Chinese New Year Slot Review


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Play’nGO’s take on the Chinese New Year slot is an appealing five-reel, 15-payline game based around the 12 animals associated with the Chinese zodiac. There are fireworks, free spins, and lots of fun to be had. You could also claim up to 5,000x your stake, if luck is on your side, and that’s certainly a cause for celebration! 

Game Facts 

  • Created by Play’nGO
  • Chinese New Year theme
  • 5 reels
  • 15 paylines
  • Manual and automatic modes are available
  • Bonus features - free spins, wilds, expanding scatters, ‘pick me’ bonus game
  • Min bet - 0.15 coins, max bet - 18.75
  • Max win 5,000x
  • RTP 96.65%
  • Medium Volatility

How to play Chinese New Year Slot

You can play the game for a minimum of 0.15 coins up to 18.75 per spin for all paylines. Adjust your bet using the arrow buttons, then choose either ‘Spin’ or ‘Auto’ to start. You will need to match three or more of the same animal symbols to create a winning combination. 

Each animal has a different coloured background, so they’re easy to distinguish. The Tiger is the most valuable symbol, and landing five on an active payline will earn you 5,000 times your stake.  

How to win Chinese New Year Slot

Other than landing five Tigers, you can win by matching three Dragon bonus symbols across reels 3, 4, and 5 to trigger the Fireworks Bonus Feature, described below.

You should also look out for the Monkey scatter symbols, as three or more will activate the Free Spins Feature. 

Special Features and Bonuses

Wild Symbols 

The majestic Tiger is the Wild symbol, with five in a row bringing you riches of 5,000x your line bet. 

Scatter & Free Spins

The monkey symbol pops up on reels 1, 2 and 3, and you’ll need to land three or more to claim 5x your stake and trigger the free spins round. Here, the same monkey will spin a red wheel to determine which of the other animals will become an extra scatter symbol on the reels. He'll then hit a gong to reveal how many free spins you've won. 

If you land three of the new scatters in a line, they will expand to cover the whole reel, increasing your payouts. In theory, you can end up with five whole reels of the symbol, earning up to 600x your bet. 

You then play out the free spins, with the extra animal scatter hopefully helping to create more winning combinations. 

Pick Me Bonus

This is a bonus game triggered by landing three red dragons on reels 1,2, and 3 (the only reels it appears on). You will be taken to a new screen where you click to choose fireworks to launch into the sky. Each firework will grant you a prize of up to 150x your total bet. 

Design & Theme

Featuring hand-drawn images and cute representations of each animal, the graphics are really rather lovely. As you might expect, there’s a lot of red (associated with joy and good fortune) but yellow (good luck) and green (prosperity) are also much in evidence.

The background music is oriental too, completing the feeling of being part of a Chinese New Year celebration.  

Our Verdict

The is no shortage of Chinese-themed slots, and quite a few focusing on Chinese New Year. However, Play’nGO’s title certainly holds its own. There’s a nice handcrafted feel to the whole thing, and it’s clear care and attention have been given to the representation. The graphics are charming, the volatility is moderate, and there are some hefty potential wins if you can get that little bit of luck. 

Chinese New Year Slot - FAQs

How much can I win on the Chinese New Year Slot?

You can win a maximum of 5,000x your stake on the Chinese New Year Slot.

Does the game have free spins?

Yes, the Chinese New Year Slot does feature a free spins round among its bonuses. Please read the relevant section above for more information.

Can I play the Chinese New Year Slot free?

Yes, most online casinos should allow you to ‘demo’ or play Chinese New Year for fun before you play real money. In some cases, you will need to log in to do so.

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