Celebrate the New Year With A Bang In Gung Pow Slot
Gung Pow is a slot game that was released in time for the Chinese New Year, and we can all celebrate this festival with plenty of fireworks, and make sure you start the new year with a bang.
It is a game developed by Microgaming, with five reels, three rows and 243 ways to win. This means that winning combinations are formed by identical symbols appearing on adjacent reels, reading from left to right, rather than any particular pay line structure. It also means you will come across plenty of chances for a couple of crackers of wins.
Chinese Fireworks Are the Symbols
The background to Gung Pow is a plain dark red screen, and of course red is the colour that in Chinese culture portrays good fortune and wealth. The symbols are simple in design, but big and bright. The symbols include some red Chinese paper Lanterns and red envelopes, which are often given to family and friends during the ceremony. The other high value symbols are all different fireworks, the noisy firecrackers, rockets and sparklers. The symbols with the lowest value are the classic playing cards, from nine through to the ace. The Oriental effect is enhanced by the music and fireworks sounds whenever you complete a winning combination. The biggest win in the base game will come from finding five rocket symbols on the reels, and the next biggest win is for five of the Scatters appearing together. Five red envelopes will give a bigger reward than the red Lanterns.
The Gung Pow Logo is the Wild symbol, and as such can substitute for any other symbol in the game to complete a winning combination, apart from the Scatter symbol. The Wild only appears on reels two and four. The Scatter symbol is a Chinese Dollar, a special coin that commemorates the Chinese New Year, and this symbol will activate the main bonus feature.
Free Spins and a Jackpot
The Free spins feature is the only bonus round offered in Gung Pow, and it is triggered by three or more of the Scatter symbols appearing anywhere on the reels. You will receive fifteen free spins at once, as well as the Scatter combination payout. All wins that you may make during the Free Spins bonus round will be multiplied by three. If you manage to land three more Dollar Scatter symbols while playing the Free Spins bonus round, you will be given an additional fifteen free spins to add to your remaining total. It is during this bonus round that players have the chance to win 90,000 credits.
Microgaming has included a Gamble feature in Gung Pow. After any win you can click on the Gamble button, and try to guess the colour of the next random playing card. A correct guess will give you double your wins to date. You can then try another guess, and try to guess the suit of that card. A correct guess will quadruple your winnings. You are only able to use this feature up to five times.