier feature gives you multiplier boost of from x2 to x10 on your wins. You can trigger both features simultaneously. The largest wins happen during the Ancient Warriors Bonus Spins, which range between 5 and 10. During them, all triggered features turn the wild and wild multipliers into sticky symbols. They stay such until the end of the bonus rounds. The jackpot win per spin in Ancient Warriors is 1,807 times your bet.
The playing area of Ancient Warrior is really superb. The grid represents a brown-red pagoda with lanterns on both sides. The reels are transparent and include all kinds of fluorescent symbols. They are highly ornamented and detailed. The 4 card royals are double framed and with a different colour each. The purple monkey, turquoise serpent and cat look great. There is a Chinese circular symbol with letters on it and a scatter. The background shows a dark turquoise landscape.
The Bonus Spins play on a fiery red screen. The background is a landscape in red with a lot of details. The reels are also red with glowing yellow tones of the symbols and 4 statues behind each one. Crazy Tooth Studio has perfected the design of its games. The provider becomes better and better with each new release. Ancient Warrior is another impressive video slot. It is bound to appeal to the majority of gamers.
Ancient Warriors Gameplay
Ancient Warriors uses the widely applied Any Adjacent Pays mechanic. It lets you win for 3 or 4 identical symbols landed from left to right. There are also 50 pay-lines to get wins from. The See-Thru-Reels mechanic is also used and the reels are transparent.
The pay-table includes card royals at the low end and various animals as the premiums. The J, Q, K and A pay equally – this is 0.30 and 0.70 for 3 and 4 identical matching ones respectively. The premiums also have the same value. If you land 3 or 4 serpents, cats or monkeys you will get 0.50 or 1.50 times your bet.
Two special symbols play a significant role in the slot. These are the Chinese character, which is the feature triggerer and the scatter.
Ancient Warriors Features / Bonuses
The Chinese character is the feature symbol. It turns into one of the 2 available modifiers depending on the way it lands. If 1 or 2 circular feature symbols land in stacks of 3, 4 or 5 symbols, they transform into the Yin & Yang wild. The wild, as usual, can play for any other regular symbol and helps you get more winning combinations.
The second modifier in Ancient Warriors is the Stacked Multiplier. It may be triggered with the feature symbols landed in stacks of 3, 4 or 5 symbols in rows. When they appear in a row, the stacked feature symbols turn into an Ancient Warrior. The latter hits the reels with a weapon and turns the symbols into wild multipliers. The wild multipliers can have values of x2, x3, x4, x5 or x10 at the most. If you are lucky enough, the game lets the Stacked Multiplier and feature symbol modifiers be triggered at the same spin. Then, they will activate both and ensure your massive payouts.
The last extra in the game and the main attraction in it are the Ancient Warrior Bonus Spins. You trigger them with 3 or more scatters in a spin. Then, 5 bonus spins will start. During them, any of the mentioned above modifiers you have activated lock in place the wilds and wild multipliers. These symbols become sticky until the end of the Bonus Spins. You can also add more free rounds to the ones you have by landing more scatter. Each landed scatter adds one more free spin and a total of 10 free spins are possible for you to win.
Crazy Tooth Studio offers an Asian-themed game with great visual performance and features. The winning potential is rather low given the fact that Ancient Warriors is a high volatility slot. Still, the boosters and feature ensure an amusing time. Wait for the release in August and give it a spin!