Chinese slot games are one of the most common around, and Konami has thrown another into the mix with China Shores.
As far as gameplay and design go, there is not a huge amount to write home about with the China Shores video slot. The game has a very basic design, with the reels being set inside some sort of Chinese jungle, the reels themselves are bright green and are supposed to be styled like leaves. The lack of a soundtrack doesn’t do much to inspire either, and the sound effects are very clunky.
To kick things off, players need to choose the denomination and how many credits they want to bet per line. The minimum denomination size is €0.01 and the maximum is €0.50. Players are able to bet up to five credits and a minimum of one across all 30 pay lines. This means the maximum you can stake overall is €75, while the minimum is €0.30. If you want to give the slot a spin before you play for real money, then give the China Shores demo we have provided a spin for free.
All wins in the China Shores slot game are paid out in credits. The highest paying symbol is some Chinese letters, which pay 1,000 credits for five, 100 for four, 25 for three, and 2 for 2. Next up is a golden turtle which pays 500 for five, and then a vase and a lampshade pay out 250 for five each. The royal symbols are next up with the Ace and King paying 150 for five. After this, the Queen, Jack, 10, and 9 all pay the same – 100 for five, 20 for four, and five for three. The yin-yang is the scatter symbol and it pays 100 for five, while the panda is the game’s wild symbol.
The main China Shores bonus feature is the free spins round. This is triggered when you land 3, 4, or 5 scatter symbols. This will reward 8, 10, or 15 spins respectively. There are two things that help the China Shores free spins feature stand out. Firstly, all wins are doubled during the round, and secondly, is the option to cash them out.
That’s right, the Balance of Fortune feature allows you to skip the free spins and cash them in for an unknown cash amount. When you are given the option to do this, you will be shown the minimum and maximum amount you could be rewarded. Obviously, this will also depend on the number of free spins you have available. It is also possible to cash your free spins out at any time when you are playing providing you have more than 20.
The China Shores RTP is listed in the game as 96.10%. We found we came across small wins from time to time when playing. Still, we never managed to trigger the free spins in over 100 spins. We hope you enjoyed our China Shores slot review and learned more about the game.