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Fu Chi Slot, One thing that’s a fact like a pole above water the Chinese certainly know how to ring in the New Year! In the Chinese Zodiac 2018 is the year of the Dog, RealTime Gaming powered casinos thought it apt to release a video slot titled Fu Chi which celebrates this special year.
The game has 50 adjustable paylines, 5 reels and pays a top progressive jackpot of 30,000x your stake. It’s an oriental-themed slots that focuses on a lucky dog, incidentally the Dog happens to be the wild.
The developer spruced up the slots with a free spins feature that awards up to 30 free spins. Paying symbols across the reels are low value Chinese symbols, red lanterns, scatter (Zodiac), firecrackers, apples, lotus flowers and bags of coins.
Fu Chi has a theoretical return to player percentage (RTP) of 96.2% or an edge to the house of 3.8%. It means for every $100 you wager you’ll get back $96.2. Another nice touch from this RTG online slots is that even the symbols remain true to the theme, the spin button is the Yin and Yang symbol.
Because it’s a 50 payline slots we recommend that you play it with all the lines activated. Depending on the size of your budget (bankroll) start playing with a minimum bet of $1 plus per spin.
We find Fu Chi to be of medium to high variance variance; the higher your average bet per spin the better the payout but the volatility increases. The game is playable on mobile devices and PC desktops, free mode play is available too. Before you deposit consult the ‘Help Screen’ first it tells you which symbols pays the top cash prize at different coin levels.
The wild symbol is the dog, it completes a winning combination when it substitutes symbols adjacent to it bar the scatter. Essentially it doubles all payouts (2x).
The free spins bonus mode is initiated when 3 or more Chinese Zodiac scatters appear any position on the reels. The wild also serves as a scatter improving your chances of trigger the free spins. The amount of scatters that pitch are proportionate to the free spins, 3 scatters award 10 free spins, 4 awards 20 and 5 awards 30.
When the free spins is activated with just scatters no wilds appear during the feature-the amount of free spins awarded will be doubled meaning that you’ll get 60 free spins. But, there’s more…if you’re fortunate enough to re-trigger the free spins you’ll pocket a cool 120 free spins. The nice bit about this is that all wins are tripled (3x).
Fu Chi has 2 jackpots, A Minor and Major, the can be triggered randomly after each spin. The Minor jackpots pays around $250 and the Major jackpot $1,000
Fu Chi has all the ingredients of an exciting and entertaining slots. Why? For one it has a re-triggerable free spins feature where up to 120 free spins can be won with tripled payouts. Secondly it’s fitted with a Minor and Major jackpot, yes it will cost you a dime or three to play it but it has loads of big winning potential.