Gongxi Facai Pokie Game Review
Gongxi Facai is all about wealth and prosperity – it says so in the name, and I have that on good authority from my translate app. “Gongxi Facai”, it tells me, literally translates to “best wishes and greetings, much wealth and prosperity”, and that, as far as I’m concerned, could be the Joe Fortune motto. A huge hanging banner, taking pride of position in my lobby, bearing these very words… something to ponder while I give you the pokie game review rundown.
Joe Fortune Gongxi Facai pokie is watched over by the rather chipper God of Wealth, Caishen. When the Chinese New Year rolls around, it’s traditional to put a figurine of the money man himself on an altar. Folks who try to reel him in for a wealthy year offer up sweet cakes, fruits, rice wine, and other delicious bait. You’re welcome to snack on any of those if you wish, but offering them up to your mobile or PC won’t do much to sway this god in your favour… or will it? Let’s find out!
HOW TO PLAY GONGXI FACAI
Probably the best way to get the wealth outta Caishen is to focus on the generous features, which we’ll go over in just a minute. In the meantime, here’s the details of Gongxi Facai:
- 5×3 slot
- 243 ways to win
- Wins pay when matching symbols appear next to each other on adjacent reels from left to right
- You Choose Free Spins Round with Multipliers
- Wild symbol
- Betting range is $1.25-$500 (great for high rollers!)
- Turbo spin option
One thing to remember with this game is that only the highest win is paid per line. That’s kind of a big deal because with 243 ways to win, there’s bound to be some crossover.
Regardless, you’ll have a heavenly time basking in the soft plucked string music as you spin through the red and gold-hued video slot alongside red envelopes (used for giving money for the Chinese New Year), golden amulets, koi fish, and of course, Caishen surrounded by shining gold, exactly as he should be.
I jumped ahead a bit earlier a gave you a heads-up on the features, but now, we should probably peel that onion and let the rewards beneath make us cry dollar signs. Here’s the top features of this best Australian pokie.
The scatter is the golden Chinese character. It can land anywhere on the reels for a win. During the free spins feature, which you’re about to see I expect, three or more scatters can retrigger for the same amount of free spins.
The Wild is three golden coin bowls. It lands only on reels 2, 3, 4, and 5, and can replace any other symbol but the scatter for another chance at winning.
The Money Maker of the Game
The most amount of money Caishen can bless you with in Gongxi Facai pokie at Joe Fortune comes from the primary feature, and as you’re about to see, that amount could be up to you. Ooooh, mysterious…
Gongxi Facai Free Spins
Joe is famous for his free spins, and Gongxi Facai is no exception. If you land three or more scatters, you trigger free spins round – and you get control over your own prize potential! When the feature triggers, you get to choose one of:
- Five free spins with wild multipliers of 10x, 15x, or 30x randomly awarded throughout the spins
- Eight free spins with random wild multipliers of 8x, 10x, or 15x
- 10 free spins with random wild multipliers of 5x, 8x, or 10x
- 15 free spins with random wild multipliers of 3x, 5x, or 8x
- 20 free spins with random wild multipliers but this time your multipliers are lower at 2x, 3x, or 5x
The picture’s a little clearer now, right? The more free spins you get, the smaller your multipliers are. The fewer free spins, the bigger the multipliers. Balance, my friends. I’m sure Caishen would agree with this principle as he stands on one leg with a blindfold.
JOE’S PRO TIP
If you reach the free spins feature, players with a modest bankroll should choose the option for more free spins and lower multipliers. It’s wiser to maximise your opportunities to win more, particularly when you factor in the possibility that you could always retrigger them. For those with heftier bankrolls, opt for the option with fewer spins but bigger multipliers. You’re bound to get the most bang for your buck this way.
JOE’S FINAL THOUGHTS: PLAY OR PASS?
It may not be the Chinese New Year just yet, and I may not have seen China with my own two eyes, but I can say that this game captures the magic of the holiday spirit all year long!
This celebratory game pays tribute to a special traditions of the holiday. It takes all the best parts (especially in the Free Spins Round), including giving money, receiving money, and sharing the wealth, and leaves behind the less enjoyable ones, like the smell of the last guy’s breath from inside the dragon head costume.
JOE RECOMMENDS FU FORTUNE’S MEGAWAYS
Caishen is back, but this time he’s brought 6 reels, 6 rows, and 46,656 ways to win! Your classic features are all there in Fu Fortune’s Megaways, like the Wilds, multipliers, and free spins, but a brand new feature is introduced with cascading wins – all linking arms to help you secure the maximum 25,000x win. Phew! Those are some huge bloody numbers.
PLAY GONGXI FACAI POKIE AT JOE FORTUNE NOW
It matters not one lazy yen whether Chinese New Year is upon us or half a calendar away: it won’t make a lick of difference at the other end. Since this is my garden party, my rule is that real money pokies must remain consistently generous for a full 12 months each year, and every win earns a grin, along with cash payout. So expect I’ll offer nothing less than a happy, wealthy new year to all of my guests through each of the four seasons.