Lucky Koi Slots

Lucky-KoiA game with both a Chinese and a fish themed design, Lucky Koi shows off the wonderful ornamental fish that are so popular in some Asian countries, and which the Western world often uses for the same purposes. The Koi Carp are variants of the regular carp fish, but bred for ornamental purposes, often used in backyard ponds and gardens. They can be gorgeous creatures, thanks to the patterns of vivid colors that appear on them, using blue, yellow, black, white and reds to their advantage. While Koi Carp have been used as symbols in plenty of slots before, it’s the first time I see one that is themed entirely around them, and we have Microgaming to thank for it.

With 25 lines onboard, Lucky Koi asks of you to spin its 5 reels, and then you can take advantage of bonus games, free spins and multipliers, as well as scatter symbols and wilds. The prizes don’t feel that lucky to be honest, the maximum being at about $2500.

Features of Lucky Koi

The wild symbol is the first of the features that Lucky Koi provides you, though a more impressive sight would be the Bonus Choice, triggered by a scatter and giving you access to either the bonus game or the free spins with their big multiplier.

The wild symbol is the easy one here, a simple feature that either creates its own combinations, or it helps you with others by taking the place of another icon when it’s in the right location already. With the wild’s help, the game will seem like a much more profitable title. The image which was chosen for it is that of the game’s logo.

The scattered Temple is the one other feature of Lucky Koi. It’s a symbol that appears anywhere it pleases, and the game will simply take into account how many of them are present, nothing else. They create their own combinations from scattered positions, which is their main advantage. They offer payouts of up to 100x the bet, with up to five scatter symbols.

Bonus Choice

The Bonus Choice takes place whenever a minimum of three scattered Temples are present in the game, no matter where they are. You get this choice in addition to the cash prize I mentioned above.


The first choice is the round with free spins. You receive between 10 and 30 spins for free, while the multipliers for the wins you get will be at 5x. You can also retrigger the feature, as long as 3 or more scatters appear again.


The second choice consists in a bonus game, called Koi Bonus. You are shown a pond with Koi fish in it, and you are asked to choose 3 to 6 of them, with cash prizes and additional picks offered by them.

Betting options and jackpots

The slot’s 25 lines each get bets of up to $1, using anywhere between 1 and 10 coins, with denominations being from $0.01 to $0.10. It’s a cheap enough game to play, though neither high rollers nor penny slot players will be happy with its maximum wagers of $25.

The game will put up to $2,500 in your pocket, which happens when you have the scatter symbol on all five reels.

Design and symbols

The game’s design takes the look of a fish pond, and you can see the water from above. The symbols are shown the same way, so you see the lotus flower, the insects, turtles or fish from above. It’s an interesting design, a pleasant one for sure, but it feels like it could’ve been even better.


Symbols: Temple (scatter, 100x the bet), Lucky Koi Logo (1,000x, wild), Koi Carp (1,000x), Gold Ingot (400x), Silver Ingot (300x), Gold Coins (250x), Hand Fan (200x), Lotus Flower (200x), Frog (200x), Turtle (200x) and Insect (150x).


Is It Worth Playing?

The fish are quite beautiful, and the design is certainly different from most Chinese themed slots, so it might be worth a shot. The bonus game is also quite fun, especially if you get to fish the Koi carp.

You will find Lucky Koi at any online casino which chooses to use software from Microgaming, playable either for free or for real money.