Bruce Lee has become something of a cultural icon since his death at the age of 32 in 1973. The martial artist was the star of a number of famed films including Fist of Fury, Way of the Dragon and Enter the Dragon. Over 40 years since his death his legacy lives on, being named one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century by Time magazine and the Greatest Movie Fighter Ever in 2014.
This game, like a number of others online, has a distinctly Oriental feel, although the Bruce Lee connection certainly makes it unique. This isn’t the only original aspect of the game however, as one look at the reels sees a highly unusual configuration showing just two symbols on reels one and two, with four symbols on the subsequent three reels. This is actually the WMS Money Burst system, which can give the opportunity of some very big wins.
The highlight of this slot is certainly the free spins feature, where you’ll gain the biggest and best wins. There are actually three different ways to activate this feature, and it can seem a little complicated, but bear with me:
Firstly you’ll enter the feature by landing three of the treasure chest feature symbols on reels 3, 4 and 5. This will give you 5 free spins with a guaranteed wild reel on each and every spin.
Secondly you’ll gain free spins by landing the same 4 symbols across the first two reels. These free spins won’t see the wild reel appearing but can offer some particularly large wins.
Finally, you can land matching symbols on reels one and two AND land the three feature symbols on reels 3, 4 and 5. This is the best of all as you’ll gain 20 free spins with a wild reel on each spin.
You’ll also win in the usual way by hitting three or more symbols from left to right on a win line. This is where the money burst system comes in. Consider that, all of the win lines go through the first two reels, each showing just 2 symbols. This means that any matching symbols on these two reels will mean a huge number of win lines are still in play – effectively ensuring that wins will usually come in large clusters when you gain them, but you might have to wait a little longer than usual for a win. Hence, the money burst title!
The highest paying symbol in the game is a Bruce Lee headshot, paying 400 coins for landing the maximum 5 in a row. This is also the wild symbol and is stacked on reels 3, 4 and 5. Bruce Lee in action, the title symbol and a golden dragon on a green background each pay 200 coins. Joining these symbols are a nice mix of Oriental style objects and Martial Arts equipment.
The slightly unusual set up of the reels is not the only unusual aspect at this slot, as you’ll only pay one credit for each of the two win lines in play. There are a maximum of 60 lines in play, but you do have the option of playing 10, 20, 30, 40 or 50 instead, by simply clicking the up/down arrows on the lines section on the control panel. You’ll also choose your bet size which ranges from 1c to $2 per 2 lines. All of the above options are available using the ‘Classic Panel’ while using the Quick Bet panel will see you simply click a box to set your total stake.
This slot is set against the backdrop of a velvety red color with a golden dragon framing the title. The symbols are all well designed and particularly crisp, although the slot would be better served with some added animation on the reels. The accompanying sound is a little disappointing, as you would certainly expect an Oriental theme throughout at least, if not something a little more dynamic to reflect Bruce Lee, but instead you’ve got a generic backing to every spin.
This WMS designed slot is certainly very different to any you’ve played before and it might take a little bit of time to get used to. However, having played for a while you’ll certainly enjoy this unique slot. The onus is certainly on those first two mini reels to get your spin off to a good start, but if you can land matching symbols or wilds on these reels, the excitement levels certainly rise. The only downside is that they could have gone further with the bonus features at a slot about such an iconic figure. Nevertheless, this is certainly a slot you should play at least once – if you like it, you’ll like it a lot.