IMPERIAL RICHES SLOT
NetEnt’s newest slot, due in early September, is situated in a Japanese garden with a Karp-filled pond. If you like one of their most popular slots, Gonzo’s Quest, you may be enticed by the cascading winnings feature in Imperial Riches. But in this game, it’s all about getting to the bonus rounds and winning decent progressive jackpots. Overall, it’s not as exciting as the high variance Megaways™ games currently flooding the Canadian market, but it’s still entertaining to spend money chasing those progressives.
Symbols and Pay Tables
Imperial Riches is a 5 reel, 15 payline slot machine. With cascading winnings, all winning symbols are eliminated from the reels after each successful spin. The winning symbols are eliminated if further winlines are established. This cycle continues until no new winlines are formed. It’s currently common in popular MegawaysTM slots like Big Time Gaming’s classic Bonanza.
The graphics in this game are wonderful, especially the garden and the pond with its fish. These are the low value symbols on the reels whereas the high value symbols are represented by bamboo plants, gold ingots, and golden fish (which pay out a rewarding 100x for five on a payline).
Watch out for the gong wild, which only appears on reels 2, 3 and 4, and the lantern scatter, which triggers the free spins round.
Imperial Riches revolves around the jackpot and free spins. 3, 4 or 5 scatters generate 10, 15 or 20 free spins. All winning spins during the free spins round provide unique gems necessary for the jackpot round.
During the Lucky Pond feature that follows the free spins round, all acquired gems are used. Your gems fall into the water. If Coin Fish eats them, they become 1x winners. If bonus fish consume them, you win the jackpot. A larger pond featuring one Coin Fish and five prize fish. Each jewel costs C$0.01 and if eaten by the Coin Fish, your prize is 2.66x (the Coin Fish), a Fixed C$100 or C$500 jackpot or one of three Progressive Jackpots.
NOTE: These are local jackpots hosted by your online gaming site. In other words, these are not the massive progressives seen on games like Mega Fortunes.
Imperial Riches is a fun casino slots to play, but its simplistic gameplay and basic bonus rounds may rapidly wear thin. The highest payout of 1,500x is lower than some of the recent high volatility games we’ve tested, but this is a different style of slot. If you want a higher possible prize, try any of the new Megaways slots or some of NetEnt’s other Progressive Jackpot games.