Prepare to take a trip to the far east as Playtech's Zhao Cai Jin Bao slot puts players in China, where they get to experience some of the lucky symbols that are prevalent in Chinese culture while also giving players the opportunity to win some large cash prizes.
Zhao Cai Jin Bao is a 5 reel, 9 payline video slot that is extremely simple in its mechanics, but features some beautiful artwork on the reels that is incredibly complex and entertaining to look at. The game manages to mix in a series of lucky Chinese symbols with classic slot symbols, which may be considered lucky by Western betting audiences. Game symbols in the game are as follows (from low to high paying): 9, 10, Jack, Queen, King Ace, two Koi fish in a pond with lotus flowers, a peacock, a lucky dragon in the clouds, a golden lion, and a Chinese man wearing an ornate robe.
Feature wise, Zhao Cai Jin Bao is a very simple game in terms of what it offers players, as the game only has the standard wild and scatter symbols. Apart from that the only notable feature is that it pays winning paylines both right to left and left to right. To make up for the lack of features in the game, the has a RTP of 96%, which is unusually high for a modern Playtech slot machine.
I played Zhao Cai Jin Bao for a while and found the game's simplicity to not get in the way of my enjoyment, as the game plays quickly and gives you many small wins that are either just above or just below your wagered amount. To me this kept me spinning the reels and I did not become frustrated at the lack of features hitting as I knew they weren't there. If you can deal with straightforward gameplay I highly recommend you check out Zhao Cai Jin Bao.