So let’s take the Jade Emperor King Strike slot’s title in two parts. The “Jade Emperor” bit may sound a bit like a simple generic slots game title, but said figure is in actuality a key player in certain China-originating mythologies. Old Yù Huáng had a say in Earthly matters in prehistoric times, the stories say. The “King Strike” of this slot’s title refers to a unique feature promulgated in Ainsworth Gaming Technology slots which, for the mere price of five extra paylines, gives players a shot at one of five personal progressive jackpots.
So why the awkward name? Clearly, the Ainsworth folks wished to promote the “King Strike” feature, but the answer may have more to do with the fact that other slots games are called “Jade Emperor.” Set in ancient Chinese myth this may be, but 21st-century copyright infringement laws still apply…
Well, the Jade Emperor King Strike slots game is certainly very colorful beyond the simple and obvious verdant shades that the “jade” of the slot’s title implies. Though the symbols set may be loaded wth the requisite iconic clichés, at least the flowers and temples and lanterns and lucky dragons and you know the drill are lively in hue. Also included are the A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9 symbols, about which the less said the better at this point. (Just don’t get me started.)
The wild of the Jade Emperor King Strike slot is naturally the ruler dude himself; the good news is that the jade emperor is a stacked wild, and the bad news is that this wild appears only in reels 3, 4 and 5, i.e. the right-most three.
The scatter can win the player 10, 15 or 25 free spins when three or more land o a single spin.
The Jade Emperor slot has 25 paylines, but a “bonus bet” is available and priced at 5x a single payline bet: This is the “King Strike” feature of this slot which also has a shot at winning one of the four growing progressive jackpots listed at the top.
Since these are personal jackpots, they are fed directly based on the size of your bets. The four jackpots pay out in various fashions, but it is absolutely necessary to land a crown symbol in a single “Bonus Bet Box” placed where a sixth reel might be. This single window is added to all paylines.
From smallest to largest, the Minor jackpot pays out with five matching poker-run symbols including wilds; the Midi jackpot pays with five like high-paying symbols including a wild within; the Maxi (how can anything be higher than Maxi?) is awarded for five matching poker-run symbols straight up, i.e. with no wilds; and the Major, highest-payer, is given out to the lucky player hitting any of the four high-payers with no wilds.