The Chinese New Year is Upon us, and so we celebrate by helping you pick the right Asian slots to bring you wealth and prosperity in 2015. Failing that, an evening's entertainment.
We’re going to be the first to admit that our knowledge of the ‘Spring Festival’ (the literal translation of the modern Chinese name) amounts to:
But, as that didn’t stop us celebrating the land Down Under with the top Australian slots on their national day, or writing a Valentine slot story for all you lovers out there, our lack of authenticity isn’t going to stop us now.
So this if for you guys out there actually celebrating with 7 days of holiday, but still want to gamble and keep in the spirit of things. Or even those of you who don’t get the 7 days holiday, and so in your resentment, still want to celebrate.
We welcome all in our zen slot house.
Here’s our top 7 (one for each day) Chinese New Year slots, in ascending order.
We start with fireworks. Not because that’s all we really know about Chinese New Year, but because based on our research, that cliche is completely validated.
And whilst we completely failed to find out how many fireworks will be lit during this time, we can tell you that 138 cities have banned fireworks this year, and another 536 have restricted their use, due to air pollution and danger.
So if you want to play it safe, the Boomanji slot is perfect for you. Light up your wallet with fireworks in this 10 payline, both ways pays, mobile slot machine.
A copy of NetEnt’s Starburst, this Betsoft game is none-the-less fun in it’s own right.
Slice, dice and eat your fill with this pretty classic 3 reel game from Playtech.
Though we have to admit that this is less ‘dumplings’ and more live octopus and crabs on your plate. Still, the graphics make them almost look mouth-watering good.
Chinese Kitchen mobile slot has 8 paylines and must be played in portrait, so it’s more fun on Android phones and iPhones than tablets, yet don’t let that stop you.
This is a simple spin and win game for those not looking to complicate their lives on this holiday.
And with your own personal chef cooking up a storm at the bottom of the screen, you’ll soon be calling your local take-out with food envy.
It’s time to stop for a moment and find a little peace in all the madness.
With 3.6 billion passenger trips (slightly fewer than three trips for every Chinese citizen) turning China into a travellers hell, it’s good to cultivate a little calm.
As such we bring you the calm and serene waterfalls of the Emperor’s Garden slot machine.
And by serene, we mean expanding wilds in the form of said waterfalls over these 5 reels and 25 paylines.
Add 10 free spins bonus games with a 3x multiplier, and whilst it might not be the most unique of games, it covers all the basics of a good NextGen game.
The Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally end with the Lantern Festival.
It’s origins are mismatched, from appeasing fire gods, to tricking wrathful gods or celebrating the gods of good fortune, it seems just a good excuse to light up the night with firecrackers and lanterns.
And the Lights slot machine by NetEnt certainly banishes away the darkness with a soft pretty glow, full of lanterns and fireflies.
It’s those fireflies that make all the difference, as they float across the screen turning 2 or 3 symbols into wilds on each spin. During the free spins they go on overdrive, turning anything from 3 to 6 symbols on the reels into wilds.
That’s one way to light up a gamblers heart throughout the night.
What the hell is this game doing on our list of Asian slots? Have we been drinking too much Baijiu?
Nope. The Tornado Farm Escape Touch slot is exactly where it belongs. Because it’s the only good high thrill slot that we could find that prominently features sheep.
Anyone who is anyone in the Chinese New Year celebrations parade (they have those) will be able to tell you that we are now leaving the year of the horse, and entering the year of the sheep.
And did you know that many Chinese couples will often stop themselves from conceiving and giving birth on the year of the sheep, believing that few ‘sheep’ people will not be able to find true happiness. We kid you not.
See? Tornados = disaster = having sheep babies = the year of the sheep = farm animal.
Let’s move swiftly on before you start looking at our logic a little too closely.
On far more steady territory, this luxuriously red Asian slot machine is famous all over the continent. Now it’s available to play on both online and on mobile.
If you want to get the truly authentic Chinese feeling when gambling, you don’t get much more traditional than the 50 Dragons slot game. Referring to the fact that it has 50 paylines, don’t think that all those lines means there no big wins here.
Actually, it’s probably one of the hardest hitting mobile slot games of this selection, with both the highest paying symbol (the dragon) and the wild symbols coming stacked across the reels.
Here’s a game that can actually bring you good fortune for the rest of the year.
Though we partly picked this Play’n GO slot gem because of it’s name, we also originally gave it 4 out of 5 stars, so it’s more than just because it fitted nicely with our piece.
The Chinese New Year slot has all 12 New Year zodiac animals on display, with a beautiful hand-drawn look that makes you revel in the celebrations.
And what exactly will you be celebrating? How about the click me fireworks bonus where you can win 150x your bet?
Or even, the free spins, which have expanded scatters that can lead to multiple 3, 4 and 5 of a kind wins over these 15 paylines? It’s a real joy to play.
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