Best of Luck Slot from Rival Gaming

The introduction video to this slot confused me a little. This was a guy opening a room full of spiders and cobwebs, and then finding a trunk inside.

When you get to the slot, things are more cheerful – and the intro makes sense in the context of finding something valuable in the attic too.

This is a nicely produced and up to date video slot which has a very unusual free spins bonus round. During this you will land a different feature bonus game for every spin.

How to Win on the Best of Luck Slot

It is entirely possible to get lucky without the bonus feature, with 2 symbols in particular having large payouts. The Chinese looking cat figurine is the biggest paying symbol, this will get you 10,000 coins for 5 on a line, 1000 for 4 and 100 for 3 – there is even a consolation prize of 10 coins for just 2 on a line. The cat is also the wild symbol, substituting for every symbol except the free spins scatter to bring more wins.

The other high paying symbol looks like a snake’s eye on a chain, though I am sure that this is considered lucky somewhere! 5 on a line will certainly be good fortune for you, as there is a prize of 7500 coins. The jade elephant is the next highest paying symbol at 2500 coins for 5.

There are plenty more luck symbols from all different countries on the reels. These include a horseshoe, ladybug, coin, keys, 4-leafed clover, rabbit’s foot, acorn and a wish bone from a turkey. The final symbol is a scatter. This is a bag of gems, and will trigger the unique free spins bonus game with 3 or more anywhere on the reels.

Free Spins Bonus Game

You might find the number of free spins awarded to be low compared to other slots – however these are not ordinary free spins. 3 gem bags get you 4 spins, 4 bags 5 spins and 5 bags get you 6 spins. The only visual difference is a text area above the reels, which shows how many spins you have remaining and totals up your bonus wins.

What happens is that each spin brings at least 3 of a symbol, and that the different symbols each have a bonus game associated with them. These games appear in a new box in the middle of the reels, and are all very simple.

Examples of the bonus games are a coin flip, you choose heads or tails and are awarded a prize, a ladybug round where you click a fast moving lady bug (squashing it) to win a prize – and the chance to pull the turkey wish bone by choosing a side.

Things to not end there, if you are lucky enough to hit the same bonus game type 3 times during your free spins, then you trigger 3 more spins (again, each coming with a feature).

Setup and Design for Best of Luck

Like many of the latest Rival Gaming slots, this game uses the 20 line system, with 5 reels and 3 rows of symbols on each. You can select your preferred coin size from 1c and up, choose the number of coins per line, and also choose how many of the 20 win lines you’d like to play. Auto play is a useful option, and is located next to the red ‘spin’ button.

Symbols on the reels have a transparent background. This means that the attic / storage scene is visible when you spin. There are some locked crates and some paintings here, hinting at fortunes waiting to be discovered.

Graphics on the reels are nicely drawn, with clear and bright designs. Each comes with a small animation when you win with it – for example the eye blinks at you or the coin rotates. While you play there is a slow piano track in the background, the bass notes and tinkling high notes producing a relaxing mix. Other sounds are in the background and are the more familiar computer beeping noises associated with casino games.

Overall Experience with Best of Luck

As generic ‘lucky charms’ themed slots go, this game is nicely put together. I like the diversity in the lucky symbols, which span both east and west. There are some big wins available from the regular game, with 10,000 coins possible from a single spin. The free spins with many bonuses is a novel feature. With each win fairly small I am not sure that this will keep players engaged for too long – though of course it is worth seeing all of the individual bonus games at least once.


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