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Quest to the West slot review

Added by Betsoft. Information last updated: 31/05/2021

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Tester rating:

3.8 (1)

Game information

Game supplier:Betsoft

Release date:05/2020

RTP:97.53%

Volatility:Medium

Max. win:bet x 1260

Mobile version:Yes

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Highlights

RTP

Re-spins

Wilds

Walking wilds

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Themes

Orient

Fairy tales & fantasy

Movies & TV

Nature & animals

3D

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RTP (Return to player):
97.53%
Volatility:
Medium
Max. win:
bet x 1260

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
37
Betsoft score (compared to other slots of supplier)
41
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Slot tester's review Charlie Stamp

Slot tested

Quest to the West lets us join the mythical Monkey King as he voyages westwards and goes rather wild in the process.

Themed around a classic 16th Century Chinese novel, Journey to the West, the slot was released by Betsoft to much fanfare in May 2020. The slot highlights one of the key characters from that classic eastern story, the Monkey King, who is the main focus of proceedings here. The pretty standard 3x5 grid here gives you 25 paylines to play with, all encased in a rather relaxing oriental scene, complete with distant mountains and waterfalls.

The overall look and feel is undoubtedly crisp and shows off the classic trademark cartoonish skills of the games’ developers, Betsoft. The background scene doesn’t play any great role in the game as such. That said, It’s still a nice touch to have the sun moving across the sky and casting rolling shadows on the scenery.

The music here is pretty much what you’d expect from a Chinese themed slot. The distinctive plucking sound of the Guzheng features heavily, which I felt was a bit repetitive at times. Things did step up audio-wise anytime I hit a win and especially when I triggered the main bonus feature.

Symbols

All the symbols have very detailed graphics that tie in well with the theme of the slot, plus they all animate nicely when forming part of a winning combination. This helped me to see exactly what I’d landed each time a win hit and was a very nice feature to have.

Here are the symbols in order of win potential from high to low:

  • Monkey King Wilds: Substitute any other symbols on the payline. 3 or more trigger the Quest to the West feature and turn into Walking Wilds.
  • Emperor: 37.5x with 5 on a payline
  • Pig and Warrior: 20x with 5 on a payline
  • Dragon: 8x with 5 on a payline
  • Horse: 6x with 5 on a payline
  • Lotus: 5x with 5 on a payline
  • A: 3x with 5 on a payline
  • K, Q: 2.5x with 5 on a payline
  • J, 10: 2x with 5 on a payline

It felt like there was a good spread of symbols and rewards in this slot when I gave it a fair few spins.

Features

The game centres around the Money King wild symbol that has the following properties.

  • Base game: acts as a regular wild, substituting for all other symbols.
  • Land 3 or more: triggers the Quest to the West with Walking Wilds.
  • Walking Wilds: move left one reel per spin before adding to the Meter of the Heavens.

Once the bonus game triggers, any Monkey King Wilds that are currently on the grid will burst open to become Walking Wilds. This means that they wander across the reels to the left, or west if you like, with each spin. I’ve seent his used effectively in a few other slots such as the Giffin Wilds in The Invisible Man from NetEnt.

If at least one Walking Wild is active on the grid then the reels will keep re-spinning, with any winning combinations adding to your total bonus round prize haul. If all the Wilds have walked off, then the bonus round is over and your winnings are tallied up.

During this feature, a ‘Meter of the Heavens’ appears to the left of the reels. Each Monkey King Wild, which walks off the grid, will help to fill the meter by 1 level. It will take 15 Monkey King Wilds to fill the meter completely, giving you an instant win of 1,000x which shouldn’t be sniffed at. I managed to fill it within 3 monkeys of this multiplier, but alas, no more Wilds appeared, and I slumped back down to the base game.

It’s possible to use Autoplay up to 100 spins and the max £80 bet. A nice touch here is that it displays the total cost, based on the spin and bet level selected before you start playing.

Bets and Payouts

The game has a very high RTP of 97.53%, which is a pretty rare find in slot games these days. The volatility is said to be medium here, but it certainly felt high, to begin with when I had about 25 spins in a row with zero wins in any form. However, this all changed once I triggered the Quest to the West feature and the Monkey King Walking Wilds started working their magic. The Walking Wilds are certainly fun and landing more Monkey King Wilds to keep the feature going was quite a thrill.

The betting range here is between £0.02 and £80.00 but jumps up in random amounts, increasing from £9 to £13, for example. A little annoying if you just want to play with a square £10 but not the end of the world.

Summary

Quest to the West is certainly another solid release from Betsoft and has all the graphical hallmarks of their friendly-looking cartoonish slots. My only concern is that there’s not enough going on here beyond the Quest to the West feature around which the game is based. It feels like a one-shot deal at times with a lack of any multipliers or a traditional free spins round. I felt my interest drifting away after I’d triggered the main feature a couple of times. Given this plus the generous RTP here, I’d say that this slot is one for casual players rather than anyone looking for long term play.

Overall rating:

3.8

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  • Features

    Wins and bets

    RTP (Return to Player):97.53%

    Volatility:Medium

    Max. win:bet x 1260

    Min. bet:£0.02

    Max. bet:£80

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    Reels:5

    Rows:3

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    Max. lines:25

    Min. lines:25

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    Languages

    You can play Quest to the West in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 19 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Danish, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Norwegian, Romanian, Turkish, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese

    Currencies

    Quest to the West supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD

    Stats

    Release date 05/2020
    19th newest on Betsoft 470th newest on Bojoko
    RTP 97.53% 1.67% > average
    5th highest on Betsoft 22nd highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 1260 x your bet
    77th highest on Betsoft 1,610th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 25 25% > average
    61st highest on Betsoft 909th highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.02 per spin
    3rd lowest on Betsoft 304th lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £80 per spin
    80th highest on Betsoft 1,663rd highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    The most rated on Betsoft 39th most rated on Bojoko
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    Game supplier:Betsoft

    Release date:05/2020

    RTP (Return to player):97.53%

    Max. win:bet x 1260

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Tester rating: 3.8

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