Fu Dao Le
Translated as “luck/fortune has arrived”, Fu Dao Le is Bally Tech’s take on Chinese luck, a theme which is becoming ever more popular in the online casino gaming world right now. This slot machine boasts plenty of predictable and typical Chinese imagery, including lanterns, golden ingots, and koi fish, although it also promises 243 ways to win spread over its 5 reels. As with any 243 ways to win slot machine, you aren’t going to be able to alter the number of lines which appear in the game. You can, however, opt to wager anything from a floor of 38p per spin right up to £88 per spin. Why 88? Well, it is a lucky Chinese number and keeps with the theme of the slot.
One thing that Fu Dao Le is not short of are wild symbols. These can appear as normal wilds, 2x wilds, 3x wilds, Wonus icons, and Clumped Wilds. 2x and 3x wilds can double or triple the value of any winning combos in which they appear, Wonus wilds are wild and bonus symbols in one (which we have seen in other Bally Tech slots), and Clumped Wilds are basically stacked wilds (3 symbols deep) which can be nudged to occupy more positions on a reel. All wilds can substitute for standard icons, but not each other.
Mystery stacked reels form part and parcel of this slot’s bonus setup. These golden symbols can appear stacked and can transform into other symbols (including wilds).
Players will also note four progressive jackpots in this game. Fu Dao Le’s progressives are triggered either by landing red envelopes on the first and fifth reels or by triggering a jackpot bonus when landing full stacks of clumped wilds on the third reel.
A free spins bonus can be triggered by landing 3 of the Wonus icons on second, third and fourth reels. A total of 8 free spins are issued, but landing Wonus icons on the fifth reel during the feature promises more spins.
Fu Dao Le is an exciting little slot. Its features are certainly appealing, and you get a good return for your stakes when spinning the reels of this game.