The long-awaited upgraded version of the same game released in 2016 has finally arrived. The 6 reel, 5-row slot is called Fa Cai Shen released by Habanero and has no classic paylines. The wins have a special way of forming which makes this game interesting from the start. The cheerful design and the interesting features make it fun to play from the beginning to the end.
There are many Asian-themed slot games out there, but only a few manage to stand out from the rest. From the design to the features, this release brings something different with it and it will be appreciated by many players out there. The providers managed to make this game feel like an Asian cartoon and still show many cultural aspects.
The background is one color and if you guessed red, it is correct. A golden traditional roof can be seen at the top of the reels and a few blooming trees around them. In the lower right corner is an Asian character that greets the player on every win. It shows that the providers really tried to make the game a fun experience and they definitely succeeded.
The soundtrack consists of traditional music with very cheerful sound effects when a winning combination occurs. It makes the player feel like they are watching an Asian game show. The symbols are very well designed and contribute to the theme a lot. They include the royals as the low paying ones. Then there are green rings, dragons, medallions, books, gold lamps, goldfish, and money trees as the high paying ones.
The way the wins are formed in this game is quite interesting. Since there are 6 reels and 5 rows, wins can be formed to contain 5 or 6 positions. This means that the game could possibly award 11 wins on one spin. When it comes to the betting range, there is something for everyone here. The minimum a player can bet is 0,28 and the maximum is 1,400 coins per spin. The wins go up to 577 times the stake in a single spin, which is just fine considering how much can be bet. Another surprisingly great thing is the way above average 98,05% RTP.
The game does not offer so many features but they do help the player out quite a bit. Just like most games, this one features a wild symbol as well. It replaces all other symbols in the game and with that increases the chances of winning big. Not only that, but it also expands to fill the whole reel and it can appear up to 3 times, only on reels 1, 3, and 5.
The game also has a Free Spins feature that is triggered by landing 3 scatter gold lamps anywhere on the reels. The player is then awarded a random number of free spins between 8 and 88. A wild appears on 2 of the reels on every spin causing an amazingly huge win to happen.
The providers outdid themselves in the making of this game. They managed to present an overused and common theme in their own light. The cartoon-like design works amazing in combination with the traditional symbols. The game paints the Asian culture as fun and cheerful as it can be. There are no crazy, out of this world features, but they do their part. The payouts of the game will definitely satisfy as well making this a trip to China worth taking.