Playtech have been big on the Asian theme as it has been something that has worked well for them in the past, therefore it should not come as a surprise that they have continued to go down that avenue.
Indeed, their Zhao Cai Jin Bao Jackpot slot game follows the Oriental theme that the developers have looked to adopt. The name in English translates to “We wish you wealth and prosperity”, and this is something that is usually spoken during the Chinese New Year period.
As this period is perhaps the most important time in the Chinese calendar, this slot game certainly appears to focus on all great things.
The first thing that was noticeable when doing our Zhao Cai Jin Bao Jackpot game review was that there are only nine paylines available for players to try and form winning combinations on. However, the five-reeled grid also features the Pays Both Ways mechanism, meaning players can win from either left-to-right or from the other end of the grid!
The slot game is perhaps aimed at players with smaller betting values, as spins can be from $0.01 to a maximum of just $9. The value of these bets, though, will depend on the number of paylines that have been activated and on the amount wagered as both of these options are customisable.
To further enhance the gameplay experience, Playtech have kept their trusted ‘Autoplay’ feature available, which allows players to set a predetermined number of spins to take place automatically, thus being provided with the opportunity to sit back and hope luck is on their side!
The game’s icons all have some resemblance to the theme that the developers have gone for with this Zhao Cai Jin Bao Jackpot slot game. The low-value icons are the royal playing card icons – 9, 10, J, Q, K and A – as all these feature graphics that can be associated with the Chinese New Year.
The most rewarding symbols on the paytable include a pair of Koi Carp, a Phoenix, a Chinese Dragon and a Chinese Guardian Lion.
The Wild is represented by a Chinese man in traditional clothing whilst the Scatter icon is a golden hat.
Our Zhao Cai Jin Bao Jackpot review found that the game was rather simple in regards to what it offered players, as there were no real bonus features on offer.
The Scatter – unlike in traditional slot games – does provide players with a payout when it does appear on consecutive reels, whilst the Wild can also substitute other icons on the grid when it appears on either reels 2, 3 or 4 (or all of them at once).
As the ‘Jackpot’ part of the game’s name suggests, there are four different jackpots available for players to try and win, with each of these progressive. Players can win these randomly and do not have to bet the biggest stake to be in with a chance of obtaining one of them.
RTP (return to player)
Whilst the Zhao Cai Jin Bao Jackpot Free Play version of the game is a good way to test this slot out, players will be unable to make the most of the return to player (RTP) rate of 95.08% that Playtech have provided.