Lucky Firecracker is a 5-reel, 243 payline, Microgaming non-progressive video slot machine. The Lucky Firecracker slot game carries a variety of different bonus features including a Wild symbol, a Scatter symbol, a multiplier, free spins and a large jackpot.
In line with, and too celebrate the Chinese New Year celebrations and festivities, Microgaming has released another oriental video slot that, thematically and visually, is in part Chinese and the reel symbols create a festival atmosphere of fireworks, Chinese lanterns and dragons. This particular game is called Lucky Firecracker. The game is remarkably similar to the software developers’ recently released Gung Pow slots game, which has an extremely similar theme. The primary difference is that Lucky Firecracker has a top jackpot that is capped at 90 000 coins, as it has a lower coin denomination range. These two slots games are, apart from that difference, virtually the same in terms of the graphics, sound effects as well as certified payout rate, which is between 96 and 97%.
Lucky Firecracker online slots game is available at the majority of Microgaming casinos in Free Play mode as well as for real money. This opportunity to play, practice and enjoy slots games for free is ideal for players to get used to the nuances of the game, the betting levels and pace, as well as to become comfortable with the casino environment before staking any real money.
Game Features and Bet Levels
Like most online pokies for real money, Lucky Firecracker slot has a wide range of coin denominations available in order to cater for as broad a range of players as possible. This flexible coinage and gaming function is common to almost every Microgaming video slot with the 243-Ways to win payline structure and five reels configuration. Players can stake from one to ten coins per line, and these coin denominations vary from 0.01 coins up to 1 coin respectively. This is where the difference in jackpots between Gung Pow and Lucky Firecracker slots comes into effect, as on the latter the maximum coin size is five times less.
Lucky Firecracker slot also features a Gamble mode option where players can double their win by guessing the correct colour of a face-down card. An incorrect guess loses the win. The Autoplay option is also available to players wishing to speed up gameplay or play on more than one machine at a time.
The Symbols and Bonuses on Show
The symbols featured in the game of Lucky Firecracker slots include Chinese paper lanterns, fireworks, and sparklers, amongst other symbols in line with the Chinese New Year theme. The maximum jackpot on a regular symbol combination is 120 coins. Activating the scatter feature pays 100 times the total bet. The Wild symbols, which are the Lucky Firecracker game logos, only appear on reels 2 and 4. In order to trigger the sole bonus feature on Lucky Firecracker slots, players need to land at least three of the Lucky Coin Scatter symbols. The reward for this achievement is 15 free spins, with all prizes that appear during the special round subject to a 3x multiplier effect.