Lucky New Year was released right before the Chinese Year of the Dog. The Year of the Dog is considered to be wealthy and prosperous, as are the people born in this year. Being the Chinese-themed game, symbols follow the style and include A, K, Q and J icons and also oranges, drums, firecrackers and stylized dragons.
The Wild symbol is a Golden Dog, while Scatter is represented by gold coins. The music is in accordance with the theme, you can hear the sounds of traditional Chinese instruments. The slots offers free spins with high paying symbols only and respins during which you can trigger one of three fixed jackpots going up to 1,000x your bet.
Play the Lucky New Year
Feeling lucky for being born in the Year of the Dog or you just want to try your luck with this game, spin the reels and watch the fireworks. Low paying symbols are playing cards letters A, K, Q, and J, while the highest paying symbol is the Golden Dragon, followed by Firecrackers, Drums and Oranges. Golden Dog is Wild replacing all symbols except for Scatter and Money icons. Scatter appears exclusively on reels 1, 3 and 5. Money symbols trigger the Free Spin feature.
How to Play
Lucky New Year is a 5-reel, 3-row and 25-payline game. The Spin button is in the bottom right corner. Below it is the Autoplay option offering between 10 and 100 auto spins.
On either side of it, you will find buttons where the bet value can be adjusted. The values of the Minor, Major and Grand jackpots are displayed above the reels.
Strategy & Tips
The Golden Dragon offers the most valuable payouts. Three, four and five of these on a payline pay out 25, 250 and 500 coins respectively.
Wild is depicted as the Golden Dog. It can land on any of the reels and replaces all symbols except for Scatter and Money.
Three Scatter icons unlock 5 free spins and pay 1x total bet. During free spins, the reels 2, 3 and 4 spin together like a giant symbol. Three more Free Spins are triggered when three or more Scatters land during the round.
The Money icon is represented by the Chinese lantern. When 6 or more of these land on the reels, they trigger the Money Respin feature. Standard symbols are removed from the reels and only Money icons that triggered the feature remain.
Special reels contain only Money symbols and empty spaces. You start with 3 respins and all Money symbols remain on the screen until the end of the round. Each time at least one Money icon hits, you get 3 more respins. If all 15 positions are filled with Money symbols, you win the Grand Jackpot. An RTP is 96%.
Pragmatic Play made sure that Lucky New Year is available on desktop and across all mobile devices. Ignite that firecracker and enjoy the celebration of the Chinese New Year with this exceptional video slot.