With so many Chinese-themed slot games crowding the online casino shelves, standing out can be a tricky business. With its fantastic design, Si Xiang manages to do just that. With a traditional city scene in the background, the purple reels include 4 lower value Chinese letters as well as frogs, koi carp and monkeys. The best of the standard symbols is the magic portal which pays 75, 250 or 888 coins if you land 3, 4 or 5 on a payline.
Keep a special eye out for the yin and yang symbol which can land on the middle reel only. This can perform 2 functions. It can act as a wild and apply a 3x multiplier whenever it forms part of a winning combination. It can also open up a magic portal and trigger the Free Spins feature.
Before the free spins begin, 1 of the 4 animals will be chosen at random. These each have special wild powers:
- Azure Dragon - this is a stacked wild that moves 1 position to the left or right with each free spin. The free spins continue until all dragons have dropped off the edge of the reels.
- White Tiger - like the Dragon, the White Tiger is also an expanding wild, this time horizontally rather than vertically. This wilds move up and down the reels with each free spin. Again, the free spins continue until there are no tigers left on view.
- Black Tortoise - this is a block of wilds that moves around in any direction with each free spin. The round continues until the Tortoise exits the reels.
- Vermilion Bird - here you’ll see a cross shaped set of wilds. This moves with each free spin which continue until the beast vacates the reels.
With the Azure Dragon or White Tiger, more than 1 can appear on the reels on any free spin making them more lucrative. Anyway, Si Xiang is a terrific looking game. The imagery is top notch and there’s a catch, Asian-style backing track which works very well.
The base game action isn’t the spiciest but the game can explode into life when you trigger the Free Spins feature. The expanding wilds can have a big impact here. You could get up to 100 free spins here. That’s unlikely of course. Even with a smaller amount, we managed to top over 600 times our stake. In fact, you could win 1,500 times your stake on every base game spin with the 3x multiplier from the Yin and Yang symbol.
Si Xiang is an enjoyable game. Easy on the eye and ear the Free Spins feature has the potential to be a cracker. If you enjoy the Chinese theme then this is certainly one to add to your rotation. I suggest you try some other Iron Dog Studio slot games with Wai-Kiki and Rainbow Wilds good options.