Does a win of 180,000 times your stake sound unreal for a non-progressive video slot? It indeed was unreal until the release of Pecking Luck from Pragmatic Play. In the never-ending race between game providers to develop the slot with the highest win potential, this creation takes the crown by a mile. To insane payout comes into play in the free spins round that can have a win multiplier of up to x18.
Don’t be fooled by the rather simplistic look of this slot with five reels, three rows and 25 fixed pay lines as it packs a powerful punch once it fires up with the top multiplier in the free spins. The high-volatility game has a rather generous RTP of 96.50%. Bet from as little as 0.25 up to 125 credits per spin, but keep in mind that such games can be a balance drainer when in a bad mood. Play Peking Luck on your mobile or desktop device, courtesy of the HTML5 format.
How many Asian-themed slots can we players bear to see? There are currently over 900 of them lingering around in online casino lobbies. However, none has the potential of Peking Luck, plus Pragmatic Play went to great length to design the game in super HD graphics. The backdrop is a fantasy scene with rolling seas, Asian lampions and blossoming trees. The sophisticated design continues with the animations on winning and teaser spins. A rather chirpy oriental soundtrack is accompanying the usual reel noises.
The pay symbols are just as intricate as the rest of the game design. The low end starts with 9s through to As, followed in ascending order by cymbals, a fan, a drum, a dragon and an Asian mask. Hitting a five of a kind will pay 4 to 30 times your stake. However, that pales in comparison to hitting five wild symbols on a pay line, which will award a huge 400 times the bet. The wild symbol is a charming Asian dancer holding a traditional fan. Scatters are a golden gong with minimum three need to trigger the free spins round.
Stacked Wilds and Double Wins
The wild symbol is the only symbol that appears stacked at all times. Hitting a full screen of wild symbols will pay a massive 10,000 times your stake in the base game. But there is more. Any win with minimum one wild symbol in the combo will be doubled, except those that contain only wilds.
The Peking Luck Bonus Game
Hit three to five scatters to trigger the bonus game. Plus, you will collect a coin win of up to 250 times the total stake. Start your quest for insane wins in the two-tiered bonus game that will determine the number of free spins and win multiplier for the round.
The slot leads to a second screen displaying six traditional Asian fans. You can make one pick to reveal 5 to 50 free spins after which the game leads to the next screen with six dancing dragon masks. Again, only one pick is allowed to unveil win multipliers from x2 to x18, which will be applied to all wins during the free spins round.
To crown yourself with the insane win of 180,000x your stake, you will need to pick the x18 multiplier in the bonus game and then hit a full screen of wild symbols. It pays an already huge 10,000 times the stake without the multiplier. Scoring that kind of win with the maximum multiplier at just the minimum bet of 0.25 credits will pay for a new car. Insane indeed.
The Final Verdict
Peking Luck or Lame Duck? Clearly the first. The blistering win potential is so high that any slotting session will be a suspenseful time. Just as high though is the volatility, so maybe a little caution on the bet size is advisable. Other than that, the game impressed with its super crisp HD graphics that show off the design capabilities of Pragmatic Play.