8 Lucky Charms Slot Review
I'm a superstitious gambler who fully appreciates lucky signs, charms and bad omens. Ever since I had a Chinese girlfriend in college (amicable breakup – we're still friends – hows that for a rarity?), I've been exposed to Chinese superstition. Once, on a midweek getaway in Atlantic City, her Grandma had given her explicit instructions on what to bring and what to avoid. The fact that we won just shy of 1500 dollars probably compounded my superstitious streak. Please believe me, when you're living on pop tarts, and a seedy $20 hotel getaway is splurging, that was a fortune! So, Spinomenal's 8 Lucky Charms is right in my wheelhouse. I gave Emily (my ex) a call to reminisce and could virtually see her shaking her head. Sitting down to play my confidence level was boosted – deep down I knew it was silly, but with so many lucky charms, surely today was gonna be good! For review purposes – the basic feeling I got was one of sheer positivity. It doesnt matter if you decide to play on your tablet, phone or pc, this video slot plays across all platforms and devices. So put that rabbit's foot on your desk and let's get started!
8 Lucky Charms has 5 reels and an incredible 50 paylines! There are face card letters, a dragon, tiger, cat, turtle, gold coin, ancient master, Chinese royal girl and the ying-yang sign. Interestingly enough there are 2 wild symbols in the game, being the dragon and the tiger, while the cat is the scatter and the yin-yang the bonus symbol. I wasn't familiar with Spinemonal games, so I expected the controls to be “all Chinese to me, ” but they were simple and user-friendly. From the left, there's Bet Per Line, Win, Balance display and a Play button. Underneath is Help, Fast Play, and Auto Bet. On the bottom left you can find General Settings which include music, sound and turbo mode. I wasn't overly impressed with the autoplay as it didn't have any advanced options, but I suppose it was still handy to have.
Multipliers pop up when you get 3 or 4 wilds in a winning line. (3wilds is 3x, while 4 wilds is 5x) Three cats appear, and you can purr with pleasure because you just scored some free spins with the following multiplier options: 5 free spins (x4), 10 free spins (x2), 20 free spins (no multipliers). During free spins, if a dragon lands on the third reel, it will expand and cover the entire reel!
Three bonus symbols unlock a bonus game. Select 3 charms in the bonus round and collect the prizes awarded. Performance The graphics aren't groundbreaking, but they're well drawn, while the music fits in nicely and doesn't annoy. With so many lucky charms this game speeds along while performing superbly.
My confidence wasn't warranted, but a small win nonetheless. I did have loads of fun though, and this is an excellent slot, with some great rewards. The next time I think of Emily and Atlantic City I'll be back to play 8 Lucky Charms! I'm sure you'll also be returning time and again to this “lucky” slot – c'mon start the fun now!