Number 8 is considered to be the luckiest number in Chinese culture, indicating prosperity and wealth.
Sounding like the Chinese word for “becoming rich“ and having a perfect symmetrical shape, number 8 is highly valued amongst Chinese businessman hoping to run a profitable business.
All of that certainly makes it a well-chosen element for this Chinese-themed video slot by Betsoft.
With graphics, sounds and all of the elements designed to match, this 5-reel, 30-payline slot is so packed with features it will make your head spin, along with the reels.
Since its birth in 2005, Betsoft has grown to become a leader in true 3D cinematic gaming. Its Slots3™ implement 3D graphical technology for the entire game, from user interface to icons.
Considering the innovation and quality of the games to be of highest priority, Betsoft keeps pushing the boundaries and thinking outside of the box. Its current library features about 140 casino games, out of which 80 are Classic slots and Slots3™, the latter including Great 88.
How To Play
Before you spin, choose coin value in a range of $0.02 to $0.10 and bet level of 1 to 5. With paylines fixed at 30, these two will determine your total bet amount.
Wild is represented by Firecrackers, it will substitute for all symbols except for Lucky Boxes and could win you 8,888x your line bet.
Other high-value symbols are depicted as Dragon, Lion, Frog and Rhino Horn Pendant. A large number of additional standard symbols might make the game a bit confusing at start, but you’ll soon get familiar with them all.
After hitting a base game winning combination, Gamble function allows you to double the amount won. You can gamble as many times as you wish, investing half or all of your winnings.
Big Wins are hidden in the Lucky Boxes. This basically means you’re looking to get 3 or more Lucky Boxes anywhere on the reels to trigger Bonus Games.
Lucky Boxes may contain either of the top paying symbols, Dragon or Lion, which will combine with standard symbols on the reels to create winning combinations. They can alternatively contain Firecracker Wilds which, on exploding, spread to 1 or 2 other symbols and turn them into Wilds as well.
Each Lucky Box may reveal 1, 2 or 3 Bronze Coins or 1 to 5 Jade Coins. While Bronze Coins let you win 3x to 15x your total bet, Jade ones can trigger 3 to 25 Free Spins.
Finally, Lucky Boxes could reveal Golden Dumplings, each awarding a spin on the Bonus Wheel. You can win 8 Free Spins and 5x to 20x your total stake.
The Mega Win Wheel can also be one of the awards resulting from spinning the Bonus Wheel. This is what you’re hoping for as it will give you a chance to land a Mini Mega Win awarding 100x your bet, Big Mega Win delivering 750x your bet or a Giant Mega Win which will cash out an amount of 6,000x your total stake.
While the base game can deliver some decent wins and various Lucky Boxes treasures can be quite generous, what you’re aiming for are the precious Golden Dumplings. They will give you a chance to hit Mega Win Wheel which can potentially land you a more-than-impressive 4,500,000 credits win in a single game.
When Betsoft produces a video slot, you know you’ll be facing an all-inclusive package supporting an interesting theme. In the mass of numerous Asian-themed games, this one stands out both thanks to its design as well as the special features it contains.
Unlike in some other slots, features are not too difficult to trigger so you’ll be enjoying one or other of their treats fairly often during the game.
With many opportunities to spin for free and several ways to win multipliers, excitement level is kept high throughout. It will peak once you trigger the Bonus Wheel and get a chance to land some very impressive wins.
By all means, do give it a try. But make sure you have some time on your hands as it’s very likely that once you start playing this slot, you’ll find it very hard to stop.