A land-based favourite, Lucky Tree is a 5 reel, 30 payline slot powered by Bally Technologies. The theme is Chinese and is based on a lucky tree which can be played on desktop, mobile and tablet devices from 30p to £45 per spin. It has 3 bonus features in total and can be played in both landscape and portrait view.
The lucky tree is China is the money tree which delivers plenty of riches – the giant tree overlooks the reels with lotus flowers, fish, tortoises, frogs and bamboo on the reels. Look out for the dragon as this gives you 20,000 coins if you manage to find 5 on a payline. The other symbol of importance is the gold coin wild but the Fortune Cat and Yin Yang symbols can transfer into wilds with a little help from the lucky tree.
As for the bonus features, you have the Wild Coin Mystery feature which activates randomly in the base game – you will see the lucky tree shake with 2 to 7 coins falling. This will then turn symbols where they land into wilds! If a coin lands on a Yin Yang or Fortune Cat symbol, it will turn them into both wilds and scatters!
Then you have the Free Games Bonus feature which is played when 3 scattered Yin Yang or Wild Yin Yang symbols appear on the 3 middle reels – you will receive 10 free spins. Look out for 3 scatters during the feature which gives you an additional 10 free spins taking your total to 20.
What makes the free spins feature potentially lucrative is the fact that the Wild Coin Mystery feature can trigger randomly on each free spin. This can give you up to 7 wilds on each free spin!
Finally, there’s a Pick Bonus feature which is played when you get 3 scattered Fortune Cat or Wild Fortune Cat symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5 simultaneously. You get to pick from 3 spheres to reveal between 6 and 15 picks. You then come across a grid where you pick symbols. These will reveal fortune cats with matching picks giving you cash prizes. If you find 8 white cats, you will take home 5,000 coins.
As you can see, Lucky Tree is a bonus feature-rich slot with big wins available in both the base game and features – I found the Wild Coin Mystery feature more rewarding in the Free Games Bonus feature with my maximum win just over 1,000 times my stake. It does look great too which helps and has made the transition from land based casinos to online play seamless. If you like Asian themed games, there’s plenty about but Bally’s 88 Fortunes is a great choice.