A huge hit in land based casinos, Aristocrat has kept a similar formula for the online equivalent - it comes with 2 main bonus rounds, both of which are triggered when you find 3 paper lantern scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. Once active, you have a choice of 2 options, the Free Spins feature or the Roll Your Lucky Dice feature.
The former will give you a choice of free spin and multiplier combinations which are as follows:
1. You can opt for 25 free spins where any winning payline that includes a wild will be boosted by a multiplier of 5x or 18x.
2. Opt for the 15 free spins and any wild wins will be boosted by 8x or 38x.
3. 8 free spins and the multipliers go up to 18x or 88x.
4. Finally there's the super high variance with 4 free spins where every winning spin including a wild will receive an 88x multiplier! Free spins can be re-triggered too.
If you don't have the Extra Choice option activated its 20 free spins with a wild multiplier of 5x or 18x, 10 free spins with 8x or 38x or 3 free spins with a wild multiplier of 18x or 88x.
To activate the other bonus round, the Dice Feature, you also need to be playing all lines with Extra Choice. Once triggered, you'll be given a series of dice to roll with the goal to hit the number 8. Prizes and multipliers are awarded depending on how many 8s you managed to roll with your goes. You can trigger more rolls too. If you're playing with Extra Choice, this feature can also be triggered randomly.
The visuals on show in Lucky 88 are nothing special - expect a pretty standard range of Asian inspired symbols. The same goes for the basic soundtrack. The attraction here is the ability to bag a big win courtesy of the massive multiplier.
The variance is accordingly high so expect plenty of lean spells punctuated by occasional big wins. When that happens, Lucky 88 certainly lives up to its name. If you like Asian-themed slots, Choy Sun Doa by Aristocrat is recommended as to is Net Entertainment’s Koi Princess.