|Manufacturer:||Betsoft||Bet Per Spin:||£0.30 – £150.00|
|Bonus Features:||Yes||Free Spins:||Yes|
|RTP:||Unknown||Game Type:||Video Slot|
- but why not try one of these?
it never takes long before the mysterious East once again calls out to the ranks of online slots fans and offers them a game full of oriental symbolism and fortuitous icons. This one’s called Great 88, referring to the Chinese belief that 8 is lucky and it’s developed by Betsoft Gaming – read all about it below.
Great 88 is a five reel slot with three rows and thirty fixed paylines; it looks great – the reels spin on a plush blue scroll and the backdrop contains glowing lanterns, blossoming trees and a flight of stone steps leading up to an ornate temple.
All the symbols are theme-related and include stylised dragons and lions, jade frogs, red ‘8’s, green ‘6’s and various lower value icons.
The wild symbol is a set of firecrackers and it will substitute for all others except the Lucky Boxes scatter icons.
This is triggered by landing three or more of the Lucky Box scatter symbols anywhere in view; you will now be awarded one of five random prizes as follows:
- Top Symbols – the boxes will transform into one of the two most valuable symbols, the lion or the dragon. Hopefully these will combine with others to form a big win.
- Instant Wins – the boxes contain up to three bronze coins each which are totalled and multiplied by your total stake.
- Firecracker Wilds – if the boxes contain wild firecrackers they will explode and spread to one or two neighbouring symbols, turning them wild also.
- Free Spins – the boxes may reveal up to five jade coins each; add them up and receive that number of free spins.
- Bonus Wheel – the boxes may contain up to one bonus dumpling; each dumpling awards one spin of the bonus wheel. The bonus wheel includes 8 free spins, up to 20x your total stake or a spin on the Mega Wheel which can award up to 6000x the total stake.
After any base game win you can press the ‘Double Up’ button to gamble that amount. You now play a heads/tails game to try and double (or lose) that win – there’s no limit to the number of guesses you can have.
Great 88 is a superb-looking game and a worthy addition to the ranks of Chinese-themed games; it has a range of bonus features to suit all tastes and is certainly one to recommend.