Lucky Firecracker

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B. Wright Friday, May 24, 2019

If Microgaming could get any better, it just did. Lucky Firecracker is an online slot aimed squarely at the Asian gambling market, and the development team managed to produce something that feels like solid gold. Lucky Firecracker is a slot with 243 ways to win, on a reel setup of 5x3, with successful combinations paying out both ways. It comes with all the usually bells and whistles, like Wilds, Scatters, Free Spins, and a Gamble feature. But it also adds in an interesting and potentially lucrative paytable achievements counter.

Theme

The theme, as you can most-likely already see, is the buzz surrounded by the Chinese firecracker industry. There is no doubt that fireworks can be exciting, especially when they’re all popping off at once, and Microgaming decided to bring that feeling to the reels. With vivid 3D symbols and bright colors on a dark background, the reels seem like they are going to jump out at you at any moment. If you are looking for eye-candy, Lucky Firecracker should be right up your alley.

Symbols and features to be on the lookout for

While playing Lucky Firecracker, there are a few symbols that you should get excited about when you see them drop into their place on the reels. One is the Wild symbol that bear the name of the slot and the other is Scatter represented by a golden coin with a square hole punched out of it. Most this slot’s action is triggered with these two symbols.

Wild

You’ll only see the Wild Symbol show up on reels 2 and 4, so don’t wait for it anywhere else. When it does show up, you stand a pretty good chance of connecting some dots, though, as this symbol was designed to bridge gaps in would-be winning combinations. In our opinion, if any developer were to make a Wild symbol available on only 2 reels, 2 and 4 makes a lot of sense.

Scatter and Free Spins

The Scatter symbol is a little bit more versatile than the Wild in terms of how you can activate the Free Spins mode. No matter where these shiny coins land on the reels, the benefits are activated. In other words, you don’t need to worry about whether you Scatters lined up on a payline of not. They’re either there or they’re not. Once the Free Spins mode is activated, any wins that are achieved through free play are paid out with a multiplier of 3x.

Paytable achievements

One fairly unique feature type that you’ll see in Lucky Firecracker are the Paytable Achievements. In essence, paytable achievements are milestones that you reach as a player, which are tracked by the game. Getting winning combinations for the various game symbols registers in the achievement library, and all possible combinations have achievements connected to them.

Last words

Lucky Firecracker is not an overly fancy or complex game, but it has everything the discerning punter would likely need in a slot game. The RTP of 96.19%, for one thing, is set higher than most others in this genre and that is certainly a fact that we can’t argue with. Add to that the beautiful graphics, high payline count, and fast-paced gameplay, and we would consider this game a winner.