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. This slot machine 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. 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 pay-lines, 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. The game features some pretty exciting bonuses and features, so let’s look at these in the following section.
The main bonus round – as we see in most of Real Time Gaming’s slots – is the free spins feature, 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 a chance to hit a giant gong, revealing 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-pay-line slot! It’s impossible to re-trigger more free spins, but in all honesty, this isn’t 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 with two different jackpots; the Major and the Minor. These jackpots are awarded completely randomly, and at the time of writing, they hover at around $7,000 and $3,000, respectively.
- 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!
- Really hard to find much wrong with Lucky 8. The game is exciting to play, mobile optimised, 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!