3 Kingdoms - Battle of Red Cliffs
Pragmatic Play's video slot 3 Kingdoms - Battle of Red Cliffs is based on a war motif with three different kings bringing their armies together for a huge battle. You'll be able to profit in the process with a number of features and chances for notable payouts from the regular pay table. The graphics are solid enough with multiple characters and structures appearing on the reels, and you'll see the flowing sea with ships in the background as you play. It's a visually appealing game with good gameplay values, and it's based on a solid story as well.
Layout and Format
This is a 25-payline video slot. As such, there are five reels along vertical columns and three rows of symbols. Players can bet anywhere from one to ten coins on each of the 25 paylines, and the coin values start off at $0.01, which gives the game a minimum bet size per turn of $0.25. At the maximum end, players can use coins as high as $0.50, and this places the largest bet per spin at $125. The range of available wager sizes is pretty good, and players at low, medium and high stakes will find plenty of options that suit them.
There's a red flag with a golden dragon on it, and Pragmatic Play has made it the wild symbol in this game. It does not have its own payouts, but it will give you opportunities to make new winning combinations that you would have otherwise missed, so it helps to increase the hit-rate to a certain degree.
Scattered Temple Symbols
The temple symbol is very intricate and beautiful, and it's the scattered bonus symbol in the 3 Kingdoms - Battle of Red Cliffs slot. They show up on the first, third and fifth reels, and you have to get all three of them to appear at the same time to get a set of free spins. When the free spins start, you can choose from three different bonus modes. The vanity option turns the red warrior wild on the last four reels and gives you 20 free turns. With the intrigue option, you get the red and green warriors wild on the same reels with 10 free turns. Finally, you can choose the all-out war option to have all three warrior symbols turn wild on the last four reels, and this gives you a set of five free spins. You can also re-trigger the feature.
Spoils of War Progressive Feature
One of the main gameplay features of this video slot revolved around the Spoils of War feature. During non-free spins, when you get any of the three warriors on the reels, you'll gain a point added to the meter at the top. When you get 40 points at the same level of stakes, you'll trigger the feature, which gives you a chance to multiply an accumulating prize by up to 100 times its base value.
The Best Regular Payouts
The three warriors give the best non-bonus payouts in the game. Five of the blue earns 200x, and five of the green pays out 125x. You can also pick up five of the red for 100x. Each of these three symbols pay for two of a kind or more, and they're the only symbols in the game to do so. The boat, helmet and sword also have reasonable payouts of 60x apiece. The wins for the A and K symbols is 40x for five, and you'll get 30x for five of the Q, J, 10 or 9 card rank symbols.
Pragmatic Play has done a solid job with the 3 Kingdoms - Battle of Red Cliffs video slot. The theme is weaved through every aspect of the game from the intricate graphics to the multiple bonus features and symbol set. It has multiple free spins options that you get to choose from, and the progressive feature is something that we can't remember having seen before. The pay table is also balanced with chances to win some decent enough pays, especially in the free spins feature with the multiple extra wilds. Overall, we think this is a solid game with a low-to-medium volatility that deserves some attention.