Let us whisk you away to China for a spectacular celebration in Gong Xi Fa Cai. This slot offers a party, you won’t want to miss. There’s dragons, there’s fire crackers, there’s gold and most important of all, there’s four jackpots for you to nab.
This 5 reel video slot with 50 paylines was developed by IGT and offers an RTP ranging between 90.9% and 96.2%. That might sound a little disappointing, but the atmosphere of the slot and the various features will make you forget the lackluster payout in no time.
With a medium volatility that’s leaning toward the high end, it might take a little patience to trigger the features, but once you manage, it’ll be worth it.
Come party with us and learn all about this lively slot and its features in our article below.
Gong Xi Fa Cai translated into English means “Happy Lunar New Year”. It is Mandarin Chinese and is one of the greatest celebrations in Chinese Culture.
A very, let’s say stereotypical character supervises your game from the lower right-hand corner of the screen. There he stands about, wishing you good luck and collecting some of the coins you wager in a golden bowl.
Obviously, there’re also other symbols of Chinese luck and culture, such as the floating lanterns, dragons, phoenix, lucky coins and koi. We have to admit, that it is all a little bit on the nose, but that doesn’t make it any less beautiful.
And since we’ve all seen a Chinese New Year’s celebration at some point or another, we can’t help but wanting to join in.
As we’ve mentioned above, this jackpot slot has 5 reels and 50 paylines. A smashing argument in favor of this game, are its fun theme and the vast number of bonus features.
The high paying symbols are all represented by staples of Chinese culture, such as the dragon, the phoenix, the koi and the Chinese guardian lion. The low paying symbols come in the form of 10, J, Q, K and A of a suit of cards in vibrant colors.
The wild and scatter are represented by different forms of Chinese lucky coins and while the wild symbol substitutes for all symbols, except the scatter. The latter will trigger the free spin round.
Click on any of the sections below to find out about the different features of this slot and how to trigger them.
Explore Gong Xi Fa Cai Symbols
You can choose to activate the feature bet for any spin. When activated, the feature bet will increase the value of your spin by 50% and you will see multipliers on the first reel.
The multipliers can be 2x, 3x or 5x and if the symbols with those multipliers become part of a winning combination, those multipliers will be applied to your win.
The free spin round will be triggered, whenever 3 scatter symbols appear on the same spin on reels one, three and five. You will initially be awarded 8 free spins.
During free spins, high paying symbols will turn gold and have even more value. The scatter symbol will also be gold and if three of them land on reels one, three and five during free spins, the bonus round will be retriggered.
The multipliers from the feature bet also apply during free spins, giving you a good chance at enormous wins during the bonus round.
Dynamic Symbol Replacement Feature
This is a random feature. All reels except the first one, contain symbols that transform into one of the high paying symbols at the start of each base game spin.
After that, all the transformed symbol positions will transform into the same symbol, giving you a much better chance to land a winning combination.
Lucky Fortune Progressive Picker
This feature may be triggered after any base game spin that contains one or more multipliers.
You can select red tiles until 3 matching gems have been collected. Each gem corresponds to one of the four jackpots. The purple gem is the mini jackpot, the green gem is the minor jackpot, the blue gem belongs to the major jackpot and the red gem to the maxi jackpot.
Once you have picked three matching gems, you’ll win the corresponding jackpot.
Payouts and Wagering Limits
The minimum spin in the jackpot slot Gong Xi Fa Cai is $0.75 but you can also spin the celebratory reels with up to $750. The jackpots are divided into mini, minor, major and maxi, with the highest one paying out up to $50,000.
With a medium volatility that is leaning towards high, waiting for a win or a bonus feature can require a little more patience than usual. But as with all high volatility slots, when the win comes eventually, it’s also higher than your average win.
The biggest disappointment of this otherwise convincing slot adventure is the RTP. It ranges from a measly 90.9% up to a barely average 96.2%. All of this, makes this slot more suited for experienced players, but with the fun and energetic theme, newbies should also be able to enjoy it for a while – we advise caution though.
Gong Xi Fa Cai
Gong Xi Fa Cai has its flaws. But the fun theme and the exciting features are not among them. We can only recommend everyone to take this slot for a spin and see if it’s up their alley.
Because who wouldn’t want to join in the awe-inspiring celebrations of the Chinese Lunar New Year, all year round?
Take some caution with your betting amounts, but definitely give it a try, since the payout could really make it worth your while.
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