Yin and Yang is one of the two video slots—the other online game is Wild Mine (December 2018)—developed by BB Games Ltd. Leander Games released it on June 13, 2019. The slot title “Yin and Yang” denotes a Chinese cosmological element that the Chinese philosophy associates with the dualism concept—it claims that two conflicting things do interrelate. Other themes: Chinese mythology, Hanzi, and Feng Shui ideology.
Yin and Yang’s rival games include Great Fortune (June 2020) from Greentube, China Shores (April 2015) from Nektan, and Four Symbols (May 2018) from GameArt. Nine symbols (“wild” cymbal, red envelope, lotus flower, Feng Shui coins, A, K, Q, J, and 10) require three, four, five or six winning combinations.
Yin and Yang Game Characteristics
Yin and Yang has a dualistic grid that is divided up by orange partitions. The grids, whose corresponding gray reels spin concurrently, comprises of two translucent mirrors that are positioned at an obtuse angle. In the regular game, the magic pot on the foreground separates the white-framed 3X3 left mirror from the yellow-framed 3X3 right mirror. In the bonus games (or during the reel-modified re-spin), the two grids momentarily merge to form a large 3X6 grid.
The regular game has five fixed paylines—the first to fifth paylines, respectively: along the middle, top, and bottom rows; and both diagonally from top left to bottom right and from bottom left to top right. The bonus game’s five fixed paylines are similar, although its fourth payline is V-shaped while the fifth payline is an inverted V-shaped.
There are eleven symbols, eight total bets, reel modifiers, three sets of lowly free games, retriggerable extra free games, re-spin, sticky “wild” cymbals, no gamble game, and pays from $0.02 to $2500.00.
Yin and Yang has three special symbols and eight ordinary symbols. Special symbols: the substitute is a golden-and-teal Chinese cymbal beside a wild-shaped fire dragon; a partly “bonus” black yin; and a partly “bonus” white yang.
Ordinary symbols: red envelope; pink lotus flower; three stringed Feng Shui coins; and Hanzi logograms-like golden A, red K, green A, blue J, and purple 10.
The Yin and Yang bet sizes: $0.10 (minimum bet), $0.20, $0.30, $0.40, $0.50, $1.00, $2.50, and $5.00 (maximum bet).
The $5.00 bet offers these dynamic Yin and Yang payouts for three, four, five, and six winning combinations. “Wild” cymbal pays $75.00, $250.00, $1000.00, and $2500.00. Red envelope pays $50.00, $125.00, $500.00, and $1250.00. Lotus flower pays $25.00, $100.00, $375.00, and $937.50. Feng Shui coins pays $15.00, $62.50, $250.00, and $625.00.
A pays $10.00, $30.00, $125.00, and $312.50. K pays $5.00, $25.00, $100.00, and $250.00. Q pays $4.00, $17.50, $75.00, and $187.50. J pays $2.50, $12.50, $50.00, and $125.00. And 10 pays $1.00, $5.00, $25.00, and $62.50.
Whenever a “bonus” yin(s) lands on the left mirror and a “bonus” yang(s) lands on the right mirror, or vice versa, they trigger one of the three sets of bonus games—called bronze free games, silver free, and gold free games. Two extra free games are offered if yin and yang land on separate grids again.
Bronze free games: result from matching one pair of yin and yang, and offers five free games plus two sticky “wild” cymbals. Silver free games: result from matching two pairs of yin and yang, and offers six free games plus four sticky “wild” cymbals. Gold free games: result from matching three pairs of yin and yang, and offers seven free games plus six sticky “wild” cymbals.
Reel modifiers: the fire dragon that occasionally materializes from the magic pot pastes specific symbols onto the reels, thereby triggering one of its four win-boosting special spins. The pasted symbols: “wild” cymbals, or re-spinning red envelope, or “bonus” yin, or “bonus” yang.
Free games prompt the two 3X3 grids to merge into one 6X3 grid and activate win-boosting four/five/six-of-a-kind. Ying and Yang’s non-progressive jackpot is X35111, which (3511X5) is $175555.00.
The Yin and Yang has a good interface, including: a green yin and yang-like spin icon; on/off turbo play mode; and 5, 10, 25, 50, or 100 autospins whose options are “until feature” or slider-based 10-1000 (+/- 10) win/loss limits.
Ambient background: oriental instrumental. Sound effects include jingling and swishing. The predominantly purple color theme aside; the animated 3D graphics include dolly zoom, sunbeam, glitter effect, glistening, flipping yin and yang, fiery grid, opening and closing scroll, and plunging dragon.
Luck in Yin and Yang
A game of chance, the RTP rate of Yin and Yang is 95.30% and the house edge is 4.70%.