Slot Name: Lucky 8
USA Players: Accepted
The theme in Lucky 8 is based on the belief of the Chinese that the number 8 is lucky. The number is going to be used quite often when it comes to the prizes, but otherwise the design doesn’t insist too much on it. It’s more of a design themed around the court of the Chinese Emperor and on things created in that country. The slot gets 5 reels and there are 25 lines inside as well. Top payouts give up to $35,520 (7,104x).
You get to play this slot machine even if you’re based in the US. It’s one of the advantages of playing at RTG powered casinos.
Betting & Jackpots
To place your bet, you must first decide on the number of lines you want to use and on the coin denomination. They both influence the value of the wager in the end, making it go as high as $125 if the coins were valued at $5. The minimum coin value being at $0.01, the game should be quite accessible.
The big prize in this case comes from the Empress symbol, but only if the Emperor wild contributes with a 8x multiplier. The payout of 888x becomes one at 7,104x in that case, with a top value of $35,520.
My favorite feature in Lucky 8 is definitely the wild Emperor symbol, mainly because it contributes with a multiplier of 2x, 3x or 8x to wins formed with its help. It will not replace scatters, and it can form its own combinations, which bring payouts of up to 3,888 coins.
Another major symbol is the Lucky 8 Logo, a scatter with the power to offer up to 88x the triggering bet as a prize, if it appears enough times on the reels.
The free spins are awarded by the same Logo scatter, with 8 rounds being won when 3+ symbols are scattered around. Each free spin gets its own multiplier, which will be one of the following values: 8x, 5x, 3x or 2x. Considering that wild symbols also apply multipliers of up to 8x, the payouts possible during the free spins should be able to go as high as $280,000, in theory.
It’s a very Chinese design, at least the way it is usually shown in slot machines which choose this topic. The Emperor, gongs, jade statues, soldiers and porcelain vases, these are also used in other games with this theme. It looks like a good design though, even though it’s a common one.
I’m sure you will enjoy the game as much as I did, the main reason being the multipliers of up to 8x which can be applied both by the wilds and by the free spins.