RTG (Real Time Gaming) created another Chinese-themed video slot machine game, this time for a Chinese calendar. It has been a custom that the Chinese calendar holds a lot of mystery and beliefs about having god fortune based on which animal or items your birth year or month is associated in to. Let us see if your birth symbol holds the key to your good luck in this exciting video slot machine game.
Design and Gameplay
The game has a cool dark Chinese theme that blended beautifully with the marvelous graphics of the symbols (some symbols even have a glowing effect which is really very nice). In the background, you will find a straight line (from left to right) of small lanterns overlooking a clear pond at night. The sub-windows are in color red with Chinese symbols in the background. The fonts in Chinese style are also amazing with 3D effects. The main reel window has a black background bordered with a gold glowing line. Just below the main reel window are the buttons for Autoplay, Line, and Spin.
Year of Fortune Slot Machine Game Review
To get started with the game, you must place in your bets. The betting range is from $0.01 up to $5 per pay line. The game has 5 reels, 3 row, and 25 pay lines, but the catch here is that you are required to bet on all 25 pay lines. With this rule, you can bet with a minimum $0.25 up to a maximum of $125 in a single spin. This betting range is quite extensive to suit many types of players, from the low-stakes casual players up to the big time high-rollers. Once the bets are all in, you may now start spinning the reels by clicking the SPIN button. If you feel that you have the need to manually stop the spinning reels, for whatever reason, you may do so by simply clicking the STOP button.
The game has a lot of cool symbols that are based on the Chinese culture which includes the Golden Ox, the Logo, the God of Wealth, the Chinese Temple, the Dragon Mask, the Lion Statue, the Lantern, the Fire Crackers, the Chinese Coin, the Green 8, the Gold 8, and the Blue 8. These symbols are used to create winning combinations in the reels that will earn you prizes.
Top Paying Symbols
Among the list of symbols mentioned above are high paying ones that can help you get more fortune in the game. The symbol with the highest payout in the game is the Chinese Temple. If you land 5 Chinese Temple symbols in an active pay line, you will be rewarded with a generous 8,888 coin prize. Much to that, if you include the Golden Ox symbol, which is the Wild Symbol, in the winning combination, it will go up to 17,776 coins because of the doubling effect by the Wild symbol.
Wild, Scatter, and Special Features
The game has a Wild symbol and it is represented by the Golden Ox. This Wild symbol substitutes to any symbol in the game, except for the Scatter symbol, in order to complete a winning combination in an active pay line. Although the Wild symbol can only show up on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th reels, it will double your pay out every time it becomes part of the winning combination.
Another very useful symbol in the game is the Logo symbol which is also the Scatter symbol. The Scatter symbol provides payout multipliers depending on the number of Scatter symbols you are able to land. Hitting 4 Scatter symbols will give you an 18x multiplier while 5 Scatter symbols will reward you with an 88x multiplier. The special feature of the game is triggered by the Scatter symbol. When you land 3 or more Scatter symbols anywhere on the screen, you will be rewarded with 8 free spins on the 88 pay lines.
The game has a progressive jackpot in store. This jackpot is growing every time a player bets and spins. In order to win this massive prize, you need to line up 5 God of Wealth symbols in an activated pay line.