Lucky 8 Slot Game Review
Lucky 8 is a popular video slot from Real Time Gaming (RTG as they’re better-known), and if you’re a fan of Chinese history, you’ll probably have already put two and two together, on what the game’s themed around.
Lucky 8 is, fittingly, themed all around Ancient China - and you’ll be following the story of an emperor and his warriors, as they try to evade capture and escape along the Great Wall of China.
Now, of course - the tale is a fictional one - but it’s worth noting that the game does use some pretty realistic graphics, which helps to enhance the overall game experience.
In terms of the slot’s actual layout, you’ll see that the game is set on a 5 X 3 grid - a pretty standardized layout for online video slots these days - and there’s a total of 25 paylines, which - again, like most of RTG’s slots, can be adjusted, to suit your personal preferences.
Look to the reels, and you’ll see a wide variety of symbols, ranging from the lower-paying playing card values, to the higher-paying game specific symbols, which include the Evil Emperor, his Warriors, and the Merchant’s Daughter.
Now, the game features some pretty exciting bonuses and features, so let’s take a look at these in the following section.
The main bonus round - like we see in the vast majority of Real Time Gaming’s slots - is the free-spins feature, and this is triggered by landing 3, 4, or 5 of the scatter symbols anywhere in view.
Once you manage to do so, you’ll be awarded 8 free-spins, and before the free-spins begin, you’ll be given the chance to hit a giant gong, which will reveal your chosen multiplier.
The multiplier you can expect to see is either 2X, 3X, 5X, or 8X, and this - naturally - presents some pretty insane win-potential, especially for a 25-payline slot!
It’s not possible to re-trigger more free-spins, but in all honesty, this isn’t really an issue - and you can find yourself walking away with up to 88X your bet from an additional in-bonus feature called the “Win-Win Feature”.
Finally, like many of RTG’s most popular games, there’s a jackpot feature which has two different jackpots; the Major, and the Minor. Both of these jackpots are awarded completely randomly, and at the time of writing, they hover at around $7,000 and $3,000 respectively.
Pros: The progressive jackpots are well-worth having a punt at - and while, of course, it’s unlikely you’ll actually scoop one of them - it’s pretty nice to know that you’re playing with the chance of hitting a juicy win!
Cons: Really hard to find much wrong with Lucky 8. The game is exciting to play, mobile-optimized, and fun - and there’s some pretty insane win-potential which can be found in both the base-game and the free-spins feature, making for highly-entertaining gameplay!