Design and Gameplay
Betsoft seems to be following a trend that they themselves started, of creating very mellow and smooth, almost lethargic, video slots titles, which engross the player and fully transports them into whatever world they created. At least that is how we feel. Great 88 is one such title that blends smoothness and top notch design with impressive bonus features.
Inspired directly by Chinese traditions and those mesmerizing quaint little temples, Great 88’s theme is nothing short of brilliant. The gentle soundtrack is like drops landing on a still pond, while the sounds accommodating the spin buttons are rhythmic and exciting enough to make your heart rush with anticipation.
The game offers 30 paylines and a classic 3 x 5 matrix. The reels are littered with beautifully drawn thematic symbols which are divided into three categories, depending on each symbol’s value.
Betsoft’s innovative design for bonuses and additional prizes shines here. Let’s get the Wild symbol out of the way before stepping further. The Wild in Great 88 comes in the form of firecrackers and substitutes for all standard symbols. Each firecracker will explode and spreads to one or two other symbols in turn turning them wild.
The main attraction of Great 88 is the Lucky Boxes. They bring all the expected bonuses, and some surprises that will amaze even the expert players. Land three or more red lucky Chinese boxes and get a number of winning combinations. If the boxes reveal the top paying symbols: the dragon and lion. The two icons will combine with the standard lion and dragon symbols to generate wins.
If your lucky boxes contain bronze coins you will have been awarded multiplied wins. Each box may reveal between one and three bronze coins. As a result you will win the total of your stake multiplied by the total number of bronze coins.
The jade coins found in the lucky boxes activate the Free Spins. Each box may reveal one, three or five jade coins, triggering between 3 and 25 free spins.
However, every player hopes to land on the golden dumplings. Each golden dumpling rewards 1 spin on the Bonus Wheel. The wheel has a total of five possible wins: eight free spins, 5x or 10x or 20x of the total stake, and the super prize – the Mega Win Wheel.
The Mega Win Wheel is yet another wheel of fortune, this time with three possible outcomes. Mini Mega Win gives you 100x your total stake. Get 750x of the total stake with the Big Mega Win. With the Giant Mega Win get the unbelievable 6000x total stake. It is possible to win over a million credits with a single spin.
Betsoft are continuing to strive for innovation, and this title proves their successful endeavor. Great 88 comes with a sensual theme and design, and some of the best bonus features we’ve seen. Do us a favor and try it out.