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Most probably, you won’t find a positive definition of imperialism in any modern dictionary, but it may well serve as a theme for some innocent entertainment even nowadays. Imperial Wars from EGT is a good example of this: sail all across the ocean and march through the Gates of India as the one and the only conqueror with all the pitiful competitors begging for mercy at your feet. Ahead of you, new territories await, full of treasures and most valuable resources to make your empire as strong as never before – just make sure everybody standing in your way learns a proper lesson!
With up to 20 win lines available, your first strategic goal is to decide how many of those you would like to be in play. The options are as follows: 1, 5, 10, 15 and 20. To select the most suitable quantity, simply click on the corresponding number in one of the columns adjacent to the reels. Then you have to choose how much to bet on each active line – 1, 2, 5, 10 or 20 credits. The five buttons below the reels will display the overall bet per round, and once you hit one of them, the reels will immediately start to spin.
Your way to victory lies strictly along the win lines: land 5 matching symbols on any of those and get the highest possible payout! The paytable (little blue button in the bottom left corner of the screen) will show you the value of all possible winning combinations depending on your current bet. Themed symbols are worth considerably more than the standard playing card icons, so be on the lookout for a general, a noble lady, a tall ship and a squadron of soldiers. The Gates of India, in turn, is the most expensive item on the reels also acting as a wild symbol substituting for nearly all others in the game. 2 or 3 cannons in any position on the reels trigger 3 or 5 completely free spins with locked and expanding wilds.
Just above the reels you will find four windows displaying constantly changing numbers. Each window is marked with a card suit and represents the amount of a mystery jackpot. The jackpots can be won during a bonus round which can be triggered at random at the end of any spin. In the bonus round, you are presented with 12 face-down playing cards, and if you manage to pick 3 of the same suit, the corresponding jackpot is right there in your pocket!
Return – to – player: 96.14%.