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Fucanglong video slot

Game review: Fucanglong

Fucanglong video slot is set in ancient China and borrows its name from the mythological dragons of the underworld whom guard natural and man made treasures that are buried beneath the earth’s surface, causing volcanoes to erupt when they emerge to report to heaven.

Beautiful colors and classical sounds abound, and the in game animations are exciting, especially the dragon itself weaving through the reels.


Features

Fucanglong online video slot, the basis of this casino game review, offers 3 distinct features namely the Dragon Mountain feature, the Dragon Pearl feature and the Fucanglong Feature. And, of course, the fact that this is an All Ways Pays video slot.

Dragon Mountain

Three or more of the Dragon Mountain symbols will trigger this slot feature. Players are awarded with 8 free spins. The feature can be retriggered during the free spins in which case a further 3 free spins are awarded and the prize multiplier increases by 1x, up to a limit of 8x.

If you were fortunate enough to have the feature game triggered by more than 3 Dragon Mountain symbols then the Dragon symbol, which is the wild, will transform into an expanding wild for the duration of the free spins mode.

Dragon Pearl

Three or more Dragon Pearl symbols trigger 8 free spins, as above. The difference this time is that a Pearl hides a secret win value, between 3x and 88x the original bet value. Once the 8 free spins is completed, the Pearl reveals it’s win value and if you’ve won less than the pearl expects then you get entered into the Fucanglong Feature.

Fucanglong Feature

By not winning enough to meet the Pearl’s requirement, you now get to do so by way of additional free spins. You see a Pearl Value Meter showing you the expected coin value in winnings, and you get free spins until you reach it. The catch, or actually the extra win, being that the Pearl Value meter continues to increase by 1x to 8x the original bet value until you reach it, so this is one bet you don’t want to win in a hurry. It can go all the way up to 888x your original bet before it stops and waits for you to catch up.

The Dragon wild is an expanding wild during the Fucanglong Feature, as well.


It might seem a little complicated at first but it’s simply allowing you many ways to win, and you can choose to be a passenger through all of it as it is still, after all, a game of luck. The All-Ways-Pays set up goes a long way towards simplifying the game play and RTG casinos offer the option to speed up the reels should you so wish.

Game info: Fucanglong

Game Name

  • Fucanglong Video slot

Software house

  • RTG (Realtime Gaming)

Release Date

  • January 2017

Game Type

  • Online Video Slot

Number of lines

  • 1024

RTP

  • 96%

Max Possible Win

  • 35,520 Coins

Supported Platforms

  • Desktop (Download for Windows and HTML5 instant play), Mobile Casino (iOS, Android, WinPhone)

Theme

  • Ancient Chinese


★★★★☆

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Giovanni's Gems video slot

Game review: Giovanni's Gems

Tag along on a truly memorable adventure with Giovanni, the Gem Hunter on this rapid, vibrant and vivid 7 line video slot with a massive 7 by 7 game grid.

Traverse through a thick forest to find a hidden cave filled with a beautiful array of raw gemstones. Match 5 or more symbols in a group and cash in on giant wins through the cascading reels where you’ll be rewarded with unlimited chances for even bigger wins.
Coal symbols adjacent to winning sets are compressed into the Diamond symbol, the highest value symbol in the online casino game.


Features

This video slot has three standout features: Giovanni’s free spins; Giovanni’s Diamonds and Cluster wins & Explosive wins.

Giovanni’s free spins

Hitting 5 or ore Giovanni symbols on an active payline triggers the free spins feature. A standout of which is the fact that the lowest (Coal) symbols are replaced by the highest (Diamond) symbols, talk about a bonus!

Giovanni’s Diamonds

During normal play, as in not the free spins rounds, any Coal symbols adjacent to a winning set are crushed into Diamond symbols, the highest paying symbol in the game. Diamond Symbols are also the scatter symbols in this video slot, meaning they will pay out by appearing anywhere on the active reels, not necessarily next to each other.

Cluster wins & Explosive wins

Rather than the standard paylines, this video slot offers what they call Cluster Pays, meaning that five or more matching symbols adjacent to one another trigger the wins. Once a win is hit and paid out, the entire winning cluster explodes, causing the symbols above to drop into place, possibly triggering another win and the process repeats itself indefinitely, until there are no matching symbols to trigger a payout.


This video slot is compatible with all the current platforms that you’ll need including desktop (PC and Mac) and mobile (iOS, Android and Windows’ WinPhone).

Various coin sizes and betting levels are set up to cater for every type of online gambler, from low rollers to high rollers and everyone in between.

This video slot is a little different than most online gamblers are used to in its payout execution so we suggest that you take up a free spins offer to see how it works before making a deposit and playing for the big wins.

Game info: Giovanni's Gems

Game Name

  • Giovanni's Gems

Software house:

  • BetSoft

Release Date

  • August 2017

Game Type

  • Video Slot

Number of lines

  • Cascading Clusters

RTP

  • 94.94%

Max Possible Win

  • Over 1,000,000 Coins

Supported Platforms

  • Desktop (HTML5), Mobile Casino (iOS, Android, WinPhone) 

Theme

  • Adventure


★★★★☆ 

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Gods of Nature video slot

Game review: Gods of Nature

Gods of Nature, Tian Di Yuan Su, is a very modern and bright take on an ancient Chinese theme. Oriental online slots have always been very popular but there haven’t been that many new releases recently so this is a welcome fresh addition - thank you, Realtime Gaming. This game isn’t the typical pots and dragons but rather the balance between the Sun and Moon with 5 elements of the Earth: fire, water, earth, metal and wood. Join in the fun and have your share of the ancient wealth.


Features

Gods of Nature video slot has many features apart from the bright colors and beautiful artwork. There are also online video slot gameplay features. We have scatter free spins, bonus picks and a retrigger, and the Spirit of Sun wild. All free spins related bonus features.

Scatter Free Spins

The Spirit of moon symbol is a scatter symbol, meaning it needn’t be on consecutive reels in order to be activated. 3 or more Spirit of Moon symbols gives you 8 free spins and activates the Bonus Picks feature. Wins are also doubles during the free spins mode, doubled at a minimum.

Retriggering the free spins during the feature adds 15 free spins at a time.

Bonus Picks

3 Spirit of the Moon Symbols, apart from the 8 free spins, gives you 2 bonus picks. 4 scatters give you 4 bonus picks and 5 gives you 5 bonus picks. The bonus picks are used to award players with extra free spins and extra win multipliers, above the automatic double. The maximum to be awarded is 33 free spins and the 15x multiplier.

Spirit of Sun wild

The wild symbol is the Sun and it substitutes for any symbol in the video slot’s paytable except for the scatter Spirit of Moon symbol. All prizes are doubled up when the Wild symbol is present and on an active payline.


Going by the name Tian Di Yuan Su in some markets, USA casino players should be looking for the online video slot by the name Gods of Nature. The possibility of landing 33 free spins at a 15x multiplier is hard to resist, even if there is only a standard maximum payout of 50,000 credits and no progressive jackpot. The slot is set to maximum lines as standard and this is fixed, cannot be changed. The bet per line is where you’ll control the value that you’ll wager per spin of the reels. Ancient and modern Chinese themed games are plentiful, but there aren’t many new ones so for those looking for the most modern graphics and the best build for gambling on your mobile phone, this will be your freshest bet.

Game info: Gods of Nature

Game Name

  • Gods of Nature

Software house

  • Real Time Gaming (RTG)

Release Date

  • June 2018

Game Type

  • Online Video Slot

Number of lines

  • 30

RTP

  • 95%

Max Possible Win

  • 50,000 Coins

Supported Platforms

  • Desktop (Download for Windows and HTML5), Mobile Casino (iOS, Android, WinPhone)

Theme

  • Ancient Chinese


★★★☆☆

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The Heroes video slot

Game review: The Heroes

The Heroes video slot is unique. It’s available to play to the US friendly casino market through Vegas Crest casino and that’s it. At the Directory of Slots we feel like we should do a review on Mobilots as a whole for how scarcely seen their games are. Most of our readers have probably never heard of it.

With the backdrop of a city and an ACME tower, the reels are spun on a completely transparent 5x3 video slot grid. It’s only a 10 line game (with selectable lines between 1 and 10) but it pays left to right and right to left which is awesome! We thoroughly enjoyed the execution of the superhero theme with the classic costumes and science laboratory effects.

Bets and payouts are handled in Dollars as opposed to coins, making for easy to understand quick gameplay. The fast paced background music adds to the effect.


Features

The video slot features include a Wild planet symbol Free Spins, not named free games by Mobilots, and a multiplier machine symbol.

The game is highly mobile-centric, built with mobile casinos in mind, and so the button arrangements are easy and clear. There’s a chip on the bottom left that gives you access to choose your coins and lines, a lightning bolt button on the top right to select the game speed and a + symbol bottom right to select a number for autospins.

Wild

The Wild symbol always expands to cover the entire reel, almost ensuring a win, but there’s more to it yet: whether you get a winning combination or not, the wild symbol stays in place while triggering a respin. Get another wild symbol and they’ll both stay in place while triggering yet another respin. You can get up to 3 respins in a row this way. This video slot machine Guarantees wins.

Free Spins

The Free Spins symbol is also a scatter so triggering the slot feature is easier than if it were to have to appear consecutively on a pay line. Three free spins symbols will get you 5 free spins. Four for 10 free spins and five symbols for 20 spins. Get a Wild symbol and you’ll get respins during the freespins.

Win Multiplier

The Win Multiplier symbol is a sort of machine that produces your multiplied winnings. It’s also a scatter symbol. Get 2 or more of these symbols anywhere on the reels and your winnings will be multiplied by either 2, 4, 6 or 8, depending on whether you got 2, 3, 4 or 5 multipliers.


Superhero video slots are as fun as they are scarce. Throw in all the features that Mobilots has thrown into The Heroes video slot and you have a fun game that, we reiterate: guarantees wins. We’ve given this videoslot 5 stars.

Team up with The Heroes to defeat bad beats and collect the cash.

Game info: The Heroes

Game Name

  • The Heroes Video slot

Software house

  • Mobilots

Release Date

  • March 2019

Game Type

  • Online Video Slot

Number of lines

  • 10

RTP

  • ~97%

Max Possible Win

  • 10,000 Coins

Supported Platforms

  • Desktop (Download for Windows and HTML5 instant play), Mobile Casino (iOS, Android, WinPhone)

Theme

  • Superhero


★★★★★

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Johnny Jungle Video slot

Game review: Johnny Jungle

Johnny Jungle and the Hidden Temple, that’s the full name of this video slot machine, but we’ll go by Johnny Jungle as it’s quite a mouthful. After a few spins you might, if you hit a series of unfortunate wins like I did, think to yourself: “oh my, is he going to say YEAH with every payline hit!” but let me reassure you that, indeed, he does not. Different winning combinations do trigger specific sound effects. But he does say yeah quite frequently.

Set in a South American looking jungle with the background looking like a Mayan temple, our muscular, broad chinned protagonist has come well equipped to deal with the dangers and obstacles that may come his way. The videoslot is a few years old already but all the activated symbols animate in an entertaining fashion. The basic symbols are a suit of cards, 9 through Ace, made of rock. Then a walkie-talkie, an exotic looking flower, a pocket compass, a pair of binoculars and a utility knife, followed by the three feature symbols.

Pleasant tribal/adventure music sets the tone for a fun video slot adventure, in which 25 paylines make for constant action and the floating symbols, seemingly bereft of the 5x3 grid on which they play, are truly immersive.

Every once in a while Johnny will come into the shot and perform a little trick for your entertainment. Either running and rolling across the screen or entering from the top, performing a perfect landing before running out of shot again.


Features

Johnny Jungle video slot features a Wild, a feature game called Pick an Idol Bonus where you get to pick an idol for a prize, and a free spins feature.

The coin size goes down to a penny and up to a quarter, with up to 10 coins to bet at a time you can play this video slot for a penny, or any value you wish up to $62.50. The spin button turns into a stop button once the first reel lands so you can stop it at will for those perfectly timed wins. There is also an autoplay function for those lazy fingers.

Wild

Johnny himself is the wild symbol for this game, as well as the highest paying standard symbol. When activated to substitute for a missing symbol, any symbol other than the 2 bonus symbols, and bring in the wins he does so in style by doubling the winning value.

During the slot’s free spins feature Johnny becomes a sticky wild when activated, at the same time triggering a respin! Additional sticky wilds will trigger additional re-spins and they all, well, stick around until all respins are complete.

Pick an Idol Bonus feature

Get 3 of the scatter golden idols and you’re instantly rewarded with 1, 5 or 25 coins depending on whether you got just 3, or 4 or 5 idols. No scatter wins for 2 idols, I’m afraid. You also get to pick one of the idols to reveal a prize and believe me, there are thousands of coins behind those idols.

Free Spins feature

The red faced, gorilla looking chap is the symbol for free spins. He’s a scatter as well, but awards 10, 15 or 30 free spins depending on whether you see 3, 4 or 5 of him. Don’t forget about the Sticky Wild that occurs only during the Free Spins feature.


Fancy an adventure while you enjoy the leisure of online casino gambling from the comfort of your home or anywhere you like to enjoy your mobile casinos from? Look no further, Johnny Jungle and the Hidden Temple offers plenty of exciting wins and online entertainment for everyone.

We’ve awarded the charming Johnny and his long named video slot 4 out of 5 stars.

Game info: Johnny Jungle


Game Name

  • Johnny Jungle video slot

Software house

  • Rival

Release Date

  • September 2017

Game Type

  • Online Video Slot

Number of lines

  • 25

RTP

  • 94.5%

Max Possible Win

  • 62,500 Coins

Supported Platforms

  • Desktop (Download for Windows and HTML5 instant play), Mobile Casino (iOS, Android, WinPhone)

Theme

  • Treasure


★★★★☆

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Legends of the Sea Video Slot

Game review: Legends of the Sea

Mobilots produces some outstandingly beautiful video slots and Legends of the Sea by Mobilots is no exception. Released at the end of 2016, this ocean themed videoslot looks like it was created in 2020.

Set with the open ocean as the background, the reels are bereft of any borders or tables and the slot symbols simply float in their places on the invisible 5x3 grid, with a little seaweed and coral around the bottom. The theme of the slot is not purely based on ocean life, though, as there is a nautical theme added in and some effects alluding to the lost city of Atlantis.

The music and sound effects of the online slot machine are somewhat Irish sounding, but that flute music does sit well with the theme and makes for a calming and peaceful gambling experience. Just sit back and watch the reels for a minute and you’ll fall in love with the serene calmness that comes through to you from the delicate animations and constant activity of the open ocean.

The video slot symbols, starting from the bottom of the paytable follow on from natural ocean through nautical, to Altantian. We start with some AngelFish, a cute Turtle that shows off with a little swim, and a pretty seahorse. All very Finding Nemo. Then onto a ship’s anchor and rope, a ship’s Steering Wheel, a Treasure Chest, and a Diver in an old-fashioned diving suit. The top two symbols are those of a redheaded Mermaid and a majestic looking Poseidon. The slot symbols are all beautiful to look at and animated like few other than Mobilots can achieve, and the online casinos using Mobilots’ games are certainly better of for it.

This is a 30 line videoslot and all buttons and options float over the open ocean. On the bottom left you have your options for choosing bet sizes, from penny slot to $150 per spin. Top left gives you the paytable, sound options, history, etc. To play you have a simple 3 button console on the right: click the lightning bolt for faster reels, the + sign for autoplay, and the spin sign to start a spin. All the buttons disappear when the video slot reels start to spin, leaving you with an unobstructed view of the open ocean.

Legends of the Sea online video slot plays in Dollars, negating the need for coin conversions on bets and winnings.


Features

Legends of the Sea features 3 separate symbols for the triggering of its feature games.

There’s a Wild, a Bonus and a Free Spins symbol. The latter 2 are scatters, meaning they don’t need to appear on a betline to be activated, anywhere on the reels will do.

The quick select autoplay function and the high speed spin options make for easy play of Mobilots’ Video Slot. The dynamic set up of the buttons on this video slot are clearly geared towards mobile casinos. 

Wild

A bespoke Wild symbol substitutes for all except the two scatter symbols that we’ll get into in the following sections. No multiplier is added due to the multitude of video slot feature games on offer.

Bonus Game

Three or more Bonus Game symbols, scattered anywhere on the reels, triggers the bonus game in which you’re presented with bubbles of coins and treasures to choose from, played over a different background with more colorful coral. Choose one or more, depending on how many bonus game symbols you’ve hit, and you’re awarded with instant cash prizes.

Free Spins Feature

The Free Spins symbol appearing 3 or more times signals the start of the Free Spins Feature. The symbols can be scattered anywhere on the reels and not necessarily on a payline. 3 appearances of the special Free Spins symbol will get you 5 free spins, 4 symbols triggers 10 free spins and the maximum of 5 symbols starts 20 free spins, all automatically played at the bet value that triggered the video slot feature game.


There are many similarly named video slots out there from various other casino game providers, Legends of the Seas by Novomatic and Legend of the Sea by Zeus Play, for example. But Legends of the Sea by Mobilots is one of a kind and definitely deserves a play. The Wilds come into play quite frequently and the 30 line set up mean they tend to set off a series of wins, while the myriad feature games are sure to keep your win balance on the up and up. It’s one of our favorite video slots right now and the Directory of Slots awards this smart swimmer a full 5 stars. 

Game info: Legends of the Sea

Game Name

  • Legends of the Sea video slot

Software house

  • Mobilots

Release Date

  • November 2016

Game Type

  • Online Video Slot

Number of lines

  • 30

RTP

  • >95%

Max Possible Win

  • 5,000 coins

Supported Platforms

  • Desktop (Download for Windows and HTML5 instant play), Mobile Casino (iOS, Android, WinPhone)

Theme

  • Ocean


★★★★★

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The Mariachi 5 video slot

Game review: The Mariachi 5

 A Mexican themed video slot is exciting enough, but a combination between the themes of a Mariachi band and the Day of the Dead is double exciting. This casino game makes all the right sights and sounds, well matching it’s mash up of themes. The 5 dead Mariachi band characters, the main symbols of the video slot, play their reels in a lively and colorful Mexican street, accompanied by other quintessential symbols such as a Pinata, a cactus, Maracas and a chilli pepper.

Realtime Gaming created a real fiesta of a casino game with this brand new online slot machine, and being a brand new video slot, it’s well optimized for mobile casinos and instant play, yet still available to those playing on download casinos.


Features

The Mariachi 5 is a feature filled online slot with a grouped Wild, a dead donkey pinata scatter, the Free Games Feature.

The speed of the reels is set by a simple 2 speed button, autoplay is a 2 click affair with an infinity option and, being an all-ways-pays game, you simply need to choose your coin size to set your bet amount. A very easy video slot to play.

Wild

The Wild symbol appears on reels 2 and 4 and counts for all symbols except scatter, as is mostly the case with RTG video slots.

Payout prizes are doubled if you get a wild symbol on a winning payline during normal play.

The Scatter

The Scatter symbol is a hilarious skeletal donkey pinata figure. 2 Scatters nets you nothing during normal play, but 3 or more activates the Free Games Feature. During the feature 2 scatters will get you 1 coin, but get 5 scatters and you’re in for 200 coins!

Free Games Feature

As mentioned, 3 or more Scatter pinata symbols trigger the Free Games Feature of this videoslot. In order to start the feature you get to choose from the 5 Mariachi band members. The choice between them is no game of chance as you’re plainly shown which of them offers what benefits. The red guy gives you 15 free spins at a 2x multiplier and the spectrum stretches to the purple amigo who offers 5 free spins at an 8x multiplier. We’d stick with the top 3 and not venture into the lower value free spins offered by the red and blue members. The Free Games Feature can be retriggered during the feature.


The dark, comedic graphics, the party tunes and the superbly easy game play make for a truly enjoyable online gambling experience.

It can be difficult to trigger the Free Games Feature as the scatter symbol is rather scarce during regular play, but the rewards when triggered are well worth the wait. Don’t give up until you’ve hit the feature game at least once. This video slot also plays and counts your winnings in $ values rather than coins, making it that much easier to keep track and to play the reels at speed.

We at the Directory Of Slots like The Mariachi 5 a lot and gave it a full 5 stars in our panel vote.

Game info: The Mariachi 5

Game Name

  • The Mariachi 5 Video slot

Software house

  • RTG (Realtime Gaming)

Release Date

  • April 2019

Game Type

  • Online Video Slot

Number of lines

  • 243

RTP

  • 95%

Max Possible Win

  • 2,000 Coins

Supported Platforms

  • Desktop (Download for Windows and HTML5 instant play), Mobile Casino (iOS, Android, WinPhone)

Theme

  • Mexican


★★★★★

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Mystic Wolf video slot

Game review: Mystic Wolf

Wolf themed video slots are very popular at USA online casinos, and have always been a feature of casinos in general. The mystery and the tie in with the native American fascination with the powerful creatures is a strong driving force of this theme in casino games. Magical wins abound with the theme and Rival’s take, with Mystic Wolf, is a sure winner. It may be a bit long in the tooth already, but was created with smartphones in full popularity and so works perfectly well on mobile casinos. The native American slot machine theme runs through with symbols of the moon, feathers. The 5x3 videoslot game grid can be filled to the brim with up to 50 paylines, giving you all the chances to line up enough bonus symbols to activate the casino game’s multitude of features.


Features

This is not a progressive jackpot slot but rather has a random jackpot feature. The Running Wolf symbol is the Wild, there is a Mystic Wolf Super Round, and a Lunar Phase bonus round.

The line count and coin value are both configurable and auto play has a dedicated button. There are more buttons than are truly necessary, but everything is clear, making the video slot very easy to play. 

Wild

The animate running wolf symbol is the videoslot’s wild symbol, substituting for all but the scattered super round symbol.

What’s special about the Wild symbol in Mystic Wolf Video Sot is that it multiplies wins by 5, rather than the more commonly used 2x multiplier.

Mystic Wolf Super Round

The Mystic Wolf Super Round is triggered by the feather icon. 3 or more of these icons triggers the Mystic Wolf Super Round where you will be awarded 7 free spins for 3 icons, 15 free spins for 4 icons and a spectacular 50 free spins for hitting 5 feather symbols.

What’s more is that the random jackpot pays higher values and occurs more frequently during this video slot feature round.

The Wild running wolf symbol also doubles up to pay out 10x line wins when appearing on a winning pay line during the Mystic Wolf Super Round.

Lunar Phase Bonus Round

Mystic Wolf Video Slot’s feature game is the Lunar Phase Bonus Round. This feature can only be triggered during the Mystic Wolf Super Round. Hitting 3 of the scattered 8 sided dice symbols during the free spins round triggers the bonus round during which you’re challenged to match the lunar phases on the board with the dice throw. The reward for matched symbols are paid out coins.


With the harmonious, classic native American music playing in the background, replete with a pleasant drum beat, Mystic Wolf Video Slot can keep you entertained for hours. The reels spin to the sounds of the wind howling through, shaking up some wind chimes and then counting up your winnings.

The Directory Of Slots awards Mystic Wolf video slot a solid 4 stars, despite its age.

Game info: Mystic Wolf


Game Name

  • Mystic Wolf Video slot

Software house

  • Rival

Release Date

  • April 2014

Game Type

  • Online Video Slot

Number of lines

  • 50

RTP

  • 94.6%

Max Possible Win

  • 5,000 Coins

Supported Platforms

  • Desktop (Download for Windows and HTML5 instant play), Mobile Casino (iOS, Android, WinPhone)

Theme

  • Magic


★★★★☆

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