The game board is a standard 3×5 reel grid with 243 paylines, providing ample opportunity to start off the new year on a high note. Although the bet limits are yet unknown at the time of writing, we do know that the maximum payout is 1,000x the bet. This means that even a cap of 50 per bet would still provide great opportunities for winnings. The Return to Player (RTP) and volatility of the game are also currently unknown, but given the multitude of features found within, we expect a game with high volatility and an RTP somewhere around the standard 96%.
There are many pay symbols to be found in Ingots of Cai Sen. The low-value ones are represented by the default card symbols from J to A. The high-value ones, on the other hand, are all golden items which are sure to bring you luck. These include lanterns, Koi fish, a set of golden bells, and three gold coins. Then there are the gold ingots, which are integral to the game’s main feature. Additionally, there is also a Scatter symbol. The values for each symbol can be found in the paytable.
The focal point of the slot are the titular Ingots. These are a pay symbol, which activates a re-spin feature upon appearing three times on a single spin. When this happens, you will be granted 3 initial re-spins. During these, Ingot symbols will become sticky, and landing additional ones will reset your re-spins back to 3. The goal here is to land as much Ingot symbols as possible before your re-spins run out. Once this happens, you will receive a cash prize in accordance with how many Ingots you have accumulated. Should you have been lucky enough to collect all 15 of them, you will win the Mega Jackpot, which is the maximum payout of 5,000x your initial bet.
Aside from the re-spins, there is also a free spin feature. This is activated upon landing 3 or more Scatter symbols and will grant 8 free spins. You will also have access to a Nudge feature during these, which will come in handy when trying to land 3 Ingot symbols since there is a limit of 2 per spin during this feature. The Nudge will allow you to carry one over to your next spin.
The Bottom Line
Ingots of Cai Shen seems to be a fun and exciting game with lots of features and possibilities. It comes just in time for the Chinese New Year, which is good since it is heavily themed around this festive occasion. The jackpot is also quite substantial and would be a great way to usher in the Year of the Ox. For now, there is still some time until we will be able to get our hands on the slot, which is set to release in February 2021, just in time for the celebrations. We will be sure to update this page with any new information as it becomes available.