There is always a good reason to celebrate and bring on the fun, this time with the brand-new video slot from Pragmatic Play Lucky New Year honoring the arrival of the Year of the Dog according to the Chinese calendar. The vibrant release boasts multiple bonus features, including the Free Spins feature that can be re-triggered limitlessly, as well as Money Respins, providing a chance of winning the Grand Jackpot Prize, as well as the accumulated cash rewards.
Lucky New Year comes with 5 reels and 25 paylines. Before you join the festivities, we would advise you to adjust the desired bet. Press +/- to set the coin value ranging from $0.01 to $0.50 and the number of coins wagered per payline. The Autoplay feature is also at your disposal and will allow for up to 100 spins without interruption. Finally, if you prefer fast-paced action, click on Turbo Spin or hold the space button for a few seconds.
The reels are home to four high-paying symbols including dragon masks, drums, firecrackers and oranges. Additionally, you will find the regular playing card icons A, J, Q, and K that make the low-value symbols on the reels. As you’d expect, the golden dog itself acts as Wild, and substitutes for all other symbols to complete a winning, except for Lantern Bonus symbols and coin Scatters. The dog is also the most rewarding one on the board.
Land three Coin Scatters anywhere on the first, third, and fifth reel and trigger the Free Spins feature. That will award 5 free spins, however the spins can be re-triggered without any limits, provided you hit additional three Scatters. It’s important to note that during this feature, the reels 2, 3, and 4 will be spinning as one large symbol, which will significantly enhance your winning power.
Keep an eye on Lantern Bonus symbols since landing six of those will activate the Money Respins. Here, you will initially be awarded 3 respins, but on a special reel set that only features lanterns and blank spaces. Every additional lantern symbol will reset the number of free spins to 3. With no additional lanterns appearing on the screen, free spins will successively run out. If you are lucky enough to fill up all blank spaces with lantern symbols, you will get your hands on the Grand Jackpot.
Lucky New Year is a medium variance slot machine with an average return to player (RTP) of 96%. The design and features resemble the majority of other Pragmatic Play releases – a wide array of betting options, light-hearted theme and two simple bonus features that are in no way innovative, yet bring decent winning potential, as well as loads of fun! Also, if you enjoy simplicity and Chinese-themed games, this is the one you should not miss out on. The highest potential win on a spin is 125,000 coins.