88 is the Chinese number of wealth and good fortune, so I expected some great luck while playing 88 Fortunes Slot by Light and Wonder. This game is dripping in symbols of prosperity, like eagles, ships, turtles, vases, and mandalas, and a lush red and gold visual theme. You can take home $250 000 from a single spin with the game’s fixed jackpots and the high-value bonus round.
88 Fortunes slot offers a vibrant Asian theme and interesting gameplay with the potential to win large rewards. I enjoyed the game’s looks, even though they are a bit generic, and I thought the gameplay could have benefited from an extra bonus feature or mechanic. The gold symbols mechanic made betting with a purpose easy, and the anticipation of triggering the jackpot game kept me spinning. You could do worse than this slot’s top prize of $250k, but if you’re a high roller with millionaire dreams, you might be more at home playing Mega Moolah Lucky Bells or Wheel of Wishess.
This is a highly volatile game, meaning you can expect larger-than-average wins, but spread out more across your spins. The 96% RTP is average for online slots, so you can theoretically anticipate a fair return on your wagers.
While the screen looks very busy at first glance, the layout is quite easy to understand. Fixed jackpot indicators hover to the right of the golden reels and below them, you will see the spin controls, as well as autoplay, settings, and paytable buttons. To the right of the reels is a golden symbol selector that lets you choose from 5 bet levels.
Playing 2, 3, 4 or 5 gold symbols, means betting 18, 38, 68, or 88 credits, and the possibility of winning the Mini, Minor, Major, and Grand jackpots, respectively.
When 3 or more scatter symbols appear on the same spin, you will get 10 free spins.
While the feature is active, all low-paying symbols will be removed from the reels. Only high-value golden symbols will remain, increasing your chances of landing large wins.
When one or more Fu Bat wild symbols appear on the reels, the screen changes to a grid of golden coins. Flip the coins over until you find 3 matching Fu baby symbols to claim a corresponding jackpot prize. Remember that to win the top jackpot of $200 000, you need to commit to the maximum bet of $88.
Fixed jackpot prizes like this with complex mechanics are easy to find in online slots. In Burning Sun a Hold and Spin style feature allows you to win fixed jackpot prizes worth up to 500x your bet.
For games like 88 Fortune with complex bonus features, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the gameplay before spending any real money. Luckily, we have a free demo version of the game for you to try with endless credits. You can spin as many times as you want and bet the maximum without worrying that it is coming out of your pocket.
Note: Because the results are always completely random, we use the demo simulation of the game, which mimics the real money experience. We always recommend you start in demo mode to learn and understand the game before you play for real money.
I started with a modest 2.64 credit bet for about 6-7 spins, getting a few wins, making 12 credit wins the highest for that bet size. Feeling like I should increase the bet size to try to get a proper return, I bumped up the bet size to 8.80 credits. This was a fruitless exercise, as I didn’t get a single hit. I then increased the bet size once again to 17.60. Finally, I hit a decent win of 32 credits. Thereafter, a couple of wins had trickled in. Unfortunately, not ending it a profit.Results:
If you're up for some extended play and don't mind a bit of waiting, this game might be your jam. Personally, I didn't make a profit and ended up with less than I began. I do think that with a bit of time, there would be potential to walk away from this game with a win.