For those in the know, Caishen is the Chinese god of fortune, particularly known to come around Chinese New Year to provide blessings for a prosperous year ahead. And Caishen’s Gold is a colourful 5 reel 243 ways to win pokie from Pragmatic Gaming that has a high RTP of 97.08% to deliver frequent wins – although they do tend to be small.
How to Play
Chinese fortunes can be exquisite and elaborate, but don’t be intimidated. Caishen’s Gold is an extremely easy game to get started with. All you need to do is adjust your bet size by toggling on the – and + buttons next to the big spin button on the bottom right of the screen. Once you press on either the + or minus button, you can set your Coin Value, which ranges from just $0.01 to $0.50. Then you can set your Bet Level, which goes from 1 to 10; as with 243 ways-to-win games, all 243 lines are active. Minimum bet per spin at Bet Level of 1 and Coin Value of $0.01 equals to $0.38. For a 243 ways-to-win game, it’s a pretty good deal. Caishen’s Gold has the following symbols:
- Caishen (Man with Beard) – Wild
- Golden Temple, with Scatter written on it
- Baby with Green Background
- Girl with Pink Background
- Pink Lotus Flower
- A, K, Q, J, 10, 9
Graphics and Sounds
Caishen’s Gold is vibrantly coloured, with lots of gold and happy faces on the reels to deliver your riches. The reels spin smoothly and the animation is fun. Winning paylines will have your symbols shine and glitter, with Caishen sometimes blowing kisses of gold nugget to your bankroll. The soundtrack is festive with Chinese music tinkling in the background. It can get annoying after a while, but you’ll find the mute button at the bottom left corner of the screen.
While no progressive game, Caishen’s Gold does have 4 jackpots to be won – Grand, Major, Minor and Mini. The Grand jackpot, the biggest of them all is worth a good 1,000x your total bet, while the Major is worth 100x. You can only win the jackpots while in the Bonus Game, in which you will uncover Gold tokens to reveal the various jackpot symbols underneath. Uncover 3 purple, Caishen Grand symbols and that Grand jackpot is yours!
There are a couple of features in this video pokie that’ll bring you some extra loot.
Caishen is the Wild symbol and can appear on reels 2, 3 , 4 and 5. Whenever one of these appear in your base game, it can randomly trigger the Bonus Game. Here, there are 4 jackpots hidden underneath Gold tokens – Grand, Major, Minor and Mini. Start uncovering the tokens to reveal Jackpot symbols, and you get 3 matching symbols, that’s your win. The Grand jackpot is worth 1,000x your bet, the Major 100x, Minor 50x and Mini 30x.
When you spin 3 or more adjacent Scatter symbols, you will trigger the free spins feature, getting yourself 10 free spins. During this feature, you will only have high value symbols coming up on your reels – no A, K, Q, J, 10 or 9 – making your wins bigger. Better yet, free spins can be re-triggered, without any limits!
Chinese New Year is thought to be a fortuitous time, and with Caishen’s Gold you can experience this good fortune year round, any time. The RTP is more than decent at just over 97%, so payouts are frequent although not huge. Free spins and a bonus games with 4 jackpots will add to the fun. Vivacious, colourful and extravagant, Caishen’s Gold is a nice video pokie that will bring about many happy faces, including yours!