Based on the Chinese god of prosperity, Caishen’s Gold is a 5 reel, 243 ways to win slot from Pragmatic Play. The likeliest way that this slot can live up to its name comes via the 2 feature rounds. On offer are unlimited free spins with all the lower value symbols removed and a jackpot round that offers awards of up to 1,000 times your total stake. Play, on all devices, from between 38p and £190 per spin.
The design in Caishen’s Gold is rather nicely done – set within a traditional Chinese building and backed by a tranquil valley, the reels include A to 9 playing cards alongside a stringed instrument, a fan, a lotus flower, a young girl and a young boy. Land 5 of the latter in combination for a 200-coin payout.
The smiling face of Caishen is the game’s wild – he can land on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 only and substitutes for all other symbols apart from the scatter. The wild is also central to triggering 1 of the game’s pair of features.
Jackpot Bonus Game feature – this is triggered at random as long as the spin contains a wild. You’ll then be taken to a new screen and presented with 12 coins. Pick to reveal a Mini, Minor, Major or Grand symbols. Land 3 the same and that’s the jackpot you’ll win. The Mini pays 30 times your total stake, the Minor 50 times your stake, The Major 100 times your stake and the Grand 1,000 times your stake.
Free Spins feature – this round is triggered in the traditional manner by landing 3 or more scatters on adjacent reels on the same spin. As well as an award of 5, 10 or 50 times your stake, you’ll also receive 10 free spins. These are played on a new set of reels that contain only the higher value symbols. You can re-trigger more free spins infinitely too!
Caishen’s Gold is a jolly slot – the visuals have a slight Manga feel and are very nicely done. There’s a classy soundtrack playing while you spin too. The features don’t offer anything we haven’t seen before but are decent enough. This isn’t the most innovative virtual trip to China we’ve taken as the design and bonuses are solid rather than spectacular. If you’re a fan of the Chinese theme, Quickspin’s Wins of Fortune is recommended.