Ancient Philosophy at Work
The background landscape in Lucky Feng Shui features tall mountains trapped in a purple haze, while the reels are floating in front of our eyes with a side menu tucked away on the left. The animations are equally flawless and Lucky Feng Shui gives off a very special energy that somehow matches the philosophy of harmony that the developers got inspired by.
Add a traditional Chinese tune to the mix and there you have a new, immersive experience away from the usual golden dragons and fireworks that we all know too well now. Lucky Feng Shui tried to bring a new twist to a popular universe, and we really liked what Spade Gaming came up with.
Calm Your Mind
Lucky Feng Shui follows a classic Spade Gaming set of rules, with a detailed menu on the left of the screen. You have 5 reels and 15 paylines to deal with, and all your parameters can be customised freely. Choose how many paylines you want to bet on, then a coin denomination and how many coins you want to bet next. With all paylines activated, this gives you a betting range going from 0.30 to 150.00 credits per turn, which may seem quite short in comparison to the work of other developers.
The game’s variance is average, giving you roughly equal chances to win big or small prizes at any time in Lucky Feng Shui. The 5 Chinese ideograms for the elements earth, water, fire, wood and gold make up most of the paytable, along with golden ornaments and a lion’s head worth a maximum of 750 times the value of your current line bet.
Invisible Forces at Work
The Spade Gaming developers have made your task extra easy by adding some very helpful bonus symbols on the reels. The yin yang symbol, for starters, is a wild card that can appear anywhere and at any time, with the power to replace the other symbols at will. Wild combinations can also be worth up to 10,000 times your line bet, which is the Lucky Feng Shui jackpot that you should be aiming at.
The golden disk is a bonus symbol; you will need one on the first reel and another on reel 5 at the same time in order to trigger the bonus wheel. Spin it to win 4 to 20 free spins with multipliers attached to each turn, going up to x10.
A Challenging Game with Beautiful Graphics
Lucky Feng Shui is a beautiful slot game that stands out positively in the large family of Chinese-inspired slot. In terms of playability, the stake menu gives you a lot of freedom to customise the game, but the betting range stays a little too modest to our taste. Despite an announced medium volatility, getting started in Lucky Feng Shui can be a bit of an uphill battle.
The wilds are much more common on the reels than the bonus discs, making the bonus wheel a tough feature to trigger. To win big in Lucky Feng Shui, you are going to have to rely on the base game most of the time and get some help from the wilds. Bet as many credits as possible, and if you would rather cross the sea and visit Japan to try and win big in another addictive slot game, then give Geisha Story from Playtech a try and see if you can spot the similarities with the Lucky Feng Shui gameplay.