Having already celebrated New Year in the West not so long ago, it is almost time for Chinese New Year and what better way to celebrate this major social event in the East by enjoying a few spins on Microgaming’s new Gung Pow slot.
While the name of the slot gives you a strong hint as to its eastern inspiration, it is a slot about Chinese New Year, with plenty of exciting symbols representing this end of year celebration, such as Chinese coins, paper lanterns and fireworks.
These symbols are bright and vividly coloured and against the backdrop of an eastern-inspired musical score, it offers players an immersive experience.
The slot itself is a relatively basic game compared to some others Microgaming have released, but it is actually all the better for it and would definitely appeal to newer slot players, while having all the elements required to keep more experienced players spinning the reels.
It is a 5×3 reel game that offers a potential 243 ways to win on each spin. You can win up to 90,000 coins in the game too, which is a very attractive jackpot.
Wild symbols are on reels two and four and when you land a Wild on one or both of the reels, this increases your chances of hitting a winning payline.
To trigger the 15 free spins, you need to land 3 or more scatter symbols across the reels. This then gives you a chance to earn some big money prizes as all winnings in the free spins section are subject to a 3x multiplier.
Free spins are also retriggerable, so if you land another set of scatters, you’ll get another set of 15 free spins!
Best of all, if you like to gamble your winnings you can do so on the Gung Pow slot, by predicting the colour of the next card out of the pack, you could double your money and bank a bigger prize.