Imperial Wealth by Konami Game Review

Imperial Wealth online slot by Konami.

Imperial Wealth by Konami is an online slot game that takes its inspiration from the vibrant symbolism that’s so popular, and respected, in China. Whether you’re a fan of exciting features that can assist in winning big, or you’re passionate about the Orient, you’re sure to enjoy spinning the reels in this Asian-themed game. 

Game overview

As in many similar types of online slot machines, Imperial Wealth by Konami brings together all the symbols you’d expect to find in these kinds of Asian-themed online slot games.

The wealth and power of the Chinese empire are legendary, so in this 5×3 reel game which has 30 paylines, you can expect to find many symbols on the reels that reflect these characteristics.

The RTP of this game is slightly higher than average (at 96.05%), and it is considered to have a medium degree of volatility, which means there is a balance between risk and winning potential.

How to play

If you’re new to playing casino slots, all you need to know is that getting 3 or more identical symbols on a winning payline is what you’re aiming for!

Online casino slots also require you to buy your credits upfront. Once you’ve done this, you can set your betting limits using the buttons at the bottom of the screen. First, you’ll want to set the number of paylines, which is on the left-hand side of the “Spin” button, and then the number of bets per line, which is on the right.

If you’re feeling lucky, you can also click the “Max” button on the right of the Spin button and go all out with a max bet, which could result in a max win. If you’d like to automate your spinning as you play Imperial Wealth, you can also click the “Auto” button, which allows you to set a certain number of spins up front. 

Once you’ve done all that, click Spin to get started!

Graphics

Imperial Wealth by Konami winning payline.

There is a wealth – quite literally – of abundance, prosperity and good fortune symbols in this game, which is no surprise considering the important role that these play in Chinese cultural celebrations, especially Chinese New Year. 

First of all, we can see the lanterns hanging from cherry blossom branches in the background; this sets the stage for the reels, which include a gold ingot, fish, a bag of I-Ching coins, an amulet with a Pan Chang infinity-symbol knotted tassel and the usual lower-paying card symbols (9, 10, J, Q, K, and A), which you’ll know all about if you play other live casino games.

The most obvious of all of the graphic symbols is the golden dragon wild, which, true to form, becomes animated and lively as it expands on the reels. Dragons are a prominent symbol of prosperity and good fortune, and so it’s the highest-paying icon on the reels and substitutes for all the symbols in the game except the scatters. 

If you’re looking to immerse yourself in Chinese culture and play online slots at the same time, you’ve come to the right place.

Features

An exciting feature in this game is the Lucky Frames feature. If you land symbols with a golden frame around them on 3 or more reels, this feature will be triggered. This means that any reels with golden frames on them will nudge until the whole reel has golden frames. All the symbols in gold frames will then be replaced by a single one of the game’s other symbols.

After that, if there are any reels with the golden dragon on them, these will also nudge so that this wild symbol expands across the reel too. 

Apart from the lively animated golden dragon and golden frames, which can help to bring in big wins, you can also trigger the Free Spins bonus feature in this round, which will activate when you land a Chinese banner/scroll symbol on reels 3, 4 and 5. Since 8 is a lucky number in Chinese folklore, once you land this feature, you’ll be awarded 8, 18 or 88 free spins. This feature can also be retriggered, which can reward you generously!

Bonuses and jackpots

If you’re a fan of progressive jackpot slots, you won’t find it in this game, but you can get excited about potentially winning a mega jackpot of 1,000 times your original stake!

Imperial Wealth by Konami, illustrating the Lucky Frames feature.

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