Microgaming is the creator of Lucky Zodiac, a slot machine whose inspiration appears to be based on the Chinese Zodiac. The Chinese theme mixes symbols like lotus flowers and fire crackers, with a monkey sign and a logo, so all things considered it doesn’t have that big of a connection with the zodiac. There are wild symbols, a scatter, free spins with 7x multipliers and prizes of up to $80,000. The slot is the kind that has 20 lines on 5 reels, so it’s a pretty normal layout that it has.
Betting and Prizes
You are allowed to modify any of the three parts of the bet, starting with the number of lines, which go up to 20. The number of coins per line is next, and it can go from 1 to 10. Finally, the coin size is left up to the player as well, and its range is from $0.01 to $2. A $20 line bet is possible, and the total can go up to $400.
The big prize seems to come from the scatter, the one with firecrackers on it. It will pay 200x the bet, which will mean up to $80,000 in Lucky Zodiac game.
Lucky Zodiac Slot Features
The wild in the base game is the symbol with the Lucky Zodiac logo. Have it land in two to five locations on the same line, and in adjacent positions starting from the left, and you will get paid directly by it. In other situations, it will be just a wild, a substitute for another symbol. It can’t replace a scatter.
Speaking of the scatter, the image of Firecrackers is used for this symbol. 2x to 200x the bet value is awarded to the player that has between two and five Firecrackers on the reels, in any position.
Should you have three or more scatters, you also get 12 free spins and multipliers of up to 7x. You gain a second wild symbol during the free spins, one that has the image of a cute monkey on it. Both wilds are used at this point, and they both substitute for regular symbols only, not for the scatter.
Theme & Design
Despite the name choice, the symbols of the Lucky Zodiac slot have little to do with the Chinese Zodiac. For the most part, it looks like any other Chinese themed slot machine, using firecrackers, porcelain vases, paper lanterns, hand fans and lotus flowers as themed symbols. The less fun part is brought on by the poker letters.
I believe you will find Lucky Zodiac to be an interesting game if you love slots with big multipliers in their free spins, but that would be its only major attraction.