The free online Lucky Koi slot machine is a video game made by Microgaming, and it has 5 reels with 3 rows, and 25 modifiable pay-lines. The Lucky Koi slot machine game has a decent design and a background of a pond filled with fish, obviously inspired by the Japanese culture and beliefs. This slot is similar to Dolphin Quest.
The koi carps, after whom this slot got its name, are highly valuable in Japan because they are believed to bring good fortune to their owners. Also, the music and sound effects successfully bring you the experience of feeling like you are in Japan.
To check the value of each icon, you have the View Pays button in the left bottom corner of the screen. The Lucky Koi slot game has 11 cards altogether, which can be divided into several categories:
- Low Win Icons – there are 5 of this kind of regular symbols. They mark the lowest winnings one can get which go from 0.50 to 20 credits depending on the icon and whether you have collected 3, 4 or 5 of them. They are depicted with a dragonfly, a turtle, a frog, a lotus flower, and a red Japanese fan.
- High Win Icons – 4 regular type of cards that bring more winnings than the low wins, and they are depicted with gold coins, silver and gold lucky charms, and two carps. They award you from 3 up to 100 credits!
- The Wild – one of the two special cards, marked with a gold fish, and its function is to replace any of the symbols (except the scatter) in order to improve one’s chances of winning. It can also award up to 100 coins.
- The Scatter – the other special card, and getting from 3 to 5 scatters, which are marked with the temple symbol, will give you the option of choosing between two bonus rounds, that is the free spins with random multiplier or the extra reward. It will give you up to 250 shiners for collecting them as well.
When you get 3 or more scatters you can select between the two complimentary rounds offered which carry you additional winnings.
- Free Spins – if you select this bonus, you will be awarded with 10 to 30 additional rounds which have up to 5x multiplier.
- Koi Bonus – by selecting this option, a player is to pick from 3 to 6 fish which all award different amount of dimes.
Wagering With Lucky Koi
This gambling machine allows you to pick between the two standard playing options, which are manual and automatic. If you prefer playing manually, you need to click the Spin button every time for reels to spin. But if, on the other hand, you prefer the reels to be spun for you, you can set the Auto Play option by clicking the button with the same name. You can set many different settings for the automatic playing way, like the number of spins or when you want it to stop.
The wagering options are quite flexible, since you can choose the number of paying lines from anywhere from 1 to 25, the coin size, and the total bet as you wish. The minimum total bet is 25, if you are using all winning lines, and the maximum is 250. You can modify those options as you wish by clicking the Bet button. The information about your standings, like total coins left and the amount you have earned in the previous round can all be found at the bottom of the screen.