The Chinese believe that the number 88 is lucky, so it comes as no surprise to observe that Game Art developed Lucky Babies to feature a plethora of lucky icons reminiscent of Chinese culture.
Symbols in Lucky Babies
Lucky Babies icons are as you would expect Chinese-themed and feature four babies who are executing different tasks.
one boy is hugging golden cups
another boy is reading a book
one baby girl is riding a carp (yes a carp) whilst holding a cake
another girl is clutching a golden coin
The lower-value symbols in Lucky Babies are the temple, fireworks and the card values Nine, Ten, Jack, Queen, King and Ace.
Lucky Babies is superbly crafted, the reels are goldenly encased with a blue sky being littered with fireworks that illuminate the backdrop. Either side of the screen is flanked by gold and red pillars with dragons indented on them. Beneath the reels is located a golden path with red lanterns gradually floating to the top of the screen. The reels themselves are coloured deep purple.
Win values in Lucky Babies
Four of the wild temple icons have the same payout as the baby boy holding the golden cups (if players land five of them). The baby girl riding on the back of a carp awards the next payout, whilst the other two babies awards the next highest.
Bonus features of Lucky Babies
Temple Wilds are the game's wild icon and landing four of them wins the maximum non-progressive jackpot. The wild symbol also generates more winning combinations.
Fireworks Scatters offer multiplier values when players land at least three of them on the reels and then they will activate the free spins round.
Three or more scatters triggers the Free Spins bonus round. During these free bonus spins, the four babies all become wild and replace all other icons excluding the temple wild symbol. Players also have the potential to retrigger their free spins during the bonus round.
Players can gamble any win that is won if they wish to double their money. Players enter the gamble bonus round where they must correctly guess the colour of the card suit drawn. Guess wrong though, players forfeit their winnings.
Players can gamble up to five times or until they lose. Players do not have to play the gamble feature, it can be disabled before the game starts in the settings panel.
Lucky Babies is a captivating online video slot machine that gives some fundamental yet compelling gameplay. The maximum stakes are pretty low so will not entire more high-rolling slot players, yet it does build up a nice non-progressive jackpot for only a small bet stake.
The free spins bonus round allows players to frequently accumulate some appetising wins, largely in part due to the two versions on wilds on offer. The temple wild and the babies who change into wilds, triggering either of them should not take players too long and thus begin to engage players into getting more wins, very soon.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring