|Manufacturer:||Microgaming||Bet Per Spin:||£0.25 – £250.00|
|Bonus Features:||Yes||Free Spins:||Yes|
|RTP:||96.19%||Game Type:||Video Slot|
A trip to the mysterious Orient is never far away for regular players of online slots and this time it’s Microgaming who are taking us there with the brand new Lucky Firecracker game which has been released just in time for the Chinese New Year. In fact it follows Gung Pow as Microgaming’s second Chinese-themed release of 2015 so check the information below to find out if this is something you should check out.
Lucky Firecracker is a five reel slot with three rows and 243 ways to win – there’s no standard payline structure here, wins are formed as long as you have matching symbols on adjacent reels starting from the left hand side.
This game is actually almost identical to Gung Pow in terms of design and it features large colourful symbols on a dark red background. The music is typical Chinese fare but not unpleasant.
Various items including firecrackers, rockets, sparklers and a paper lantern make up the high value symbols while the usual 9, 10, J, Q, K and A represent the lower values.
The wild symbol is the Chinese translation of Lucky Firecracker (we assume) and appears only on reels two and four; the Chinese dollar is the scatter symbols which activates the main feature.
It’s all about the free spins here and this feature is triggered by landing three, four or five of the Chinese dollar scatter symbols anywhere in view. As well as the scatter payout you will receive fifteen free spins with all wins subject to a 3x multiplier.
Landing three+ more scatter symbols will add more spins to your remaining total.
Each win can be gambled by clicking the ‘Gamble’ button which appears; you can now try to predict the colour of the next card drawn to double your win and you are limited to five correct guesses.
Lucky Firecracker Online Slot Playing Tips
Steer well clear of the gamble feature unless you want to swiftly run down your bankroll.
This is a colourful and engaging slot but it’s so similar to Gung Pow we wonder what the point of it is; still, there’s now a choice of two titles if you want to complete the Oriental set.