Ancient Gong Slot Review
We had a gong in our living room when I was a kid, and I’d spend hours in front of that sucker hitting away. Nothing could stop me, not the cries of my little brother, the shouts of my mom, or even the time she came into the room, snapped the gong hammer and left. I kept on pounding away at that thing with my fists. Eventually, it lost its charm, but I’ll always remember those days fondly.
Ancient Gong is a 5-reel, 243-payline video slot powered by software from GameArt. This slot is centered around the ancient history of the gong and features symbols such as a Buddha, a ship, coins, a gold Faberge egg, some golden trinkets, and playing cards from 10 to Ace. The Wild is represented by a decorative music box, while the golden gong acts as the Scatter. This is a Spin and Stop slot, meaning that you choose when you want the slot to, um, stop. There’s also an Auto Play feature, just in case you get tired of spinning the reels by hand. The controls are situated below the reels and are Settings, Paytable, Bet per line, Auto Play, Spin/Stop, Balance, Total Bet, and Win.
So, what features can you expect from Ancient Gong? Gamble: All you have to do is guess whether the face-down card is black or red. Guess right, and you’ll double your winnings, but get it wrong, and you’ll be sent back to the base game empty-handed.
Ancient Gong offers two distinct features, the Scatter feature, and the Wild Feature.
Scatter: Landing 3+ Scatters triggers the bonus feature. You’ll have to select five gongs from a screen of ten. Each gong will reveal a certain number of Free Spins, and all five added up is the total number of spins you’ll receive. All wins are doubled in free spin mode, except for the extra Wild bonus prizes (more on that in a moment). This feature can also be re-triggered.
Wild: Wild substitutes for all symbols in the game except the Scatter. It is linked to a bonus prize during Free Spins, totaling anywhere between 1 and 20 times the total bet. This prize is awarded at random, with each wild symbol appearing anywhere on the reels during Free Spins bonus.
Ancient Gong offers up a stellar performance. The graphics are stunning, the soundtrack transformative (albeit, slightly annoying), and it’s available on any device.
What can I say? I just adore gongs. That undoubtedly stems from my childhood, but who the hell cares? Either way, this slot offers exciting features, high payouts, and stunning graphics. I’ll be coming back to it over and over again, even if it’s just to reminisce over my childhood gong-playing days.