Chinese New Year, otherwise known as the Spring Festival, is a Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the Chinese calendar. The festival usually occurs in late January or February and it’s celebrated in a number of Chinese communities across Asia.
Chinese New Year online slots give tribute to these festivities from the temple surrounding the reels to the symbols used. The game follows a consistent theme of Chinese festivity, with the use of oriental audio, zodiac imagery and lucky colours.
Among the bonus features are scatter pays, a base game gamble feature, a Fireworks Bonus Feature and a Free Spins Game.
Interface & Controls
Chinese New Year online slots display a traditional Chinese-style interface, with imagery of dragons, ancient Chinese architecture surrounding the reels as well as the use of the 3 lucky Chinese colours, red yellow and green.
This flat-top slot game boasts an easily understood interface, with a number of buttons allowing players to customise the number of coins per bet, check paytables, bet the maximum amount allowed by the game, spin the reels and much more.
Chinese New Year Symbols
The symbols in Chinese New Year are all representative of the zodiac animals including a rat, an ox, a tiger, a rabbit, a dragon, a snake, a horse, a goat, a monkey, a rooster, a dog and a pig.
The rat, the ox, the rabbit and the snake form the higher value symbols, while the horse, goat, rooster, dog and pig are the lower value symbols.
The monkey is the Free Spins bonus feature symbol, while the dragon symbol triggers the bonus game.
Chinese New Year Gamble Feature
Players have the opportunity, at any point, to gamble their winnings. By simply clicking the Gamble button at the bottom of the reels, players are able to attempt to double or quadruple their winnings by guessing the next cards colour or suit.
Chinese New Year Free Spins
When 3 of the monkey symbols appear on any of the reels, 5 times the total bet is awarded and the Free Spins bonus feature is activated, bringing the monkey to life and using him as the interactive host to spin the wheel.
When the wheel stops, one of the zodiac symbols (excluding the bonus, free spin and wild symbols) is selected and acts as an extra scatter. Extra scatter means that that particular symbol can appear on any reels and pays using the original paytable, which is multiplied by the total bet staked.
The monkey proceeds to strike the gong in order to reveal how many free spins the player is awarded, and the free spins will then begin.
Fireworks Bonus Game
The bonus game in Chinese New Year is triggered when 3 dragon symbols appear anywhere on reels 3,4 and 5. This feature takes you to a different setting of a beautifully lit up Chinese lakeside where 5 firework rockets sit.
Players are prompted to pick one and in doing so it will shoot their winnings into the animated sky, however, pick the dud and the bonus game ends.