Lucky New Year

Lucky New Year Slot Review

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What is this mobile slot about?

This year won’t be happy, it will be a Lucky New Year of the dog thanks to this Pragmatic mobile slot.

Released just in time for the Chinese New Year, this Lucky New Year slot game brings a festive charm to traditional celebrations.

You have 5 reels of red and gold, with fireworks blazing in the sky behind you as you spin firecrackers, dragons, drums and oranges over 25 payline.

It’s a traditional theme for a fun and traditional slot with jackpots.

We’ve seen this before, but it’s still fun

This Lucky New Year video slot is a copy of the Wolf Gold game. In fact, it’s identical, so if you liked one, you’ll like the other.

So how come this Chinese slot review gets only 3 stars rather than the wild canines who got 4?

The theme didn’t draw us in as much, and to be honest, the local jackpots felt harder to hit here – though we are sure that is just our imagination.

Still, with the potential to win 125,000 in just one of three jackpots, you can’t deny that there’s a lot to love here.

We love those mega symbols in the free spins

Not easy to catch, but the Lucky New Year free spins can make all the difference in whether you walk away from it a little richer or a little poorer.

Namely, because reel 2, 3 and 4 now have Mega Symbols, and unlike the mediocre Secrets of Atlantis by NetEnt, these symbols always land in full.

Meaning you get 5 free bonus games where getting a 4 or 5 of a kind is suddenly much better. Get a mega wild, and you’ll be laughing all the way to the bank.

The Lucky New Year slot is a short term game

Ultimately, we don’t think you’ll be spending hours spinning away on this Android / iPhone slot.

More likely, you’ll put in a slice of your budget to try and catch either the mega wilds, and the gold coin bonus, and if within 50 spins or so, luck doesn’t find you, it’s probably time to move on.

Divine Fortune slot, which also uses the gold coin collection features to trigger it’s jackpot, is a good choice, especially as it’s a local progressive casino game.

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Mobile slot overview

Mobile Slot releasedFebruary 2018
Slot typeVideo Slot
Jackpot amount3 in-game jackpots that change according to your bet
Slot reels / paylines5 Reels / 25 Paylines
House edge4%
Slot volatilityMedium
Coins range0.01 - 0.50
Min/Max bet0.25 / 125
Max win250,000
Free spins5 Free Spins / Mega Symbols
Bonus roundsWild, Scatters, Mega Symbols, Free Spins, Instant Cash
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In-game bonus features

Wilds: The golden dog symbol is wild and comes stacked on all the reels. It will replace all other symbols in a win except scatter and the bonus symbols.

Scatters and Free Spins: Get 3 Tree of Fortune scatter symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5 and you'll trigger 5 free spins.

During the free spins, reels 2, 3 and 4 spin together as a giant symbol, and the symbols always lands to cover all three reels.

How to win the Lucky New Year Jackpots: When 6, or more, paper lanterns symbols land on the reels, you trigger the jackpot mini-game.

Those starting symbols will now stay in place, and each has a cash value associated with it, including the mini and midi jackpot amounts.

You then get 3 free re-spins of the reels, helping you catch more lanterns. Land an extra lantern and the re-spin counter resets to 3.

The game stops if you catch every lantern (and win the mega jackpot) or you run out of re-spins.

If you do run out of re-spins, you get paid the amount inside the lanterns; each can have anything from 1x to 100x your bet.


Closing thoughts

All in all this Lucky New Year mobile slot is good enough; the theme doesn't particularly stand out, but the mechanics are solid.

The three in-game jackpots are clearly the big draw, and you can expect wins of around 50x your bet (on averages) in the two bonus features.

However, it can be a little unsympathetic at times, so if you don't find the wins come quickly, you might be better off finding something a little more generous - Lucky Little Gods by Microgaming perhaps?

Ultimately, unless you win on the jackpots, you won't walk away that much richer, so don't chase your losses.

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Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: March 2, 2018 - Rating 3

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