It seems that a month doesn’t go by without globally-renowned slots developer Microgaming releasing a slot game that feels like it has just been released because they were a bit bored and wanted to launch a new title. Lucky Zodiac feels exactly like one of those slots.
Lucky, Lucky, Lucky?
Lucky Zodiac is a 5 reel, 20 paylines slot that is one of a number of Microgaming-developed slots that has the word “Lucky” in them! It’s as if they are trying to make us think that their slots are actually lucky… well, we still require a lot of persuading to be convinced of that!
The symbols on the reels have a very Asian theme to them. There is a Chinese lantern, fan, vase, and flower filling up positions across the reels. There are also the regular 10-through-to-Ace symbols.
Win with the Zodiac Wilds
The Wild is represented by the Lucky Zodiac logo and that has the ability to substitute for all other symbols, except for the Scatters, to complete any possible winning combinations that might appear on the reels on a single spin.
Earn 12 Free Spins with up to a 7x Multiplier
It is the fire cracker Scatters that are the symbols you want to land on the reels. If you hit three or more of these across the reels you will earn 12 free spins. You can also earn up to a 7x multiplier when the free spins are triggered. It is also possible to re-trigger the 12 free spins if you hit three or more of the Scatters on the reels during one of the free spins.
There’s Extra Wilds!
There is also a white ram symbol that acts as a Wild during the free spins to increase your chances of hitting some big wins. It has the same power as the regular Wild in the base game by substituting for all other symbols, except for the Scatters, to complete possible winning combos.
Lucky Zodiac just feels like a lazy effort by the developer and it is clear what Microgaming’s intention was with this title. There are a number of other Microgaming slots with the word “Lucky” in them as we mentioned earlier in this review but a fair few of them are much better slots than this one. The haunting Lucky Witch slot is just one example of a more prolific title and you only need to look at the Irish-themed Lucky Leprechaun slot to see how far short Microgaming have fallen here. The free spins and an Extra Wild during the free spins are simply not enough depth to this very shallow slot.
Slot Game: Lucky Zodiac
Theme: Asian, Chinese, Oriental
Lines: 5 Rows: 3
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