Master Chens Fortune Slots

We have high expectations from Pragmatic Play releases. We count them as one of the few developers who consistently put forward quality slots, making things we enjoy both looking at and playing ourselves. Being upfront with their RTP, volatility and cash prizes, rather than hiding them away, was always positive in our eyes, too. But none of that goodwill could have saved them from our scorn for going the lazy route and making a generic Chinese-themed game. The title is played on a 5x3 playing field with 9 fixed paylines. There are two bonuses available – paylines paying both left to right and right to left and Wilds with a 2x multiplier.

How to Play

When the Chinese market first opened to foreign companies, we saw a lot of generic, copy-pasted slots that took some basic elements of Chinese culture and mythology and made games out of them. As time passed, developers became much better about this, usually by focusing on a specific idea or a set of characters. Master Chen’s Fortune feels more like the prior versions. The animations are decent and the symbols look well drawn, but there is no background image at all. We know Pragmatic Play titles can look a lot better and we demand better, as a result. This release is played on a standard 5x3 playing field with 9 paylines awarding wins by collecting three or more identical symbols from left to right or right to left. Paying both ways is one of the slot’s bonuses. Another is Wild with a 2x multiplier.

Betting Options and Payout

You can wager between $0.09 up to $45 per spin, which is a decent betting spread for casual players and medium-range gamblers. High rollers will feel stifled at a $45 maximum bet and will probably skip this game. The title has lower volatility, prioritising small, frequent payous over large, rare jackpot scores. The maximum win for Master Chen’s Fortune is 1,150x your total stake. The RTP for this Pragmatic Play release is 96.48%, which is slightly above average compared to other slots by the same developer.

Symbols and Extra Features

Symbols include playing card royals – 9, 10, J, Q, K and A, as well as a green pot full of gold, a trio of peaches sitting on a bunch of golden coins, a bonsai tree with gold coins instead of leaves and a cat with a collar and a golden coin. The laughing Master Chen assumes the role of Wild that only appears on the second, third and fourth reel. It can substitute for all icons. Scatters can appear on any reel and pay left to right and right to left on adjacent reels. When a Wild symbol is part of a winning combination, the prize from that win is doubled. Pays are granted both left to right and right to left on the playing field, effectively doubling the number of paylines you have on the reels.

Our Verdict

Once again, Pragmatic Play delivers fun gameplay and impressive jackpots. However, the graphics lag behind compared to what they can usually do, and felt incredibly uninspired. We know you can do better, Pragmatic.
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