In Chinese culture, the number 88 is recognised as the symbol for fortune and good luck, as the number 8 is considered to be the luckiest number in China. This is what the Lucky 88 slot is based on, drawing on the belief of Chinese culture, to hopefully provide players with the wealth this chosen number holds.
Are you ready to try it out, to see whether the number 88 could be your lucky number?
About the Developer
Aristocrat Gaming are like the fun uncles of the online gaming world, with offices dotted all over the world, from Australia to Macau. They’ve been around since 1953 when they were founded, and they’re an ASX100 company – so they may be fun, but they’re also very serious about their gaming. Try out some of their latest games to experience the full extent of their gaming know-how:
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About the Game
The design and set up of the Lucky 88 slot game follows an Asian style, from the sound effects, to the background, the fonts and all of the symbols on the reels (you’ve got lanterns, dice, golden lions, a pagoda, a Chinese drum, a crane, and a Chinese man). The highest value normal symbol is the lion or the crane; if you match 5 of a kind you get 88 coins. But match 5 of the Chinese man and you’ll get 888 coins.
Wild symbol – the Chinese man is the highest symbol as he is also the wild, he substitutes for all other symbols on the reel, except the scatter.
Scatter symbol – the Chinese lantern is the scatter symbol, and if you match 5 of these you get 188 coins. If you get three or more of these in one spin you’ll also trigger the free bonus round.
Free bonus rounds:
When you land three or more scatter symbols in one spin you’ll have the choice of two bonus rounds: the dice or the free spins.
The dice – you can opt to roll the lucky dice for a bonus win.
Free spins – you can choose one of four free spins features, each rewarding you with a different amount of spins and a different multiplier (if one or more wilds substitutes for a win in those free spins):
- 25 spins = 5 or 18 multiplier
- 15 spins = 8 or 38 multiplier
- 8 spins = 18 or 88 multiplier
- 4 spins = 88 multiplier
You can also retrigger the round within this bonus round.
A nicely designed game with a good theme behind it and some great opportunities to win – the free spins round can be particularly lucrative. Lucky 88 is a good, solid slot game that doesn’t push the boundaries, but also doesn’t keep it too simple. An enjoyable game for the beginner or the pro.
Game rules can be found within game.