Chinese New Year isn’t just your ordinary Asian-themed slot. It has some amazing graphics, and the reels are framed by a very nice-looking Chinese pagoda structure. The animal symbols are all so detailed, and the soundtrack makes the game even more fun to play. You will surely be drawn into the festive atmosphere of this slot.
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Chinese New Year Online Slot Review
Progressive Jackpot: No
Software: Play N’ Go
Yes, this is another Asian-themed slot, but no, this isn’t just your ordinary Asian-themed slot. Chinese New Year has some amazing graphics, and the reels are framed by a very nice-looking Chinese pagoda structure. The animal symbols are all so detailed, and the soundtrack makes the game even more fun to play. You will surely be drawn into the festive atmosphere of this slot.
Gameplay begins with setting your bets. You start by clicking on the button at the lower right corner of the screen. This will take you to another screen, where you will be able to adjust the number of coins to bet, the coin denomination, and the number of lines to play. You also have the option of clicking on the Autoplay button to the right, for a chosen number of uninterrupted spins. You may then set the reels into motion by clicking on the Spin button to the right of the reels.
You won’t see the usual playing card symbols on this slot because all game symbols are theme-related. You will see the animals that represent the Chinese zodiac. There’s the rat, ox, rabbit, snake, horse, goat, rooster, and pig. This is one game where you’ll really need to be on the lookout for these symbols, as your fortune is heavily reliant on them for big wins.
The game’s Wild symbol is the Tiger, which is why it isn’t part of the standard base game symbols. It can substitute for the other animal symbols, with the exception of the Scatter and Bonus symbols. The Scatter symbol is represented by the monkey, while the Bonus symbol is represented by the dragon.
The game has the familiar Free Spins feature, which is triggered when you land the monkey anywhere on the first, third, and fifth reels at the same time. The monkey will then light up and spin a fireworks wheel. When the wheel stops, one of the symbols on it will be turned into an extra Scatter. The monkey will now strike the gong to let you know how many free spins you’re getting. Take note that there is no way to re-trigger the Free Spins feature.
The game also has a Fireworks Bonus round, which is activated when you land three of the dragon symbols anywhere on the third, fourth, and fifth reels. You will be shown a screen with a lakeside scene, where you’ll see five giant fireworks rockets. Simply click on the rockets one by one, and as they each fly off and explode, they will reward you with corresponding prizes. The bonus round is over when you click on a dud rocket.
This slot also has a Gamble feature that you don’t usually see in other slot games. You can click on the Gamble button under the reels if you want to try your luck at doubling or quadrupling your wins. Of course, you’ll have to guess correctly, or you’ll end up losing more than you may have bargained for.