From Blueprint Gaming, Lion Festival Slot allows you to celebrate Chinese New Year any day you like! Enjoy this five-reeler with three rows and 10 Paylines on your device of choice – and because it pays in both directions, there are more ways to rake in winnings; 20 to be precise.
The colour red is very significant in Chinese culture, and here there is a red background complete with Chinese letters, and lanterns on each side of your screen. Other shades in the palette include black and gold, so it’s very much a traditional design. Meanwhile, the background music helps build excitement and tension.
The setting is the entrance to a temple, and the simple 2D design also looks quite like an Anime cartoon.
How to play
As usual, you need to match up three or more symbols to win here in Lion Festival Slot. Icons are related to the annual festivities, and include a drum, script, gold ingot denoting the wealth traditionally associated with Chinese New Year, and other relevant emblems.
Bet from a trifling 0.20 up to a high-rolling 500. Most wins are five-of-a-kind rewards with up to 100x line bet multiplier. However, land five girl symbols and you’re quids in with a 1,000x line bet bonanza.
All the usual controls are in place – adjust your bets and then hit Spin to kick off your game. Set Autoplay if you wish.
Special features in Lion Festival Slot
The Wild symbol is represented by the lion. As ever, this replaces any of the regular icons to boost winning opportunities if it expands over an entire reel. Here, it can only do this on the middle three reels. Should this happen, you also get a bonus respin.
This icon is an echo of the lion dance which typically takes place around the time of the new year, and is said to ward off evil spirits for the 12 months ahead.
Equally, the white waving lucky cat icon that you see at just about every Chinese takeaway can display in stacks at random. If it does, it becomes a random game symbol bestowing a string of rewards.
Lion Festival Slot Bonus features
Lion Wild respin
This crops up as mentioned above. Should a new Wild show up during the respin, this expands and stays where it is, alongside any other previously expanded Wild, for a further respin. It finishes when no further Wilds show up during a respin. Once a Wild has activated a respin, up two extra lions can display.
This game is part of a Jackpot King Deluxe Pot System, which activates once you get five of the relevant overlay symbols on Reels 1 to 5. Spin the reels, collect Crown symbols and progress up the win ladder.
If you have 15 or more Crown icons, you move on to the Wheel King part of this perk.
This is a tombola-style wheel which you spin to bag a multiplier or a jackpot. Prizes here are progressive.
Return to Player
Lion Festival Slot is a mid-variance offering, with a slightly below-average RTP of 92.48%. You should find the wins come in at a fairly steady pace.
Chinese-themed games, and Asian-based slots more generally, are pretty common, but Lion Festival Slot is worth a shot nonetheless. It’s one of those games that places you right at the heart of the action, and there are some great rewards up for grabs. Give it a go in free demo mode today, and tell us what you thought.