Peking Luck

A colourful Chinese festival is the setting for Peking Luck, a 5 reel, 25 payline slot from Pragmatic Play. Highlights of this volatile game include wilds that double payouts as well as a free spins round with even more multipliers of up to 36x. Play on all devices from between 25p and £125 per spin.

The design in Peking Luck is excellent. Set against a backdrop of rolling seas, magic lanterns and blossom trees, the purple reels include lower value royal values and a selection of symbols traditionally associated with China. In order of value are cymbals, a fan, a drum and a dragon. The best of the standard symbols is the carnival mask. Land 5 of these on a payline and you’ll receive a payout equal to 30 times your total stake.

Potentially far more rewarding is the mystery woman with the fan who is the wild. Land 3, 4 or 5 wilds on a payline and you’ll pocket 20, 160 or 400 times your stake. Whenever a wild forms part of a winning combination with a standard symbol, the payout is doubled.

The golden gong is the scatter. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these anywhere on the same spin and you’ll receive of 3, 10 or 250 times your stake as well as triggering the Free Spins feature – you’ll then be offered a selection of 6 fans. Choose 1 to reveal the number of free spins awarded. This can be anything from between 8 and 38.

You’ll then be shown 6 dragons – pick 1 to reveal the multiplier which will be applied to all payouts during the free spins. This will be between 2x and 18x. You can win 10 more free spins every time you get 3 or more scatters during a free spin – with no limits! Furthermore, the wild can combine with the multipliers to offer even more winning chances.

Peking Luck is a very volatile game. Expect some lengthy winless runs. Even the Free Spins feature can be very hit and miss. Land a high number of free spins with a big multiplier then get lucky with the wild and some big results are possible.

We enjoyed Peking Luck. The sound and visuals are excellent. The gameplay is simple but the super high variance offers the potential for some explosive action. That sky-high volatility won’t be for everyone. If you like high risk, high reward slots and the classical Chinese them then Peking Luck is well worth considering.