Betsoft decided to release a brand new video slot with state-of-the-art graphics and impressive 3D animations, called Great 88. This five-reel slot with 30 paylines takes us to traditional China, where people believe that the number 8 carries good luck and prosperity, so we might expect double luck with this Betsoft product, since it carries two eights in its title.
When you look at the possible maximum prize of 1,000,000 coins, it will certainly make you test your luck with the Great 88, while the cutting edge graphics could persuade you put your kimono on before you try out loads of special features and fire cracking Wilds.
What We Love
We were amazed with the fact that the 2016 release really comes to life once you start spinning the reels, due to the fact that Great 88 slot houses cutting edge graphics and amazing 3D animation. Truth being told, we did not expect nothing less from Betsoft, given the fact they deliver topnotch 3D video slots. The soundtrack fits the theme perfectly and really raises the tension once the action starts.
We also love the fact that this Betsoft product offers so many special features triggered by three Lucky Boxes landed anywhere on the reels. The best part is that you will never know what Bonus feature you will be awarded with before the boxes pop open, and we like a bit of mystery in our slots. You can expect up to 25 freebies with jade coins, while the bronze ones carry instant wins of up to 15 times the triggering bet.
On another occasion you can get three top paying symbols on your reels in order to land bigger wins, or you can get the Firecrackers Wilds that will explode and turn up to 2 adjacent symbols into Wilds as well, resulting with some hefty payouts.
The Golden Dumpling is our personal favorite, since three of them will give you three chances at the Bonus Wheel, where you can win free spins, various multipliers or the chance to spin the Mega Wheel and win up to whooping 1,000,000 coins, which could definitely buy you a truckload of Chinese food!
What We Do Not Like
What bothered us the most is the fact that wins do not come that easily during base game. It took us a while before we landed our first winning combination, so remember that patience is a virtue in this slot.
Also, when talking about special features, in some cases they simply do not deliver rewarding prizes, which may be a bit frustrating. When it comes to the reels, you will notice that sometimes it will take them forever to stop, so do not be surprised if you find yourselves hitting the stop button nervously after a while.
Even though there are loads of Chinese-themed slots offered online, we have to admit that we really liked Great 88. As we already mentioned, we simply adore the polished graphics and marvelous 3D animations they used, while the soundtrack is excellent.
However, the main question is whether high rollers will be interested in the 2016 release, given the fact that the maximum bet is only $15, but we are quite certain that penny punters will have a blast, since they could win up to 1,000,000 coins for a very reasonable price. The special features are very amusing, as well as rewarding, but be prepared to wait for your chance to trigger them.