2018 has passed, the year 2019 is still quite young. For the special day I have been looking for suitable Slots, which you can play specifically for this occasion. There are a number of Chinese New Year slots that you could try out on such a day.
The new year should be celebrated in style. There is a wealth of New Year Slots. Although these mainly refer to the Chinese New Year, which is due to the Chinese Lunisolarkalender only on 5. However, if you want to try out the Slots once again, you can still use the occasion of the day. In the following I present the Games briefly.null
Chinese New Year by Play’n GO
Chinese New Year from Play’n GO is, in my view, one of the best slot machines that covers the topic. It is a 5 reel Slot with 3 rows and 15 adjustable paylines. The symbols have been borrowed from the Chinese zodiac signs, so pig, dog, rooster, goat, horse, snake, rabbit, Bull and rat can be found as winning symbols. The Tiger serves as a Wild. The monkey is a Scatter. Also, there is the dragon as bonus symbol.
3 dragons on the reels trigger a Pick-Up bonus game where you can shoot 5 rockets. This grant will either make a profit or have a misfire. If the latter happens, the Game is over. You can win up to 150 times the total bet.
3 monkey scatters lead to a wheel of fortune, in which a bonus symbol is selected. By hitting the monkey’s Gong, a number of free spins are randomly awarded. The bonus symbol expands on appearance and is paid out as a Scatter.
The stakes here range from 15 cents to 19€. The maximum win is then € 18,750, which is 1,000 times the bet. The payout ratio is 96.65%.
From my point of view, this is one of the best Games. The bonus features are triggered relatively often. There are no huge winnings, but you can still leave the Slot with a Plus.
Lucky New Year by Pragmatic Play
Lucky New Year is a 5 reel Slot with 3 lines and 25 fixed paylines from Pragmatic Play. The symbols are 4 letters, as well as apricots, drums, fireworks and a dragon mask. A Golden dog statue serves as a Wild. The Scatter consists of ancient Chinese gold coins.
3 scatters trigger 5 free spins with a 3×3 Mega Symbol on the middle reels. The free spins can be extended at any time when 3 Scatter reappears.
In the free games as well as in the base game, lanterns can appear that carry cash prizes. If more than 6 lanterns appear, Respins are started. You get 3 Respins each until a new Lantern appears. Then the number of additional rotations is reset to 3. If you have 15 lanterns, the Grand Jackpot is paid 1,000 times the bet.
You can bet between 25 cents and € 125 on the Slot. The maximum profit in the Basegame is € 62,500, which is 500 times the bet. In theory, the payout ratio is 96%.
Overall, the variance in this Slot is not quite as large as in other Pragmatic Play slot machines. The free game Features are triggered relatively often. You usually have to wait longer to play the Jackpot. Overall an appealing Game, which provides many tension elements especially during the Freespins.
Chinese New Year by Evoplay
Chinese New Year by Evoplay is a 5 reel Slot with 3 rows and 25 fixed paylines. As icons you have here are chicken strips, fireworks, the three Chinese lucky coins, luck, paper, lamps, a square of happiness characters, as well as a yellow and a red dragon head is selected. The Wild is an zodiac sign.
The icons fall from above. Each winning Spin leads to a doubling of a multiplier. After 5 Spins you can receive 32 times the winnings. However, you must not lose in between, otherwise the multiplier will be reset. If you change the BET in between, the multiplier jumps back to 1.
The stakes range from 25 cents to 25€. A Wildline with the highest multiplier would pay € 32,000, corresponding to 1,280 times the bet. The payout ratio is given at 93.4%.
Although it happens from time to time that you reach the 32-fold multiplier, but a Big Win is not secured. This is more of a High Variance Slot, in which there can be a lot of cravings. The potential may seem a little lean, but with a Wildline you have to assume that the symbols pay off on other lines.
New Year’s Fortune by Skywind
With the New Year’s Fortune Slot, Skywind has released a 5-reel 3-line slot with 243 paylines. 6 numbers and letters are used as symbols. In addition, you have chosen drums, Lampions, a nut fruit, a golden boat and a lucky pig. Wild is a dragon’s head that only appears on reels 2 and 4. A Ying and Yang Symbol serves as a Scatter.
3, 4 or 5 Scatter can be awarded 10, 15 or 20 free spins depending on the number. During the Freespins the Wilds carry multipliers. On roller 2, The Wilds are provided with 2, 3 or 5 times multiplier. On roller 4 there is a 3 -, 5-or 10-fold multiplier. Winnings with 2 Wilds, can grant up to 50 times the withdrawal amount.
The stakes range from 25 cents to 250€. During the free spins, a line with the highest Symbol (the Golden lucky pig) and 2 Wild multipliers would pay out at least 2,000 times the bet. With other symbols and other lines, the profit can be significantly higher.
This is an Allpay Slot with very high profit potential. It’s a great game, but I don’t know how to play it. Overall interesting Game, but in which you get only hard good profits.
Happy Chinese New Year by Boongo
The Happy Chinese New Year Slot from Boongo is a 5 reel Slot with 3 rows and 20 paylines. As symbols were chosen in addition to 5 numbers and letters, two ancient Chinese coins, Lampions, Rockets, happiness cards and a tap. A dragon’s head serves as a Wild.
A dragon is also located to the left of the Slot. As soon as a Wild appears, the winning symbols with the Wilds are stored in the Dragon’s head. The saved symbols are then important for the free spins.
The Game Lives from the magical portals on the 2 and 4 roller. If two identical symbols appear there, they are destroyed and new symbols fall from the top. The Avalanche effect ends when no more wins come.
When 2 Wilds land in the magic portals, 8 free spins are started. Two taps have a Pick-Up bonus game in which you have to reveal different fields. If you reveal three equal instant prizes, you get the prize.
During the free spins, the Dragon has an influence on the Spins. According to the accumulated symbols, it replaces them with Wilds, which happens randomly per Spin. Once a Symbol has been converted, the number of conversions for that Symbol will be reduced by 1. When all the counters of the symbols are zero, the Dragon does nothing.
You can bet between 20 cents and 100€. The maximum win for a full-screen gambler and wild is € 150,000, equivalent to 1,500 times the bet. The payout ratio is 95.3%.
Overall, the variance of the Slot is very high. If many Wilds come in the free spins, High wins are possible. For this, however, you have to first get the corresponding symbols in the Basegame. The Slot can thus give good profits, but also have long periods of frescoes.
Conclusion: Some interesting New Year Slots
I had already introduced some of the Chinese New Year Slots at the turn of the Year last year. There is also Microgamings Happy New Year, an old Slot with which I can not much start. Otherwise you could call here still Year of Luck from Spinomenal, the Slot and software manufacturer I had already introduced some time ago.
Overall, I liked experimenting with Chinese New Year from Play’n GO, Lucky New Year of Pragmatic Play and Happy Chinese New Year of Boongo best. Ultimately, however, it is possible to argue about taste.
We hope that you will have a healthy and fun start to the New Year. Hopefully you’ll have good luck this year and also implement some of the resolutions for the New Year!