Gong Gaming Technologies promises players an “epic showdown” in the latest addition to its portfolio, Empire Shields.


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Empire Shields is a 5×3, 243-payline video slot that incorporates a maximum win potential of up to x12,150 the bet. 




96.19 per cent


Symbols in the game include classic A-9 royals, while the mid pays appear in the form of two pieces of jewellery: an angel, a demon, the queen, and the king. 

To win a payout, players must land three or more matching symbols anywhere on the reels starting from the leftmost, with five of a kind wins worth between x1.5 and x15 the bet. 

Moving onto special symbols, the wild substitutes for any other regular symbols, offering multiplier values of up to x15 the stake for line wins.


The title includes features such as free spins, a bonus game, expanding symbols, doubling reels and multipliers.


The game features modifiers at the top of the reels called toppers which shift one position to the left on each spin. These start at zero energy as they appear, with each topper requiring a different number of energies to activate one of four features: double reel, multiplier, wild and expanding wild.

Starting with the double reel feature, this charges with four energies. When activated, the height of the reel below is doubled up to a maximum of six symbols, also increasing the number of paylines up to 7,776.

Meanwhile, the multiplier feature charges with five energies, displaying a random multiplier of either x2, x3, x5, x8, or x10 that is applied to all wins that include symbols from the reel below. Multiple multiplier toppers will sum up to produce even bigger multipliers.

Moving onto the wild feature, this charges with six energies. Once activated, a wild symbol is placed in a random position on the reel below.

Lastly, the expanding wild feature charges with seven energies, where all symbol positions on the reel below turn wild.

Furthermore, landing three, four or five scatter symbols awards the free spins feature as well as a mini pick bonus game. Here, players will be presented with 20 shields to pick from, each of which can reveal a random topper. Once five are selected, those will become active for the duration of the feature as players proceed to play free games with 10 initial spins.

Finally, during the free spins bonus, toppers stay active and, on the 10th spin, all pending features become activated. Additional free games can be triggered by landing three or more scatters during the bonus game, awarding 10 extra spins.