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Filled with mystique and wonder, Great Empire transports you to the ancient time of the Ming Dynasty. The yellow ochre reels – yellow represents wealth and prosperity – set against a blooming garden of cherry blossoms, along with the Chinese-inspired symbols and background music create a truly magical experience for players. Symbols include a pink lotus flower, Chinese lion statue, dragons, a cute and cuddly giant panda and the most valuable symbols, the emperor and empress. This 5-reel, 10-playline game was created by Euro Games Technology (EGT) to be enjoyed on your PC, smartphone or tablet. That means you can win big anytime, anywhere. This game may not have the biggest jackpot, but it’s got some very nice bonus features and offers a lot of flexibility. You can choose to play all 10 playlines or mitigate your risk by playing 7, 5, 3 or even just 1 line.
Return to player: 96.11%.
As mentioned, the first thing you want to decide is how many lines you want to play. Less lines means less risk, but of course it also limits your potential winnings. You can bet 2, 5, 10 or 20 on each line. That gives you a maximum bet of 200 when you choose to play all 10 lines, if you’re feeling like a high roller. Once you’ve decided how many lines you want to play and have placed your line bet, it’s time to give it a spin. Your goal is to line up matching symbols, each one with a different payout. The emperor and the empress bestow the best fortune on those lucky enough to find them, with payout resulting from two to five matching symbols. For the other symbols, three to five identical symbols are necessary to win.
Matching between 2 and 5 of the symbols will trigger hypnotic Chinese-themed music and result in a payout, which varies depending on the symbol. Poker symbols pay up to 100 coins; lotus flowers pay up to 150 coins; golden dragons pay up to 200 coins; and pandas pay up to 250 coins. True luck comes when you spin matching sets of either the emperor or empress symbols, which pay up to 500 and 400 coins respectively. The ying and yang wild cards are an exciting addition to the game. These expanding wild cards pay out when you match two to five of them or can take the place of any other symbol to complete a winning set.
In addition to the ying and yang wild cards, it’s worth paying a visit to the Temples that serve as the game’s scatters. With these beautiful temples, you are rewarded with instant winnings and three different free-spin bonus options. When you see these three temples in rows 1, 3 and 5, you have the chance to win between 5 and 15 free spins. To add another interesting twist, you can choose to take the 50/50 gambling challenge. You get double or nothing odds on winnings of 350 coins or less. All you have to do is guess if the card will be black or red. But, remember, guess wrong and lose it all.