As well as the game’s basic setup and graphics, you’ll also get the chance to utilise some of the special features within. These ensure that you have a completely thrilling time while playing Rise of the Empress. The first of these additions is present in the form of the wild icon. It is the golden dragon that offers this one up. As a wild, it will stand in for all other icons upon the reels, helping you to form winning combinations. The only icon that it will not stand in for is the scatter offering. And the wild is only able to appear on reels two, three and four.
It is the image of the two koi carp that provides this slot with its scatter icon. This one can appear on reels one, three and five only, but it will pay from any position on these reels. Three of them in view will offer up a double multiplier to your wager. Additionally, there is a freespins round in this slot too. You can trigger this by bringing three scatter symbols into view on reels one, three and five. Doing so will present you with 10 freespins in total. And furthermore, you can also expect to see the 5th Reel Re-Spin feature and Mix Free Spins come into play during the round.
The 5th Reel Re-Spin is something that occurs when you spin a four or five of a kind win on a pay line. This sees reels one through to four held in position, while reel five goes through a single re-spin. After this happens, all wins are re-evaluated. Therefore, you get the chance to form multiple wins from a single spin of the reels. If the Re-Spin finishes with a five-of-a-kind win after and no secondary feature begins, you will then receive another 5th Reel Re-Spin! Each consecutive re-spin will increase the win multiplier by two, reaching up to a maximum of times five. If the Re-Spin creates a four-of-a-kind win with the scatter icon in the fifth position, one of the three secondary features begins. These are as follows:
- Royal Pick Feature. This one begins if you spin four of the same 9, 10 or J into view on reels one to four and a scatter in the fifth position. You need to select from one of three different items on the screen in this round. This will then reward you with between one and 10 credits as a pay out.
- Added Wild Feature. You’ll get to play this round by spinning four of the same Q, K or A icons into view on reels one to four and a scatter on reel five. This sees two random reels have all their symbols replaced by wild icons.
- Mixed Free Spins. Four of a kind of the four character icons and a scatter on the fifth reel activates this. It provides you with 10 Mix Free Spins. This mixes the pay outs for the symbols, with the four character icons paying out as such.