|Game:||The Legend of Ching Shih||Paylines:||20|
|Manufacturer:||Reflex Gaming||Bet Per Spin:||£0.20 – £250.00|
|Bonus Features:||Yes||Free Spins:||Yes|
|RTP:||95.00%||Game Type:||Video Slot|
Perhaps the most succesful pirate in history, Ching Shih presided over three hundred pirate ships and thousands of men in the 19th century; she’s now the derserving theme of this online slot machine from Reflex Gaming called The Legend of Ching Shih which comes with free spins and extra rows to increase the number of paylines in use.
The Legend of Ching Shih is a five reel slot with four rows and twenty fixed paylines in the base game; the backdrop to those lucky red and gold reels is a stylish view of Chinese buildings, calm waters and a Chinese junk with a beautiful red sail.
The high value symbols include Ching Shih herself, a pair of cutlasses, a treasure chest, a pirate junk and a gold coin; 10, J, Q, K and A make up the lower values.
The green and gold ‘Bonus’ symbol is the key to activating the main feature.
This is triggered by landing at least three of the bonus symbols anywhere in view and along with a scatter prize you’ll receive ten free spins; if a bonus symbol lands on the reels during these spins the screen will expand to add five rows to the reel set, increasing the number of paylines to forty five – you’ll also receive an extra three free spins.
This can occur randomly and the extra rows and paylines will come into force along with more stacked symbols for your pleasure.
The Legend of Ching Shih is probably not our favourite pirate-themed slot machine but it’s still good fun and it’s refreshing to have a female lead in a profession dominated by the likes of Edward Teach and Calico Jack – we certainly like the extra paylines available in the free spins round.