Lucky New Year Gameplay
|Lucky New Year Slot – Technical Summary|
|Re-Trigger Bonus Round||Yes in Free Spins|
|Special Features||Free Spins
|RTP (Return To Player)||96.00%|
Lucky New Year Slot – Bonus Features
The Lantern Bonus feature is triggered in the base game when 6 or more of the lanterns with cash values land in view on the reels, you are then awarded 3 re-spins of the reels during the Money Re-Spin Feature where any additional Lanterns that land on the reels are held in place and that amount is added to the total win along with resetting the number of re-spins back to 3.
There are 3 special jackpot lanterns that can land on the reels either from the base game hit or during the re-spins, these are based on triggering stake size with the maximum jackpot awarding a 1000x stake win.
This bonus round ends when no more lanterns land in view during the 3 re-spins.
The Free Spins round is triggered by landing 3 scatters symbols on the reels on reels 1, 3 and 5 and awards an initial 5 free spins.
During the free spins, the middle 3 reels of the slot are combined to create a gigantic reel and gigantic symbols on them which include the Wild and Scatter symbols, so you are basically looking for matching symbols or wilds on reels 1 and 5 to create wins.
Lucky New Year Slot
The Lucky New Year slot is a really solid medium variance slot release from Pragmatic Play that really captures the Chinese theme and Year of the Dog celebrations well, with plenty of excitement to be had in both of the bonus rounds and some decent hit potential in the base game too thanks to stacked wilds with plenty of “tease” sound effects and animations used.
In our playtests, we managed to hit several base game wins well over 50x stake, with the Lantern and Free Spins rounds ending in the range of 5x up to 65x stake with plenty more potential on offer, although it has to be said that the free spins round can be quite disappointing if no matching symbols are found in the 5 spins that are initially awarded.
For us, the lantern bonus offers much more excitement and win potential thanks to the exciting re-spin mechanic and of course the 3 different jackpots on offer.
Even if you aren’t a fan of this theme then check out Chilli Heat from Pragmatic which offers very similar gameplay with a Mexican/Chilli theme.