Master Chen’s Fortune is a simple Chinese-themed slot from Pragmatic Play. It’s a 5 reel, 9 payline game that comes with colourful design, top payline payouts of 555.55 times your stake and 2x multiplier wilds. Play on all devices from between 9p and £45 per spin.
The visuals in Master Chen’s Fortune are bright and bold. Set against a lucky red backdrop, the gold reels contain lower value royal symbols as well as a range of objects more in keeping with the Asian theme. You’ll see pots of gold coins, oranges, and a money tree spinning around the reels. The best of the symbols is the waving kitty. Land 5 of these and you’ll receive an award of 555.55 times your stake.
There’s also a scatter. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of these anywhere on the reels and your reward will be a payout equal to 1, 5, 10 or 100 times your total stake. The symbol you’ll really be hoping to see though is the smiling figure of Master Chen - he is the game’s wild and substitutes for all other symbols apart from the scatter when he appears anywhere on the middle 3 reels.
The wild doesn’t offer any payouts in its own right. It can be lucrative when it does hit though. When the wild forms part of a winning combination, the payout receives a 2x multiplier boost and is doubled. That means that 4 waving kitty symbols and a wild will reward you with 1,111 times your total stake.
That’s your lot as far as gameplay goes. There’s precisely zero on offer in the way of feature rounds. All the action comes from the base game where the 2x multipliers offer the best chances of landing a half decent score.
The design in Master Chen’s Fortune is jolly and rather nicely done. As too is the soundtrack which is part classical Chinese, part 1970s cop show theme. A shame then that the features don’t match the sound and imagery. This is a very simple game. If you like plenty of variety, then you’ll find many better alternatives if you look elsewhere.
If you’re after a decent design and straightforward low variance play, then Master Chen’s Fortune offers that. It’s not something we’ll be rushing back to though. I would much rather play games like Da Vinci’s Treasure where you can win up to 48,000 times your stake on every free spin with a 60x multiplier.