As you might guess from the name, Lucky 88 is a slot about the lucky number 8, which according to Chinese beliefs brings wealth. It plays the number 8 and shows a bit outdated views on Chinese culture. The theme is built around Chinese artifacts and the "typical" Chinese with a mustache Fu Manchu. The game uses a standard set of characters from ace to tens.
Lucky 88 - Graphics, sounds, and animations
Outwardly, the Lucky 88 slot looks disgusting. It is difficult to find a more precise definition for all that abundance of red combined with fake gold than sheer tastelessness. The animation is the most common, and the sounds are very annoying. From a design point of view, this slot is a complete failure.
Lucky 88 Slot Gameplay
The advantage of the Lucky 88 slot is its gameplay, but on the condition that you agree to fork out for a few coins in order to activate additional functions.
Lucky 88 Free Game Rules
Without activating the Extra Choice feature, the Lucky 88 is an unattractive and uninteresting slot with five reels and 25 paylines. Fortunately, Extra Choice enlivens the game (and also boosts RTP, which you will learn more about below). When three or more Scatter symbols fall out, thereby launching the bonus, the Extra Choice function will offer an additional choice for bonus free spins and, more importantly, a dice game.
Lucky 88 Bonus Features
The wild symbol also has several additional features. If you are lucky to make a winning line of five adjacent wilds, then you can win up to 888 coins. When winning with a wild, the multipliers from x2 to x88 are used as another symbol. When winning with the Scatter symbol (LAMP), the multiplier is applied to your spin bet - x1 for two symbols anywhere on the reel and the maximum x188 for five.
In the bonus round, the player is offered three combinations of bonus spins and multipliers (or four if Extra Choice is activated). Free spins recoup in the usual manner.
One of the available bonuses is a dice game that offers a series of wins depending on the size of bets. On the 3 x 3 field, you will see nine dice (see the figure). You throw eight on the outside again and again, with the drop-out eights being fixed. The round ends as soon as there are no eights on any of the dice, in which case the player will receive the amount depending on the total number of eights. After that, the central cube is thrown. It offers more free rounds in this game and more multipliers.
Lucky 88 - Bet Size, RTP and Variance
RTP games without Extra Choice are negligible - only 89.97%. However, for a small surcharge, it can be raised to a more acceptable value of 95.60%, which is still not amazing, but at least not worse than that of other similar-type slots. A serious drawback is that, despite the variable number of winning lines, when using the Extra Choice function, you need to play on all 40 lines, and this complicates the game with a small bankroll.
Despite the terrible design, this slot is fun to play. We recommend Lucky 88, provided that you agree to pay a few extra coins for Extra Choice. It is also worth noting an interesting bonus in the form of a game of dice, as well as another positive point - an acceptable RTP value.