88 Fortunes Slot game reviewed: 88 Fortunes is a Chinese-themed slot that at MrLuck was originally created for land-based casinos in Asia, but due to its popularity, an online version was created. Now players from all over the world can experience the Chinese culture.
88 Fortunes features 5 reels and 243 lines. When opening the slot you are overwhelmed with the colours red and gold. In slots, gold is usually a good sign, but what about red. In Chinese culture, the colour red symbolises good luck and happiness. This in combination with the number 8 (regarded as a lucky number in Chinese culture) in the title, kicks the slot of to a great start.
88 Fortunes has 13 symbols in total: card icons 9, 10, J, Q, K and A, a golden bird, golden turtle, golden ship, a Chinese dollar, a gong, three stacked golden ingots, and the FU BAT symbol. The FU BAT symbol represents the wild in the slot and can substitute all symbols in a winning combination, including the scatter. FU BAT symbols only appear on reels 2, 3 and 4. The scatter is represented by the gong symbol and can trigger a free spins bonus round.
In this slot you can win one of four jackpots. The grand jackpot is worth 4,000, the major jackpot worth 1,500, the minor jackpot worth 75 and the mini jackpot worth 40. The jackpot for which a player is eligible depend on the number of gold symbols that they play. One gold symbol (8 credits) does not make you eligible for any of the four jackpots However, two gold symbols (18 credits) gives you a chance at winning the mini jackpot, three gold symbols (38 credits) gives you a shot at the minor jackpot, and four gold symbols makes you eligible for the major jackpot. If you are looking to strike it rich, your best bet would be to play five gold symbols, which gives you a shot at the grand jackpot. To win big, you need to bet big.
88 Fortunes offers players 243 ways to win. The machine pays out for winning combinations that occur in any position from the far left to right, as long as the reels are connected.
The highest paying symbol in this slot is the gong, which offers a payout of 88 for five matching symbols, 17.60 for four and 8.80 for three. This is followed by the gold symbols that pay out as follows: bird = 20, ship = 10, turtle = 8 and ingots = 5 (for five matching symbols). The Chinese coin pays out 2 for five symbols and all the card icons 1.
The FU BAT wild that can substitute all symbols (even the scatter) in a winning combination could be labelled a bonus all on its own. But aside from that there are two other bonus features.
Free Spins Feature: Landing three or more gongs on reels 2-4 awards you with 10 Free Spins. During the free spins round, the symbols that pay out the least (card symbols) all disappear from the reels. This makes all the wins during the free spins round worth your while. The free spins round can also be re-triggered.
Fu Bat Jackpot Feature: If you land one or more FU BAT symbols anywhere on the screen, you may randomly trigger a mini-game, which (if successful) could lead to you winning one of the jackpots.
The number 8 is regarded as the luckiest number in the Chinese culture. So does playing this slot make you twice as lucky? There’s only one way to find out.