Try to combine a "Book of" type of video slot with an Asian theme, and you will get Laughing Buddha, a high-volatility video slot offering free spins with special expanding symbols. The Habanero title comes with an RTP of 97.93% and offers a maximum payout of 56,043 the bet per spin.
If you prefer video slots with an Asian feel then you will love the way Laughing Buddha looks and sounds. With reels set high in the clouds, players will enjoy the sweet sounds of traditional Asian music. Discover Golden Pots on reels 1, 3, and 5 to trigger the Free Spins feature. Look for Pearl Wilds, since they come with 2x and 3x multipliers.
Play Laughing Buddha
Visit the temple of Buddha high in the clouds. The reels are made of wood, with shiny lanterns on both sides of the grid. In the background, you will see Buddha's temple. The Pearl represents the Wild and substitutes for all regular icons. The Golden Pot is the Scatter that triggers free spins. Golden Buddha is the top-paying regular symbol, followed by the Golden Dragon, Golden Ingot, and Jade Ornament. Playing cards represent low-value symbols.
How to Play
As you will see for yourselves, it is far from complicated to play the 2022 release. It offers 5 reels, 3 rows, and benefits from 28 paylines. The slot pays left to right, starting from the leftmost reel, with 3 of a kind being the minimum for landing payouts.
Before you start hitting the Spin button, set the desired coin value and the bet level. The coin value goes between $0.01 and $5. As for the bet level, set it somewhere between 1 and 10. When you get tired of spinning the reels yourselves, go to Autoplay and set up to 500 automatic spins. Also, there is the Turbo mode, to speed the reels up a bit.
Strategy & Tips
The Pearl Wild may appear on every reel. It can land as a regular Wild, 2x Wild, or 3x Wild. If more Wilds are in the same winning combination, the highest available multiplier is applied to the win.
Golden Pots are Scatters and they appear only on reels 1, 3, and 5. When all three of them are on the screen, the Free Spins feature is triggered. Before the feature begins, all three Pots will reveal one of the regular symbols.
It will be up to you to select one of the revealed icons because it will become the special expanding symbol during free spins. Each time the selected icon lands, it will expand to cover the entire reel. Players may land extra Scatters on the reels to retrigger freebies. Also, you will notice that Wilds and multiplier Wild will be added to random positions.
For those of you who don't want to wait for the Scatters to appear, there is an option to buy the feature for a certain price.
Laughing Buddha fits perfectly on smaller screens. It is a mobile-friendly game and can be enjoyed on the go. It loses none of its quality when played on handheld gadgets.