The pursuit to fortune might take you to the east, but is this Lucky Koi mobile slot as lucky as it appears?
The legend of the Lucky Koi, who turned into a dragon for it’s perseverance, is famous enough to make it into almost every slot game.
So it seems fitting that Microgaming have created a mobile video slot solely around these pretty fish, except in a cruel twist, here you get to fish for fins and wins.
Amongst these pretty pebbled waters lies 5 reels and 25 paylines, with each symbol unique. Lucky coins, frogs, Lilly-pads, lotus flowers, fans…. each beautifully rendered amongst a soft musical background.
Personally, we prefer a little more excitement in our reels, but if soft and calm is your thing… why then, you should play Lights by NetEnt.
We are kidding. Kinda. You could continue on this journey with the Lucky Koi slot game. Just be aware than any action you get here is purely thanks to the scatter symbols.
Three or more will give you a choice of 2 possible bonus game features.
One of those features is a click me game where you fish for koi and coins. We’ve rarely gotten anything much beyond about 15 times our bet here, though you can, technically, win as much as 600 times your bet.
Is that likely to happen? Let’s just say that these Koi aren’t that lucky.
So the free spins are the redeeming feature in this Microgaming slot machine. Mostly it’s because you get a random multiplier on every spin, changing between a 2x to 5x multiplier, giving you a chance at winning over 1,000 times your bet.
It’s not a great chance, but we’ve had 30x to 40x our bet wins to know that it’s not a complete waste of time as a feature.
Basically, if you like your casino games calm and simple, with only one symbol to look out for, the Lucky Koi video slot is very playable.
But for excitement and more bonus features than than fish have scales, we’d probably rather recommend the glorious Koi Princess mobile slot.
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|Mobile Slot released||December 2015 on mobile|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 25 Paylines|
|House edge||3% - 4%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 0.10|
|Min/Max bet||0.25 / 25|
|Free spins||Up to 30 Free Spins / Up to 5x Multiplier|
|Bonus rounds||Click Me, Free Spins, Wild, Scatters|
Wilds: The Lucky Koi slot logo is the wild symbol and replaces all other symbols except scatter.
Scatters and Free Spins: The scatter is the pretty garden symbol, which stands out in a land of turtles and dragonflies.
Get 3 or more and you trigger your choice of two bonus feature:
The more scatters you trigger the bonus with, the more free spins and picks you get.
The primary reason the Lucky Koi mobile slot is only a 2 star rather than 3 star review is that there's simply not enough excitement in these five reels for us.
The base game, both game-play and theme, is too calm, and it's hard to get excited when you are really only looking out for one symbol.
That said, fans of oriental slots, who love the zen like feeling of spinning for one big feature, will no doubt enjoy what is a solid Microgaming game.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 1, 2018 - Rating