Legendary Battle Of Nian Slot Review – Blue Guru Games
It is that time again for another provider to announce its first launch of the year; the first release each year is always exciting. Blue Guru Games is a small studio that is becoming more known and improving with each release. The last review written was for the slot titled ‘Napoleon Vs Rabbits’, which stands out with its unique visual aspects and includes some innovative mechanics not seen before. In today’s review, we are learning all about ‘Legend Of Nian’, which is set to release on the 31st of January!
The game theme is inspired by a classic Chinese Folklore tale, the ancient creature known as ‘Nian’, which is truly terrifying and said to be associated with terror and destruction. Nian typically looks to have sharp claws and teeth with scary eyes from all the artwork found. The most common tale about this creature is Nian would come out of hiding once a year at the beginning of Chinese New Year. Looking to feed, terrorising nearby villages in its path. Villagers would use Firecrackers, bang drums and light Lanterns in an attempt to intimidate Nian.
The game background is set in a Chinese village, which has lanterns hanging between houses. The reel set is a structure of a house, with detailed dragon statues on the roof and a different style of lantern hanging on either side. There are also stone Nian statues. Visually the artwork uses a beautiful aesthetic and is not overwhelming with detail. During the Free Spins feature, Nian appears on top of the reel set with terrifying animations and glowing eyes. Blue Guru Games has done a fantastic job with the visuals of this release.
Legendary Battle Of Nian has a classic setup of 5 reels by 3 rows; this includes 243 ways to win. This slot is medium variance with a set RTP of 96.14% and a max win capped at 5,965x. You can bet from £0.30 to £150.
Legendary Battle Of Nian Symbols & Pay Table
There are 12 symbols in total; this includes 6 low-paying symbols. These are represented by 9, 10, J, Q, K and A. There are also 4 premium symbols, which are represented by Gongs, Bells, Drums and Lanterns. In additon to these regular symbols is a Firecracker Scatter and a Nian Wild. The highest paying symbol is the Lantern Premium, which pays 6.6x for 5 across a pay line. Nian Wilds substitute for all symbols except the Firecracker Scatter. Scatters and Wilds appear on all reels.
When symbols are part of winning combinations, they are removed from the reel set. The remaining symbols fall to the bottom of the reel set. New symbols fall from above to fill any empty spaces. This continues until no more wins occur during each spin.
Legendary Battle Of Nian Features & Mechanics
Landing 3 or more Firecracker Scatters during a base game spin will trigger the Free Spins Feature. A Level 1 upgrade is added to each symbol position the scatters landed on from the initial trigger. Awarding 15 Free Spins, during spins for each cascade if a Firecracker Scatter lands on a symbol position with no upgrade. A Level 1 Upgrade is added to that position. If a Firecracker Scatter lands on a Level 1 upgrade symbol position, it is replaced with a level 2 upgrade. If a Firecracker Scatter lands on a Level 2 upgrade symbol position, it is replaced with a level 3 upgrade. This feature can be purchased for 60x your chosen stake.
At the end of the Free Spins, a Bonus Prize is awarded for each upgrade. These prizes range depending on the level; possible values are;
- Level 1 – 0.5x to 1.33x.
- Level 2 – 1.67x to 5x.
- Level 3 – 6.67x to 5x.
- Grand Prize – 5,000x if all symbol positions contain a Level 3 Upgrade.
Overall, this slot is perfect for the Chinese New Year celebration this year and uses a known Chinese Folklore theme. With beautiful artwork created and animations to match this theme pick. Plus a fantastic Soundtrack choice. The Free Spins feature has a progressive Level Up mechanic and is Volatile. Be sure to check out the game for yourself on the launch and check out our exclusive casino offers.