Translated as “red envelope”, Hong Bao is the latest in a long line of Asian-themed slots to burst on to the scene in the online casino world. This new game is played over 5 reels and 50 paylines and has been produced by Kalamba Games.
Lots of Chinese cultural imagery appears on the reels of the new release to help push its theme, including Ming vases, treasure boxes, lotus flowers and other zen-like symbols. There is more to this new slot than pretty icons and a tranquil theme, though.
Wager How You Want To
One of the more original aspects in this 50-line slot is the ability to alter the RTP (return to player) rate in the game. This is done by adjusting a Hyper Bet level, with the RTP ranging from 94.7% at its lowest, up to 97.5% at its zenith. Wagers cost anything from 30p a game up to £2,120 a pop.
Multiplier wilds feature in the new Hong Bao game, and it is those which are adjusted when the Hyper Bet level is raised. Multiplier wilds expand from 2x (at a base minimum bet) up to 4x when playing with big buck bets.
Collecting Red Envelopes
Players have the chance to collect red envelopes when spinning the reels of this slot. When a total of 50 have been accumulated, players can opt to trigger a bonus free spin feature or carry on collecting. The more envelopes they collect, the better the free spin bonus will be. Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum Spins are available when 50, 100, 150 or 220 envelopes have been acquired. In this feature, players can collect symbols to win cash prizes worth up to 1,000x their bet.
A standard free spin bonus also pops up in this game and is triggered via scatters (although it can also be bought via the Hyper Bonus). Between 5 and 9 spins can be won with multipliers worth up to 5x in all. Stacked multiplier wilds also play their part in helping players to land wins.
Another Complicated Release Debuts This Week
It seems that many Chinese-themed slots are launching of late, and to compete the developers appear to be making the features in these games more and more complicated. Even though there seems to be a wealth of features which should promote wins, they seldom come along, making this release a high-variance slot. It should be available to play at any casinos offering Kalamba slots this week.