Wed, Jun 20, 1:10am by Ethan Anderson
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:41pm
An Asian Themed Pokie Featuring Free Spins and Roaming Wilds
The Double Happiness pokie is another Asian themed game to add to the growing list of Aristocrat pokies and other software houses. The ‘happiness’ of the game seems to centre around a delighted looking monk, who shares the reels with carnival themed symbols in firecrackers, drums, cymbals, Chinese Lanterns and colourful dragon heads.
Reasons to Enjoy the Carnival
The happy monk is the highest paying symbol in the base game of Double Happiness free pokie, meaning you’ll be more than happy to see his smiling face fill the reels. Joined by a series of colourful symbols, the large dragon’s head is a welcome sight too, as the wild. Any time you win, you can choose to gamble. Land three bonus symbols and you’ll enter the feature, where free spins are yours. This feature sees a pair of further dragon’s head roaming around the reels. While effective individually, if the pair meet, look out for some amazing boosts.
Look out for the ‘double happiness’ scatter symbol in the base game. The symbol shows matching Asian style inscriptions on a red square and acts as the bonus symbol. Land 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols anywhere on the reels and you’ll find yourself with 10, 15 or 25 free spins to play with. You’ll also win 5x, 20x or 100x your total stake respectively.
During the free spins, as well as the usual dragon wild, which is coloured in green and gold, two additional red / gold dragon wild appears. These additional dragons roam around the reels, moving one space at a time after every spin. With 2 additional wilds on every spin, you can expect many more winning opportunities than in the base game.
Things become very interesting during the feature when the two roaming wilds land in the same place. At first you might be disappointed, because you have one less wild effectively. However, any wins using the wild symbol as a substitute in this instance will see an incredible 10x multiplier applied. This opens the door to a potential 10,000-coin win during the feature. Think of the two roaming wilds together as a ‘super wild’.
Any time you win you can opt to try your luck with the gamble feature. Here, the gamble is based on the turn of a face down playing card. Correctly predict the colour of the card and you will double your money, while if you’re feeling real lucky, correctly predicting the suit of the card will see you multiply your win by 4. Let’s hope the gambling gods are on your side, as get it wrong, and the win is gone.
This Aristocrat designed pokie features five reels and a set number of 25 win-lines. The highest paying symbol in the base game is the happy monk, who pays 1,000 coins for landing five in a row – this being the symbol which will pay 10,000 coins in the feature. The drum and the firecrackers are next on the pay table, each worth 750 and 500 coins for the maximum five in a row.
Chinese lanterns, cymbals and playing card symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K and A complete the standard symbols.
The highest paying symbol of all in the base game is the dragon wild, which pays 2,500 coins for landing the maximum five in a row.
Double Happiness plays out against the backdrop of a red-tinged Asian scene, with the tops of ancient dwellings peaking above the top of the reels. The plain background to the reels does a fine job of bringing out the colourful symbols, especially the dragon’s heads, which are the most eye-catching in the game. Check out the animation of the dragon when you land a wild win too. The design is crisp and modern, while the Asian soundtrack adds to the atmosphere of the pokie.
Aristocrat have designed a fun and entertaining gambling machine in Double Happiness. The base game does a fine job of getting you into the carnival atmosphere, while the happy monk is sure to put a smile on your face. The smile will grow larger when you enter the feature and those roaming dragons work their magic – especially when they join up.