Chinese mythology and themes have always been popular with slot game developers, and this game from SimplePlay is another which uses those ideas to create an intriguing game, the god of wealth, Cai Shen, is at the centre of this game, and you must hope to receive his blessings as the game plays out!
Cai Shen is often worshipped during the Chinese New Year, as people welcome him and hope for his presence in their lives in the upcoming year. He plays a central role in this game, and can provide multiple combinations, wins and bonuses if your luck is in.
The overall Chinese theme is readily evident when you start the game, with a golden sky in the background, along with Chinese temples and statues of dragons and other mythical creatures. The reels are also in line with the theme, with an ornate Chinese design on the borders of the reels, while the high-value symbols are all also Chinese-themed. Finally, Cai Shen himself shows up on the right of the reels, guiding you through the game, while he is also an icon on the reels as well.
This game has three rows and five reels, with 243 paylines. Regular wins are received if you land three or more of the same symbol on adjacent reels, with Wild and Scatter symbols as well to provide bonuses.
The betting range for the game begins from $/€/£0.30 per spin, and goes all the way up to $/€/£90 per spin.
The various symbols are all in line with the Chinese theme, and include a golden cup, a golden pot, coins, a jade talisman, and the standard card royal symbols which have gold detailing to make them look regal and royal. Additionally, Cai Shen is the Wild for this game, while a snapshot of a river valley is the game’s Scatter, that can help trigger the free spins round.
The game is quite simple and easy to play, with some bonuses available that can really supercharge your wins. The Wild symbol, which is Cai Shen himself, can replace all other symbols and help create winning combinations, but it can also give players the chance to win up to 20x of their bet.
Landing three or more of the Scatter symbols will help trigger the free spins round, with players receiving up to 20 free spins. The Cai Shen wild can deliver both multipliers and cash wins in this round, while a spin counter helps you keep track of how many spins remain in the round.
This slot game is a medium volatility offering, and has a return to player (RTP) of 96.09%, so players can expect decent wins at a fairly frequent rate.
This release from SimplePlay is an excellent addition to the Chinese-themed slot games that are already around. It has beautiful visuals, with simple gameplay that should be easy to pick up for new and experienced slot players alike, while there are multiple bonuses available to help provide some big wins to players as well.