With Jin Chan's Pond of Riches, Thunderkick delivers a gaming experience at a slot where big wins can be scooped up. A pond that seems to be completely normal turns out to contain a lot of shiny gold, where the bullfrog Jin Chan has collected everything. This is a slot that is played on 5 reels, 3 rows and with 15 paylines. Where you can choose a low Min.bet of 0.10 and for those who like to bet big there is a Max.bet of 100. The game has an RTP that is slightly lower than the average, where the RTP is 94.27%. The volatility in the game is high, but to even out this low RTP and high volatility, we have a maximum win of 10'000X the amount you bet. This makes the whole thing much more interesting.
In this game we get to meet Jin Chan in his pond which is filled with riches. Jin Chan is a bullfrog, which comes from Chinese folk beliefs. He is said to arrive at the full moon and shows up outside of houses to people who will soon receive good news. Jin Chan, also known as Money toad, is often said to bring good news that is financially related. In other words, this is a bullfrog that you want to meet, fortunately we can now do it in this slot machine.
The Swedish game developer Thunderkick, is back here with a new slot. Where they have previously released games such as Divine Lotus, Jaguar Temple, Pink Elephants 2 and the Beat the Beast series. Where the latter has proven to be extra popular for players and recently we wrote about Beat the Beast: Quetzalcoatl´s Trial. In Jin Chan's Pond of Riches, we see again how skilled Thunderkick is at designing animals and all sorts of creatures. With cool details that enhance the entire gaming experience.
Here we are drawn into a pond where we meet Jin Chan and his animal friends. Once inside the slot machine, we see a small temple and the pond itself in the background image. The game's reels are very detailed and nicely drawn around where you can see the shapes of the game's symbols. Once you start spinning the reels, there are 13 different symbols that you can get. Where the lower paying symbols consist of 9, 10, J, Q, K and A. These symbols are drawn in Chinese style with a handsome frame. The higher paying symbols in the game consist of the various animals of the pond, where we find Heron, Koi, Turtle and Jin Chan himself where he sits with the iconic coin in his mouth. The game's Scatter consists of a gaping bullfrog who has the lucky coin in his mouth. As previously mentioned, Jin Chan is said to appear at the full moon, so fittingly, they have chosen to have the game's Wild with a picture of a full moon reflected over the pond. A "Mångata" as we call it in Sweden. The game's theme changes color when you get to Bonus features, which makes it night and the full moon appears where it together with the frame around the game's reels lights up and you get a really beautiful sight.
Jin Chan offers fantastic Bonus rounds, free spins and Sticky respins
Once inside the game, you want to start finding out which features that are available to take part of. Where the Wild replaces other symbols except the Scatter symbol. What makes Wilds extra good in this slot is that there is a multiplier for each reel. Where it from reel one is 1X, reel two = 2X, reel three = 3X, reel four = 4X and reel five = 5X. For example, if you get a win where Wilds were on reels 2 and 4, then these are multiplied and become 8X. If you manage to get five Wilds, you get an incredible 120X.
The game has a bonus game that you can unlock with the help of Scatters. Where you get different number of free spins depending on the number of Scatters you have received. You get the following:
5 Scatters = 16 free spins
4 Scatters = 12 free spins
3 Scatters = 8 free spins
You can really succeed in taking part in Jin Chan's riches in the bonus game. Here you want to try to get as many Scatters as possible, when you get 3 Scatters, a Wild will be added to each free spin remaining. If you get 6 Scatters, you get two Wilds instead and if you get 9 Scatters, 3 Wilds are added to each spin. The chances of winning increase significantly here and you also get 1 free spin for every Scatter symbol you get.
To make the game even more interesting, Thunderkick has added a Sticky Respin Feature. This can be activated during your Bonus round. Where your winning line locks and the other symbols that did not generate winnings spin again. If you get a new win with a symbol that is locked, it continues until no new win is created together with the locked symbols.
Jin Chans' pond turns out to live up to the name and offer riches to some happily chosen people. As the game's RTP is quite low and where there is a high volatility, it can sometimes take a long time before you get symbols that generate higher wins. But once you manage to land a little Wilds and Scatters, it starts to be worth the wait. The game's bonus that offers the chance to get Sticky Respins can give you a real spinning adventure. A maximum win of 10'000X the amount you bet is really great. At the time of writing, the full moon is out, have you seen Jin Chan outside your home? If not, then you have the opportunity to meet this money toad in this slot right away.
The release date is 15th of September