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Chinese New Year

Experience an Eastern new year celebration through the medium of this new slot game.  Fireworks, traditional dress and music ensure that this is one of the most atmospheric slots going at Paddy Power Games.

 

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Chinese New Year - Help

How to win

Bet on the outcome of five spinning reels. Match 3 or more icons on a win line to win a cash payout. Payouts increase depending on the number of matching symbols you have.

Winnings are credited to your account immediately. If you lose, by having insufficient matching icons on a win line, you will lose your stake amount.

How to play

1. To set the stake you can increase or decrease your stake amount. Click either the plus (+) or minus ( - ) area on the Stake button respectively. This transfers funds from your account (demo or real money) into the stake. The default stake is set to the value defined by the operator, which is increased or decreased with each click.

2. You have the opportunity of choosing up to 20 win lines per game. You can select how many win-lines to play with by either pressing the Lines button or the line indicator buttons (colour coded 1-20, situated on each side of the reels). Win lines will always pay from left to right only. The icon on the far left of the win line will act as a point of reference for finding at least two further matching icons as you move along the line towards the right.  Each Win line has one unit of the stake associated with it, each line can win separately in any single game. If you ignore selecting either the Lines button or the line indicator buttons, then the default setting for the game will be used, which is all 20 lines.

Each click of the Lines button moves the line selection from 1 through to 20 respectively. Each click of the lines button adds one line to the selection. If you continue to click the lines button after 20, the cycle starts again at 1 line. The win line(s) and reel positions illuminate with each press of the button. Animations highlight each reel position and a "pathway" is shown making line selection clear and easy.

To make things even clearer each line has its own progressively colour coded button/indicator; starting with 1 (red) through to 20 (violet/purple).

3. Click the Spin button to spin the reels to start the game. When the reels stop, any wins will be registered automatically and added to your account (if you collect the win).

Special features

There is a special "no lose" feature game which, when activated, allows you a chance to win between 2X - 10,000X the stake value of the line that triggered the feature.

All you have to do is play a mini-game by making simple selections.

To activate the special features

For special features to activate, a minimum of three consecutive feature icons must appear from left to right on an activated win-line. Note that the wild Icon will substitute for a feature Icon.

The feature takes place in the space where the reels normally are.

The stake value of the line that was used to trigger the feature will be saved. Any winnings in the feature will be multiplied by the triggering line-stake amount, giving the total win for the feature.

How to play Fortune Cookie

In Fortune Cookie you get a chance to spin the wheel of fortune. When the feature loads you will see a big wheel and a spin button; click the spin button to start the feature. The wheel will spin and then come to rest on either the lose icon or an animal with a multiplier attached. The number will be multiplied by the line-stake that triggered the feature giving the total win amount if an animal is landed on.

At the end of the special feature game, you will be offered the option to gamble on your total winnings for the cash-play/spin that triggered the feature (this amount comprises of any line wins for the spin that triggered the feature, plus the total win amount for the feature.)

At the end of the special feature game all winnings will be immediately credited to your account.

Paytable/game Icons

Click the Paytable button to view the win multiples and icon list for the game. Payouts are shown in multiples of the winning line stake. A minimum of three consecutive icons from left to right on an active win line is required to win (the only exception is the scatter icon, which is explained in its own section).

Win lines pay left to right ONLY (except scatter). Payouts are shown in multiples of the winning line stake.

 

WILD ICON - Dragon: Substitutes for any Icon (except scatter and Jackpot Icon). Has random multiplier attached*
* Random multiplier attached X2, X5 or X10 (see: Wild Icon Bonuses)

SCATTER ICON - Snake: Win Free-Spins with enhanced reel set. (see: Scatter to Free Play section)
3 Icons: X2 Plus Free Spins
4 Icons: X5 Plus Free Spins
5 Icons: X10 Plus Free Spins

FEATURE ICON - Mr Wu: (see: Special feature section) win cash by playing mini games
3, 4 or 5 icons: Play Feature Game

Progressive Jackpot - Rat - Win one of 3 Jackpots
3 Icons: Mini Jackpot
4 Icons: Midi Jackpot
5 Icons:Mega Jackpot

Ox
3 Icons: 30
4 Icons: 60
5 Icons: 120

Tiger
3 Icons: 20
4 Icons: 50
5 Icons: 100

Rabbit
3 Icons: 15
4 Icons: 25
5 Icons:35

Horse
3 Icons: 12
4 Icons: 20
5 Icons: 30

Goat
3 Icons: 10
4 Icons: 15
5 Icons: 25

Monkey
3 Icons: 6
4 Icons: 12
5 Icons: 18

Rooster
3 Icons: 5
4 Icons: 10
5 Icons: 15

Dog
3 Icons: 2
4 Icons: 3
5 Icons: 6

Pig
3 Icons: 1
4 Icons: 2
5 Icons: 5

 

What else can I do?

Customising the lines selection

It is possible to add or remove specific lines not only by pressing the lines button but also by selecting line indicators individually (labelled 1-20 and colour coded) which perform as buttons and can be used to add or remove win-lines from the selection. The individual line indicator buttons can click on (illuminated), or click off (not illuminated):

To remove a selected line, click on the respective line number

To add a line, click on the respective line number.

If you have customised the win lines selected (by individually adding/removing win lines), and then click the lines button; all lines of a lesser number than the highest line number selected will be switched on plus the next win line up in sequence (as detailed in the beginning of step 2) . 

For example, if all win lines up to 10 were switched on, and then 4, 5 and 6 were turned off, and then the ‘lines' button was pressed, lines 1 - 11 would ALL be turned on.

Win Line Indicators

All line wins will be displayed in local currency in a coloured box by the respective line indicator. 

About the Bet Max button

The Bet Max button is a feature which enables bigger spending customers to place large bets quickly. If you click the Bet Max button; any stake/lines previously set will be overridden.

PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING:

When the bet max button is selected, the stake and lines will be set automatically as follows;

Bet Max = Maximum stake allowed/maximum number of lines playable AND playing all lines available.

Or put more simply;

Bet Max = Maximum stake (example: £1000) divided by the maximum number of lines available (20), multiplied by the maximum number of lines available per-game (20).

£1000 divided by 20 lines = £50 per line X 20 lines = £1000 total stake per-spin.

The Auto button

The Auto button is used to play more than one spin without selecting the spin button each time. If the Auto button is selected; a pop up appears just above the button offering various Auto-spin options: 10 spins, 5 spins, 3 spins and Cancel. Select the appropriate button on the pop-up window that best suits your gaming requirements. Once a specific number of auto-spins is selected, the auto-spins will begin immediately. When the Auto-Spin is engaged, the following rules apply:

  • Upon selecting the cancel button; the pop-up Auto-Spin number selector closes down.
  • During Auto Play the Spin button changes to a Stop button; pressing this cancels any remaining Auto Play spins
  • If Auto Play is not stopped manually it will continue playing until the number of max spins is reached or a game element involving user interaction (feature or free spins) is initiated.
  • Any user interaction or winnings cancels all remaining Auto Play functionality.  

The Gamble Feature

With any win, you will be offered the opportunity to gamble it. With the gamble feature you can either double or quadruple a win if you correctly guess the colour or suit of the next card to be revealed respectively.

In the Feature, you now have 3 options:

1. Select/click one of the 4 suit buttons (which pay X4). A single card will be drawn. If you are correct, the current win will be multiplied by X4. If you are incorrect, you lose the win.

2. Select/click one of the 2 suit colour buttons, Red (Diamonds/Hearts) or Black (Spades/Clubs), which pay X2. If you are correct, the current win will be multiplied by X2. If you are incorrect, you lose the win.

3. You may click the collect button at any time to collect the win.

You may gamble your win until you either lose or reach the maximum win, which is £10 000 (variable by game operator). You may collect the win at any time. The talkback area informs the player of the maximum win.
 
You are not permitted to gamble a win if the successful result would exceed £10 000 (or the amount specified by the game operator).

When is the Gamble option offered?

The Gamble option will be offered on the total amount of winnings achieved in a single cash spin/play. This means that if you get Line wins, free-spins and a Special Feature game in a single spin; each will be played out in turn, then the gamble option will be offered on the total amount won in the cash spin/play.

After any win, the Gamble button will blink; either select the option to gamble and money credited into your account will be used to play the Gamble Feature, or continue to resume normal play and click 'spin'.

Note: If you lose on the Gamble Feature, you will win nothing.

Scatters to free play

If 3 or more scatter icons appear ANYWHERE in the result of a game, the free play feature is triggered. The number of lines selected for play does not affect the way the scatters are triggered; the scatter icons can appear in any of the 15 visible reel positions.  The Wild Icon does not count as a scatter Icon.

What happens if I get 3 or more Scatter Icons in a single game?

If you get 3 or more scatters in the result of a single game, the scatter icons will illuminate with an animation. Now you move on to the Scatter Bonus Round to finalise the details of the free spin feature.

Playing the Scatter bonus Round

You will now see that the 15 reel position boxes will have question marks upon them.

Click on boxes one at a time until you reveal the "Begin" box (which automatically stops the scatter bonus round). 

Inside the boxes are:

  • A number of Free-spin quantities (available range: 1-25)

Free spin quantities will be added together to give a grand total of spins for the feature. For example: 2 spins + 15spins + 3 spins = 20 free spins for the feature.

  • One Start free spins

When the "Begin" box is revealed - the choosing period ends automatically; the details of your free-spins will be displayed on screen in an animation which plays over the boxes. The free spins will then begin automatically.

Free-Spin Functionality

The free-spin reel set is different to the reel set used in normal play. The reel set contains enhancements that are unique to the free-spins. 

  • The will be no Special Feature Icons (that lead to the mini-games) in the free-spins reel set.

  • There will be no Wild Bonus Icons, but there will be Super Wild Icons which are unique to the free-spin reel set. The Super Wild Icons will replace the wild cards in normal reel set.

Super Wild Icons:

Appear only in the free-spin reel set. The Super Wild Icons will replace the wild cards in normal reel set. Super Wild icons behave like normal wild cards in that they will substitute for any icon to make the best win possible (except the Jackpot and Scatter Icons).

In addition to this; the icon will bear a number designation upon it which ranges from 1 - 10. The number designates how many spins the wild card will remain in play (including the spin that the icon appeared).

After the spin in which the icon appeared; the icon will stick in position and the reels will move underneath the icon during the following spin (if the number on the icon is more than 1). The number on the icon will decrease by one with each consecutive spin until the functionality is exhausted. The icon will disappear after the last "sticky" spin; normal free-spins resume until exhausted.

General Rules About Free-Spins

  • Free plays are free spins that start automatically and play out consecutively until they are exhausted.
  • The talkback area will display the all the free spins remaining on the left of the display. The right side will display the total win amount generated from the free spins.
  • The stake and number of lines selected in the game that triggered the free plays will be used for the duration of the free play period.
  • If you get 3 or more scatter icons in a single spin during the free plays, the free spins will be added to the total.
  • Free spins uses a different reel set to normal play
  • Free spins to not count in the countdown of auto spins; when free spins start auto spins are cancelled.
  • Free spins start spinning automatically and require no user interaction unless free spins are won.

At the end of the free spins a congratulations screen appears covering the game reels which displays the amount won.

The Gamble Feature will be offered on the total amount won on the single cash play that triggered the free-spins (any other line/feature wins from the initiating spin will be added the free-spin winnings total). If the win is collected; the winnings will be credited to your account; normal play then resumes.

The Wild Icon  Bonus

For a standard icon line win, you need at least 3 consecutive icons appearing from left to right on an activated win line (except the scatter icon). A wild icon will substitute any standard icon except the Jackpot and Scatter, to make the best win possible. Note: The wild Icon will substitute for a feature Icon, but the wild win multiplier will only be applied to the actual line win and not any winnings accumulated in the feature.

In addition to this, the wild icon has a random multiplier value attached (X2, X5 or X10) which is revealed during the wild card animation. This means that a win containing a X5 wild icon would pay 5 times the standard paytable value for the win.

Example: 4 win icons + 1 wild icon (revealing X5)

= The standard payout for 5 win icons (example X20)

Plus the X5 bonus

20 X 5 = X100 payout for the win

Example: Any 2 win icons and 2 wild icons consecutive (left to right) on a win line would create a payout for 4 of the "non wild" icons that created the win, plus a x2 wild win bonus.

Note: 2 or more wild card icons being part of a win does not further increase the bonus payout. 

The Progressive Jackpot

The  progressive Jackpot consists of a fixed minimum amount which gradually increases by a percentage of funds inputted into the game until it is won. When the jackpot is won, it is reset to the "seed" amount and begins to rise again. The progressive Jackpot icon is connected to 3 progressive jackpots. Which progressive jackpot is won depends upon, the number of consecutive icons (paying left to right only - no wild card substitution). Progressive Jackpots are available in real play only; each individual current Jackpot total is displayed above the talK-back panel.

  • Mini=3 consecutive Icons (paying left to right only)
  • Midi=4 consecutive Icons (paying left to right only)
  • Mega=5 consecutive Icons (paying left to right only)

The minimum seed amount for the progressive jackpot depends upon the minimum stake per-line amount that is set by the site operator.

If the players stake is greater or equal to the minimum qualifying stake then the following contributions will be taken from the stake and added to the jackpot Mini=2.0%, Midi=1.5%, Maxi=1.0%

It is not possible for two players to simultaneously win the Jackpot: the jackpot is locked when it is being won, this means that no other bets will be accepted for it, so only 1 player at a time is able to win it; the first player would win the jackpot and the second attempt would be unable to place their stake as the jackpot amount that they are playing for has decreased

The Wild card Icon will not substitute for a Progressive icon.

Winning a progressive jackpot neither contributes to, or is affected by the daily cumulative winnings limit

To qualify for the Progressive Jackpot you must have a minimum stake of £1.00 per line

Game Controls

There are seven buttons on the cabinet of the slot, they are as follows:    

Stake
Increases the stake in increments

Lines
Increases the number of lines to be played per-game. (default=MAX)

Bet Max
Instantly selects Maximum lines and stake

Spin
Starts the game - spins the reels

Auto
Automatically starts each game - The Spin button then becomes the stop button; which is pressed to disengage Auto spin

Gamble
A gamble option offered on all wins - double or quadruple a win until you lose or the maximum win is reached

Paytable
Allows viewing of potential wins - viewed in multiples of stake.

 



Other information

  • This game has a Return to Player of 94.78%.
  • System malfunction voids all pays.