Get ready for an encounter with the messenger of happiness on the slot from StakeLogic. Legend Rising centres on Fen Huang, the immortal phoenix bird in Chinese mythology known to signal harmony for the new emperor. It reigns supreme over an expanding game window, randomly extending it to make room for up to 25,088 ways to win. Wild substitutions, a Hot Zone feature, a random Dragon Chest award and a free spins round can lead to wins of up to 15,654 times your bet.
Legend Rising is a video slot in a 3-4-4-4-3 format with 576 ways to win in default mode. This can increase up to a 7-8-8-8-7 size with a huge 25,088 ways. Pays are awarded for three to five symbols on adjacent reels from left to right only. Your journey into Chinese mythology on desktop or mobile starts at 0.25 credits and peaks at still modest 25 credits per spin. The game has high volatility (4/5) with an RTP of 96.12%.
An ancient Chinese town at night is in the background of the expanding game window. Flanked by crafted pillars, the phoenix bird sits majestically on top and will randomly awake to extend the reels. A canal with candles on lotus flower floats together with a traditional acoustic piece played on an ancient four-stringed moon-shaped lute create a melancholic atmosphere.
The pay symbols start at the low end with the card suits – clubs, spades, hearts and diamonds – awarding 0.48x your bet for a single five of a kind. They are complemented by a range of Asian icons on the high level – lotus flowers, bonsai trees, three lucky gold coins, Chinese lucky frogs, dragons and phoenix birds. Hit five across the reels to win 0.6x to 10x your stake.
A blue icon marked with the word itself is the wild symbol, substituting for all regular symbols. An artistic emblem with a blue background is the scatter while a dragon chest acts as the bonus symbol. All three special symbols can land in two versions. The standard form will appear when any of them land outside the Hot Zone (more to that in a moment) and will turn golden when it appears inside.
StakeLogic went to great length to pack the game to the brim with random and bonus features that will keep you in suspense at all times. First is the variable game window that can go from the default 3-4-4-4-3 format to a huge 7-8-8-8-7. Fen Huang will randomly awake at any time to extend the reels for the current spin. This can be just by one or more rows that and will reset before the next spin or expand further. The current number of ways is displayed in the control bar at the bottom of the game window. The maximum ways to win peaks at 25,088 when the reels are fully extended.
When you spin the reels, you will observe a ring of fire in the middle of the game window. In default mode, the Hot Zone has a 2×3 size but will grow accordingly when the reels expand, up to a 6×3 size. The three special symbols will be upgraded when they land in the Hot Zone.
Dragon Chests can land on any spin and will award a random coin win of x5, x10, x15, x20 or x25 the total bet, which will be added to any potential line wins. During the free spins, the chest can land in the hot zone on reel three only and will double the payout.
Hitting emblem scatters on the three centre reels will trigger the Free Spins feature. Each scatter outside the Hot Zone will award three free spins while those landing inside will get you six free spins per scatter. The total number of free spins ranges from 9 to 18. During the feature, the reel expansion can activate on any free spin but the reels will not reset to the default. The aim is to see it reaching the maximum size as the remaining free spins will then be played with the full 25,088 ways to win.
Serene surroundings with intense reel action. That about sums it up when you spin the reels on Legend Rising. Seeing Fen Huang awake is time and again a suspenseful moment as it could easily lead to mega wins, especially when the game window expands to the maximum. A truly entertaining game with ample features and big win potential.