Hong Bao is a traditionally designed Chinese-themed slot from Relax Gaming. Played using a 5 reel, 50 payline game engine, it comes with multiplier wilds that drop down the reels 1 spin at a time. There’s also a free spins round where wild multipliers lock in position when they hit. Collect Bonus symbols during this feature to win even more prizes. Play from between 30p and £106 per spin.
There’s a classical feel to the design in Hong Bao. The reels are set against a riverside backdrop and flanked by mountains and traditional buildings. There you’ll find Chinese style A to 9 symbols as well as flowers, fans jewellery boxes and Ming vases. There’s also a wild, the gold coin, that can hit on all 5 reels.
The first choice you’ll have to make on firing up Hang Bao is whether to activate the Hyper Bonus feature. The higher you play here, the bigger the potential multiplier wilds and free spin goodies on offer.
Multiplier Wilds feature - on each spin, you could see a frame appear around a symbol with a multiplier value attached. These multiplier wilds drop down the reels 1 position at a time when they hit. Land more than 1 of them on the same spin and their values are combined. Depending on the level of the Hyper Bonus feature, the multipliers are 1x, 2x, 3x or 5x.
Free Spins feature - this round is triggered by landing 3 Bonus scatters on the same spin. Once again, the free spin and wild multiplier combinations on offer here depend on the Hyper Bet.
- Bet Level 1 = 5 free spins at 1x
- Bet Level 2 = 7 free spins at 2x
- Bet Level 3 = 8 free spins at 3x
- Bet Level 4 = 9 free spins at 5x
Multiplier wilds that land here lock in position and remain there for any free spins you have remaining. Hope to see the gong symbol here too as 1 extra free spin is added to your total every time one hits.
Look out too for the red envelope symbols (the Hong Bao of the title). Collect enough of these and you’ll trigger the Bonus Spins feature with 3 bonus spins. There are Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum level spins. Which one you play depends on the number of Hong Bao collected. The higher the level, the bigger the potential rewards on offer.
There’s a traditional feel to the design of Hong Bao. The gameplay is pretty fresh though. The free spins round has the potential to be a good one if you get lucky with the wild multipliers. We found it to be a pretty volatile game though so some caution is recommended.
The conveyor belt of Chinese-themed slots keeps on producing. Relax Gaming has created another entertaining addition in Hong Bao. I do recommend you try Ice Ice Yeti though which is the best slot in my opinion.