The China Shores slot machine by Konami delivers you directly to the shores of The Orient and allows you the unique opportunity to cash in on the treasures it offers. The game features classic oriental symbols such as Chinese characters, a golden turtle, bottles of oil, and wild symbols like a panda bear and ying and yang symbol and a total of 30 paylines. The game itself has graphics consistent with most other Konami slots in that it is quite cartoonish.
The slot game features 4 progressive jackpots of varying sizes (referred to as mini, major, mega, and maxi) and boasts an interesting feature where every reel contains adjacent positions that are randomly replaced with different replacement symbols, including the ying and yang, Chinese character, golden turtle, bottles of oil (2 separate), and poker symbols ranging from 9-A. Every replacement symbol that exists before a spin is commenced is identical.
China Shores is known by players as a slot game that is tough to win on, but one that, when you do win, tends to reward players handsomely. The 5-reel slot game has 3 rows of symbols on each reel and has a minimum wager of 60 credits ($0.60). The panda bear symbol is the game’s only wild symbol and appears on only reels 2, 3, 4, and 5. Other than the ying and yang symbols, the panda symbol replaces every symbol in the game. The middle reel is unique in that it features two symbols on all rows, increasing your chances of winning on a given spin.
The Ying and Yang symbol is your path to the free spins bonus round, otherwise known as the Free Game Feature. Should you land 3, 4, or 5 in a single payline you will be granted access to 8, 10, or 15 free spins, depending on the payline hit. Perhaps more interesting is that every win achieved during the Free Game Feature bonus round is doubled, and you can win additional free spins during your free spins round.
Regardless of how many lines you played in order to trigger a bonus round of free spins, every free spin in the Free Game Feature is on 30 paylines. With that said, the credits wagered in order to trigger the Free Game Feature are the same as the credits that were being played before the free spins were won.
China Shores exists in plenty of brick and mortar casinos but is also a popular online game that can be played with free spin and/or deposit bonuses offered by different online casinos. The online game and those that exist in brick and mortar casinos are identical in their play, even if the graphics differ ever so slightly.
There are many online slots that boast Oriental themes, however, few are better to play nor more rewarding than China Shores.