A cute and cuddly but highly impressive graphic intensive 3D slot from betsoft
|Game Type:||3D Slot|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|Chinese Zodiac theme||Can become monotonous after extensive play|
|Up to 20 free spins awarded in bonus round||Medium to high variance slots|
|Multipliers and wild symbol||Difficult to trigger the bonus round|
|U.S players accepted|
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As a developer of the best 3D slots Betsoft celebrates the Chinese New Year with 4 Seasons. It’s a non progressive game that features 30 paylines and 5 reels. The game has been released on the 4 March 2016. It can be played for free or for real cash on desktop or mobile phones.
4 Seasons is based on the Chinese Zodiac. It boasts impeccable graphics making it a seller with players from the onset. The average return to the player is 96% and the jackpot payout is 750,000 coins.
Various animals across the reels represent the Chinese Zodiac. Animals such as a rabbit, pig, tiger, ox, snake, goat, horse, rooster, dog and rat. Betsoft’s vice president of sales and marketing, Mark McKeown had the following to say,”The animals are rendered in a style to delight the heart.”High paying symbols are the Yin and Yang and the Golden Cat (wild).
I know you’re exited and can’t wait to get cracking but before you do so let’s have a look at the coin denomination first. When you click or press the ”Choose Coin” button you’ll see the coin size, it varies from $0.02 to $1. Since there are 30 paylines you can play 30 coins for each spin.
Select the amount of coins you wish to wager per spin from one to five. If you land a win your coin size is multiplied by the amount of bet lines you chose. Bets per spin can be as low as $0.6 up to $150 making it suitable to low and high value players.
To bet the amount of coins per payline select the “Bet per Line”. If you’re a high roller you can click on the “Max Bet” button. I’m glad to see that Betsoft added a ”Stop” button because the majority of the games I’ve played lack one. A Gamble feature (Double Up) allows you to double all wins. I advise you to use it with discretion.
In the bottom left corner of your screen you’ll note the Zodiac Wheel. After 30 spins the wheel rotates to represent a new animal. If the Golden animal appears in a combination with any other animal it pays out 10x. Animals adjacent to the Golden animal will turn to silver and pays out 5x. Animals to the left and right of the silver animal pays out 2x.
Seasons Progress With Each Spin
The Zodiac wheel represents the four seasons: Winter, Summer, Autumn and Spring. As mentioned previously, the calendar changes after 30 spins and a new animal becomes the Golden animal.
Other animals of the Zodiac either become silver or bronze. Multipliers are tied in to these animals as well. A multiplier of 10x for a Golden animal, 5x for a Silver animal and for a Bronze 2x. The animals change after 90 spins. I must admit this innovative streak is pure genius from Betsoft.
The scatter is the Yin and Yang and the wild symbol is the Golden Cat. When the Golden Cat appears in a winning combination it replaces all the other symbols except the scatter. You will receive a payout of 50,000 coins if you land 5 wilds. This is crazy to be honest. The free spins bonus round is triggered when 3 Yin and Yang symbols appear any place on the reels. Free spins are awarded as follow:
- 3 scatters award 8
- 4 scatters award 12 free spins
- 5 scatters awards 20
Betsoft really set the benchmark with 4 Seasons. This 3D slots is flushed with loads of captivating icons starting with the Chinese Zodiac wheel. The only caveat I have is that the payouts during the base game tend to be a bit small.