Display Type: HTML5
Slot Type: Video Slot
Paylines: 243 Ways
Ancient Gong is an online slot designed by GameArt; a slots developer that is now well-known in the USA’s real money online gaming industry.
The Chinese style theme and gameplay is straightforward with a few twists along the way when it comes to the features. When it comes to graphics and sounds, there is nothing out of the ordinary. Most big wins will come courtesy of the free spins round as all combination wins are doubled and random multipliers are triggered by the wild symbol.
Aside from this, players will be relying on regular combination wins from the base game, where there is the chance to double up on smaller insignificant wins by means of a gamble feature.
Ancient Gong online slot is quite limited in terms of graphics and sounds. GameArt, the slot’s designer, has never been renowned for its animations or overpowering sound effects.
The 3D graphics are good enough making sure Ancient Gong is still a quality slot. The reels roll smoothly, and the symbols are clearly presented. There are some light sounds effects when the reels are spinning, and each time the ‘Gong’ scatter symbol appears on the reels, the sound of the Gong being bashed will resound over your sound device.
Probably the most dramatic moment on this slot in terms of sounds and graphics is when the pick me round is presented. Even then, GameArt have opted to keep it simple so players can concentrate on the task ahead.
Weighing it up, Ancient Gong is a neatly designed slot, with 3D graphics, well designed symbols that fit the Chinese orientated theme, and very basic sound effects.
On Ancient Gong online slot, the highest paying symbol is the ‘3 Golden Fortune Cookies’. Land 5 anywhere on the reels for an x2,500 multiplier of your ‘Bet Multiplier’. 4 symbols will pay 500x, and 3 symbols 200x your line bet.
The next highest paying symbols are the ‘Golden Junk Boat’ and ‘Dragon Turtle’ each paying 1,000x your ‘Bet Multiplier’ if you land 5 along the reels. The ‘Buddha’ and ‘Chinese Urn’ pay 200x the ‘Bet Multiplier’ for 5 symbols. There are also Ace and King symbols paying out 150x the ‘Bet Multiplier’, and last, of all there are the Queen, Jack and Ten symbols all of which pay 100x the total amount wagered on the ‘Bet Multiplier’ for 5 symbols.
In addition to the regular symbols, there is a scatter that will pay out for landing 3, 4, or 5 anywhere on the reels. In the same order, the scatter will pay out x2, x5, or x25 multipliers of your entire spin bet. The scatter can land anywhere on the reels without having to be on adjacent reels, and the combination does not need to begin on reel 1.
On Ancient Gong online slot there are 2 main bonus features:
Bonus Free Spins: The scatter symbol needs to be visible on the reels 3, 4, or 5 times to trigger the Ancient Gong Bonus Feature. Initially, there will be 10 Gongs presented in a pick me bonus round. You will need to choose 5 of these Gongs. Each Gong holds a different number of free spins that will be added together before the free spins round commences. As the free spins play out, the wild symbol provides you with extra bonus prizes randomly paying out 1x, 2x, 5x, 10x or 20x your total triggering bet each time it hits the reels. In addition to this, any combination wins during the free spins round are doubled, and if you land 3, 4, or 5 scatters, the bonus round can be retriggered.
Gamble Feature: The gamble feature is optional, and therefore you will need to turn it on using the settings button. After it is activated, all you need to do is hit the gamble button after a win to trigger the gamble feature bonus round. First, you will need select red or black. Next, a card will be dealt, and if the color of the next card is the same as your pick, then your winnings will be doubled. At this point you may choose to ‘Take’ or ‘Gamble’. You are given the option to gamble up to a maximum of 5 times, but if you lose at any point, you will also forfeit all of your winnings.
There is an ancient Chinese ‘Wish Box’ that is the Ancient Gong Slot’s Wild symbol. It does not substitute for the scatter symbol, but it is the wildcard symbol for all other symbols. The wild can land on reel 1 and begin the sequence of a paying combination. If it lands on the reels between alike symbols, then the wild will become one of those symbols completing a payout. It can also land on the end of symbol combinations to extend the value of a win.