Yutu is definitely not a typical slot machine, at least if you check out its theme which I’ve never seen in another game so far. Playtech dug deep into Chinese folklore, to find a story about a rabbit which has his home on the Moon. Yutu is the slot machine which came out of it, and it’s fairly interesting.
As for the game that’s been designed, it’s a 5 reels slot, it has 50 active lines and with 1,000x the stake top potential it can pay you up to $500,000. To be noted about this game, are the features which include wilds, free spins or scatters.
Betting and Prizes
You’re not going to be able to spend less than $0.50 per spin, but $0.01 per line should be an amount that most players are able to use, so that’s not an issue. The other end of the range is at $500, so you spend $10 for each of those 50 lines if you decide to max out the amount you’re using.
In a game which promises to offer 1,000x the stake for a single round, it’s certain that the potential is there. You can get paid well, with the maximum payout for one round being $500,000, though that’s for the maximum bet.
Yutu Slot Features
I wouldn’t go in expecting a very advanced gameplay from Yutu, the slot is on the simple side in that regard. It’s using wilds, scatters and free spins, nothing else.
The Gold Crab is going to be the wild feature in this game, a symbol which unfortunately you’re not going to get on all the reels. The last four reels are the only ones using it, but it’s going to be useful even so, appearing and substituting for all other regular symbols, while doing nothing about the scatter.
Have the Rabbit and the Moon icon appear, and you got yourself the scatter symbol. You will see it appearing only on the first three reels. Land all three, to win 4x the stake and to trigger the free spins.
10 free spins are offered in this feature, but with the possibility of re-triggering it with another 5 rounds if the same three Rabbit scatters show up again. Each of the last four reels are getting an extra wild. The free spins will benefit from the presence of stacked Golden Crabs, wild symbols which can end up filling multiple reels and bringing you some of the slot’s highest wins.
As you can see, there isn’t all that much in the feature section. The slot feels simple overall, and only during the free spins do things get better, as extra wilds are added.
Theme & Design
Yutu’s theme is based on Chinese legends, the story used in this case revolving around a rabbit which has its house on the Moon. It’s not a story that we’ve heard before, and as far as I know no other slot machines are using it for inspiration. It’s not easy to be unique these days, but Playtech managed it in this slot.
If you check out the symbols, some are related to the story, so you have the Rabbit, Golden Crab wilds, monkeys, a fox and fruit. Quality wise, it’s not a bad looking game.
Yutu should be a fun release for anyone that enjoys simpler slot machines, which don’t have that much to offer feature wise. The theme is unique though, and that could be a plus for it.