Double Happiness is a slot tile from Aristocrat Gaming, themed around Chinese icons of good fortune and set against a background of deep red, which is considered a lucky colour in China. It conforms to the traditional pokies set-up, with a Scatter symbol that triggers bonus free spin rounds, and a Wild that can subsitute for all icons except the Scatter. However, during bonus rounds, two extra Wilds appear on the reels, switching positions between free spins to add multiple enhancements to prizes.
New Zealand pokies fans can play Double Happiness at any online or mobile casinos that feature Aristocrat slot titles. The five simple cream reels are displayed against a blood-red sunset over a Chinese village, and there are 25 fixed paylines. However, the total bet is always 30X the denomination wagered, and this amount can be varied from 0.01 to 2.00 NZD, for a total bet per spin of between 0.30 and 60.00 NZD.
Bright Poker Symbols and Chinese Artefacts
Double Happiness uses 11 symbols in regular play; the regular slots Poker icons 9 – A, rendered in bright primary enamels and decorated with heraldic artefacts and gemstones, and five other theme-specific symbols drawn from Chinese festivals. In ascending order of prize value, these are a pair of Cymbals, a paper Lantern, a string of Firecrackers, a purple Drum and a Chinese boy with a Fan.
All symbols except the Fan require three or more sequential matches on a payline from Reel 1 to win prizes; the Fan starts paying out at two of a kind, which wins 5 coins. Five of a kind in the high-value symbols is worth 300, 400, 500, 750 or 1,000 coins, respectively.
Dragons’ Heads Serve as Wilds
A stylised green Dragon’s head, of the type worn by dancers during festive parades, serves as the Double Happiness slot’s Wild symbol. Apart from its role as a substitute to create more winning paylines, the Wild also wins prizes if it occurs in combination of two or more from Reel 1 on a payline. Prizes range from 10 coins for two of a kind, up to 2,500 coins for five matching Wilds on one line.
In the free spins bonus rounds, the green Wild remains in play, but two new red Roaming Wilds also appear. These red Dragons move at random in between each free spin, each to one adjacent spot per move, so they are in a different position on the reels for every spin. They can even occupy the same window one on top of the other, which immediately applies a X10 multiplier to any wins in which they feature.
Three or More Scatters Trigger Bonus Round
The Double Happiness Scatter, like the scatters of many slots at onlinemobileslots.net, also serves a dual function: it wins multiples of the total bet for appearing in any position three, four or five times on one spin, and at the same time it triggers the bonus round. This round consists on 10, 15, or 20 free spins, depending on how many Scatters appeared in the triggering spin.
The Scatter symbol is a red tile with the Chinese ideogram for Double Happiness painted on it. If a Scatter appears beneath a Roaming Wild icon during free spins, a Scatter prize is activated. Free games can be retriggered during the bonus round.