Play N Go software has released a great online slot title called Chinese New Year. The theme as the title suggests is the Chinese spring festival celebrated at the start of the New Year.
This slot not only features a set of unique, themed reel symbols, but two bonus games. Players can either trigger a free spins bonus game or they can trigger a great looking fireworks display that awards cash prizes.
Chinese New Year is a 5 reel slot with 15 paylines. Each payline can be activated with a single coin starting at 0.01. The line wager can be raised to a maximum of 1.25 per line.
The Tiger wild symbol offers the biggest in game jackpot of 5000x your line wager, while the standard symbols and the fireworks bonus game can pay out up to 150x your line wager.
The Animal Symbols
The Chinese New Year reel symbols consist only of the animals that make up the Chinese zodiac.
You will see the Horse, the Goat, the Rooster, The Dog and a Pig. There are no standard playing card symbols, only the smiling animal faces. This gives the reels a great look while you are playing.
All the Chinese New Year animal symbols follow standard slot rules. Line up 3 or more matching symbols and a prize is yours, as long as the symbols are on an active payline.
The horse and goat symbols pay maximum jackpots of 150x your line wager and the rooster, dog and pig symbol can pay up to 100x.
The Unique Bonus Feature
The Chinese New Year free spins bonus game is a multi part feature with some great visuals. The monkey symbols act as bonus trigger symbols. They only show up on reels 1, 3 and 5. Land 3 in view and you will start the bonus game.
The Chinese New Year scatter monkey will appear on screen and light a wheel of fireworks that feature all the reel symbols. It will spin around and where it lands will determine which of the symbols will act like a scatter symbol during the free spins round.
This means that the particular symbol will pay out prizes as long as 3 or more appear on screen, they won’t need to be lined up on a payline.
After the additional scatter symbol is determined, the monkey will award you with a random number of free spins. In Chinese New Year slot the free spins cannot be re-triggered during the bonus round.
The Chinese Fireworks Round
The second Chinese New Year bonus game also features fireworks. The key to playing this bonus round is the dragon symbols. They also act like scatter symbols so 3 on screen is all you need to start this second bonus game.
When this feature starts, you are greeted with a lakeside seat with 5 firework rockets setup on the shore.
You can pick any one of these rockets and it will shoot off into the sky and give you a nice display as well as a cash prize. If you pick a rocket that doesn’t fire off successfully, the bonus round will end.
The Gamble Feature
Chinese New Year allows players to use a real money slots NZ Gamble option.
This lets you play an additional game of chance to add a 2x or 4x multiplier to any standard win in the game.