Nian Nian You Yu Slots

Nian-Nian-You-YuThe theme of Nian Nian You Yu is definitely inspired by the Chinese, but it’s not as easy to figure out what is supposed to represent. By the fireworks going off in the sky, I’d say that it’s themed around the Chinese New Year. The design looks great, one of the really good looking slot machines to have this particular theme and inspiration. There are Chinese objects, signs and foods on the reels, some of them that I haven’t seen included in other slot machines.

The game gets 5 reels with 9 paylines on them. It has scatter symbols and wilds only, so it’s not a very big list of features. The top rewards will give you as much as $500,000.

Features of Nian Nian You Yu

Despite the gorgeous design, Nian Nian You Yu is a rather simple game in most areas. Besides the limited number of lines, it also only gives you a wild symbol and a scatter.

Despite the limits of the game, there are some good news as well. The combinations aren’t just formed starting from the left, they also have the ability to go from right to left. There is still a requirement for the symbols to be on adjacent reels, but the odds of getting paid are much better now.

The Fish symbol would be the wild in this case. As you probably know, a wild symbol is known for its ability to substitute for other symbols, which means that if the conditions are right it can take the place of another icon. The conditions would involve the presence of the same type of regular symbol in other positions on the line, so that the combo can form when the wild appears there as well. There are no prizes that can be obtained directly from the wild.

The Blue Sign is the scatter symbol. The only role it has here is to be the trigger for some prizes, which multiply the total bet by 1x to 100x. Just how much you win depends on the bet you used that round and on the number of scattered symbols.

Betting options and jackpots

Even though only 9 lines are part of the game, the bets can get to $450 for one spin. That would make the maximum coin value $50, while the minimum one is $0.01.

One of the slot’s symbols will offer 10,000 coins when forming the best possible combo. Their total value will be $500,000.

Design and symbols

The symbols of the game are related to China in one way or another. They include a couple of foods that even Westerners enjoy, firecrackers, paper lanterns, cherry blossoms, various dragon costumes and a couple of other images which we often associate with the Chinese. The quality of the design is one of the great things about it, as it’s a bit stingier in other areas.


Symbols: Fish (wild), Blue Sign (scatter, 100x bet), Purple Dragon (10,000 coins), Green Dragon (5,000 coins), Basket (1,000 coins), Red Cloth (1,000 coins), Dumplings (300 coins), Plate of food (300 coins), Firecrackers (200 coins), Paper Lantern (200 coins), Cherry Blossoms (50 coins) and the Red Sign (50 coins).

Is It Worth Playing?

The Chinese New Year theme was well handled, and the game pays huge amounts, of up to $500,000, but it doesn’t give you too many great features, only a couple of basic ones.

This Nian Nian You Yu slot is offered by all online casinos with Playtech software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.