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Facts checked by Jasmine Thakur, Owner / Online Casino specialist on June 30th of 2022.
Written by Owner / Online Casino specialist, Viransh Dhawan and Editorial team.
Most Indian online casinos will contain a surplus of Far Eastern-themed slots. Few of them can dish out progressive jackpot cash prizes, though. Net Entertainment is aiming to change that with their Imperial Riches slot machine. Armed with both progressive and non-progressive prizes, Indian players are ideally placed to snap up significant wins in this game.
The slot itself is based on a Japanese peace garden, so expect koi fish, cherry blossoms and much more besides. While free spins (known as Free Falls in this release) and an Avalanche Reels feature provide perks, the crowning glory of this game is the Lucky Pond jackpot game. This feature can see players walk away with the top prizes.
Net Entertainment’s Imperial Riches only features 15 paylines spread over its 5 reels. However, to compensate for that, there is an Avalanche Reels engine, which we will come to in just a moment. Coin sizes in Imperial Riches range from 0.01 up to 0.20 in this game, with 10 betting levels multiplying those coins per each of the 15 fixed paylines. Stakes, therefore, rise from a floor of 0.15 per spin up to a ceiling bet of 30.00 a turn.
Imperial Riches is a medium volatility slot (one of the few progressives to be so) and has a return to player percentage of a generous 96.88%. The jackpot prizes are won via a Lucky Pond bonus. That bonus can offer two non-progressive prizes (Rapid and Mini), as well as three progressive jackpot (Midi, Major and Mega) prizes.
Following any win on the reels, the Avalanche Reels feature comes into play. It will remove winning icons from the reels, with new ones dropping in to replace them. Provided the player keeps pocketing wins, the feature keeps on going.
Wild symbols play their part in helping to make this happen. These symbols can substitute for any others barring scatters, but only appear on the second, third and fourth reels. They take the shape of gongs.
When three scattered lanterns appear on the reels, a Free Falls bonus begins. This is essentially a free spin bonus and offers 10, 15 or 20 free games for 3, 4 or 5 gongs. In the bonus round, jewels can drop into the pond which is found below the reels. If three are eaten by the koi fish in the pond during the Free Falls bonus, the Lucky Pond bonus round begins.
The key to the Lucky Pond Jackpot Bonus is relatively simple. There are five prizes up for grabs. These prizes consist of Rapid and Mini non-progressive prizes, which are worth 100x and 500x a bet, respectively. At the same time, Midi, Major and Mega Jackpot progressive prizes are also up for grabs. Their value changes – the longer they remain unwon, the more valuable they will be. The colour of each jewel corresponds to a cash prize. If the fish eat three of one colour jewel, that jewel’s progressive or non-progressive jackpot will be paid out.
It is rare to find an Asian-themed progressive jackpot slot. To play one which offers both epic non-progressive and progressive prizes for such a low stake is a treat. Moreover, this game is medium volatility, as opposed to most progressive slots which tend to be highly volatile games. All in all, Imperial Riches should be a welcome addition to the arsenals of any Indian online casino.