The Chinese New Year is a popular theme for slot games developers. Games usually centre on fireworks, firecrackers and lanterns. This offering from Microgaming is a little different on the design front. Set against a cloud-filled sky with a traditional palace in background, the reels are made up of 4 Chinese letter symbols, 4 manga-style cartoon characters and a wild. Look out too for the various scatters that can deliver the following extras:
Golden Tree Scatter Bonus feature – this triggers by landing the Golden Tree on reels 1 or 5. Coins will drop from the tree to award a prize of between 1 and 15 times your total stake.
Treasure Pot Scatter Bonus feature – land the Treasure Pot scatter on reel 3 to trigger this extra which awards between 20 and 100 times your total stake.
Little Gods Bonus feature – the fish and fruit gods can land on a random non-winning spin and award a special prize of between 4 and 40 times your stake.
Free Spins feature – land 3, 4 or 5 of the firecracker scatter on the same spin and you’ll be awarded 8 free spins. Every scatter that lands during those free spins adds another 1 to your total. Reels 1 and 5 are totally wild throughout this feature.
Lucky Little Gods is an entertaining title – the design is a little unusual but works well. There’s a decent variety of extras on offer in the base game too courtesy of the selection of scatter bonuses. The best action comes via the free spins round though where the stacked wilds can quickly deliver. The overall variance is in the medium range with just over 433 times your stake to be won on each spin/free spin.
If you fancy joining in the Chinese New Year festivities with a slot game that both looks and plays a little differently than the norm, then you should certainly consider a few spins on Lucky Little Gods. Alternatively, and if you’re looking for gods, I recommend Valley of the Gods from Yggdrasil Gaming as well as Viking Gods: Thor & Loki from Playson.