The 1421 Voyages of Zheng slot has 88 paylines in total - these can be adjusted and you can select the number of lines from a minimum of 8, to the maximum of 88. You can then select the bet per line from €1 to €100. This means that the minimum bet is €8, and the maximum bet is a huge €8,800! Low spenders may not like this, as it means to play with all 88 paylines active, you must spend a minimum of €88 per spin.
This video slot also uses a simple 5x4 reel layout with five reels and four rows in each. You can see the game controls easily, and all the relevant currency and bet info is displayed at the bottom. However, this game does not have an autoplay feature so you must do each spin manually.
11 symbols are present in the base game paytable for the 1421 Voyages of Zheng. These start with cards - 10, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace. Next, we have various items from Zheng’s adventures. These include a golden disc, a jade statue, a huge bell, an oriental ship, a golden coin, and the adventurer Zheng himself.
The cards are the lowest-paying symbols in the base game. This is standard for video slots. The 10, Jack, Queen, and King all give a payout of 5x the bet per line if you get three symbols. Their highest payout is a multiplier of 100x for five symbols. The Ace pays slightly higher and has a minimum payout of 10x your bet per line.
The golden coin is the single highest paying symbol in the game. If you get five of this symbol, you get an amazing multiplier of 888x based on the bet per line. The golden coin is also a wild symbol and substitutes for all other symbols except the map scatter symbol.
Some games give players control over the bonus feature. The 1421 Voyages of Zheng bonus feature does this with the player decision feature. The player decision is triggered by getting three or more map scatter symbols. The scatter symbols only appear on the three central reels.
If you get three of these symbols, you are given one of four different 1421 Voyages of Zheng free spin options to choose from. These are the cup feature, and three different amounts of free spins. You can pick 20 free spins with random multipliers of 3x, 2x, or 1x, 15 free spins with random multipliers of 5x, 2x, or 1x, or 10 free spins with random multipliers of 8x, 2x, or 1x. During these bonus rounds, additional free spins can be triggered.
The cup feature is a game of chance. Here you must pick one of three cups to find the golden ball. If you choose correctly, a win at 91x the bet value is awarded!
The 1421 Voyages of Zheng Return To Player is 96.04%. This is quite good and is just above the benchmark for the industry. Video slots are expected to have an RTP of at least 95-96% to be considered fair. We cannot obtain any information on the volatility of this game, however. The player decision free spins offer the best wins depending on which option you choose, however.