Slot developer Rival is at it again with Ten Suns Slots, another blockbusting title that has slot enthusiasts and casino marketing departments excited for what is expected to be another in a long line of success stories for the long-time company. Many developers have been releasing titles with Chinese Mythology storylines and RTG’s success with Fucanglong Slots being one example; Rival is now releasing Ten Suns Slots, a game based on the Chinese mythological story of the divine archer who saved the world from the searing heat of the ten suns to do just that.
Every myth needs a hero and a villain and Ten Suns has both with the evil emperor and his ten suns that he has set upon the world; the hero is an archer who with the help of a goddess, defeats the ten suns and saves the world from being burnt and destroyed. Other symbols include a phoenix, a golden frog, a lotus bloom, a lantern and five Chinese characters. The dragon is the symbol that triggers the free spins round, the treasure box triggers the bonus game and the archer is a wild that can replace any other symbol except the treasure box or the dragon. The graphics are most definitely a win with bright colors and great rendering; the characters and the art only add to the experience.
Ten Suns has both a bonus game and a traditional scatter-style feature that would be exciting additions to any slot title; the scatter awards up to 10 free spins and bonus game is a pick’em that awards coins. Three, four or five dragons will award players five, seven or ten free games, respectively; the free spin round also boasts dropping icons. Wins during free games are removed from the reels and the remaining icons drop and can create more wins. The Treasure Chest Click and Pick Bonus allows for a choice of one chest and can award a varying array of cash prizes that are added to a player’s bankroll. The real excitement comes with the arrival of the wild archer; when the wild creates a win on the board, the archer shoots in one direction and the wild then expands in that direction and can trigger even more wins.
With dropping icons, an expanding wild, free spins and a theme that has been designed and executed well, Ten Suns an almost sure fire hit. This is a game that could gain popularity quickly; the title has enough going on to keep it interesting without over doing it on bonus features and unneeded animations that are created only as eye candy. Rival seems to have hit upon a very happy medium with Ten Suns and that can be the secret to success in today’s online betting market that at times seems oversaturated with bonus content. Players will appreciate the balance that Ten Suns Slots brings to the reels and return to this game time and again.