|Maximum jackpot in coins
|from $0.01 up to $60
|Coin Bet Range
|from $0.01 up to $2
|Coins per line
If you're a fan of Asian-themed slots, then the Goddess of Asia game by Reelnrg will have plenty to offer you. Even if you don't care too much about games with this particular concept, it has a lot to offer as a general video slot, particularly in the gameplay department. The graphics are good, and they have a little bit different feel than other games with a similar theme, but the motif has been used so much that the differences between this and any existing games are rather subtle.
This game has 30 paylines spread across a grid of five vertical reels and three rows of symbols. This isn't the most common layout, but it's not exactly rare either. You can adjust the number of paylines if you really want to, but it's best to leave them at the maximum number to get the best return to player percentage. Playing with fewer than 30 paylines will give you lower payouts, on average, over the course of your sessions.
Betting is centered around choosing a total bet size per payline instead of juggling coin sizes and numbers of coins on each payline. The available bet sizes for each of those lines ranges from $0.05 to $50 apiece, putting the minimum bet size at $1.50 per spin. That's a bit on the high side for a minimum bet. You can also wager up to $1,500 per turn at the maximum end, though many casinos many limit this to a lower number. Regardless, it's clear from the available bet sizes that everything here is centered around players at a bit higher level of stakes than usual.
Goddess of Asia Wild Multipliers
The wild symbol in this game is the lady with a fan, and she's probably the most important symbol in the entire slot. That makes sense considering the game was named after her. Five of a kind of this symbol gets a win worth 500x, which is one of the largest in the game. You can also pick up 150x for four of a kind or 40x for three of a kind, provided that there isn't a four-of-a-kind combination that would give you a better payout on the same payline with those three wilds.
Another aspect of this wild that gives you a ton of value is that it works as a 2x multiplier. Get at least one of these symbols in a winning combination to have that combination's payout doubled. This does not apply to scatter payouts because this wild does not substitute for the scatter symbols.
Gold Nugget Scatter Symbol
There's another symbol of a man holding a golden nugget, and he's the scatter symbol. Three of more of this guy anywhere on the reels will give you a payout. The wins are actually the same as the wild symbols, and in this game, the scatter pays are based around line bet wins instead of multiples of your total bet (which is the norm). Five gets you 500x, four is worth 150x and three of a kind pays out 40x of this symbol. They do not have to be located in any particular order or any particular location to get you paid in this game.
Free Spin Bonus Feature
Three or more of the scattered golden nugget symbol gets you a set of free spins. If you get the fan symbol anywhere on the second reel, then you'll have a random multiplier added to all of your payouts. However, it if shows up on the third reel instead, then you'll get expanding wilds added to the reels. This is a cool way of adding in different features without running them into the ground the way that some other games do.
Important Payouts and Wins
Five of the red signs will earn 300x, and you can also pick up 250x for five of a kind of the dragon symbols. The pile of gold bars is worth 200x, and five of a kind of the golden cat will get you a win of 150x. It's important that we point out that these symbols have a pretty flat pay scale, even with the wild and scatter wins. This lowers the volatility and provides fewer big swings, even though some pretty strong payouts are available with the multipliers, even without being in the free spins mode.
There are six card rank symbols in this game that are decorated with Asian themes, and we're not exaggerating when we say they might be the best-looking symbols of this type that we've seen in a video slot ever. Five of the A gets 75x, and five of the K or Q pay 50x each. You can earn 30x for five of the J, and five of the 10 gets you 25x. Finally, five of a kind of the 9 symbol is worth a 20x payout.
The Goddess of Asia slot has a good feel to it, and the graphics are very strong. The theme is common, but the gameplay and visuals are handled in a way that make the game stand out anyway. We aren't a fan of the super-low pays for some of the five-of-a-kind wins, but that's a minor issue in the grand scheme of things.