Fu Chi is another online slot from RealTime Gaming, release just before the beginning of 2018. In the Chinese Zodiac, 2018 is the year of the dog. This slot celebrates the year of the Dog and looks set to offer plenty of fun. There are five reels and 50 paylines, as well as a progressive jackpot that could pay as much as 30 000 times the player’s line bet. But, there are many slot games that have an Oriental theme, can Fu Chi stand out from the pack?
Fu Chi Slot Visuals and Theme
Fu Chi is unlikely to blow you away with its visual design. The slot looks good, but the truth is the visuals are nothing special. The backdrop features an Ancient Chinese temple, and all the symbols are theme appropriate. The low paying symbols are represented by Chinese letters. At least the low paying symbols aren’t your regular playing card symbols.
Other symbols include firecrackers, Chinese apples, lotus flowers, red lanterns, and coin bags. The scatter is represented by a Zodiac symbol, while the Wild is the Lucky Dog itself. As we said, while the visuals will not blow anyone away, they are still more than good enough.
Fu Chi Slot Gameplay
One of the most interesting gameplay features of Fu Chi is the fact that the Wild can also stand in for the Scatter. Normally, Wilds will not replace the Scatter, but this slot is different. This means it is a lot easier to trigger the free spin game modes. In order to do this, three Scatters must land on the reels. Players can get 20, 40, or 60 free spins, depending if they land three, four, or five Scatters. However, if any Wilds are used to make up this number, the number of free spins is halved.
In addition to this, the free spins can be re-triggered, so there’s the possibility of players getting up to 120 free spins. Last but not least, any wins made during the free spins are tripled, so players should walk away with a great payout. As for the jackpot, there are two progressive jackpots available, a major and a minor. These are randomly triggered, so players could land one after every spin they make.
Fu Chi Conclusion
When all is said and done, we can’t be 100% sure that Fu Chi will stand out from all the other slots with a similar theme. However, it is still worth your time as its got good visuals, two different progressive jackpots, and there are plenty of free spins on offer. The free spins can be a bit tricky to trigger though, even with the Wild helping out. Time will tell how popular Fu Chi becomes for RealTime Gaming, but we certainly can’t think of any reasons not to give it a try.