Festive-themed slots are often popular with developers and the festivities extend to holidays including the Chinese New Year. It is firstly important to make sure that you do not confuse this Chinese New Year slot from Play’n Go with the title of the same name from defunct developers Sheriff Gaming.
On the Reels…
Chinese New Year is a 5 reel, 15 payline slot that has all the hallmarks of any previous successful Play’n Go game. The symbols on the reels include a variety of animals associated with the Chinese New Year such as a rat, goat, rooster, pig, dog, horse, ox, and a snake.
Grrr! The Tiger is Wild!
The Wild symbol is represented by the rather smug looking tiger. This symbol substitutes for all other symbols, except for the Scatters and Bonus symbols, to complete any possible winning combinations that appear across the reels on each spin. Hitting five of these symbols along the reels during the base game can pay out up to 5,000 coins.
Celebrate Chinese New Year with Fireworks and Prizes
There are a couple of bonus features included in Chinese New Year. The first is the Fireworks Bonus and this is triggered by hitting three dragon Bonus symbols across reels 3, 4, and 5 simultaneously. In this bonus, it is possible to earn up to 150x your total bet by launching five fireworks into the night sky and watching them explode to reveal prizes.
Earn up to 15 Free Spins with a 5x Multiplier
The second bonus feature is the free spins bonus round. This is triggered by hitting three of the monkey Scatters on reels 1, 2, and 3 at the same time. Players will win up to 15 free spins with a 5x multiplier and a cheeky monkey controlling a wheel of fortune will determine how many free spins you will earn. During the free spins an additional Scatter symbol is added to the reels. However, the free spins cannot be re-triggered during the free spins bonus round.
Chinese New Year is a theme that is frequently celebrated in slots. The Chinese theme is a theme in general that has dominated the slots market with Playtech’s carnival-themed Wu Long slot and Konami Gaming’s superb China Shores slot just two examples of fantastic titles on the market. Play’n Go have come a long way since they first started providing slots for both the online and mobile platforms but this is proof that they are capable of adding top slots to their portfolio. Gung Pow from Microgaming is another Chinese New Year-themed slot that has wowed players. The bonuses aren’t revolutionary but it’s fun and care-free. Simplistically addictive.
Slot Game: Chinese New Year
Developer: Play’n Go
Theme: Chinese, Oriental, Party
Lines: 5 Rows: 3
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