Aussie players are well versed on Legends pokies now, with virtually every major land based developer offering up a selection with that name. Aristocrat does things slightly differently, re-launching some of their most popular titles of all time in upgraded guises, such as on Big Red Legends. For Ainsworth though, who we’re covering here, it is all about new games on the Game Plus system. Further Aristocrat comparisons can be drawn as the games make use of 243 ways to win, which is identical to early Reel Power games from their competitor and used on such notable games as Choy Sun Doa and Pompeii. There are three games in this particular series; Legends of Asia, Legends of Africa and Legends of the Incas, and they’re all similar while also offering additional twists in the features which we’ll get onto below!
The Pokie Style
The great graphics on the recent batch of Ainsworth releases are well celebrated among Aussie players and the high quality visuals continue on the legends games. They may all be based on a similar principle, but plenty of effort has gone into bringing the chosen theme to life. Legends of Asia, for example, falls firmly into the high quality Oriental themed slot category of which players are so fond, and the other two definitely don’t let the side down either as they’re some of the best looking games currently available in land based casinos.
The Legend Series is highly flexible and you’ll find it both on regular gaming floors and in the VIP areas of the leading casinos. This is down to the fact that the games come in both 1c and 2c denominations and a flexible range of coin bets ensure that no players, from the smallest stakes fan to the highest roller, will be disappointed. The 243 winning ways also ensure that you won’t have to wait long for a tangible return, making for fast paced action that keeps on coming.
Features and Bonuses
There are two sets of progressive jackpots available on Legends Series games, one of which is always in play and another that is optional. The first is contained on the machine itself, meaning that while you’re playing, you’re the only one contributing but also the only one that can win, and these are noted as the minor and major prizes. Of generally much larger value are the rapid and ultimate prizes, which are linked to other Legends Series pokies in the same venue and while they’re bigger in size, you’re also up against other players in an effort to take them down.
Legends of Asia and Legends of Africa share the same bonus round, whereby players are on the lookout for a special round containing eight free spins. When the round triggers, you’ll also be treated to the opportunity to re-trigger the original spin total over and over again, and will also benefit from stacked bonus symbols that can make this task slightly easier.
Legends of the Incas is slightly different in that it offers players a choice when they land in the bonus game, with three options available. You can pick a larger number of spins, for example, or set off a feature that makes re-triggering the spins far more likely than on the game’s Asia and Africa counterparts.