Published: fri 29 nov 2019 | Updated: fri 29 nov 2019
Chinese Mythology Inspires Long Mu Fortunes
Online slot games based on cultural myths and legends are always fun to play, and Long Mu Fortunes is a new title in this category which does a great job of bringing to life the Chinese story of Long Mu – a name which literally translates as ‘Mother of Dragons’. This game was developed exclusively for Microgaming by Fortune Factory Studios, which is the same company that gave us a big hit earlier this year with Village People Macho Moves, and we are pleased to report that although Long Mu Fortunes is a very different slot, it is every bit as entertaining.
Introducing Long Mu
According to tradition, Long Mu was originally known as Wen Shi, and was in the habit of going down to the local river to wash clothes for her family. On one occasion, she took an attractive stone from the river, but that stone turned out to be an egg from which five snakes emerged. Wen Shi hand-reared the snakes, who grew into powerful dragons with the ability to control the weather. During a drought, Wen Shi asked the dragons to bring rain, which they did, and from then on the grateful locals referred to her as the Mother of Dragons, or Long Mu.
Today, Long Mu is revered as a deity, and the story of her hand-rearing her ‘dragon children’ is viewed as one which teaches the value and importance of parental love.
Step Back in Time…
Long Mu Fortunes is a five-reel slot which allows you to step back in time to experience key aspects of this classical Chinese myth whilst having a go at winning a jackpot of 5,000 times your bet. The audio and visuals in this game are incredible, with multiple animations (such a flying dragons and fireworks) and a traditional soundtrack creating a rich and immersive environment that is hard to fault.
This game has ten pay lines, and is presented against a nice Asian landscape. The graphics have the style of a mature comic book, and symbols on the reels include the playing card ranks of J, Q, K and A, a traditional drum, a purse, lucky coins, money wallets, a red dragon wild on the second and fourth reels, blue, green and gold dragon multiplier wilds (worth x1, x2 and x3, respectively) and Long Mu herself, who serves as a scatter symbol.
Red Dragon Re-Spins Feature
All of the dragon wild symbols are three cells high, and when the red dragon wild appears in part, it will automatically nudge up or down to completely fill the reel. That will also trigger a respin, with the red dragon being locked in place and all other reels spinning as normal. If a win is achieved then the respin feature will be triggered again.
When the respin feature is active, the blue, green and gold dragon multiplier wilds can appear to increase wins by up to three times. Like the red dragon, these symbols are three cells high, and will nudge up and down so that they occupy their reels fully.
Jackpot Coins Feature
As you play this game, every red dragon which appears will give you coins. These are collected in a pot of coins located above the reels, and every time coins are added you will have the chance of randomly triggering the Jackpot feature. When triggered, this will give you either a Major Jackpot, which is worth 100 times your bet, or the Grand Jackpot, which is worth 5,000 times your bet.
Long Mu Free Spins
The Long Mu scatter symbol appears on the second, third and fourth reels, and when you get three on the reels at the same time you will trigger the Free Spins feature. This will give you an instant ‘entry prize’ worth twice your total bet, and then award you ten free spins. The Re-Spins feature mentioned previously will be available during the Free Spins feature, but here all Multiplier Wilds will be worth x3, making things even more exciting.
Packed with Excitement
‘Fortune Factory Studios has delivered an enchanting slot exclusive to Microgaming, complete with lavish visuals and a mystical soundtrack,’ said James Buchanan, who is Director of Global Operations at Microgaming. ‘Long Mu Fortunes is a colourful, high-volatility slot packed with exciting features. The addition of the Jackpot Feature and the Nudging Multiplier Wild stacks create an extremely satisfying gameplay experience with tremendous win potential.’
Over at Fortune Factory Studios, Phelan Sykes, who is Head of Game Production, expressed his eagerness to see players enjoying the new release. ‘Long Mu Fortunes brings a classic Chinese myth to life, interpreting the legend into exciting and highly volatile gameplay,’ he said. ‘Boasting classically stunning graphics, Long Mu Fortunes is dripping with opulence and riches. We can’t wait for players to experience the power and majesty of Long Mu’s dragons and immerse themselves in the world of Long Mu Fortunes.’
An Audio-Visual Treat
Long Mu Fortunes can be played on desktop, tablet and smartphone devices, which means that you can enjoy this feature-packed slot no matter where you are. Whichever device you choose to play on, you can look forward to a genuine audio-visual treat that brings the story of Long Mu to life like never before. Visit Royal Panda Casino or any other venue which offers Microgaming titles to play today, and enjoy your time with the Mother of Dragons!
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