In the case of Caishen’s Gold, we’re not looking at just any old Chinese themed slot machine. Pragmatic Play chose the Chinese god of prosperity himself as the central figure in this particular game, and he plays a major role in it. The game that was created here has wild symbols on some of the reels, there are scatters, bonus games with huge jackpots of up to $190,000, plus free spins. The slot gives you 5 reels and 243 chances to win each round.
Betting and Prizes
Aiming to use the lucky number 8 as often as they could, the developers of the game went with 38 active lines for the wager, while the actual combinations would form on 243 ways to win. You can set the number of coins for those lines, up to 10 being available, plus their denomination which reaches $0.50. The maximum bet will be worth $190, using 380 coins.
If you look only at the regular combinations, those will not be very impressive, the jackpot offering $1,000. However, there are bonus games with fixed jackpots that will pay even as much as $190,000, and those are the real targets that you have in this slot.
Caishen’s Gold Slot Features
Cashein is shown in the game’s wild feature, a symbol that you will discover on four of the five reels, the last four ones actually. The appearance of a wild symbol on the screen, during paid spins, can trigger at random the Jackpot Bonus Game. Most of the time, the wild will be useful only as a replacement for another symbol though.
Should the Jackpot Bonus Game start up, you will get a new screen, with a dozen gold coins shown on it. You have to pick from those coins, until you discover three that match. Depending on the jackpot logos that you get, you can trigger jackpot prizes of 30x, 50x, 100x or 1,000x total bet.
Another interesting feature in Cashein’s Gold is going to come through the scatter, a symbol that has a logo and a gong behind it. Just because you have three to five symbols with the scatter logo showing on the reels, the game will reward you with prizes that can get as high as 50x total bet.
Besides the cash prizes, the slot also delivers 10 free spins when you get 3+ scatters. The downside is that scatters in this slot are required to appear beginning with the leftmost reel and going on consecutive columns. There is an upside as well to these spins though, and it comes from the symbols which are used. All poker card icons are removed, and only high paying symbols remain on the reels, making the average winning combination both easier to get and more profitable.
Theme & Design
The inspiration for this slot is coming from Caishen, the Chinese God of Wealth. There is that jolly fat character present in one of the major symbols, the wild, but there are also a couple of regular symbols with images of small babies, with lotus flowers, hand fans or music instruments. Lastly, there are six card icons present which will appear often and will pay on average less than the others.
I didn’t find the theme of Caishen’s Gold to be very interesting, but the features do make it appealing, as does the Grand Jackpot which can be won during the bonus game.