Habanero released the Fa Cai Shen Deluxe slot at the end of January. Using a larger grid with 30 symbols, the provider included expanding wilds of Cai Shen. There are free spins and wins from symbols matching horizontally and vertically.
Cai Shen is the Chinese god of wealth and is the focus of attention in this slot. It is fun, traditional Eastern and ensures often payouts. Spin the reels and feel the festive spirit of the game!
The game uses an unusually large grid of 6 reels and 5 rows with 30 symbols on each spin. You can win from matching from 3 to 6 symbols landed horizontally or vertically. Choose a wager from 0.28 to 1,400 credits.
The game is with high volatility and an RTP of 96.70%. There are scatter wins, free spins, expanding wild symbols and other extras. A full screen of the best-paying symbol – the green dragon gives you a 103.14x stake or £144,400, which is the jackpot win.
The game is colourful, picturesque, festive and attractive. The Chinese god of wealth will cheer you up as it lands and comments next to the reels. The grid is made of 6 reels and 5 rows and the Chinese god of the wealth Cai Shen stands on the left. He will be commenting and cheering you up.
On the left, there is a small Chinese building with a blossomed cherry tree. The reels have no borders and show on a red backdrop. Over them is a typical Chinese roof. The soundtrack is festive, traditional Chinese and merry.
The free spins you play with the background of the night sky. There are large money trees covered with golden Chinese coins on both sides of the grid. The music is also more festive and dynamic. The graphics are bright, colourful and nice.
The low-paying symbols are 6 royal cards – 9, 10, J, Q, K and A. They pay from 0.07x to 1.35x stake when landing 3 to 6 symbols of the 9 or 10. Landing 3 to 6 matching of the J or Q pay from 0.10x to 3.14x stake. The K and A in combinations with 3 to 6 matching symbols return from 0.17x to 4.57x to 5.64x stake.
The premium symbols are 6 Chinese traditional items. There is a ring, a red decorative knot, a bonsai money tree and 3 others. The green ring and the knot return from 0.17x to 6.71x or 10.28x stake for 3 to 6 symbols. The money bonsai tree and the rest of the symbols pay from 0.28x or 0.64x to 31.71x stake for 3 to 6 matching ones. The largest payout has the green dragon – landing 3, 4, 5 or 6 on adjacent positions pays 0.64x, 2.07x, 10.28x and 103.14x stake.
Cai Shen is the wild and landing 3 of it pays 0.64 times your stake. When it lands, this symbol expands to cover 3 positions on the reels and then you will be paid. The wild as normal substitutes for all other symbols except the scatter. You can land 1, 2 or 3 wild symbols in the base game but not on successive reels.
The symbols pay when identical ones land horizontally or vertically. A single row or column can bring more than 1 win and the highest one is paid. The wins can intersect or overlap in the same row or column.
The golden ingot is the scatter and is the only symbol that pays when landing anywhere. It has a payout of its own – 3, 4, 5 or 6 ingots in one spin gives you 1x, 8x, 28x and 88x stake also triggering the free games:
During these rounds, two wild symbols appear on each spin only not on adjacent reels. Before the Free Games start, between 3 and 24 symbols on the reels will transform into any random premium symbol. This acts similarly to a mystery symbol feature gives you the potential for large and more wins. The golden ingot scatters don’t appear during free spins so, the feature can’t be re-triggered.
Fa Cai Shen Deluxe is simple to play and seems to be aimed at attracting Asian players. The free games aren’t hard to trigger and wins come not very rarely. If you like the theme with the Chinese god of prosperity Cai Shen don’t hesitate too much and try your luck on it.