We’re releasing Jin Ji Bao Xi: Endless Treasure on 26 March 2019 and giving you a look inside our exciting new game before the launch. This oriental-themed slot has already been a huge success in land casinos and looks set to be a hit online too.
Jin Ji Bao Xi: Endless Treasure is a classic in land-based casinos, with its familiar chimes and traditional symbols, making it an instant winner with new slot players and seasoned veterans alike. Sometimes we see physical machines not translating well in an online environment, but more often than not these types of slots are a great deal of fun. In this review we’ll look at all the exciting bonus rounds on offer, the four progressive jackpots that are up for grabs, and everything else that goes along with it.
Slot design and theme
This is most definitely an oriental-themed slot and you can tell this straight from the off. Mystical sounds with bright red and gold colors will transport you to the east. The symbols filling the reels are typical dragons, pots of gold, tigers and the traditional K, Q, J – so there’s no mistaking where this slot is set.
Jin Ji Bao Xi is a Chinese expression for saying good luck, or good news, and generally wishes fortune. The other symbols of the game include a peach, which is also considered to be good luck in China, and is very much part of the game’s theme.
The layout may seem a little confusing at first with so much going on, but it just adds to the excitement of the game. There is a section for all the jackpots (which we’ll get to), game credits, active symbols and a mystical golden pot. But! They all play a part of course.
The general design is as traditional as possible for an Asian themed slot and it’s a great example of one that does it very well.
Gameplay and payouts
How to play this slot? It can seem daunting, but don’t let that put you off, it’s easy once you get the hang of it. Basically, you set up how you want to play, your stake amount is standard ranging anywhere from €0.08 to €88. Just above where you set your stake on the right hand side of the screen, you’ll also get to choose how many gold symbols are in play (these are shown just above). Gold Symbols are higher paying ones, so if successful you’ll be rewarded bigger wins at the expense of higher stakes.
The grid itself is 5x3 and offers an incredible 243 win-lines, paying both left to right and right to left during the base game. It is a very smooth game and with so many bonus features to look out for, you’ll certainly have a lot to feast your eyes upon.
Once you’ve set the game up as you prefer, you’ll discover all the exciting bonus features on offer too, which are far more complex than other online slots. There are of course the jackpots, but there is much more to this thrilling slot than just those, with wilds, scatters, and free spins to get excited about.
Feature selector: Collect 6 to 14 gold bonus coins in the base game and you will trigger the feature selector. You now have five choices of free spins to pick from, depending on your initial stake, and the Fu Bonus also comes in to play.
Wilds: They have an interesting role in this game. When a wild symbol appears on the reels, coins are added to a gold pot which sits just above the grid. Any number of coins can be added, and the pot will close randomly - this will then trigger the Jin Ji Bao Xi feature.
Jin Ji Bao Xi feature: 12 gold coins will appear in this feature. Click on the coins to reveal one of the four jackpot symbols. When three matching symbols are visible, that jackpot will be won.
Fu bonus: Is the initial winning spin amount from landing the bonus symbol. It is carried on to the feature that you choose and can grow during this time.
Free spins: 8 free spins will be awarded, and the five options depend on the number of gold symbols you have set up with.
Top-up feature: Look out for the +1 symbols here. These are effectively re-spins with locked reels. Free spins can also be triggered during this feature.
The jackpots: You can trigger a Mini, Major, Minor, or Grand jackpot in any given spin or you can win any of the jackpots when the Jin Ji Bao Xi feature starts. 15 bonus symbols award you the Grand jackpot.
Jin Ji Bao Xi: Endless Treasure will be a familiar slot for many and is certainly not for the faint hearted. Four progressive jackpots and tons of bonus features mean it could take a while to get the hang of, but boy is it fun when you do. While you wait for the release on 26 March, why not check out some of our other popular slots? If you don’t already have an account, sign up for free now and enjoy all the benefits of being a panda.