Lucky 88 is an online slot game developed by Aristocrat Technologies. The game revolves around the Chinese belief that 88 is the number for luck and fortune. The theme of the game, including the symbols on the reels, the music in the beginning, and even the fonts used in the game reflect the oriental style. The slot game has some interesting features such as multipliers, wilds, scatters and free games that improve your odds of winning by a good number. Lucky 88 is an easy-to-play online slots game that can be played for real and for fun on almost all Aristocrat online casinos.
Lucky 88 is a 5-reel slot with 25 paylines and a number of other features that make the game interesting. The interface of the game is pretty simple and easy to use. The game includes symbols reflecting the Chinese culture, such as golden lions, cranes, a Chinese drum, a pagoda, traditional Chinese lamps, and high card values A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9. A Chinese man in his traditional attire acts as the wild symbol and can replace all other symbols, except the red lantern scatter symbol, on the reels to form a winning combination.
The other symbol you would come across on the slots is a pair of dice, which triggers the bonus game. No background music is played during the game, but graphics and sounds make the screen active each time you win. Music is played through the free games feature.
This slot is also available for real money play as well as free. The minimum bet amount is $0.01 and the maximum is $4. Players can bet only one coin per line, which makes the maximum bet amount to be $120. The maximum coins jackpot offered in the game is 888 coins or $3, 552. This game is not linked to any progressives (like IGT's Fort Knox slot machine) but has a few bonus features that add to the excitement and also to your chances of winning.
The game has a wild symbol and a scatter symbol. The red lantern is the scatter symbol, which if appears three or more times on the reels, triggers the free game bonus. The bonus can be free spins or a game of dice, whichever the player opts for. You can get up as many as 25 free spins in one go. The game allows the players to make a strategic choice, leaving it up to them to improve the odds for winning. Options you get during the free bonus round include
The game also has an extra choice feature where you bet on all the lines plus 5 extra credits. The scatter bonus game is activated only when you play with an active extra choice feature.
The Lucky 88 slot game by Aristocrat is currently available on the company's Viridian machines and on select online casinos that feature Aristocrat games. The game has a payout percentage ranging between 89.91 and 95.46 for its online version. It is presently not available for mobile devices. At present, access to the online version of the game is restricted in the USA and Australia. The land-based slot machine is available at casinos across the world, including casinos in Nevada, Macau and other gambling destinations.