Lucky Neko Gigabox is an Asian-themed slot with the waving cat and Daruma dolls. These are typical for the Japanese culture and full of positive symbolism. This game has an expanding grid with giant symbols, multipliers and free spins.
Yggdrasil created a slot with Gigablox symbols aimed at the Asian players after the release of Splitz. The provider includes a new feature called Gigabox. It brings from 2×2 up to 6×6 symbols large icons that act as individual ones. Neko – the lucky waving cat and 4 different Daruma dolls are part of the game. Lucky Neko Gigablox is due to release on the 24th of June.
The slot has 6 reels, 4 rows and 40 pay-lines in the base game. You will win when you match 3 or more symbols on a pay-line from the leftmost to the right reels. You can play Lucky Neko Gigablox with wagers from 8p to £100 per spin. The game has medium to high volatility and an RTP of 96.4%. Its hit rate is 15.45% which means that you will win once every 6 spins or a bit more often. The max win per spin is 6,953 times your stake.
The bonus features include most importantly the Gigablox feature. Thanks to it, oversized 2×2, 3×3 and 4×4 symbols can land in the base game. During free spins, up to 6×6 Gigablox can appear. The free spins you will play on an extended grid of 8 rows, 6 reels and 85 pay-lines. There is a special Blessed symbol with a multiplier of x5 times its payout to ensure you more wins.
The game is set in Japan and based on Daruma dolls, which symbolise a lot of things. They are talismans that bring good luck. The playing grid is set inside a Japanese shop with a lot of Daruma dolls. There are also bonsai trees and lucky waving golden cats. On the reels, you will see the 4 card suits and various Daruma dolls: purple, green, pink and yellow. The waving cat as the wild.
The soundtrack is also traditional Japanese and tranquil. It is composed of string instruments that create a peaceful and melodic atmosphere. A female voice sounds the most important events in your play. The game is authentic and aimed at the Asian market. it has colourful and impressive graphics.
The symbols include 4 low-paying card suits: clubs, diamonds, spades and hearts. They have the same value – up to 2.50 times your stake for 6 symbols on a pay-line. The Daruma dolls are the premiums and there are 4 of them: a purple, green, yellow and a pink one.
The green and purple dolls pay 5x stake for 6 of a kind on a pay-line. The yellow Daruma pays 5.50 times your stake for 6 on a line. The pink Daruma doll has the highest value and 3, 4, 5 and 6 of it on a pay-line give you 0.375, 1.50, 3.50 and 8 times your stake. The golden cat is the wild and substitutes for all regular missing symbols.
The Gigablox feature is central to the gameplay and for getting more wins. In the base game through this feature, giant large symbols can land on any spin. They can be from 2×2, 3×3 to 4×4 sized and the symbols in them perform like independent ones. All symbols of the low and higher-paying ones can land as giant ones including wilds.
During free spins, thanks to this feature, you can land 2×2, 3×3, 4×4, 5×5 and 6×6 oversized symbols. You will have a grid of 6 reels and 8 rows. Free spins also offer you 85 pay-lines and a special symbol is chosen to be blessed with multipliers of 5x.
To trigger the Free Spins, you need 5 or more lucky cat scatters in a spin. You get 1 free spin for each landed scatter. So 5 scatters mean 5 free spins, 6 give you 6 free rounds etc. During these rounds, the scatters symbols appear as Gigablox. Thanks to them, you can add up to 16 more free spins. Every scatter landed during the bonus rounds adds 1 more free spin to your tally.
As mentioned, the grid expands to 6 reels with 8 rows (6×8) and the pay-lines also increase from 40 to 85. The Gigablox symbols can land be 2×2 up to 6×6 large symbols, which increases your winning potential.
Moreover, one symbol will be chosen at random to be the special Blessed symbol during free spins. It can be any except the scatter or wild and its payout will be increased by 5 times its normal value in the base game. This means that if you have any of the card suits selected, they will pay up to 12.50x stake instead of 2.50 for 6 symbols.
The purple and green Darumas would reward up to 25x stake instead of 5 times for 6 of a kind. The yellow doll as a Blessed symbol pays up yo 27.50 times your bet. If you are lucky, you can have the pink Daruma chosen for a Blessed symbol. Then, you will win up to 40 times your stake for 6 dolls on a pay-line.
Lucky Neko Gigabox is innovative, authentic and represents the Japanese culture very well. It includes rewarding features and Gigabloxes. The largest winning potential is, as usual, during free spins on the 6×8 grid with 85 pay-lines. You have many chances to increase the number of free rounds.
You can win up to £695,300 while playing the game and relish in the superb Daruma dolls and Neko cats. Other slots with a similar theme are Japanese Fortune, Daruma, Legend of Daruma and Japanese Mask.