There is already a Journey to the West themed slot out there on the net, but this new release is Pragmatic Play’s take on the historical Chinese tale.
Journey to the West is wonderfully colourful and creative with its imagery, paying homage to the original tale, but Pragmatic Play does have a reputation for basic slots. How well Journey to the West holds up against its rivals really does depend on what it can offer players.
Pragmatic Play have come on in leaps and bounds since they first got going a few years ago. Today, the casino software provider is a respectable developer of online slots, even if their games are a little on the simple side. The big question is, what will they be able to do with a slot based on as popular a tale as Journey to the West?
How to play it
With just 25 paylines spread over 5 reels, none of which can be altered by the player; the wagering range in Journey to the West is a little rigid. Journey to the West features coin values which stem from 1p up to 50p in all, with players able to bet up to 10 of those per payline.
Ultimately, players are going to find themselves wagering anything from 25 per spin, up to £125 per spin in all on the Journey to the West slot.
T&Cs Apply 18+
Wild symbol: Wilds appear as green coin icons. These can substitute for all other symbols save for scatter icons. Wilds are also the best paying icons in the game, dishing out wins worth up to 4,000 coins if 5 appear on a payline.
Scatter symbols: Scatters are represented by jade orbs surrounding by golden dragons. These symbols count – as their name suggests – no matter where they fall on the reels. Scatters can also trigger a free spin bonus round when 3 or more appear anywhere on the reels.
Free spins bonus: Players will start the free spin bonus in Journey to the West with a total of 5 free games. During the bonus, scatters can also bag a further 3 free spins by landing more scatters on the reels. Before that, though, players will have to choose 1 of 5 possible free spin bonuses.
They could opt for stacked wilds with 1x multipliers, stacked Monkey Kings with 2x multipliers, stacked Xuanzang symbols with 3x multipliers, stacked Pigsy with 4x multipliers or stacked Sha with 5x multipliers. Obviously, the larger the multiplier you go for, the lower cash prizes the stacked symbols are worth.
The wild symbol is the best-paying symbol in this slot machine game. Ideally, you will want to land 5 of them on any payline to win the non-progressive jackpot, which is capped at 4,000 coins in all.
Journey to the West is certainly not a bad slot at all. It offers better features than rival Journey to the West themed slots, and it has decent prizes, a wealth of free spin options and multipliers and cheap bets. All in all, this Pragmatic Play developed slot is a bit of a hit in our book.
T&Cs Apply 18+