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Gong Xi Fa Cai is an online slot from IGT that is based on a term that Chinese people exchange around the New Year, wishing properity to the other person. The phrase is sometimes misconstrued as "Happy New Year", but that isn't the case. This game revolves around the holiday theme, and manages to bring some vibrant and fun graphics to the reels.
Gong Xi Fa Cai is a 5 reel, 75 payline video slot that actually may be the best looking video slot I've seen concerning the Chinese New Year. The game is set against a bunch of gold coins and features a Chinese man in traditional dress. Symbols in the game include the standard 10, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace, but are also joined by the dog, phoenix, goldfish, and dragon symbols. The game also has a wild symbol that reads 'wild' across it.
Features in the game include free spins, wilds, win multipliers, and a jackpot bonus game. This jackpot bonus game allows you the chance to win one of four progressive prizes that grow with every spin (Mini, Minor, Major, and Maxi). The game works by allowing you to select different lanterns, which reveal gems. Whichever jackpot is the first to be filled with three gems is the prize you get.
Despite not being Chinese, I managed to play Gong Xi Fa Cai for a while and I loved it. This is right up there with my favorite IGT jackpot games. The game's features seem to hit a lot and the atmosphere of the slot is perfect. I had an absolute blast watching the free spins pop up, and the jackpot bonus round was fantastic as well. I managed to hit the jackpot bonus round three times though I never managed to win anything more than the mini prize. As far as I'm concerned this is a must-play slot and I highly recommend you give it a try.