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Journey to the West on Mobile

Journey to the West

Slots Features

Slots Game: Journey to the West
Reels: 5
Wild Symbol: Yes
Max Bet: 250 coins
Provider: TopGame
Paylines: 25
Scatter Symbol: Yes
Jackpot: Yes

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Journey to the West Mobile Slot Review

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Based on an old book of the same name, Journey to the West is Pragmatic Play’s modern day rendition of the classic piece of Chinese literature, even if it has stripped out a large portion of the story in favour of familiar characters to appeal to the growing market in China. Join the four travellers as they embark on a dangerous quest to recover the knowledge and teaching of Buddha in this 5×3 reel 25-payline slot that will teach you that even small prizes can add up to greatness rather than one major discovery that will rock your world.

So, big plus on the choice of theme for the developers. The book is one of the more important pieces of Chinese literature, and offers great insight into the mentality and the way the Chinese people reacted to things at the time. The inclusion of all four characters, alongside several symbols that were made to look Oriental, really helps to sell the whole thing and immerse the player into the familiar tale.

Which is then somewhat ruined with Wilds and Scatters having giant English letters plastered over their respected icons. Scatters are formed of a green circle coated with a gold outer layer, with a dragon on each side. Scatters activate 5 free spins when three or more are present on the playing field at the same time, and you have the ability to retrigger the bonus if you land three more Scatter while the bonus turns are still active, which awards three more spins.

Wilds have a dark green circle with a complex pattern representing them. There unfortunately isn’t much that Wilds can do to excite the playerbasebeyond the fact they are the biggest single pay by far. However, that doesn’t work out to be that much, as even a five-of-a-kind Wild win will be only an x16 increase in your wager.

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Naturally, to compensate for an even lower than usual paytable, Pragmatic Play came up with the concept of stacked symbols. It is rare to not see one of the four disciples not come up stacked, and this means that when they do chain together, they will hit wins across several paylines, which in turn, makes what cash you do get from a single line much lower than usual.

The betting range is also quite familiar to anyone who played anything from the same developers before – from the minimum $0.25 to the maximum $125, adjusting coins per line and coin value, while having no options to change the amount of active paylines. Depending on your personal preferences when it comes to stacked icons, Journey to the West has the potential to support both more casual consumers and more profit-minded gamblers looking to score big.

Jackpots & Progressives

There isn’t much in terms of a progressive jackpot to work towards. What you see is what you get in this game. Single line wins, even with five of a kind scores, aren’t that impressive, as they are offset by the fact you will usually see three or four of a kind wins on multiple paylines from time to time. Not always, mind you, as Pragmatic’s release is fine to throw smaller wins at you until a larger one loops around.

This reliance on stacked symbols also spreads onto the single special feature that the slot offers. In Journey to the West, you can pick Wilds, or one of the four disciples to empower with a multiplier. Wilds come with a 1x multiplier, but pays the most, while ShaWujing gives the highest multiplier, 5x, but also pays the least. This is usually a pretty decent money maker, but Scatters tend to be a bit rare to trigger it.

Bonus Games & Sign-ups

The free spins bonus is activated by the presence of three or more Scatters on the playing field. Regardless of how many Scatters triggered the special feature, you always get 5 bonus turns, which we feel is a bit annoying. Once the feature is active, you pick between one of the five symbols, and it will appear stacked on the playing field for the brief duration of the bonus.

Our advice? Multipliers are fine, but the prospect of extra Wilds on the playing field is quite difficult to ignore. If you want to play it safer, go with that, otherwise, stick to a 3x or 4x multiplier and try your luck.

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