Double Happiness POKIE
Aristocrat have widely promoted their pokies on the Asian market, that is why many games of that developer are devoted to history and culture of that region. With its distinctive symbols and visual style, Double Happiness has a Chinese look and feel. Along with a wild symbol and scatter, this 5-reel 25-payline pokie has a Roaming Wild feature that adds an element of fun and unpredictability to the gameplay. High-rollers are also welcome to join in, as the max bet reaches as high as $150 per spin – a very good figure for those who got accustomed to big bets and big wins.
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The double happiness hieroglyph in Chinese is a very powerful symbol of love. It is often printed on paper, embroidered on cloth and even tattooed because many people in China believe it brings happiness, helps lonely people find the second half and attracts luck. In the pokie, the Double Happiness symbol is a scatter and one of the most potent symbols as it awards a free spin round.
The game is adapted to mobile devices. It has only three functional buttons on the gaming screen: one of them is a tappable (clickable) Spin button, another button is designed for bet adjustment and the other opens a paytable, Autoplay feature and other settings.
The visual design is bright, crisp and clear. It lacks eye-catching, realistic animations but it looks very decent and pleasant to the eye. There are Aristocrat’s standard characters and numbers that refer to playing card values (9, 10, J, etc.). These symbols pay out 5 to 200 coins if you manage to land three, four or five of the same. The awards for playing cards are pretty low but they happen very often. Other ordinary symbols relate to the Chinese theme and include Chinese-style cymbals, a sky lantern, a bunch of firecrackers, a drum and a happy man with a blue fan. These themed symbols award much better and the maximum prize of 1000 coins is given away for hitting five Men on a payline. At the maximum possible stake, the mentioned coin prize is equivalent to $5000.
The number of lines is always fixed at 25 and the cost of playing is always 30 coins (not 25 coins as might be reasonably expected). By moving a slider on the gaming screen, you can select a coin value starting at $0.01 up to $3. Thus, a total bet may vary between $0.30 and $150 per spin.
Regular wild symbol
A regular wild is represented by a golden dragon. It is a basic wild symbol that acts as a typical substitute for normal, non-feature icons. Its great advantage is the ability to form combinations by itself. Getting 2 to 5 wilds on a payline awards 10 to 2500 coins, so the wild turns out to be a very lucrative symbol.
Double Roaming Wilds
For the entire duration of free spins, you will benefit from the Roaming Wilds feature. Two so-called roaming wilds appear at the beginning of each free game and substitute in addition to regular wilds. The two roaming wilds move to random positions between spins, thus adding thrill to the gaming experience as you never know where these special symbols finally stop.
Scatter and free spins
As you have certainly guessed from the previous paragraph, the pokie has free spins. They are triggered in a traditional way by means of scatters which in this pokie are represented by the Double Happiness hieroglyph. Three, four or five scatters activate 10, 15 or 25 free games respectively, with the chance to retrigger the feature if 3+ scatters occur again during free spins. Five scatters pay out x100 a total bet or $15,000 at max.
This is a very well-balanced pokie with frequent (but relatively small) wins and flexible bet sizes. The features available here are regular wilds, roaming wilds, scatters and free spins. The top three jackpots are $15 000, $12 500 and $5000.