Powered by Iron Dog, a popular software developer, Si Xiang is a Chinese-themed video slot placed in a calm and serene setting with temples and lanterns in the background. This game boasts some spectacular graphics with a detailed design, high-end animations and an oriental musical score. The story behind this slot is based on four mythological creatures from the Far East that strive to bring you handsome prizes and thus contribute to delivering a satisfactory and enjoyable gaming experience.
Si Xiang is a 5-reel, 4-row game in which you can bet from $0.50 to $50.00 on 28 fixed paylines at a theoretical Return to Player set at 96.00%. To get the reels spinning and stopping, click on the Spin button. You can also decide to play the game with the highest bet allowed, in which case you should tap on the MaxBet button. Activating Autoplay will play the game without interruption up to 99 times. Symbols provide payouts when landing on adjacent reels, on a winline, starting from the leftmost position to right.
There are 4 low-paying symbols, represented with Chinese signs, delivering prizes from 75 to 200 coins when 5 appear on a winline. High-win icons, a Frog, Koi fish and a Monkey will award 250, 300 and 500 coins respectively for 5 of a kind. A Magic Portal symbol will pay out 888 coins if 5 hit a payline. Wild is depicted with a Yin-Yang icon that lands on the 3rd reel only, to complete winning combinations by replacing all other symbols and awarding a 3x multiplier on all wins it helps complete. Wild will sometimes open the Magical Portal to award up to 100 free spins, during which Magical beasts are unleashed.
The Azure Dragon of the East and the White Tiger of the West act as Expanding Wilds which cover 3 spaces and replace all symbols during the Free Spins Round. The Dragon moves left or right while the Tiger shifts up and down with each spin. More than one wild beast can land at any time and as long as they appear, free spins will continue. The Black Tortoise of the North can move in any direction, covering 4 positions. The 4th Expanding Wild is represented with the Vermillion Bird of the South which can also move in any direction with each spin. It covers 5 spaces to contribute to as many winning combinations as possible. Only one Tortoise or Bird can land during Free Spins, and once they disappear from the grid the feature will end.
Base game payouts in Si Xiang are paid quite often, and though they are not sky-high, they keep things interesting. What spices up the main game is the Yin-Yang Wild which triples all wins it contributes to. The Free Spins Round is where those truly juicy prizes are stored and once the Beasts start doing their magic, you will be in for some magnificent awards. The single drawback of this feature is that it is triggered randomly, which is compensated by the possibility to obtain up to 100 free spins. Given the splendid appearance of the game and its amazing special symbols which could provide you with a maximum payout of 4000x your bet, Si Xiang does sound pretty alluring.