Released: September 2016
Software: Betsoft Gaming
Free Spins: Yes
Wild symbol: Yes
Scatter symbol: Yes
Coin Values: 0.02 up to 0.10
Jackpot: 15,000 Coins
A slot game entitled Great 88 doesn’t really give much away about what exactly features on its reels. It’s quite a blunt title for a slot game to have. However, don’t let that dissuade you from playing it because it’s one of Betsoft’s best offerings. The backdrop of the game should give you quite the idea of what it’s all about though. This provides you with imagery of Cherry Blossom trees, Oriental pagodas and dainty gardens. Yes, that’s right, it’s another slot game with the Eastern Asia theme. But, again, don’t brush off Great 88 just yet. It includes a great selection of high quality graphics and stunning game play. And it’s these features, as well as its special bonus rounds, that make it one of the best in this genre. And just to add even more atmosphere to the game, an Oriental soundtrack can be heard while you play.
Dragons, Fireworks and Lucky Boxes!
Visually, the layout of the game should look quite familiar from other online slots reviews. It’s a five reel and three row interface, so it provides a very standard offering in this respect. And upon these reels, you will find the game’s variety of different symbols. These exist in the form of a number of different options. To begin with, the standard symbols are various different fireworks, Chinese symbols and the numbers ‘8’ and ‘5’. Accompanying these are four different high paying icons. These are the red item with tassels, the large, green frog ornament and two separate creature icons. As we said, these are all clearly visible with the best quality of graphics available to you.
As well as the reels, rows and icons, Great 88 also has a total of 30 different pay lines within. This is not a feature that is available for customisation though, so you will always place bets on 30 lines. However, you do have the chance to alter the value of the wager that you place per spin. This is done first of all by changing the value of a single coin. There, you can choose a bet between the minimum of £0.02 and the maximum of £0.10. Furthermore, you can switch around the bet level between one and five. This allows you the chance to place a maximum overall wager of £150 per spin. Other buttons include the ‘Max Bet’ offering, as well as the ‘Auto Play’ option.
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See If the Chinese Fortune Is with You!
Playing this game will not only allow you to spin base round reels, but also access multiple specialities too. To begin with, you will find something known as Lucky Boxes in the game. Big wins are hidden within these and if you earn three or more anywhere on the reels, you’ll get to reveal such. Such rewards include top symbols, instant wins, free spins, firecracker wilds and access to the bonus wheel. The first two of these wins are pretty self explanatory. As far as the firecracker wilds go, these will explode and spread to one or two other symbols. When they do, these symbols are turned into wilds. The jade pendant coins will provide between three and 25 free spins to you.
Accessing the bonus wheel round comes from locating golden dumplings inside lucky boxes. Each golden dumpling that you find will reward you with a spin of the wheel. The prizes that you can win from such include eight free spins, multipliers of your total wager or a spin on the Mega Wheel! This Mega Win Wheel provides you with the chance to win over one million credits from a single spin. Simply put, you need to land the pointer on the ‘Giant Mega Win’ section. Doing so will multiply your wager by 6,000 times!
Finally, the only other additions to this game are the standard wild icon and the gamble round. The former of these acts as a substitute for any other symbol on the reels, with the exception of the lucky boxes. Five of them on a winning pay line provide a maximum pay out of 44,440 coins. As far as the gamble round goes, this can come into play after any winning combination that you form. Simply press the ‘Double Up’ button to go to it. This round requires you to guess whether the coin flip will be heads or tails.
The Final Word
We love the vast majority of Betsoft’s game, and Great 88 is no different. The company is very well-known for its rich graphics and entertaining games. This definitely shows in this offering, especially with its lucky boxes. Highly entertaining and unique within its own genre of slot games.