China Shores Review

China shores is a classic slot game designed by Konami. It has a retro look and features 5reels and 30 paylines. With a basic green theme, it has struggled to attract players. Its only redemption is the availability of free spins.

Game Symbols

Asian culture profoundly influences how icons are made. Up to 15 symbols are incorporated into this slot machine. Players are welcomed by an array of regular symbols like; 

·      Gold Embroidery.

·      Urns.

·      Golden Tortoise.

·      Lanterns.

·      Poker cards – A, K, Q, J, 20, and 9.

Special symbols also grace the reels. Two of the notable ones are the Wild and Scatter. 

·      The Panda is the Wild.

·      Yin Yang is the Scatter.

 China Shores Symbols

Paytable

The highest paying characters are the Chinese scribbles and the Golden Tortoise. Expect low payouts with poker card symbols. You’re awarded credits once you match three or more similar icons on a win line. Here is a look at the paytable.

 910JQKAPink lanternPurple potGolden tortoiseChinese scribblesYin yang scatter
2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A22
3555555151520255
4202020202525505010010020
510010010010015015025025050010001000

The Wild Panda

The cute panda acts as the Wild. It replaces any other symbols except the Yin Yang. Don’t expect the panda to land on the first reel. Instead, it only appears from the second to the fifth reel. While on their own, Wilds cannot form a winning combination. 

Yin Yang Symbol

Yin Yang represents the scatter symbol. This round, black and white character triggers the bonus rounds.

Free Spins Pay Double!

The keys to unlocking free spins lie with the Yin Yang. To activate them, a player has to match three or more on a payline. However, China shores scatters are stingy compared to other slots. They reward players as follows;

·      3 scatters – 8 free spins.

·      4 scatters – 10 free spins.

·      5 scatters – 15 free spins.

The bonus round redeems itself by doubling any wins you make during free spins.

Balance of Fortune

This scale consists of a random credit prize and a free game round. 

Once you choose the credit prize option, you automatically forfeit the free round. However, you can swap to credit prizes in the middle of a game provided you’re yet to play over 20 spins. 

The more games you abscond, the higher the credits you get. The minimum and maximum rewards you get range from 40 credits to about 320 000 credits.

RTP and Variance

At 96.05%, the RTP is average. If only the base game is considered, this percentage even falls lower to 88.90%. The medium variance of this game ensures that it’s friendly to both novices and experienced punters. 

A Huge Disappointment

China shores immensely disappoints when compared to other slots. From classic themes to uninspiring designs and back to an average RTP, this slot struggles on all fronts.

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