Pragmatic Play welcomes the Chinese New Year with this slot machine, and of course the title they chose was Lucky New Year, since that’s what everyone wants. The standard Chinese theme has been applied, along with a couple of good features and big fixed jackpots.
Those trying out Lucky New Year will find that they need to cover 25 fixed lines, in order to spin the 5 reels. There will be fixed jackpots of up to $125,000 offered, while regular combinations don’t offer more than $2,500. Features will give you Money Respins, wild symbols, scatters, free spins and Giant Symbols.
Betting and Prizes
The number of lines might differ from one game to the next, but you will find that most Pragmatic Play slots will have the same system in place for their wagers. You can have 10 coins in a line’s bet, and they can have a top value of $0.50, for up to $5 per line. With 25 fixed lines in play, this means that you can spend upwards of $125 per spin, using 250 coins.
The really good payouts that you can hope for in Lucky New Year will come via the Money Respin feature, with three fixed jackpots being potential wins in it. With the maximum bet, they can be worth anywhere between $37.50 and $125,000 to you. The regular combinations can give you a reward of $2,500 at most. We know the RTP as well, which is at 96%, an average but adequate number for today’s slots.
Lucky New Year Slot Features
Among the symbols that will have extra roles to play, the one that seems to show a Fox, made out of gold, is the wild feature. Have it appear on the game’s lines, and it can contribute as a substitute for whatever symbol is trying to form a combo there. Otherwise, you might get it to form its own combo, which would mean a payout of up to $2,500.
A Money Tree is a pretty common sight in slot machines that have a Chinese theme. You see it here as well, entirely made out of gold apparently, and as a scatter you will notice it pop up on the 1st, 3rd and 5th reels. All three, together, will trigger 5 free spins. The free spins will change the way the rounds work, using the middle three reels together and offering you Giant symbols on them. You can retrigger the feature, winning an extra 3 free spins if you get 3 more scatters.
The Paper Lantern is the one that the slot calls a Money Symbol. You will need a minimum of six, in order to trigger Money Respins. These will have special reels, filled with Money symbols and empty positions. The target is to have one of the jackpots triggered, ideally the Grand one.
Theme & Design
Lucky New Year is based on the popular Chinese New Year, which is celebrated each year by people of Chinese descent all over the world. It’s a popular theme choice as well, though probably not as much as Christmas or New Year’s Eve are. Images shown in the game will present paper lanterns, money trees, dragon costumes, firecrackers, drums and fruits, plus some Royals of little importance.
Lucky New Year is not particularly impressing if we go by its theme and design alone, but look at its Grand Jackpot, and you might change your opinion.