Ji Xiang 8 is a progressive jackpot slot from Playtech with 9 reels and 8 paylines. Playable only on desktop devices, you can the reels from as little as 8p a spin to as much as £800 a spin. Not to be confused by a footballer with the same name (Ji Xiang), this Chinese themed slot is based on symbols that bring you good fortune and positive elements.
It is Chinese belief that lucky objects and images increase prosperity and happiness – the symbols on the reels symbolise this with lanterns, koi carp, lanterns, phoenixes and lucky 8s present. The highest value symbol is the dragon symbol with a whopping 8,888 times your stake available if you manage to find 3 of them on the reels.
There is a scatter, the red 8, which will reward you with 8,888 times your bet if you manage to find 9 on all paylines. You can form wins horizontally, vertically and diagonally which helps. That’s about it when it comes to bonus features as there are no free spins or pick me features.
However, you can win 1 of 4 Wu Shi jackpots randomly – any spin (including a non-winning one) can trigger the jackpot game where you spin the wheel to match 3 identical lion symbols. The Wu Shi Jackpots can be won on other Playtech slots include Jade Emperor and Sun Wukong.
Ji Xiang 8 is definitely unique in terms of how it looks but I prefer the other 2 progressive jackpot titles from Playtech that I’ve mentioned (due to the fact they offer other bonus features). I do find it a high variance offering though with potential wins of up to 8,888 times your bet very appealing.