The slots industry as a whole loves Asian themed mobile slots, but NextGen seems to be slightly more passionate about them than some of the competition, as evidenced by the likes of Cherry Blossoms and Eastern Dragon among their selection. The choice for players that are equally passionate about the theme just became a little bigger too, with Emperor’s Garden heading your way in the full review below. If you already know your stuff when it comes to NextGen then by all means go right ahead and get playing at the recommended apps below – mobile action from NextGen does not get any better than with those brands. Alternatively, stick with us as we take a closer look at everything that Emperor’s Garden has to offer!
What to Expect
Emperor’s Garden immediately catches the eye in the context of NextGen mobile slots in this genre as being perhaps the best-looking of them all. Many of their Asian slots have struck us as feeling a bit washed out or lazy in the looks department at times, yet while this game is from a similar generation to the others, it just looks bolder and more colourful – and we like that.
An improved aesthetic kicks off action that will be familiar to any NextGen fan, with five reels, three rows and 25 win lines covering the lot of them. That setup is not exactly perfect for expanding wilds, especially not in a world of slots with 243 or more ways to win, but we will never say no to them and they are in full effect here. A kind of garden waterfall symbol is the icon in question for wild action and when it lands on reels two, three or four, it will immediately grow in order to cover that reel in its entirety.
As with every Asian themed NextGen mobile slot that we have covered here on the site so far, the main aim on Emperor’s Garden is to enter the free spins round as frequently as possible. That is achieved by landing the koi fish scatter three times on a single spin. Ten free games are awarded as a result and you can win further batches of ten within the round with another trio of scatters. It may be simple, but it can be very lucrative thanks to the fact that all wins are worth three times as much during free spins as they would be normally.
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
Emperor’s Garden is not a modern great or anything like that by any stretch, but when compared to other, similar games in NextGen’s mobile slots selection, the graphics nudge it ahead of the pack. Indeed, the gameplay and features are basically the textbook definition of what NextGen slots from this generation were all about, and the mobile version faithfully recreates them. As is so often the case with older games like this one, Emperor’s Garden is solid rather than spectacular but is still probably the best of the lot when it comes to this specific genre and, on that basis, we would have to recommend it.