Even if we are way past our childhood years, who among us doesn’t still enjoy the tales in which heroes with magical powers fight the evil characters and, after many twists and turns, come out on top?
This 5-reel game featuring no classic paylines, is based on one of China’s four great folktales, the Legend of the White Snake, a beautiful story of a romantic relationship forbidden by the laws of nature.
Following faithfully the original tale, the game features all its major characters and elements, aiming to share the story of the White Snake who, after eating immortal pills, gains 500 years’ worth of magical powers, falls in love and marries a human boy, spending her life fighting the evil terrapin spirit – with a happy end, of course!
With the mechanism allowing you to win all ways and the potential of 25,000 coins win during the base game, you can be in for a happy ending yourself!
What We Love
Suckers for beautiful designs and original sound effects, the fairytale-like illustrated symbols in the Legend of the White Snake Lady, each subtly animated and accompanied by the soft oriental background music, earned this game our first high marks.
Highly valuing originality, we loved the fact that instead of playing with standard x number of paylines, you win by landing identical symbols on 3 or more consecutive reels, with the winning combinations being made either from the left or from the right.
Obviously, we like when the game gives us an opportunity for large wins! Which this one does, either by landing 5 of a kind of ANY of its symbols in the base game, getting a sticky Wild in a re-spin or collecting the impressive win in the amount of 25,000 coins by quintupling the main character icon, the White Snake Lady.
What We Don’t Like
The special features are pretty meager and it almost feels like they’ve been added as an afterthought.
We felt there was room for much more, which would heighten the excitement and could also bring additional value to the storyline – if, for example, the features’ mechanism mirrored the antagonism between the White Snake Lady and the evil terrapin spirit, imitating their battles, conquers and defeats.
If you, like us, enjoy the impeccable design and welcome high win opportunities offered within the base game, we’re pretty sure you will love this video slot.
However, if you’re after variety of special features and get your kicks from multi-layered bonuses, games within the game and gambles, the Legend of the White Snake Lady might not be your cup of tea and you might be better off looking for your immortality potion elsewhere.
Do keep an eye, though, on other Yggdrasil releases, as this company keeps proving it deserves its spot among the leading gaming developers. One of their productions you might like is Double Dragons, another Asian-themed video slot featuring cascading reels, highstack wilds, multipliers and free spins.