The god of fortune smiles on this slot machine. Or rather in this slot machine. Join him, but only if you’re a fan of the minimalist one-line style of slot, and are not afraid of an unknown vigorish.
The slot machine Fu Cai Shen is centred around Caishen, the god of wealth in one of the Chinese pantheons. Often conflated with Fu, the god of prosperity, he is all about the renminbi.
The theme of prosperity and fortune are on full display in this slot. The symbols are gold coins, purses and money envelopes, as well as the face of Caishen himself.
The graphics are a little tacky on this one. Red and gold frequently come out looking a bit naff when they are the colour scheme of a slot machine.
The animations and artwork though are up to Booongo’s usual standard. Fairly simple, easy to read and highly intuitive.
There is no background music on this slot, which is something of a mercy given how often the musical selections for slot machines are tooth-grindingly poor. Instead, Fu Cai Shen uses a standard set of slot machine noises for the spin and win noises.
Fu Cai Shen, being a minimalist one-line slot has pretty basic gameplay. There is no gamble feature to spice things up or bonuses to change the pace.
If you look for variety in your slot experience, Fu Cai Shen will probably be a bit of a letdown. But for those who like a pure slot machine experience, this is unlikely to be a bother.
There are no Wilds, Bonuses or Free Spins in Fu Cai Shen.
As with the gameplay, this may be a problem or might not be. It will be highly player dependent.
Fu Cai Shen offers no officially published return to player information, which is always a source of concern to us. While some game publishers simply avoid publishing these numbers in general, it can be used as a strategy to hide overly high or variable vigs.
The range of bet on the site we tested was $/£/€0.20 to $/£/€30.00.
The volatility of this game is high.
Fu Cai Shen is a nicely made one-line slot machine, providing one-line slot machines are your bag.
But the game is badly undermined by a lack of published return to player which may be covering up a very unfavourable statistic in that regard.