|Last update||18 Apr 2021|
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Choy Sun Doa meaning roughly "god of prosperity" in Chinese, is one of the epithets of Caishen. Frequent slot players will have encountered this deity in a range of circumstances. He often appears as the central theme of a slot, or on one of the reels.
The slot fits broadly into the genre of generic Chinese style slots. It doesn’t stand out much even in Aristocrat’s own pool. Plenty of elements feel familiar from their other offerings.
Overall, it's a nice theme, but not a very new or imaginative one.
The graphics are cheap in the way Aristocrat slots often are. They’re not bad slots, but they are turned out in such volume the art team always seems rushed. They also seem to still be using Microsoft Paint.
The animations are similarly basic. The classic Aristocrat skin has a simple set of animations for reels and wins that are used on most of their slots. This is no exception. Ditto the win and spin sounds.
There is no musical soundtrack for this slot, which is probably a blessing given the quality of everything else.
The game uses an any way wins system where winning combinations must start in reel one and move left to right in adjacent reels. But the symbols can appear anywhere on those reels.
In place of controlling win lines, the player has the option of how many reels they want to play. Play three reels and the player has just 27 ways to win. If they play all five reels they have 243 ways to win.
The Wild symbol substitutes for all symbols except the Scatter symbol and Bonus symbol.
Three or more Scatter symbols will trigger a Free Spin bonus. The player chooses from five possible fish free spins. These start from many free spins with low multipliers on the Wilds (20 free spins, and x2, x3 and x5 Wild multipliers) to very few spins and high multipliers (five free spins, and x10, x15 and x30 Wild multipliers).
During the Free Spins, the Bonus symbol appears on the reels. If this symbol lands on the reel, the player wins a cash bonus of between x2 and x50 the player's bet per line.
The return to player of this game is 95.00%, much lower than our yardstick for average of roughly 96%.
The range of bets on the site we tested ran from a minimum bet per spin of $/£/€0.25 up to a maximum of $/£/€5.00 per spin.
The volatility of this game is medium, which makes it a poor match for our preferred slot machine strategies. With the low RTP it is completely useless to anyone following our slot strategies in any form.
Ugly to look at, cheaply made, and full of unoriginal elements, Choy Sun Doa is a lazy piece of work.
The gameplay is solid, and the option of setting the number of reels is intriguing. But it does not make up for the game's numerous flaws.
The biggest of these flaws is the low RTP of 95%, so far below average that we would dismiss this slot on the basis of that stat alone. Give this one a miss.