- An interesting take on a Chinese them that’s quite fun to play
- There are a few features here which revolve around the 2 main characters
- Some decent payouts but nothing special
Chi slot is a new game from Elk Studios which has a more original theme and some interesting features. There are some decent payouts on offer, but is it worth your time?
Starting with the theme, it’s a Chinese-style theme but with an original take. There are a couple of main characters here, Chi and Mow, who each offer features which are further enhanced with free spins, but I’ll come onto that in more detail shortly. There’s an unusual layout here, with 3 reels and 5 rows, compared to what we normally see which is the other way around. There are 54 ways to win here, and all you need to do is get a winning combination from left to right along one of these to get a cash reward. You do this using the base symbols, listed as follows in ascending order based on their value:
- Flute or Fan symbol (lowest value)
- Cup or Fish symbol
- Green symbol
- Yellow symbol
- Chinese Lantern
- Lotus Flower (highest value)
In addition, there’s a Wild symbol which will substitute for all other symbols in a winning combination apart from the Bonus symbol and the Free Spins symbol. The Free Spins symbol is used to give you free spins when you land 3 or more of them. 3 gives you 10 free spins, 4 gives you 15 and 5 gives you 20. You can also retrigger free spins.
Chi Slot Bonuses and Features
Chi Feature. Chi is the fire spirit and will award you between 1 and 6 Wild symbols if she hits. During free spins, the Wilds hit by Chi become sticky to give you the potential for a lot more wins.
Mow. Mow is the wind spirit who can award you multipliers between 2x and 5x if he hits. During free spins, the first hit will give you a 2x progressive multiplier, increasing every hit by 1x up to a maximum of 5x.
Stairway To Fortune. This is triggered by 3 Bonus symbols as you might expect. Chi will draw a random number between 1 and 6, while Mow moves the corresponding number of steps towards the Fortune Reels. If you draw collect, the multiplier value that Mow holds will be collected, ending the Bonus. The aim here is obviously to reach the Fortune Reels whereby you’ll be given a spin on every reel. All of the multipliers will be collected.
Chi slot from Elk Studios has an interesting take on the Chinese theme which can be a bit overdone. It has a couple of likeable characters, and these can both offer you a few features which can be quite rewarding. They become more interesting when you have some free spins, especially the sticky Wilds which, when combined with 20 free spins, can see you get quite a few wins. The other Bonus can be quite rewarding too with some big wins on offer. This is a high variance slot so wins tend to be fairly infrequent but can pay out a lot. The RTP of 96% isn’t bad either. All in all, it’s a fairly fun slot with some good payouts, but it doesn’t really stand out as an amazing choice. I think it’s worth a go though, and you can also find other Elk Studios slots here.