Chinese New Year is a 3D Asian slot with fantastic animations from Sheriff Gaming. It bears some similarities to Betsoft 3D slot games (such as Sushi Bar) in that you have a character at the bottom right corner of the reels who keeps you company while you spin. In this Asian slot the character is a friendly Chinese panda. He chuckles, claps, bows, yawns, and every now and then sets off a firework to celebrate your win and the Chinese New Year. As for the reels themselves, they features lots of symbols associated with the Chinese New Year holiday – Chinese lanterns, snakes, and fireworks – all suspended in space, rather than embedded in a symbol icon. This creates a very individual and contemporary look that makes this Sheriff Gaming slot stand out from the crowd. Get spinning free on this Asian slot and you’ll see what we mean. Look out for the roaring Chinese dragon on the bottom left of the reels, and the explosion of fireworks in the bonus round.
All the symbols on Chinese New Year come with cute and very funny animations and their own audio. They contain fireworks, lanterns and all sorts of other items used to celebrate the Chinese New Year. As mentioned above, the symbols are suspended in space on the reels rather than being embedded in a frame, which enhances their 3D appearance. The WILD symbol is a bunch of Chinese decorations. There are two bonus symbols. The EXTRA CASH BONUS – four fireworks tied together. And the FEATURE BONUS – one red firework ready to be lit.
Wagers and Jackpots
Chinese New Year has 5 reels and a generous 30 paylines. For real money players, wagers of 0.01 to 1.00 $/€/£ can be made, depending on which currency you play in. The highest paying symbol is the basket of fireworks, which pays out 750 coins for 5 symbols on an active payline. The lowest paying symbol is the head-shaped candle with a face; it pays out 5 coins for 3 symbols on an active payline. If you play this game for real cash, you can boost your potential winnings by betting up to 5 coins per line.
Other ways to win
Chinese New Year comes with three additional ways to win.
- EXTRA CASH BONUS – this is triggered when 3 EXTRA CASH BONUS symbols appear on scattered on the reels. Watch as extra cash is added to your total winnings.
- FEATURE BONUS - 3 FEATURE BONUS symbols trigger this round, which rewards you with free spins on a new set of reels. First you’ll be taken to a new screen where the Chinese panda will invite you to select from three gift boxes, with fireworks exploding in the background. The number of free spins you’ll receive (with a multiplier) depends on which box you choose.
- DOUBLE UP ROUND – this fun and cute DOUBLE UP feature can be played every time you make a spin on the reels. You’ll be taken to a new screen to play a special game of dice with your panda host. If you win, you double your money, but if you lose, you can lose it all!
Music, audio and graphics
Music, audio and graphics are the winning features of this game. The bonus rounds are highly interactive too. Great entertainment for players playing for free.
The Last Word
It’s a nine out of ten!