The allure of civilizations different from our own is something which has attracted the mind for a long time. To experience a world foreign to our own, shaped by thousands of years of different history – a dream for many! Considering that, it is no surprise that slots which explore these exotic cultures were always popular.
How many Egyptian and Chinese themed games have been released in 2018 alone? RTG certainly seem to agree, as they chose to release Fu Chi, a title covered from head to toe in the culture of the oriental Chinese empire.
In our opinion, the slot takes things a little too far. It feels like the developers chose to phone it in with the symbol designs because they look generic as hell. The game was released in 2017 and looks atrocious for its time. The symbols look alright, but there is a distinct absence of any interesting animations to catch our eyes.
The user interface is a mixed bag, at best. Some aspects are clearly borrowed from physical machines, which we are not big fans of. Others show some forethought by the developers, like turning the spin button into a Yin-Yang circle.
RTG’s release has high volatility. Expect big jackpot wins, provided your budget lasts long enough to reach them.
Fu Chi is played on a 5×3 playing field with 50 flexible paylines. That means players can lower their minimum bet by turning off some or all of the paylines. However, doing this lowers your chances of landing winning combinations, so we would not recommend it.
The RTP for this title is unknown. Since we cannot tell what the house edge is, we cannot recommend playing this slot to anyone. Considering the wealth of options available to gamblers, there is no reason to settle for a lesser experience.
By changing the number of active paylines and your bet counter, players are able to set their wagers. The minimum bet is a measly $0.01, while the maximum is $12.50 per spin.
The Autoplay function allows gamblers to let the game do all the work for them. You can select the number of spins, as well as several other parameters. For example, auto spins can stop when a jackpot is won, or if balance changes past a certain limit.
Wins are granted by collecting three or more identical symbols following the active paylines, going from left to right. For Scatters, this rule does not apply. They can award pays from any position on the playing field.
The dog Wild is the most valuable symbol, followed by red balloons and golden flowers. Then come firecrackers, red money pouches and oranges, and finally, three types of Chinese letters.
Pros & Cons
We would go into more detail for the last bit, but we sadly do not speak Chinese. Scatters are the lowest paying icon on the reels, but it makes up for it in other ways!
Collect three, four or five Scatters in any position to win fifteen, twenty or thirty free spins. If no Wilds are used to complete the combination, the number of extra turns doubles. It is possible to re-trigger free spins, which adds the same number of turns as the original trigger. Finally, while the bonus is active, all prizes are tripled.
At the end of each spin, there is a chance progressive jackpot fires randomly. One of the two jackpots will have its prize added to the rest of your wins if you had any.