Fri, Sep 13, 2:44am by Noah Taylor
Last Updated Wed, Oct 9, 6:14am
When you first see the main symbols on the reels of Eagle Shadow Fist from RTG, you’ll wonder whether they are the characters in a movie. Think Enter the Dragon, only without Bruce Lee, and you are on the right track. These characters will confirm their roles when you hit wins with them. At this point, the drawings disappear, and short animations showing them in martial arts style action appear – along with movie-style sound effects.
This pokie free spins bonus adds a variable multiplier to your wins. On top of this, wins with special ‘fist’ wilds double wins in both the base game and bonus feature. Like many Realtime Gaming pokies, there is a random progressive jackpot to win too. Here is a summary of the key features of Eagle Shadow Fist:
Scatter symbols for this online pokie show some martial arts action in silhouette – along with the word ‘Scatter’ in an Asian style font. You’ll get a prize for just 2 anywhere in view. 3+ are needed to trigger the free spins bonus. You’ll get 20 games, which can be retriggered. If you trigger with all 5 symbols, you get a generous scatter prize of 200x the triggering bet before the free spins bonus begin. 4 symbols get you 20x your bet.
The background of the reels changes for the free spins. Instead of a tranquil garden, you’ll see the orange glow of some mountains at sunrise. Best of all, any wins that you trigger during the free spins include a multiplier.
This multiplier depends on the number of triggering symbols. 3 symbols get you 2x, 4 gets you 3x and 5 gets you 4x on all wins.
Keep in mind that wild symbols in both the base game and free spins bonus will double your wins. These show a fist, along with the word ‘wild’. The best combination is to get 2x wild wins with the 4x overall multiplier – giving you 8x on all wins for the 20 free spins. Add in a win multiplier and you could be looking at significant wins.
Many RTG pokies feature random progressives jackpots. These don’t involve any symbols from the main game or separate bonus features. Instead, they can drop completely at random after any spin (win or lose). Eagle Shadow Fist has a single jackpot. This is displayed above and to the left of the reels. You can win it at any bet level.
You can adjust both the number of win lines and coin size to suit your style and bankroll on Eagle Shadow Fist. The default is 25 lines over the 5 reels, 3 rows grid. Max bet and auto-play are offered, with further options under the ‘menu’ button.
This poker machine features some big line prizes. The biggest is for 5 of the 2x wild symbols – which will get you 10,000 coins. The movie character symbols come next. A stern-looking guy with a red background has a 5,000-coin top prize. There are 5 characters in total, with playing cards (Asian font) making up the smaller wins.
Behind the reels during the base game, you will see a garden that is complete with pagoda. This is seen through the rain, with misty mountains in the background. Traditional Asian music plays while you spin. This contrasts with the Kung Fu style sounds for wins and lively animations where the characters show short movie-like clips.
When you get the free spins the background changes to a glowing mountain scene. You will see your accumulated prizes (and your win multiplier) displayed over the top of the reels.
Compared to many martial-arts style pokies, Eagle Shadow Fist is beautifully made and executed. The big contrast between the tranquil background and music – and the tough characters on the reels is striking. There are some big line prizes available, even without the bonus features. When you do get the bonus features, potentially big multipliers will immediately boost your big win potential. Even if you lose the fight, the RTG randomly awarded jackpot might be on hand to save the day!