For those uninitiated in Chinese folklore, Yutu refers to a rabbit that lives on the moon. With the night sky in the background, you’ll see Asian-style A to 10 symbol spinning around the reels alongside an assortment of exotic fruit and animal symbols including monkeys and foxes which will net you 6 times your total stake if you manage to land 5 in combination. The best of the standard symbols is the rabbit. Land 5 of these on a payline and you’ll pocket an award equal to 10 times your total bet.
Appearing on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 only, the golden crab is the game’s wild. It doesn’t offer any pays but does replace everything apart from the scatter.
The moon rabbit is that scatter. Land 3 of these on the same spin and you’ll receive a payout of 4 times your total stake as well as triggering the game’s Free Spins feature. On offer here are 10 free spins. After each free spin, an extra wild is added somewhere on reels 2, 3, 4 or 5. If you land 3 scatters, you’ll get another 5 free spins and even more wilds.
Yutu is a very simple game. The visuals are nicely done and there’s a bouncy soundtrack playing that’s catchy enough but doesn’t really match the theme. The gameplay is very straightforward in Yutu so you’ll likely be a little underwhelmed if you like plenty of variety from your features.
The Free Spins feature has the potential to be a good one though thanks to the extra wilds. By the end of the round, the extra wilds can really work some magic and make it much easier to win the maximum 1,000 times your stake payout on each free spin.
This isn’t the flashiest Asian-themed slot game you’ll see. If you like simple action with a hint of Chinese mythology, then Yutu is worth a closer look. If you want more bonus features from your slot games, Playtech have plenty of good alternatives like Raiders of the Hidden Realm and Suicide Squad.