Chi Slot – Gameplay and Bonus Features
|Chi Slot – Technical Summary|
|Paylines||27 both ways|
|Re-Trigger Bonus Round||Yes|
|Special Features||Free Spins
|RTP (Return To Player)||96.00%|
Fire Totem – Chi
1-6 wilds added to the reels, in the free spins round these wilds become sticky wilds and last for the duration of the bonus round.
Wind Totem – Mow
Adds a multiplier in the range of 2x up to 5x, during the free spins bonus round this becomes a sticky progressive multiplier starting at 2x.
Free Spins Bonus Round
Triggered by three or more free spins scatter symbols awarding an initial 10-20 free spins depending on the number of scatters.
During the free spins, all of the Chi wilds become sticky wilds and the Mow Multiplier acts as a progressive rising to the maximum of 5x.
To make things interesting you can also re-trigger the bonus round!
Stairway to Fortune Bonus
Triggered by 3 Bonus scatter symbols, you are then transported to the stairway which is a simple roll dice feature and progress up the stairs to increasing rewards bonus game.
This bonus round ends if you roll “Collect”, but if you manage to reach the upper Fortune Reels potential big wins await with the maximum reward at the top a staggering 10,000x bet.
The Chi slot is another interesting release from ELK Studios, although there may well be too much packed into this slot making the RTP feel a little diluted.
The base game isn’t great fun, the totem features don’t trigger too often and don’t have a massive impact when they do, the difficulty in hitting the bonus features was apparent in our playtests too which is something to consider.
The biggest positives are both of the bonus features, the stairway bonus regularly gave rewards in the 50x to 60x range, and when we did hit the fortune reels were received a 350x win.
If you are wondering, once you do reach that section of the bonus rounds all of the wins are accumulated on top of what you have already won on the stairway, which is why 12,5000x stake win is the maximum. The free spins round definitely has potential as the totems trigger more frequently, so with a re-trigger this bonus could also get very interesting.
Check it out the Chi slot on release day if you enjoy something a little different from the norm.