Happy Golden Ox of Happiness Slots

Happy-Golden-Ox-of-HappinessHappy Golden Ox of Happiness is not the easiest to remember slot name out there, but RTG decided to go with it, just to show you that it’s fun and not taking itself too seriously. The theme is Chinese inspired, as many others are these days, with the name coming from the Ox, an animal that is often seen in the countryside of this great country. It’s a work animal, so it has its contribution to the things that the Chinese have realized along their history.

The game is a penny slot, so you’re not going to wager much on it and you will still get the benefit of betting on 50 paylines that exist on its 5 reels. You’re probably not going to be impressed with the 8,888 coins that the game will give you during the features, but its progressive jackpot is also awarded through the game symbols and it can reach $20,000 or more. Speaking of the features, scatter symbols, free spins, wilds and multipliers were all included in this game.

Features of Happy Golden Ox of Happiness

The Happy Golden Ox wasn’t used just for the title, as it is also the symbol used to represent the wild feature. The ox looks happy indeed, sporting a big grin on its face and for good reason. The wild is the one that will get you the progressive jackpot, as long as you get a full five symbol combo with the Ox on the same line. You can only get the progressive jackpot during the base game, as the feature round will only give you 8,888 coins for the same combo. The wild will substitute for most symbols available here, but it will not do so when it comes to the scatter.

Now that you know how the wild can help you, it’s time to cover the scatter symbol. It’s important in this game, mostly because it will give you access to the free spins. It does offer its own cash prizes though, but even at 188x the bet value, in this game that only means up to $188.

Re-Spin Feature

One of the two features that is triggered in this game, the Re-Spin feature needs the Happy Ox wild to be present on two specific reels, at the same time. Those two reels are the 1st and the 5th, so as long as you have two wilds on them, you get access to the re-spin round. This involves keeping the two reels with wilds fixed, while the other three spin a total of 8 times. The hope is obviously that the two wilds will help you get some new combinations going. Unfortunately, you can’t get the progressive jackpot this way.

There is a multiplier as well in the re-spin feature, making it a lot more useful for the player than it seems at first glance. It starts at 1x for the 1st re-spin, then goes up by 1x for each round that follows. By the 8th re-spin, you will reach an 8x multiplier.


Free Games Feature

The scatter symbol, the one with the red Chinese sign on it, is responsible for the second major feature. Whenever 3+ scatters appear in any position, you get 8 spins for free and a 3x multiplier.

You can get the Re-Spin feature to start during free spins, and best of all the multiplier starts from 3x instead of 1x, then grows up to 10x.

Betting options and jackpots

The slot keeps things as simple as possible, by not giving you any betting options. There is only one wager that can be made, and it’s worth $1, with $0.02 coins used on each of the 50 paylines.

The regular game prizes don’t look at all impressive, not with that sort of coin value anyway, with the largest amount of 8,888 coins only being worth around $177. The progressive jackpot is another matter though, giving you prizes in the five figure range.

Design and symbols

The design here seems to have something to do with the Chinese celebrations and festivals, using either objects, firecrackers or dragon dressed actors as its symbols. Add to that a bunch of Chinese signs, the Ox and the decorated streets of the city visible at the top, and you get the complete picture.

Symbols: Happy Ox (wild, progressive jackpot), Year of the Ox sign (scatter, 188x the bet), Yellow Sign (2,888x), Green Sign (2,888x), Purple Sign (2,888x), Dragon Costume (888x), Lantern (888x), Firecrackers (888x), Hand Fan (188x), Coins (188x), 8 sign (188x), Vase (188x).


Is It Worth Playing?

It will cost you next to nothing to play, it has both re-spins and spins to offer and it can give you a progressive jackpot. The regular prizes might not amount to much, but you’re not investing a lot in it either. For a good time on a tight budget, the game will do just fine, so try it out.

The Happy Golden Ox of Happiness slot machine is offered through the RTG platform, so if you want to play it for real or just to practice, look out for casinos that use it.