3 Kingdoms Battle of Red Cliffs is a Pragmatic Play powered video slot which takes you back in time. This battle was fought in the last years of the Han dynasty and would pave the way for the Three Kingdoms period in China’s history. And yet, the music track, while distinct Chinese, seems more sombre than war-like to our ears. As the realm draws closer to conflict, whose side will you support in this game?
This 2017 Pragmatic Play release is set in a truly interesting part of China’s history. We like how the bonuses were made to fit around the idea of the three warlords. There is a progressive special feature that builds up from the money you spend, and three different free spins variations available for players to choose from. The maximum win is worth 200x your total bet.
Play 3 Kingdoms Battle of Red Cliffs
We have to be honest, we expected a little more war from this title. Playing card royals 9, 10, J, Q, K and A stick out like sore thumbs. They were given some decorating to make them appear a little more Chinese, but it just does not work. Not when it sits on the reels side by side with a large blade and its sheath, a golden helmet on a green pillow, a massive, Chinese war-ship, the three warlords, a bright red banner flying in the wind, and a massive temple looming over you with its height.
How to Play
We are talking about a 5-reel, 3-row slot with 25 fixed paylines. It features a similar layout to other Pragmatic Play titles, with the progressive counter being the only major difference.
The Spin button is in the lower right corner, with the Autoplay button right beneath it, while on its sides are a plus and minus button that allows you to adjust the wager when you press them. This brings up a menu that allows gamblers to change the coins per payline, and the individual coin value, which can range between $0.01 up to $0.50. The maximum bet is $125 per spin.
Pays are granted for collecting three identical symbols in adjacent positions, following the twenty-five fixed paylines from left to right. The three warlords are an exception and can grant their cash prize with only two icons instead of three.
Strategy & Tips
Each spin you make during normal gameplay contributes 2% of your bet into the progressive pool. Every time all three warlords appear on the playing field at the same time, they increase the counter by one. You need the counter to reach 40 before the Spoils of War special feature is played. Once it triggers, you pick between eight envelopes that multiply your progressive pool by 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x, 20x, 50x or 100x. The prize is then awarded to the player.
Collect three temple Scatters on the first, third and fifth reel to win free spins. You can choose from three different versions:
- Vanity: Twenty free spins, and the red warlord turns Wild.
- Intrigue: Ten free spins, with the red and green warlords turning Wild
- All-out-war: Five free spins, with all warlords turning Wild
You can retrigger this special feature by collecting three more Scatters.
If you prefer playing on your phone and tablet, Pragmatic Play’s release allows you to play on any iOS and Android mobile device. Simply load the game, and enjoy gorgeous graphics and a layout optimized for a touch screen.