Lucky New Year Slot Machine Review

Lucky New Year is naturally a Chinese New Year-themed slot machine game, and one which was unveiled by Pragmatic Play in time for the festive occasion in early 2018. This slot machine game is pretty generic in terms of the symbols and icons which appear on its reels, but nobody is going to turn their nose up at the three jackpot prizes it carries. With an RTP (return to player) rate of 96% and decent smaller cash wins worth 20x your total bet (not counting the jackpot prizes), there are many reasons to get excited about this game. Lucky New Year costs between €0.25 and €125 per spin, and you’ll get 5 reels and 25 paylines of action for your wagers.

Oriental, Chinese New Year
Pragmatic Play
Nr. of Reels:
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Winning Lines:
Bet Limits:
[$€0.25 - $€125]
Wild Symbol:
"The Dog" - can appear stacked on all reels and substitutes for all other symbols except Scatters and Money Lanterns
Wild Features:
Stacked Wilds
Scatter Symbol:
"Golden Coins" - may appear on reels 1, 3 and 5 only
Bonus Spins:
Retriggered Bonus Spins:
Yes (No Limits)
3 (up to 9)
Game Features:
Blazing Reels Feature with Giant - Colossal Symbols; Free Spins Feature; Lucky Lantern Respins with Instant Wins
Reel Features:
Blazzing - Colossal Reels
Minor, Major, Grand JackPots
Game Payout:
Spacebar to Spin Option:
Stop-Spin Option:
Auto Play:
Turbo Play:
Yes (Quick Spin)
Release Date:
Jan, 2018

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Lucky New Year Bonus Features

Given that 2018 is the Year of the Dog, it is not surprising that the dog appears as a wild symbol in this game. Wild symbols are golden in colour dogs and can substitute for all other symbols in the game save for scatter and money lanterns.

Free Spins Bonus Rounds

When a player lands 3 of the coin scatter symbols on the first, third and fifth reels of the game, they will trigger a free spin bonus round. Although an initial 5 free spins may not sound like much, the feature can be retriggered with additional scatter icons. In fact, the bonus can be retriggered as many times as you like, indefinitely if you are lucky enough. During the feature, the second, third and fourth reels link up to spin as one colossal - giant reel, offering you the chance to pocket sizeable winnings.

Lucky New Year Re-spin Instant Wins

A Money Re-Spin Bonus can also be triggered in this game. By landing 6 of the stacked lantern symbols on the reels during a single spin, players will pocket 3 re-spins. Only lanterns and blank spaces are present on those re-spin reels. Players will get pocketing cash prizes for each lantern they land (with lanterns also resetting the re-spin balance to 3 in total) and the bonus only ends when no new lanterns appear on the reels.

Game JackPots

Players will have the values of those lanterns totalled at the end of the feature. Both the game’s Minor and Major Jackpots can be won during the base game, but if you want to win the top prize, the Grand Jackpot, you will need to fill the Money Re-Spin Bonus reels with lanterns during this feature.


Lucky New Year™ certainly offers up original gameplay and decent winnings. It doesn’t cost much to play, either, although players are going to find that the game requires a bit of patience. It is a volatile game after all. Strike it lucky and you could be walking away with a non-progressive jackpot (because these jackpots are fixed, and non-progressive, despite what they look like) which is worth around several thousand credits, although even the smaller jackpot prizes aren’t exactly shy about doling out the wins, either.

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