Scratch Emperors Garden

When you hear of Egypt themed games, you think of mummies, hieroglyphics, and the Sun God. When you talk about fruit and candy games, you think of all the luscious fruit symbols. You must also have played Irish or Chinese themed games before. Chinese themed games have usually been centered on martial arts or symbols of good fortune. But Scratch Emperors Garden by NextGen Gaming is actually a Chinese themed game with a difference. It has 3 reels and 7 paylines. But it is about an ancient Chinese Emperor and his opulent lifestyle. Some of the symbols are familiar images from earlier Chinese themed games, though. This game has a soothing backdrop, and the soothing background music does set the right mood.


Scratch Emperors Garden – RTP and Maximum Win

The game offers a wide range of bet sizes. You can start betting with 0.01 coins. There are eight more variants available, and the maximum bet is 2 coins. The payline options are also wide ranging – 1, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25. Theoretically, a new player could opt for 0.01 coin on 1 payline. A big rolling player, on the other hand, could choose to play 2 coin bets on 25. Every slot game has two numbers (percentages) specified, which add up to 100. One is the House Edge, which tells you how much the owner of the game intends to keep from every 100 dollars spent. The other one is Return to Player (RTP) rate which gives the same information about a player. For Scratch Emperors Garden, these two numbers are 4.53% and 95.47% respectively.


Scratch Emperors Garden Symbols

The symbols need to be understood from the paytable so that you know what you are getting. But to make things easier, here are a few tips about some of the symbols.

  • Card Symbols – This game has Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten, and Nine as symbols. 3 card symbols fetch you 5x returns, and if you score five, you could win up to 250x.
  • Lotus flowers and Pergolas – For these symbols, you need to hit 5 in a row, following which you would get 500x times your stake.
  • Dragon statues – These do not occur as frequently as the lower value symbols. But if you do get 5 of them, you stand to win 1000x your bet amount.
  • Emperor – There are 5 images of the Emperor, and if you can land 5 of them, the reward for your troubles would be 5000 times your stake.

There are two special symbols that the Emperor has for you. The garden is the Wild symbol for Scratch Emperors Garden, and these Wilds cover the reel completely. The Wilds appear on the middle three reels only, and they can substitute any other symbol except the Scatter. Talking of the Scatter, it is the second special symbol and is represented by the Koi Carp. You need to land at least 2 Scatters to trigger the bonus rounds. Let us take a quick peek into the bonus rounds the benevolent Emperor has in store for you.


Scratch Emperors Garden Bonus

When you get 2 to 5 Scatter symbols on a reel, the Scatter Bonus gets triggered. At least 3 of the Scatters would also trigger the free games feature of Scratch Emperors Garden. When this happens, you are gifted a minimum of 10 free games. While the free spins are on, you get a multiplier of 3x on all wins that you score. There are no thematic bonus game in Scratch Emperors Garden Bonus and no progressive jackpot either. But the other wins we listed here are enough to keep you happy for long.

The payouts for the Scatters are paid independent of their position on the game screen. Also, they are independent of the number of active paylines.

These are the payouts you get:

  • 2 Scatters – 2x bet amount
  • 3 Scatters – 5x bet amount
  • 4 Scatters – 20x bet amount
  • 5 Scatters – 100x bet amount

There is also a venture game option which you can choose to take. The only requirement from you is to guess the color of a card that is turned down. If you do that correctly, you double your win amount. If you can also guess the right suit, your wins get quadrupled. You can choose this option as many as 5 times in a game.



The Scratch Emperors Garden has several other things going for it apart from the rewards listed above. At the end of each spin, the rewards you picked up are nicely summarized, making it easy for you to keep track. The interface of this game is completely translatable to several European languages. You can play on almost all devices. You can also launch the game in flash mode at the website. You also have the option of playing virtually before you are ready to play for real money. In summary, we would rate this game very highly.