Lucky FireCracker is a 5x3 slot machine created by the game providers Games Global in honor of the Chinese New Year. It comes equipped with traditional Chinese symbols with a total of 243 ways to form a win. The main theme is the mysterious Orient. The game’s title is visible above the reels in the Chinese language as well as English. Situated against the backdrop of a lush red environment with the symbols making appearances in different shades of red elegantly rendered with their edges glinting in gold.
Lucky Firecracker leverages on its beautiful graphics as well as a soothing soundtrack to attract gamers. It becomes even more appealing to gamers with its unique images. These images may not be enough to make it a stand out but all in all, it still remains a good looking slot that can draw you in for an extended period of time. The game comes with a singular feature which is the free spins feature, though many have complained that it still lacks a unique feature.
Lucky Firecracker: How to Place a Bet
The game providers Games Global equipped Lucky FireCracker with two modes. Gamers have the options of either playing in free mode or for real cash which is the only mode that can bring in the real prizes. Place your bet with a betting range of 0.01 at the low end, it terminates at 0.50. The slot game comes with an Autoplay mode that makes it possible to automatically spin the reels up to 100 times.
Lucky Firecracker: Gameplay
Games Global made Lucky FireCracker a comparatively basic slot on the surface, but it comes with 243 ways to form a winning combination and every couple of spins is likely to bring in prize money. It is a blend of the basic card values and special Chinese New Year themed icons to form a cool combination of symbols to aim for.
As you move into the gameplay, it will become clear that the slot is completely without any side games or special bonus, rather you will see a special bet feature which only gets activated when you earn some wins. Once the feature is active, you will make a choice of the desired color of your flip card - either black or red. If your choice is right, your wins will be double but if wrong, you lose everything.
Simplicity in the gameplay might be good but extending it to the payouts and paytable will definitely not portend well for gamers. In Lucky FireCracker slot machine, the game’s wild is represented by the Chinese characters and makes its appearance only in the 2nd and fourth reels. The only function it undertakes is to substitute for other symbols bar the scatter. It does not attract any wins neither does it double any. It cannot even expand and thus cannot appear as stacked. Gamers have labeled the Lucky FireCracker wild symbol “a dumb wild” with only a singular function.
On the other hand, the game’s scatter is depicted by the ancient Coin and with five, you get 100 times your wager. When you get an additional three or even more, you get a total of 15 free spins and a triple of all your wins. It is important to note that the free spins are far apart in this slot. There is possibly a space of over 200 spins from one free spin to the next which will only eat into your credits but retrigger is possible with the free spins. All the other symbols in the slot offer from 120 times your entire bet to 4 times for five of a kind. When placed on a scale with some other slots, the paytable comes very low without much on offer for big wins despite the fact that it has 243 ways to create wins. Your chances of hitting a decent win are regrettably slim.
Lucky Firecracker: Game Buttons
The game buttons to expect on Lucky FireCracker include;
- Autoplay - If you have a predetermined number of rounds to go, set it automatically with this button and spin non-stop till you finish.
- Spin Button – If you want to play in manual mode, use this button to get the reels moving.
- Bet Button - It has two arrows up and down, click on the up arrow to top your bet and the down one to reduce it.
- Gamble Button – This is the button to click when you are set to change from free mode to real money mode. After you have had your wins, it will be required of you to take a lucky guess at the color of the card to be drawn next. If you guess right, you get double wins. You have five chances at guessing the color of the cards.
Lucky Firecracker: Payouts
The reels are populated by symbols like the ever-present playing cards 9, 10, J, Q, and A, sparklers, golden gong, firecrackers, and Chinese lanterns. The playing cards have the least payout but the three rockets offer 1.20 for two and three as well as a total of 30 for 4 and a whopping 300 for five. The firecracker in red color offers 0.70 for two, two for three, 20 credits for four and 200 for five. On its own part, the Chinese lantern offers 1.50 for 3, 15 for 4 and for 5, it pays 150 credits. Wins are moderate here but there is a jackpot of 90,000 coins to look forward to in the free spin rounds, otherwise, you can make do with a lower jackpot of 30,000 coins.