Lisa Cheban | 02 March, 2023 12:17 | Last update on: 02 March, 2023 12:19
On February 20, 2023, Pragmatic Play, a Malta-based online casino content supplier, invited players to discover the secret symbols and cultures hidden in the Far East via their brand-new game, Mystery of the Orient.
This release has everything to thank for the developer’s agreement with Wild Streak Gaming, based in Las Vegas and part of Bragg Studios. Together, both companies released Mystery of the Orient, highlighting the ancient culture of Asia with features like female warriors and cherry blossoms.
Pragmatic Play has recently released several popular slot titles, such as Wild Wild Riches Megaways, Club Tropicana, and Peak Power. The company seems unsatisfied after adding another game to its list.
Played on a standard 5×3 game board, Mystery of the Orient has 243 ways to win in the base game. This number can potentially increase during the free spin rounds when the reels expand.
This game centres around a beautiful Asian woman armed with a sword beside a cascading waterfall. The game’s setting is a dramatic Asian scene with cherry blossoms and falling leaves.
Achieving victory in this game requires players to match at least three paying symbols from left to right on adjacent reels. The available symbols include the traditional 9-A card royals, which are low-value symbols.
On the other hand, the warrior lady, instrument, sword, box, and tiger represent the high-value bonus symbols. Forming a five-of-a-kind for the low-value symbols attracts a 0.8x to 1.6x payout, which increases to 2x to 4x for high-value symbols.
Note, however, that the game’s variance is high, with the RTP being 96%. Players can potentially win up to 8035x the amount of their bet. The bet limit is also friendly enough at 25 cents to 125 coins per spin.
Free Spins and Other Bonus Features
The scatter symbols are the most rewarding in this new release from Pragmatic Play. When 3, 4, or 5 scatters land on the reels, players can receive a 10x, 40x, or an enormous 8,000x multiplier. In addition, finding at least three scatter icons will unlock the free spin rounds, with players getting 15, 20, and 25 bonus spins, respectively.
Meanwhile, the Mystery Symbol plays a crucial role in this slot machine, appearing randomly during the base game and bonus spins. If it lands in the base game, it can reveal scatters or wild symbols. Note that the Wilds discovered by the Mystery symbol can give a random multiplier of 2x to 25x. These multipliers are added to every win where they appear, and the value increases if more than one wild symbol appears.
Pragmatic Play is known for delivering up to eight slot machines monthly and producing Virtual Sports, Bingo, and Live Casino games. This means players should expect more titles to follow the launch of the Mystery of the Orient slot.