Lucky 8 Slots

Lucky-8-slotLucky 8 is a Chinese themed RTG slot, a game that takes many of the things we know about this country and its people and uses them on its own reels. The game will give you a lot to work with if you enjoy the Chinese culture, but even though it looks great, there isn’t much difference in the way it approaches this subject from every other slot. The time period used seems to be way in the past, with an emperor and soldiers armed with spears being among the images used inside.

The game’s 5 reels take the form of yellow paper scrolls, hosting a total of 25 lines on them. RTG gave it every type of feature they could think of, so you will get the chance to experience free spins and multipliers, plus to take advantage of both scatter symbols and wilds. The payout numbers are not rounded up as we’re used to, and they will put about $35,520 in your pocket if you get the top jackpot. Two additional progressive prizes are also available if you play the game.

Features of Lucky 8

Lucky 8 will give you all the big features that you’re used to, and it will do it in a way that contributes to the overall experience. The one example that comes to mind is the presence of the free games feature with its gong that lets you know what kind of multiplier is available (a different one in each spin).

The first feature we’re going to talk about is the wild. Using the symbol with the Emperor, the wild’s importance goes beyond its substitution powers. It is capable of taking the place of other symbols, with the exception of the usual scatter, but more important than that it can contribute with multipliers worth 2x, 3x or 8x. The multiplier is applied when at least one wild has contributed to a winning combination.

As for the prizes awarded by a combination of multiple wilds, they rely on the number 8 quite a bit, so you get 8 coins for 2 wilds, 88 coins for 3 wilds, 388 coins for 4 wilds and 3888 coins for 5 wilds.

The Lucky 8 logo symbol is the other feature offered, the scatter. During the base game, the presence of three to five scatter symbols means access to free spins and prizes between 2x and 88x the bet value. During the free spins, the prizes start at two scatters instead of three.


Free Games Feature

Whenever you notice at least three scatter symbols on the reels, you will know that the free games are about to be triggered. You get 8 free spins and as they are used, a Gong will show you what kind of multiplier you have for that specific round. During each spin, the multiplier will be either 2x, 3x, 5x or 8x. The option to retrigger the free spins is there as well.

Win-Win Feature

A feature that is mostly offered in RTG titles, Win-Win rewards the player if the free spins feature wasn’t profitable enough. As long as the player covered all the paylines with his bet, he will get a consolation prize if the free spins haven’t given him at least 8x the bet in payouts.

The exact amount offered in Win-Win depends by the win from the free games. No wins will mean a reward of 88x the bet. Payouts of up to 8x will trigger a consolation prize of 3x to 88x the bet.


Betting options and jackpots

Though the payouts look a bit funny since they rely so much on number 8, the betting system is the standard one, with coins of up to $5 used on each of the 25 lines. The top wager goes up to $125.

Normally, the best prize available is the one offered by five wilds, offering you 3,888 coins. However, the presence of four princess symbols together with one wild that uses a 8x multiplier will give you an even better payout, of 7,104 coins ($35,520). You have two progressive jackpots inside that you can also look forward to, but they are awarded at random, not as a result of something that happens in the game.

Design and symbols

The theme in Lucky 8 is Chinese, so you will find a lot of things inside that are borrowed from them. The lampions that fill the area behind the reels are part of it, as are the many symbols and playing cards used here. The look is a good one, but it doesn’t stand out if compared with most of the other slots that are similarly themed.

Symbols: Emperor (wild, 3,888x), Lucky 8 (scatter, 88x the bet), Princess (888x), Great Wall (288x), Soldier (288x), Jade Dragon (288x), Porcelain Urn (288x), Ace/King/Queen (188x), Jack/Ten/Nine (88).


Is It Worth Playing?

You will find that Lucky 8 has a lot of things going for it, but it’s not that unique. If you’re just looking for a lucky slot to play, and if you think the lucky number 8 might help you, give it a go. It should provide you with a decent experience and a good chance at a life changing top jackpot.

This Lucky 8 slot is offered by all online casinos with RTG software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.