Ways of the Phoenix Slot Machine
Playtech has a new slot release, one based on the legendary creature from the Ancient Chinese stories, Phoenix. Phoenix or Fenghuang in Chinese mythology will reward you with some amazing wins. The unique layout and the exciting features will add to the theme, so overall, you'll get a pretty awesome slot.
Ways of the Phoenix will give you several features to help you boost your winnings. First, you will notice the Wild, which is presented with the Dragon Claw symbol. As any other Wild, the Dragon Claw will replace for regular symbols on the reels with the aim to help you form winning combos, but it won’t replace for the Scatter symbol.
The Scatter, on the other hand, is the Yin Yang logo, as in many Chinese-themed slots. The Scatter will help you trigger up to 50 Free Spins, depending on how many you land to trigger the feature. Additionally, it will provide you with up to 50x the bet prize. This feature can be retriggered with only 2 Scatters.
However, the most important feature is yet to come. The Rising Kingdoms feature is the one that will first give you 45 ways to win, but for each and every one combo you form, it will unlock new levels for you. So from 45, you can get 135, then by forming new wins you can get 405, 675, 1125 and up to 3,125 winning ways if you continue forming winning combos. The max winning ways would require several consecutive wins.
But, the best part is that this feature is active even during the Free Spins. In fact, with the Scatters, you activate the Free Spins, so every win you form during these Free Spins will gradually increase your winning ways. Although the Free Spins cannot be retriggered here, imagine getting the top 50 Free Spins and getting the 3,125 winning ways. The game will deliver for you a whopping 62,500x the stake payout if you manage to land a screen full with Phoenix symbols or Wilds. That’s a jackpot of $625,000.00!
Theme & Design
The Chinese theme is rather obvious by the name of the slot, but also by the special features. The Yin Yang logo, the Dragon Claws which are holding pearls, the gold coins, the scrolls, the drums and gemstones, all scream Chinese theme.
The game is designed beautifully, and you will see that it is a high-quality one, with exceptional graphics. Playtech did an awesome job with the slot in terms of visual effects.
Wagering & Paylines
The game provides you with up to 3,125 ways to win, although in terms of betting range, it gives you a minimum bet of $0.25 and a maximum bet of $100.00.
The maximum jackpot, as mentioned is $625,000.00 which is really astonishing, considering the game provides you with several features that can actually get you to that jackpot. In fact, the game is medium to high variance, so the 62,500x the stake jackpot could be yours with each spin!
Ways of the Phoenix is a really refreshing slot, both in terms of features and payouts. We haven't bumped into a slot that provides such a huge jackpot in weeks. But even visually, the slot is a real eye-candy. The theme, although fairly common, gives you a refreshing twist, since it features Phoenix as the main character. In all, we believe that this game really deserves a try, since it offers anything any slot player would look for.