Thu, Aug 29, 4:58pm by William Brown
Last Updated Sat, Oct 5, 4:10am
Asian themed games are especially popular at both online and land-based casinos. Cai Hong features high quality graphics which are synonymous with these themed games. They include a range of animal themed symbols. On the reels there are tigers, rabbits, hens and many other symbols relating to each of the Chinese years. They are joined by the jolly ‘God of Wealth’ who acts as both the highest paying symbol and the wild.
Cai Hong is a fast paced and eye-catching game, where the main bonus feature offers much more than your usual free spins feature. Here are the game’s highlights:
The rainbow symbol acts as the scatter, showing the colourful arc coming out of the clouds with gold Eastern style lettering at the front of the symbol. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 scatters and you’ll win immediate prizes of 2x, 5x, 20x and 500x your total stake (the maximum 5 bringing you a win that is equivalent to 15,000 coins).
On entering the free spins you’ll initially be awarded with 8 free spins and a 2x multiplier – which makes for a good start as it is. However, you’ll now be asked to pick 2, 3 or 4 gold coin bonus symbols based on whether you activated the feature with 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols. Each gold coin will now reveal either a number of spins or a multiplier.
For example, you could reveal gold coins displaying ’10 Free Games’, ‘5 Free Games’ and ‘Multiplier Plus 7’. This would change the initial 8 spins with a 2x multiplier into 23 free games with a 9x multiplier. The best-case scenario will see you start the feature with 33 free spins and a 15x multiplier.
The God of Wealth appears on all five reels and will substitute for any other symbol apart from the bonus scatter. Land five wild symbols in a row and you’ll win the princely sum of 10,000 coins, while even four in a row pays 2,500 coins (a prize more than 3x larger than the biggest win with any other symbol).
Any time you land a win with the wild symbol the pay-out amount will be doubled. A look at the pay table shows the pay outs for both the standard wins and the doubled wild wins.
Cai Hong features a standard RTG pokies setup, with five reels and a total of 30 win-lines. The game controls are found in the bottom right, with the spin button flanked by the ‘coin value’ button to the left and the ‘auto-play’ button to the right.
The tiger and hen are the highest paying standard symbols, worth 750 coins each for the maximum five in a row. A bull, a rabbit and a dog are next on the pay table, worth 400, 250 and 250 coins respectively. The lower end of the pay table features the playing card symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K and A.
All of the values listed above will be doubled any time you win with a wild symbol.
The reels of Cai Hong are suspended in the air within an ornate red-metal frame. In the background you’ll find a bright blue sky, with added fluffy clouds and a rainbow spanning the air. The reels are transparent, ensuring that the wonderful view remains in shot throughout. Check out the animation when you win with the wild symbol – when the happy God of Wealth is keen to throw gold coins around.
This RealTime Gaming designed gambling machine is ideal for those who enjoy the chance of a big bonus feature. With 8 free spins and a 2x multiplier already in place, the free spins can go huge – there’s nothing like a large number of spins/large multiplier combination. With some very big wins on offer in the base game, there is excitement throughout too – win one of those five figure pays to ensure an incredible session. Cai Hong is a pokie that is well worth some of your online casino time.