A quick glance at the game engine in the Glorious Guardians slot and you’d think it was a standard 5 reel, 3 row machine. Instead, with 9 positions in the middle of the machine are 9 individual reels.
Combine them with the pair of 3-high reels to the left and right and you have an 11 reel machine. Those 11 reels combine to create 50 paylines. Land 3 or more matching symbols on a payline to create a winner.
Stake sizes here range from 20p to £50 per spin. Use the + and – tabs next to the Total Bet box below the reels to adjust your stake. There’s an Autoplay and Turbo Mode function too which is available in most territories apart from the UK.
The Glorious Guardians RTP is 96.49% which is above average. Medium to high variance, the bigger wins will come from the fixed jackpots.
The maximum win is 1,000 x your total stake, which is the Mega Jackpot value.
The traditional Chinese-style design in the Glorious Guardians slot is very well put together. Flanked by statues, an impressive island palace forms the backdrop to the action here. A classical Chinese soundtrack plays in the background while you spin. There’s ambience aplenty here. The design in Glorious Guardians is very classy.
On the reels, you’ll find lower value A to 9 symbols alongside 5 magical creatures (the Glorious Guardians of the title) including a tortoise, a white tiger, a phoenix and a pair of dragons. The golden dragon tops the bill as far as payouts are concerned, awarding 3 x your total stake if you land 5 across a payline.
There’s also a wild that replaces all the standard symbols and a pair of scatters. Both the number and the yin/yang scatter can trigger features.
This Asian adventure is available to play on all devices including tablets, smartphones and computers. The splendid design works just as well in the Glorious Guardians mobile slot as it does on the bigger screen versions.
Glorious Guardians might look very familiar as far as design goes but dig a little deeper and the gameplay offers some rather unusual features. That starts with the game engine. Then there are puzzles to solve, respins which offer potential jackpots and a free spins bonus, complete with mystery transforming symbols.
The Jackpot Respins feature is triggered by landing 3 scatter symbols on the same spin. This can be a combination of standard number scatters as well as yin/yang scatters. You’ll then receive 3 respins. If a new scatter symbol lands, it locks in place and the respins reset to 3.
When you’ve used up all your respins, the values from the number scatters are added together. You’ll then receive that amount of free spins. If you land a yin/yang jackpot symbol, you’ll win one of the following prizes:
The Twin Symbols Free Games feature plays out as soon as you’ve completed the Jackpot Respins. Keep a special eye out for Mystery Symbols during this round. All mystery symbols transform into the same symbol. If the current Mystery Symbol lands during the free spins, it locks in position for the rest of the feature.
Each number scatter that lands add that amount of free spins to your current tally. For example, land a scatter featuring a 3 and 3 more free spins are added to your total.
Activate the Fortune Guardians Puzzle feature by landing Guardian symbols on reels 1 and 11 (the pair of 3-high reels on the left and right edges of the machine). You’ll then receive 3 respins.
The aim here is to try and land as many puzzle symbols as possible and try and complete the picture. The closer you get to completing the picture, the bigger the rewards. Land a new piece and the respins reset to 3.
When you’ve used up all the respins, you’ll win a prize based on the number of pieces. If you manage to complete the puzzle, you’ll win the Grand Prize. The value of the prizes varies depending on which Guardian pictures you managed to complete. The most rewarding is the Dragon which pays 500 x stake if you complete the picture.