Quick Facts

Developer

NextGen Gaming

  • Reels5
  • Pay-lines1,024
  • Max. Payout1,000x
  • Free SpinsYes

Xing Guardian Slot Review

Xing Guardian is a new slot machine from NextGen Gaming. Initially, players might be expecting a run-of-the-mill Chinese themed video slot with this title. That isn’t to be the case, though.

On the contrary, whilst this slot certainly does have typical Chinese overtones, it also contains a constellation and astrological underlying theme, too. You might even comment that the new Xing Guardian slot machine is even spacey. Xing Guardian certainly has quality features, but the graphics in this slot leave a lot to be desired.

Developers

NextGen Gaming have become one of the most reliable developers of online slot machine games over the last few years. Yes, some of their games may feature rather rudimentary graphics, but most are still hugely playable due to their superior array of features and bonuses.

Xing Guardian sort of falls in the middle of all that. Nobody could question the originality of the theme in this game, nor its features, although its graphical quality could be improved on. NextGen is something of a hit-and-miss company when it comes to graphics. Xing Guardian is a miss.

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How to play

You can see the thinking behind the wagering menu in this slot. NextGen Gaming have tried to make the Xing Guardian slot as mobile friendly as possible. To that end, the wagering buttons are located away to the left of the reels, and not underneath them, which is we would ordinarily expect them to be.

The slot allows players to choose coin values of $0.01 up to $2.50, but all 1,024 paylines are fixed into place. Expect to be able to wager anything from a floor of $0.50 per spin on this slot, up to a ceiling of $125 per spin.

Features

Wild symbols: Wilds are represented by the princess symbol. This character icon appears attacked on the reels of the slot and can appear on all of them. She can also substitute for all other symbols in the game, except for the scatter, of course.

Scatter symbols: Those scatter icons take the shape of the yin and yang symbol. Players can pocket wins which range from 2x, 5x, or even 10x their total bet for landing 3, 4 or 5 scatters on the reels of the game. Three or more scatters will trigger a free spins feature.

Rise of the Dragon feature: At any point in the base game, a dragon may appear on the reels of this slot. When it does, it could reveal a hidden stack of wild symbols on one or more reels of the slot.

Xing Guardian Locked Reels: On any spin in the base game, the Xing Guardian symbol may appear and lock any 2, 3, 4, or even 5 reels of the slot. Those reels will then display the same symbols, in effect becoming twinned with one another.

Free spins bonus: Whenever 3 or more scatter icons appear on the reels of this slot, the player will land 10 free spins.

During each of the free spins, between 2 and 5 of the reels will display the same symbols via the Xing Guardian locked reels feature. The bonus can also be retriggered with another 5 free spins offered when you land more scatters on the reels.

Maximum pay-outs

The non-progressive jackpot is not worth very much in the Xing Guardian slot machine game. In fact, it is only worth around about 100x your total bet.

To bag that cash prizes, players are going to need to line up 5 wild symbols on any active payline. Doing so with just 3 or 4 symbols will only see you win 10x your total bet.

Summary

With a pay rate of 97.12%, this is one of the most generous slots out there on the net. There are both negative and positive aspects to the Xing Guardian slot machine game. On the one hand, it is great news that the slot machine has plenty of nifty features and a large rate of pay.

However, the amount you can win is rather small in comparison to the bets you make. That may way on players’ minds when they spin the reels of this slot. However, in other areas such as theme, and features, there isn’t really any reason to gripe about anything that the Xing Guardian slot can offer.

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