China Shores is a Chinese-culture theme slot from Konami designed to give players an insight into the intriguing Chinese way of life without necessarily having to travel there. The game boasts of a wide array of Chinese symbols and artefacts as well as many lucrative bonuses.
Just as the name suggests, this game is all about China; the logo itself is a huge adorable Panda, and the symbols include precious Chinese dishes, bottles of oil, lanterns, Yin and Yang, and golden tortoises.
Like many other Konami slots, the reels are cast on a picturesque background with water and Bamboo trees, plus mountains that are synonymous with the Chinese backdrop. However, like many other slots, the game has the higher card symbols (10-A) on the reels. The graphics on the game are mildly impressive (have a more cartoonish vibe) and has a relaxing sound effect to eliminate the jitters as you play. This game’s unique theme is suited for players seeking a break from the noisy, overwhelming slot and is instead yearning for a peaceful experience.
How to play Chinese shores
China Shores is designed to be both entertaining and easy to play for both beginners and veteran slot enthusiasts. This game is playable for 30p-£60 per spin which is great for low rollers and is available to play in land casinos and online without having to download. The game plays the same way both online and in land casinos, only that the graphics are slightly different.
Symbols and Bonuses to look out for
The Yin-Yang symbol is the scatter to anticipate as it is associated with the free spins bonus feature. Three scatters trigger 8 free spins, four scatters give you 10 spins, while five of these reward you with 15 free spins. The wins you accrue in free mode are doubled, and you can also retrigger the free spins feature. Again, regardless of the active number of paylines you had as at the time of landing the free spins bonus, the free spins are paid on 30 paylines. Moreover, landing 5 Yin-yang symbols on your reels awards you up to 100x your line stake.
The Panda is the wild that can substitute all other base game symbols to make a winning combination. It also only appears on the second, third, fourth and fifth reels.
The action stacked feature is a hallmark sign of all Konami slots; it replaces some symbols on adjacent positions with others apart from the wild Panda right before you hit the ‘Spin’ button, thus increasing your chances of landing similar symbols and winning more cash.
Balance of fortune
If you would like to receive an immediate cash reward, opt for the balance of fortune that will reward you with a random amount of cash. The feature will display the minimum and maximum amount of money you can win right before you hit the button. You can also swap your free spins for a chance at this feature if you have 20 or more left. The button is right above the reels.
The slot has four progressive jackpots (mini, major, mega, and maxi).
Chinese shores is a game designed mainly for the low rollers, but it is possible that the bets are small to let you play for longer to stand a chance of scoring the wins on this mid-high variance game. However, it RTP of 96.1% is not bad, and many players will agree that when the gains come, they are incredibly lucrative.