In Chinese culture, the number 8 is regarded as a lucky number as its pronunciation closely resembles another word which means to make a fortune. It is only fitting then that this 5-reel and 30 fixed paylines slot Great 88 from Betsoft comes to you now and offers you a shot at over 1,000,000 coins!
Dragons and jade frogs
Even if you initially don’t grasp the significance of the title you soon will, having been transported to the Orient with the striking imagery of lanterns, cherry blossoms, and a rippling pond with water lilies. Symbols include firecrackers, dragons and jade frogs amongst others. The music is a calming Chinese themed flute, which plays in the background but is overlaid with other music as the reels begin to spin. The sound effects are literally explosive and you will understand what we mean when you encounter a firecracker symbol for yourself!
The lucky box symbol can conceal big wins inside and you can open them up to see for yourself first hand when three or more of them land on the reels. There are several different things you can find and we’ll run through them briefly. You may find one of the top two paying dragon symbols, which may combine with other dragon symbols already on the reels for higher win possibilities. You may also find Instant Wins that come from boxes containing 1 to 3 bronze coins and with them multipliers of between 3x and 15x your total bet! Next, how about firecracker wilds that explode and turn 1 or 2 other symbols into wilds also. There is still more with the jade coins where 1, 3 or 5 coins triggers between 3 and 25 free spins. We’re actually not done yet and if you’re not impressed so far then we think you will be with the golden dumpling granting you a spin on the bonus wheel. Possible prizes may include 8 free spins, 5x, 10x, 20x multipliers or the spin mega win wheel where you can win up to a mind bowing 1,000,000 coins! Other prizes could be equal to 100x, 750x or a giant 6,000x your total bet!
Great 88 has a theoretical return to player (RTP) of around 95% and can be played on bets ranging from 30 coins all the way up to 150 coins per spin. I must admit, I am a fan of Betsoft games as I often find their games entertaining and visually quite stunning and while I would not put this slot in the bucket of best games, this game is not without its appeal. The variance is medium reflected in the higher potential payouts and the double up feature is a great way to test just how lucky you’re feeling by betting up to 100% of your standard winnings to call whether the coin flip will be heads or tail for double or nothing. If you’re a fan of Chinese themes slots then feel free to test your luck on this slot.