Double Happiness Slots
‘This slot is another one based around the Far East, the symbols on the reels relating to many aspects of the Orient. These include such symbols as a Chinese lantern, a dragon mask, a rather happy looking character holding a fan, cymbals, firecrackers and a drum. The name ‘Double Happiness’ refers to the scatter symbol that activates free spins feature round, where you’ll find two roaming wilds that travel the slot – if they meet, you’ll be awarded a 10x multiplier, which will certainly make you happy!
You’ll immediately notice that the slot has a fresh, colourful air with the symbols looking bright against the tan reels, the wild dragon mask in particular impressive when offering some impressive animation when forming part of a win. The background to the reels features a dusk scene, with the sun setting across Oriental dwellings. The accompanying sound to each spin is the simple sound of the reels clicking, although this improves greatly when a win is gained and during the feature round.
Playing the Double Happiness Slot
This Aristocrat slot has the somewhat standard five reels, this game featuring a set number of 25 win lines. Before hitting spin the only choice you’ll have to make is the bet size, which you’ll multiply by 30 for your total stake for each spin – the 25 lines coming at the cost of 30 credits which is somewhat unusual.
One handy option is the auto spin which allows you to set the slot to spin for 5, 10, 25, 50 or 100 spins.
The highest paying symbol at the slot is the wild ‘dragon’ symbol and should this appear five times on a win line you’ll gain a 2,500 coin win. However this symbol is perhaps more valuable as the wild, where it will substitute for any other (apart from the scatter); this symbol really comes into its own during the feature.
Aside from the dragon symbol, the only other symbol that pays four figures is the man holding the fan, with exactly 1,000 coins to be won if landing this five times in a row. Both this symbol and the wild will pay out for landing just two in a row on a win line, with every other symbol requiring at least three. The traditional Far Eastern symbols are joined by the playing card symbols from 9 to Ace, these being the lowest paying at the game.
Every time you achieve a win at the slot you’ll have the option of taking a gamble to try and increase your winnings. You’ll see a face down playing card and you’ll choose either red or black to try and double the win amount, or choose the correct suit to multiply your win amount by four.
Bonus Game on Double Happiness
Like many slots, the feature round is the highlight of the game. The round here is activated by landing the ‘double happiness’ symbol three or more times across any of the reels. You’ll gain 10 free spins if the scatter appears the minimum three times, but 15 or 25 free spins if the scatter appears 4 or 5 times. You’ll also receive an instant win when landing the scatter symbols of 5, 20 or 100 coins for 3, 4 or 5 symbols. During the free games, the wild takes centre stage. You’ll find two that are randomly placed, and these will travel one space either horizontally or vertically after each spin. These wilds obviously act as standard wilds, however should they end up on exactly the same space; you’ll receive a 10x multiplier for any wins using the wild symbol.
The Far Eastern theme is a far from original idea when it comes to slots, and it would be fair to say that this Aristocrat slot focuses on the basics of solid slot gameplay and does not try to stand out. The free spins feature is certainly a good and original one and if there was another feature or two, or maybe a large Jackpot opportunity, this game might have made the jump out of the crowd. If you enjoyed the other Asian themed slots from Aristocrat such as Choy Sun Doa or 50 Dragons, then why not take this one for a spin too?