We had great fun playing Lucky88 slot. It might not look the prettiest, but it has wonderful additional betting options.
First of all, we should point out that in order to really enjoy this Lucky88 mobile slot from Aristocrat, you’ll need to play with the ‘choice’ feature turned on.
This costs you an extra 5 coins (and you have to bet max lines), so the minimum bet goes up from 0.25 to… 0.30.
And if you are resenting having to pay for the extra 5 coins, then you’re a fool because, without it, the Lucky 88 slot game is fairly standard and even a little boring.
Plus, the return to player rate drops from 97% to 95%. So if you can’t afford the extra 5 coins, better head to play Thunderstruck for a low-betting slot machine.
We write about it in more detail in the bonus features section below, but the short of it is that instead of three bonus game features, you get four of them, with the choice of up to 25 free spins and an 88x multiplier.
Plus, it also gives you access to the click me dice feature based on a traditional Chinese betting game, and suddenly, the Lucky88 video slot lights up like fireworks on New Year.
Ultimately, the theme is fairly generic and a little old school, a little like Novomatic machines. High card symbols, simple bells and whistles on the spin, and some Asian statues shouldn’t be that exciting. So it needs the bonus games to bring something pretty wonderful to the table.
Because, of course, the question everyone is asking is, when you get the three scatters on screen, which of the five features should you choose?
The free spins are usually the better bet. If you are very brave, you’ll go for the 4 free spins with a guaranteed 88x multiplier on the wild. We’ve had some amazing wins on this feature (100x and more), but we’ve many times walked with absolutely nothing at all.
Generally, we like the 8 free spins with a multiplier on the wild of 18 or 88x. It’s less profitable, but there’s a good chance to hit that big multiplier.
The dice are fun, and we’ve had some good wins, but they are not as profitable as the free spins generally.
As you may have noticed, all the multipliers are on the wild symbol. This is also true of the base game, meaning you won’t be bored waiting for the Lucky88 free spins to hit.
That beautiful wild can hit any point, with multipliers ranging from x2 to that incredible 88x.
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|Mobile Slot released||2016|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 25 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3% / 97%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 2.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.30 / 60|
|Free spins||Up to 25 Free Spins / Up to 88x Multiplier|
|Bonus rounds||Wilds, Scatters & Free Spins|
The Wild: The smiling 'man', Chinese moustache and all, is the wild symbol and replaces all other symbols except scatter. However, it comes with a mystery multiplier whenever it's used to create winning paylines.
This ranges from x2, x3, x8, x18, x38 or x88. That last one is a doozy.
Free Spins if you don't pay for the 'extra choice': 3 lamp scatters will trigger the free spins, giving you a choice of:
We grant you. This is better than most slot machines out there. But Lucky88 isn't 'most' slots.
Free Spins if you DO pay for the 'extra choice': Again, it's 3 scattered lamps that you're looking for, but what you get is far more awesome.
What is the Dice feature? We are glad you asked.
The Dice Click Me Feature: Only available through the extra choice option and when you trigger the three scatters.
You'll have the choice to give up the free spins for a simple click me dice game. You'll have three chances to win cash, where the option of the game is to get as many eights showing on the dice, with the more eights, the more you win.
Can be very profitable, especially if you hit the 'extra 3 free dice game' symbol on your last go. Plus, it feels like a proper mini-game in it's own right.
Lucky88 mobile slot needs a little respect and the courage to bet bravely, whether that's simply by paying for that extra choice or choosing less spins and bigger multipliers.
If this sounds a little too dangerous, Lucky88's cousin Choy Sun Doa is a little lower variance, but equally fun.
Still, we know which is our favourite.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: September 26, 2023 - Rating