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Chinese slots tend to all look alike, and Master Chen’s Fortune is no exception. But unlike so many other games that use this theme, there’s clear effort put in by the developer! One look at the animated background and detailed symbols tells you as much. But what we find most interesting about this release is the near total absence of special features! Apart from Wilds having a 2x multiplier, you get no other bonuses. No free spins, mystery icons or pick-and-click special features.
While no individual part of Master Chen’s Fortune looks particularly interesting, it does look quite cool when you put it all together. The background has fluid animations which we quite like, with spinning wheels and a wall that lights up from time to time. The decorative golden coins hanging off the reels will also dangle back and forth as you play. The higher value symbol designs also have small animations that help them stand out when part of a winning combination. Though, they do so naturally, given that low value icons are just playing card royals.
In terms of gameplay, this slot keeps it super simple. You play it on a 5x3 board with 9 fixed paylines, which pay both left to right and right to left. Beyond that, there’s no bonuses or additional mechanics, save for Wilds coming with 2x multipliers. If a Wild substitutes for any symbol in a winning combination, the prize you get is automatically doubled. With no other bonuses, some gamblers may find themselves getting bored quickly of this game.
Pragmatic Play continue to be masters of creating elegant and easy to use layouts! Every button is cleanly labelled, so you’re never more than two clicks away from what you’re looking for. Setting your total bet in this release is quite easy. Tap the plus and minus keys until you find a wager you’re satisfied with, and you’re good to go! You can also fiddle with the coin value and coins per payline if that’s what you prefer. Both options allow you to bet between GBP 0.09 and GBP 45 on each spin. This is a great betting spread, considering the number of paylines and that they pay both ways.
Master Chen’s Fortune leans more towards low-medium variance than anything else. This is also reflected in how it plays and the maximum prize you can get. The jackpot is only 1,111.11x your total stake. Not bad, but certainly not spectacular either. Of course, getting it is going to be a challenge, especially since you have no special features. You need four of the most valuable icon, with a Wild filling in the fifth spot. The slot has an RTP of 96.48%, which is more than the current industry average of 96%.
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There aren’t any ‘proper’ special features here, we’re afraid. You could argue that paying both ways is a bonus, as you don’t see this mechanic in every game. But it doesn’t really feel like a special feature: it doesn’t change any of the core mechanics beyond allowing wins both left to right and right to left. As a result, in our eyes, this release has only one bonus.
And that special feature is the Wild! We know, not the most exciting bonus out there. But being able to substitute wins and award a 2x multiplier while doing so can be vitally important! Without the Wild, you won’t be able to land the jackpot. So make sure to appreciate what you have!
So, what’s our final verdict? The graphics are top notch, despite being a little bit too stereotypically Chinese for our liking. The animations go a long way to transform this from an okay looking slot into a great one. But gameplay is a mixed bag, and depends if you enjoy super simple games or not. Master Chen’s Fortune only has a Wild for a special feature. If you’re looking for something with several bonuses, you’ll want to skip it.