It's not that pretty and it will eat coin, however for the high rollers and veteran players this is defiantly worth a spin with some big payouts
|Name:||Gong Xi Fa Cai|
|Game Type:||Classic slot|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|High variance slots with 'Multiplier' feature||Low rollers might take a wide berth|
|Suitable for high rollers|
|Lucrative free spins feature that can be re-triggered|
|Four fixed jackpots offered during the free spins|
Where to play?
IGT’s jackpot slots Gong Xi Fa Cai ignites a lot of excitement and it’s now available for play on mobile devices and PCs for real cash or simply in the free mode. Yup you guessed it it’s a Chinese-themed slots that celebrates the Chinese New Year. By the way when translated it means ‘Happy New Year’ in Mandarin. There’s an interesting streak known as the ‘Multiplier’ feature-if you use it your average bet per spin increase by 50% (75 pence), however, it also entails a wild that comes with multiplier wins of 5x!
The nice thing about this feature is that it pitches during the free spins mode too turning animal icons into gold. Once the free spins mode is activated you’ll start off with a cracking 8 free spins and there’s no low value symbols!
Gong Xi Fa Cai has 50 paylines, 5 reels while the smallest wager per spin is 50 pence that offers 5x multiplier wins during the main game. Wait for it…and there’s the free spins mode with 4 fixed jackpots!
The RTP (return to player percentage) of the game is 95.7%. Aesthetically wise the slots is as vibrant and as colourful as they come and the symbols become animated as the wins come rolling in. Symbols that feature across the reels are the dragon, cards from 10 to Ace, birds of prey, fish and dogs. Once again it’s the dragon symbol that pays the top cash prize, 5 of them at the maximum wager pays 550 coins.
As mentioned previously, the minimum wager per spin is 50 pence but if you use the ‘Multiplier’ feature it increases your stake to £0.75 (50%) per spin while the maximum wager is £750.
There’s a wild symbol too, it compliments a winning combination when it substitutes all the other symbols except the scatter and multipliers. Five of them on an active payline at the maximum bet pays 600 coins.
Just to circle back to the ‘Multiplier’ feature, it works like this. If you decide to activate it, multipliers on the first reel are triggered and apply to all winning paylines. The multipliers start off with 2x, 3x, and 5x instead of just 1x when it’s not activated. Is it worth the risk to activate it? You bet.
The scatter symbol is the Chinese letter, it’s also responsible for triggering the free spins mode-when it appears on the first, third and fifth reels respectively it triggers the free spins. Once triggered you will receive 8 free spins, interestingly there are no low value symbols (cards) during the free spins mode. Animal icons turn into gold increasing their value by a substantial margin, 5 dragon symbols for instance pays 750 coins.
Wins are taken to the next level on a single spin when the 5x multiplier wins take effect. Should another 3 scatters pop in and say hi, not only does it re-trigger the feature but an extra 8 free spins can be won!
Furthermore, the free spins feature benefits from a cracking 4 fixed jackpots that can be triggered randomly on every spin. In the event a jackpot is triggered you’re presented with a choice by picking a money wallet which reveals a green, blue, red or purple gemstone. Match three of the same colour gemstones you’ll win the Mini, Minor, Major or the Maxi jackpot. Concerning the potential payout you could win, let me break it down for you quick. If your average stake is 75 pence per spin you can win £5,000 which translates into a win of 6,6667 times your stake! It’s nuts I know.
Gong Xi Fa Cai exudes simplicity but the potential for some massive wins lurk here especially when the 5x multiplier wins kick in during the free spins feature. It leans more towards the high variance, you might want to go easy on the pocket when you play it because it can sweep through your bankroll in no time.