China River Introduction
China River is a free online pokie from Bally that is availible to play now on our site. Inspired in part by the majesty of the Chinese wilderness, China River seeks to combine the natural beauty of China's many bodies of water with the slick, modern thrills of online gaming. The game's clear layout and clean design should feel familiar to anyone who has played one of our many free online pokies.
There is a wide range of prizes to be won, plus three different bonus features that can dramatically affect play and winnings - for the best, of course.
There are a total of 12 symbols in the game, ten of which are regular types that award prizes for successful matches, and two are special types that provide free spins and act as substitutes. The higher-value prize symbols are all comprised of thematic additions such as jade frogs, lotus flowers and gold bowls, whereas the lower-value ones are made up of standard playing card pokie symbols such as K, A, Q and J.
This game has five reels laid out in a 5x3 arrangement and 30 fixed paylines. A variety of generous prizes are awarded to lucky players for two, three, four and five-of-a-kind symbol matches. There are four higher-value regular symbols and six lower-value ones, plus two special symbol types for wilds and free spins, as previously mentioned.
The most valuable of the upper-value prize symbols are the Chinese characters, shortly followed by the lotus flower, which awards top prizes that are half the size. At the other end of the prize table are the Q, J, 10 and 9 symbols, the least valuable of the lower-value symbols, which all award the same minimum and maximum prizes.
The magnificent golden pheasant is the first of two special symbols, and it only appears on reels two, three, four and five. This is a substitute, which means that it can be used in place of any other symbol as part of a winning combination on a payline.
There is also a special gold coin symbol, which awards free games to players who are fortunate enough to find instances of three or more. After finding three to five gold coins in a winning configuration on an active payline, the player is awarded eight, ten or 15 free spins accordingly, in addition to a prize. Not only that, but any prizes that are awarded as a result of successful free spins are doubled!
This special feature can be triggered on more than one payline, which will result in additional free spins being awarded. Additionally, this feature can be retriggered indefinitely during free spins for even more prize winning and doubling opportunities. All free spins are played using the total bet of the spin that triggered the bonus round initially.
In addition to regular and bonus symbols, there are also mystery stacked symbols. Stacked mystery symbol positions appear on each reel and are replaced with a random regular symbol after any spin has been initiated. All positions are replaced with the same symbol.