Go on a reel adventure to learn about the legendary pilgrimage of the Buddhist monk Xuanzang and his three disciples on the slot from Pariplay. Xi Jou Ji or in English “Journey to the West” is one of the four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature from the 16th century. Progress through five lanterns to be rewarded with win multipliers, sticky wilds, free spins, four fixed jackpots, the Sacred Journey bonus game and wins exceeding 1,000 times your stake.
Xi You Ji is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 25 fixed pay lines. Joining the monk on his pilgrimage on desktop or mobile will cost you 0.25 to 12.50 credits. The RTP of this medium variance game is set at 95.95%. Autoplay will let you set up 5 to 25 consecutive spins with a mandatory loss limit when the run should stop. Some jurisdictions will have an automatic Reality Check pop up every hour to display losses or wins for the session.
Open the slot to find an elaborate game window in bold colours set against a dark-green background with Chinese art. Two golden dragons as well as five traditional red lanterns that will play a significant role for triggering the features ornament a game window populated by the monk, a Chinese beauty and the monk’s three disciples – Sun Wukong known as the monkey king, Zhu Bajie, a half pigg, half human character and Sha Wujing, an exiled warrior general. A serene Chinese soundtrack completes a high-quality slot creation.
All high-value symbols can appear as single or semi-stacked symbols. You will see the usual card royals from 10 to A at the low end, followed by the Chinese beauty, Zhu Bajie, Sha Wujing, the monk and Sun Wukong at the high level. The top-paying and wild symbol is a Chinese fan, substituting for all symbols except scatters. Pays for a single five of a kind range from 1.2x to 20x your stake. Scatters are a traditional Chinese scroll that was used for writing in the medieval period.
Scroll scatters on reels on one, three and five will trigger the bonus game, sending players on a journey to find the three disciples Sun Wukong, Zhu Bajie and Sha Wujing. A 5×5 grid with tiles will allow players to make picks until they unveil a ‘collect’ icon. The aim is to progress from the bottom row of tiles to the front row and find all three characters without uncovering the ‘collect’ icon. Other choices hidden under the tiles are – bet multiplier from x2, x3 or x5; level up, which will advance a player to the next row; the three characters. Collecting all three characters will award a win of 1,000x the total bet, which will be paid on top of the accumulated bet multipliers.
The five lanterns on the left of the game window are the key to a range of bonus features and reel modifiers. The lanterns light up gradually with every winning spin. The progress is stored for every bet size. Filling each of the first four lanterns will grant players one of three awards:
Filling the fifth lantern will award one spin on the jackpot wheel with five fixed jackpots – Mini with 50x bet, Minor with 200x bet, Major with 500x bet, Maxi with 700x bet and Grand with 1,000x bet. One jackpot is guaranteed to be won from the wheel spin. The lanterns are reset after the won jackpot is paid.
Are we ready to join the monk on his search for sacred scrolls after spinning the reels on Xi You Ji? We got very close as the game is indeed entertaining and has a constant stream of features as the lanterns gradually light up. An entire progress sequence took us on average 400 to 500 spins to complete and we won all jackpots in the process, except the top Grand jackpot. Well worth a few spins in your next slotting session.