Gong Xi Fa Cai
IGT GONG XI FA CAI SLOT REVIEW
In the Chinese culture, “Gong Xi Fa Cai” is a common phrase that people tell each other at the beginning of every new year. It’s basically our “Happy New Year!” and it means “May you attain great wealth!” It was only fitting that a video slot would feature this theme and IGT released one on January 26, 2017.
Gong Xi Fa Cai features a classic setup of 5 reels and no less than 50 paylines and an RTP of just a bit over 96%. Playable on all devices, including mobile, it comes with a free demo version that you can try right on this page. If you’re feeling rather lucky, you can also bet real money on it in SlotsMate’s Real Money Slots section.
HOW TO PLAY THE GONG XI FA CAI SLOT
Before you try out your luck, you must know a few basics. You can start betting from as little as 50 cents per spin to as much as $750. As for the symbols, they’re quite what you’d expect - happy and bright, just as the Chinese New Year. You’ll find the classic poker symbols (A to 10), dragons, birds of prey, fish and dogs. As you’ve probably guessed, the dragon is the most valuable symbol, awarding you with 550 coins if you land 5 of them on a payline.
GONG XI FA CAI SLOT FEATURES
- Wild symbol. You’ll instantly recognize the Wild symbol on the reels as it literally has “Wild” written on it. If you manage to land a combination of 5, you’ll get 600 coins, making it the top-paying symbol. It can also replace all the other symbols on the reels except for the Scatter and Multipliers.
- Scatter symbol. The Scatter is a Chinese letter and cannot be replaced by the Wild symbol. You can’t form winning combinations with it but you can trigger the Free Spins game mode if you land a certain number of them.
- Free Spins feature. This feature can and will be triggered as soon as you land Scatters on reels 1, 3 and 5. You’ll get 8 free spins at first and you’ll get to play a new reel set that, much to our joy, doesn’t include low-paying symbols. You’ll also see all the animal icons becoming gold, sign that their value increased.
- Multiplier feature. On each free spin, you’ll also have a 5x multiplier added. If you land another 3 Scatters during the Free Spins mode, the multiplier will increase and you’ll get more free spins.
- Jackpot features. The good news about the jackpots is that they’re randomly triggered, regardless of the game mode. As soon as this feature is triggered, you’ll get to choose from a money wallet that will reveal a gemstone - red, green, blue or purple. If you get three of the same color, you’ll win the corresponding jackpot - Mini, Minor, Major or Maxi.
- Autoplay feature. If you ever get tired of spinning the reels yourself, the Autoplay feature is here to help. Just pick a certain number of automatic spins and watch as the reels spin themselves for you.
We definitely suggest you to play this colorful slot. The cute character, the big wins and the fun features make it worth your while and, despite the fact that it doesn’t necessarily use the most original theme (there’s plenty of Asian-themed slots to choose from), Gong Xi Fa Cai is a successful attempt from IGT to include both jackpots and free spins in a slot. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Try it out yourself and see what you think!