Legend of the White Snake Lady Slot
Legend of the White Snake Lady is a 5-reel, 486 'all ways pay' online slot from Yggdrasil Gaming. Yggdrasil are the latest casino software providers to take Chinese mythology as the theme of a slot, but unlike some others they've tried to be a little inventive about it. The 'Legend of the White Snake' or 'Madame White Snake' is an ancient Chinese myth that has been been the basis for countless operas, films and television series. It's a very convoluted tale in which a boy named Xu Xian is tricked into buying immortality pills, which eventually get eaten by a white snake spirit who transforms into the eponymous lady. By coincidence Xu Xian falls in love with the human form of the spirit and they are married. However, the snake lady is tricked into drinking wine and becomes a snake again, causing Xu Xian to die from shock. There was a similar storyline in EastEnders in 2012.
All the symbols in this slot are related to the tale. This is a slot where all possible pay lines are in play both left-to-right and right-to-left, which means there are an amazing 486 ways in which you can win. You can select your coin size from 0.01 all the way up to 5.00. Each spin costs twenty-five coins, so to work out your bet-per-line just multiply your coin size by twenty-five. When you're ready to do a little snake-charming, hit the spin button.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest paying symbols in this game are the bridge symbol and the tower symbol. If you land three of these symbols in sequence on an active pay line then you will win twenty-five times your line-bet. All symbols are also the top payers – land five of the same symbol on a payline and you win 2,500 your bet-per-line. The biggest jackpot of all is achieved by landing five white snake lady symbols without a wild, which wins you 25,000 coins!
The wild symbol in this game is simply a symbol with the word 'wild' upon it, but wilds only appear on the middle reel. Each time you land a wild it triggers a free re-spin in which the wild locks in place. Up to three wilds can be locked in place during re-spins.
That's about as far as it goes when it comes to gameplay here. This slot is one of the most beautiful looking we've ever come across. The symbols are wonderfully animated, even when they are just sitting on the reels doing nothing, and there's an authentic soundtrack too. Unfortunately the gameplay does not match the beauty of this game. The reels just spin, and you hope for the appearance of a wild, but that really is about it. It's a real shame, as this could have been a stupendous game. Close, but no xuějiā.