Ingots of Cai Shen is a good choice if you are into highly volatile oriental-themed video slots. You will benefit from its 243 winning ways, the Ingot Cash Collect feature and can win one of 4 fixed jackpots.
Ingots of Cai Shen is All41 Studios’ first to be released Asian video slot. The game bears significant resemblance to Pragmatic Play’s Wild Wild Riches. The aim of both these games is landing collector symbols and accumulating cash prize ones.
Ingots of Cai Shen has 5 reels, 3 rows and 243 ways to win with adjacently matching symbols pay left to right. You will win from scatters, respins and free spins, which feature nudges. The highest payout per spin is 1,000 times your stake, which is 10 times the stake per line in the best-case scenarios.
You can play with wagers from 0.10 to 100 credits per spin. When you trigger the main bonus game, you can win 1 of 4 available fixed jackpots worth 25x, 50x, 250x and 1,000x stake. Ingots of Cai Shen is a highly volatile video slot with an RTP of 96.42%.
Ingots of Cai Shen has a traditional Asian theme. The design is in red and gold as the prevailing colours on the screen. The background is dark red with the 4 fixed jackpots displayed to the left of the grid. Above them stands the Chinese god of wealth Kai Shen in his full glory holding a gold ingot – your ticket to riches.
The game menu is vertically positioned to the right-hand side of the screen. On the 5×3 grid, you can see the card royals all in gold, gold bells, gold ingots, gold koi fish, red lanterns and gold Chinese coins tied in a red knot. The images are bright and precise and look good.
The low-value symbols in the game are the royals: J, Q, K, A. Ingots of Cai Shen also has ingots, koi fish, 3 tied Chinese coins, bells and paper red lanterns. There are all gold symbols and the premium ones. Apart from them, there are scatters and Cai Shen symbols. To win you need 3 to 5 of a kind symbols to land on adjacent reels next to each other. The win ways possible to achieve are 243 from the 5×3 playing matrix.
Ingots of Cai Shen offers the Ingot Collect feature. It can trigger the Ingot Cash Collector Bonus feature and there is a bonus game. You activate the Ingot Collect feature by landing a full stack of ingots on the first reel. Whenever gold ingots appear on reels 2, 3, 4 or 5, they will land bringing you cash prizes. You can also get symbols of one of the 3 fixed jackpots. These are Mini, Minor and Major jackpot symbols.
On any spin, by chance, you can have Cai Shen – the god of wealth and fortune leaving his position above the Jackpot signs. He then reappears on reel 1 and turns it fully stacked. This triggers the Ingot Cash Collector Bonus feature. Then, all the cash value ingots on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 will be collected as explained above. Additionally, you can win any of the 3 smaller jackpots. These are:
You can win the Major Jackpot and pocket 1,000 times the stake cash reward. Fill the whole screen with ingot symbols and it will be yours.
Apart from the Ingot Collect feature, which can give you the Ingot Cash Collector Bonus feature, there is a bonus game. Landing 3 scatters on reel 3, 4 and 5 on the same spin activates it and gives you 8 free spins. During them, you can more easily trigger the Cash Collector Bonus feature. Landing only 1 ingot symbol on reel 1 makes it expand. The ingot symbol covers the entire reel 1 and starts this feature. With it, you will be collecting cash ingots on reels 2 to 5 and winning jackpot rewards.
Ingots of Cai Shen will attract mainly Asian players. Its math model will not suit the taste of the European and other western players. The high volatility with 1,000x stake top payout might not be enough for most slots fans. If you like Asian slot machines and games such as Wild Wild Riches, Multiplier Odyssey and Cowboys Gold, try Ingots of Cai Shen.