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Lucky Firecracker Slot Review
Overview of Lucky Firecracker Slot
Take a ride through the mysterious orient with Lucky Firecracker online slot, a great looking 2015 release by the talented engineers at Microgaming. You’ll certainly get on great with Lucky Firecracker if you did with the Gun Pow release by the same developer since the two are quite similar in terms of the design and features. So identical that at some point we wondered if Microgaming had any point giving us this one. We figured they had to do something to tie in with then approaching Chinese New Year.
The slot is played on a five reel 3 rows set-up with a 243 ways to win system instead of the traditional pay line structure. Reels sit on a lush red background with every win being accompanied by warming typically Chinese fare music.
You won’t find a series of mind-blowing bonus features, but the promising free spins round with up to 15 free games plus multipliers on every win during the round come just as fitting. Every win is tight to an optional gamble feature that allows you to stake your prize from the concluding round and stand a chance to make twice as much.
No bursts of action. No great bonus features. But Lucky Firecracker is still playable. Just on what account? Luck, perhaps, as the name suggests? Let’s find out from our full Lucky Firecracker slot review.
Game Symbols and Payouts
The game is set around the Chinese Fireworks tradition. Slot design includes various types of fireworks and firecrackers with a soundtrack featuring charming Chinese melodies. Theme symbols include sparklers, golden gongs, paper lantern, Firecrackers, and rockets. These complete a high-value bunch. 2 matching rockets will pay 1.2 coins, 3 pay 3 coins, 4 rockets for 30 coins while 5 will pay 300 coins. 2 red firecrackers will pay 0.70 coins, 3 will pay 2 coins,4 will pay 20 while 5 will pay 200 coins. Land 3 Chinese lantern to get 1.5 coins, 4 lanterns for 15 coins and 5 for 150 coins.
The slot also makes use of the old charm by including the low-value poker symbols 9, 10, K, Q, J and A. This will compensate for their limited pay by occurring frequently on the reels to complete winning combinations. Click on the paytable under the command list to reveal more details about the payouts.
The game’s wild symbol is represented by an icon with four golden characters of the Chinese alphabet that translates to Lucky Firecracker or so we think. These will only appear on reels 2 and 4 to substitute all the symbols, but the scatter, to help create more winning combinations.
The Chinese dollar symbol denotes the scatter. While the rest of the symbols have their payouts taken from the leftmost reel to the right, the Chinese dollar scatter is an exception. It pays from wherever it lands.
Indulge in Chinese Traditions and Win
There is nothing complicated about the gameplay. The slot’s coin values range from 0.01 to1.00. All you need to do is place a bet of up to 50 coins on any of the pay lines to get started. You can wager to a maximum of 250 coins on each spin.
Hit the spin button once you’ve your bet settings in place. The autoplay button lets you slip into the automated spins mode wherever fitting.
It’s All About Free Spins
Lucky Firecracker is certainly a welcome addition if you care about free games. Land at least 3 Chinese Dollar scatters anywhere on the reels to trigger the free games bonus round that allows you up to 15 free spins. A 3x multiplier is applied to each win during the round. Getting any 3 scatters during the free spins round will trigger more free spins which will be added to the total freebies left.
Red or Black
Reach out for the gamble button if risking doesn’t bother you. This mini-game is active after every win and could see you increase the size of your payout. Click the gamble button at the bottom of your game screen and predict the colour of the card that will be drawn next from the deck. Get it right, and you’ll have your wins doubled. On the contrary, the wrong prediction forfeits your prize from the earlier. You can make up to 5 right predictions before heading back to the base game.
A Blazing Firecracker
Lucky Firecracker has more winning possibilities concentrated in the free spins round. This is a bonus that can be retriggered with a multiplier attached to every win in the round. Plain as it looks the slot still has a hold among folks who fancy the orient treat and multiple free spins. With the 243 ways to win system and low wagers involved, we find this slot as playable as any other in the Microgaming series. Unfortunately for mobile enthusiasts, we did not find the mobile supported version of this game.