New Slot Review – Genesis Gaming - Year Of The Dog
We’re celebrating the Chinese New-Year today as we test out the latest video slot “Year of the Dog” from Genesis Gaming. This is a five reel, four-row video slot with 1024 ways to win. You find wild symbols, and scatter which trigger a four selection bonus picker. Design and symbols are excellent, and the main character is as cute as they come.
Design and Symbols
Year Of The Dog is a Chinese themed video slot, with symbols like lanterns, coins, the dog who also doubles as a scatter symbol. The background music and sounds are all very inspired by China as well.
Special Features in Year Of The Dog
In Year of the Dog from Genesis, you will find a Scatter symbol and a Wild symbol.
The scatter activates a bonus picker, and the wild substitutes all other symbols except the Scatter.
During the free-spins the Wilds also works as a multiplier.
The bonus picker in Year Of The Dog
The bonus picker lets you choose three visible bonus rounds which include a random amount of spins, and a random multiplier.
The last option is hidden and can be at a higher level than the shown offers.
Depending on the amount of scatter symbols activating the feature, you will receive anything from 10 -20 free-spins and up to 5x multiplying wilds during your spins.
Multiplying wild symbol in Year Of The Dog
Multiplying wilds in The Year Of The Dog grant multipliers depending on the selection during the bonus picker game.
If more than one wild is visible on the reels during a win, it will add up to the total prize: Three 5x Wilds in the reel window will multiply winnings by 125(5x5x5).
Mind you that it’s not necessary to include the wilds in a winning line, - it’s enough that the wilds are on the reels. This promise high volatility during the free-spin sessions at least!
You can also get more spins by landing more scatter symbols during your free-spin session. You can get up to 20 extra free-spins if you fall five scatter symbols.
The slot itself is not bad at all. I enjoyed the game for a good half an hour today, and it didn't hurt my play money balance that bad. - With a timely release and catchy title, I reckon this slot will catch good wind now around the Chinese new-year and the introduction to the year of the dog. Will I play it again? Personally, I need a slot with a bit more immersion for me to fall back on them. It would be nice to see another bonus game feature like a bonus wheel or something like that, especially from a slot that with a theme so firmly centered on luck.
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