Ingots of Cai Shen
- Instant cash prizes
- Nuding ingots in the bonus round
- 3 fixed jackpots
- Low potential + high volatility
Ingots of Cai Shen is another quirky slot from the creatives at All41 Studios and Microgaming. It features an Asian theme with a bright red backdrop and reels adorned with all things rich and lucky. Symbols include the lucky koi fish, glowing lanterns, Chinese coins tied with a red ribbon and ingots, the titled symbols that can bring out the cash collection feature. Read our full slot review below to find out how to win the game’s Mega jackpot.
|SLOT FEATURES||Free Spins, Money Collect Feature, Fixed Jackpots|
|RELEASE DATE||02 February 2021|
|GAME PROVIDER||Microgaming/All41 Studios|
|SLOT TYPE||Video Slot|
|REELS, ROWS, PAYLINES||5 Reels, 3 Rows, 243 Ways to Win|
|BET LEVELS||£0.10 – £100|
|MAXIMUM WIN||1,000x Your Stake|
|RETURN TO PLAYER||96.42%|
Looking at the game’s key characteristics, the two main bonus features include the free spins round and, the best part of the game, the money collect feature. Each ingot symbol holds a random cash value or jackpot prize which you can win during the base game and in the free spins round. Here’s how it works.
Unfolding as magnets of wealth in Chinese culture, the lucky gold coin scatters are given the power to activate the free spins round. In Ingots of Cai Shen, scatters can only appear on reels 3, 4 and 5.
Ingots of Cai Shen Feature
Watch out for the luck-bearing Imperial gold Sycee or Chinese ingot symbols. Filling the 1st reel with 3 of these symbols will activate the Ingots of Cai Shen feature and award random cash prizes including 3 jackpots. On activation, reels 2-4 will bear prizes assigned to your triggering spin.
Cai Shen, in the meantime, watches your gameplay from the side. But since he’s the mythological god of wealth, he can’t stay away from the reels for long. Randomly, he might hop to the 1st reel to activate the feature himself or simply spread extra ingots across the designated reels.
When 3 or more scatters hit reels 3, 4 and 5, they radiate their mythological power to give you access to 8 free spins. This time you’ll only need to land at least one ingot symbol on the 1st reel to trigger the lucrative Ingots of Cai Shen feature. As soon as the golden ingot symbol touches any row of the 1st reel, it will nudge to fill the reel fully and trigger the cash collection function.
Filling the 1st reel with ingot symbols could win you Mini, Minor and Major jackpots. But filling the grid fully with these golden nuggets could win you the game’s Mega jackpot. The Mini jackpot pays 25x, Minor – 50x, Major – 250x and Mega – 1,000x your bet, the game’s max potential.
We like the look of the game’s RTP; at 96.42%, it’s above the average rate. But we’re not too keen on the high volatility here, especially when considering the game’s max potential of only 1,000x your stake.
The Ingots of Cai Shen is a mobile-friendly slot with all the same functions but on a smaller screen. So even if you play the portable version of the game, you still have just the same chance of winning a jackpot.