This astrological oriental-themed slot from gaming mavens NextGen is bursting at the seams with five four-row reels and a total of 1024 ways to win. The ‘ways to win’ system is a nice change from fixed pay-lines as it gives far more opportunities for multiple prizes that can soon add up to quite a hoard. Players will immediately notice the captivating visuals which are colourful without being overbearing. The reels are translucent and set against a quasi-mystical swirl of reddish purple clouds. What’s more, the aesthetics are more than matched by the kindness of Xing Guardian and her generous RTP of 97.01%.
About the Developer
With almost 20 years’ experience in the online gaming industry, NextGen are always thinking about how to create quality new games that players love. NextGen have pioneered platform-independent content delivery, giving their casino clients freedom over the services they offer. The stunning quality of the artwork is evident throughout NextGen’s game portfolio, with slots such as Shangri La and Wild Play SuperBet showcasing the synergy of gameplay and aesthetics.
About the Game
Xing Guardian does not fall back on the cliche of oriental means red and gold cliche of some slots, but instead features a dazzling palette of colours from across the spectrum.
Basic-level symbols are represented by bejewelled playing card suits, while the library of premium symbols is taken from oriental iconography such as the tiger, turtle, a lotus flower and a ring.
Keep your eyes peeled for the Xing Guardian as she represents the wild symbol and substitutes for all symbols except for the yin-yang scatters.
Free Spins Feature
Spin three yin-yang scatter symbols to trigger the Free Spins Feature and enjoy 10 free spins with locked reels. Watch as Xing Guardian descends to lock-in adjacent sets of reels for bigger wins (see below). The round can be retriggered by landing three more yin-yang symbols during the Free Spins Feature, although you will only receive an additional five spins rather than 10.
Xing Guardian Locked Reels
During any spin in the base game, the Xing Guardian may appear from above to lock in, two, three, four or five adjacent reels. I’m no astrologer, but this means that there could be riches in your future.
Rise of the Dragon
Like the phoenix from the ashes, the Dragon can be randomly summoned during any spin bringing with it stacks of wilds.
Xing Guardian from NextGen is an absorbing online slot and a refreshing take on the oriental theme. The graphics are very well rendered - particularly when Xing Guardian descends to lock in those adjacent reels. While some slots can be a little miserly in their payouts, Xing Guardian walks the talk with a very respectable RTP of 97.01. Those who want to sample other premium oriental-themed slots from NextGen might like to give Emperor’s Garden slot or Eastern Dragon a try.
Game rules can be found within game.