An ancient Chinese legend says that a powerful emperor once secretly created a number of living terracotta statues in the form of mighty warriors. The emperor set them to guard the treasure in his temple, where they will remain until the day an intrepid adventurer awakens them from their slumber. Could that adventurer be you? Find out when you play Ancient Warriors, the Asian-themed slot produced by Crazy Tooth Studios, in exclusive collaboration with Microgaming. Powered by SEE-THRU REELS, this fast-paced, colourful casino game is packed with innovative features such as stacked multipliers, bonus spins and the impressive Wild Transformation round. Ancient Warriors is one of the best online slots Ireland has ever seen when it comes to graphics, with a unique “neon meets terracotta” aesthetic and gameplay that draws you in right away. Let’s take a closer look at what you can expect when you play this casino game online.
The first thing that strikes you when the Ancient Warriors slot launches on your screen is the unusual 4x6 grid format. That’s four reels and six rows set against a gorgeously lit Chinese temple with stylised trees and mountains in the overlit twilight distance. With these lighting effects, Ancient Warriors is easily one of the most atmospheric casino games around. The reels are transparent, so you can see the four ancient warrior statues looming majestically behind them.
The regular base game symbols include low pay card icons (10, J, Q, K, A) and glowing high pay symbols in the form of animal masks, including a hissing snake, a big fierce cat and a scowling money. The yin-yang wild symbol substitutes for every other paying symbol except for wild multiplier symbols. These are numbers indicating how much they multiply your wins by (2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 10x). That’s what multipliers normally do, of course, but what makes these multiplier symbols different is that they can form their own combinations. Then there’s the feature symbol, a circular blue Chinese character icon, and the scatter, which looks like a golden halo. They both have a special role to play during special features (more about that below). Overall, Ancient Warriors has a very modern look and feel, with the most dynamic game-play you’re likely to find in any online or mobile casino in Ireland.
How to play Ancient Warriors
The aim of the Ancient Warriors video slot is to form winning combinations by matching three or more symbols on one of the 50 available paylines. Any adjacent positions are valid, unlike in some slots where you have to start from the first reel. To get the game started, you need to place a wager. The betting range is among the broadest you’ll find playing slots in an online or mobile casino, with a minimum bet of €0.20 and a maximum bet of €115. High rollers, take note! But be sure to consult the pay table for the different combinations and how they pay out, so that you can make a responsible, informed betting decision. Always play within your budget!
Once you’ve taken that important step, it’s time to press “spin” and let the fun and games begin. If you’d rather not play for real money, you’re welcome to spin the reels in demo mode as much as you like. The choice is entirely up to you. As part of our bid to be the best online casino in Ireland, we put players first at Ruby Fortune.
Bonus rounds and special features
What really sets Ancient Warriors apart from run-of-the-mill casino games is its inventive special features, which are triggered in different ways by the feature symbol and the scatter.
If one or two feature symbols hit a stack of three, four or five symbols, they turn into a yin-yang wild that can form wins with any other symbols. But if feature symbols land in stacks of three, four or five, one of the four different ancient warriors appears and attacks the reels with a weapon. This turns the symbols into multiplier symbols. Feature symbols can bring forth wilds and multipliers at the same time, which makes them very versatile. It has to be said that the appearance of an ancient warrior is one of the highlights of the game, purely because of the dramatic special effects! Once you’ve seen one such transformation, you’ll want to see them all.
As for the scatter symbols, its function is to trigger the Wild Transformation round. This happens when three or more scatters land on the reels at one time. You get five bonus spins, and any wilds or multiplier symbols on the reels are locked in position for the length of the feature. Should any further scatters land during the bonus round, you’ll get an extra free spin per scatter, for a maximum of 10 spins. This has the potential to summon more ancient warriors into the battle, for epic results!