Will the Great 88 Slot Turn Out to Be Great for You?
The Far East seems to have inspired a lot of software providers with regard to themes. Here we have yet another Eastern slot game to check out, which this time comes from Betsoft, one of the leading software providers around today.
The theme does give some indication of why the number eight is so important though, since this is considered lucky in their part of the world. Let’s see if there could be some luck in store for you as well.
Reels and paylines
This part is fairly formulaic, with five reels and a total of 30 lines.
You can play one cent on each line to trigger a 30-cent minimum bet on all the lines together. Furthermore, the biggest bet available is $150.
Special symbols in play in Great 88
Watch out for some firecrackers as they will act as a wild for the game. The only symbol the firecrackers can’t replace is the Lucky Boxes symbol. This is the game’s scatter icon.
Bonus features to explore
We mentioned the lucky boxes above, and now we are about to find out what those lucky boxes might contain. You have to get at least three of these boxes appearing on your screen in any combination of positions. When this happens, you get one of five bonuses, awarded at random.
The boxes can change into one of the two highest-paying symbols. The wins are then recalculated to ideally give you some nice wins. Alternatively, the boxes could open to reveal bronze coins that are added up to provide a credit win multiplied by whatever you bet on the spin.
The third possibility is some free spins. If the boxes open to reveal jade coins, they will be added together to award that amount of free spins. The fourth option is to get some wild firecrackers from the boxes. The exploding firecrackers can turn symbols adjacent to them into wilds as well.
Finally, the boxes might contain bonus dumplings – yes, really! The more dumplings you get, the more spins you will have on the bonus wheel. The biggest prize here is 6,000x your bet for the triggering spin, but there are free spins and credit prizes also to be won.