Online Slot Reviews: Fu Nan Fu Nu and Rawhide
Do you want a magical, Asian-themed online game, or something out of the wild, wild west? You’ve got both in this week’s review of top online slot games.
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Thousands of games are available online, including many of the same games you’ve enjoyed at land-based casinos. This iGaming Player feature will give you specifics on the top games available on New Jersey’s iGaming site.
This week, slot-makers AGS and Konami step up to the virtual plate with online games.
Fu Nan Fu Nu
This Asian-themed game, featuring symbols of good fortune like lucky coins, dragons, and golden fish, was a runaway hit for AGS on casino slot floors. The popular game translates well online, with bright, colorful imagery featuring Fu Nan (Lucky Boy) and Fu Nu (Lucky Girl).
The base game is a 5-reel, 243-ways-to-win game, meaning there are no paylines; wins are achieved by like symbols on adjacent reels.
During base-game play, three or more Bonus or Wild symbols in any position on reels one, two, or three trigger the Free Game Bonus. Additional Bonus or Wild symbols on reels four or five can trigger an additional scatter pay.
The scatter-triggered Free Game Bonus enables you to choose your reel layout, which determines your number of free spins according to the volatility you like. You can pick:
- Fifteen free spins on the regular three-by-five reel layout, for 243 ways to win on each spin
- Ten free spins with four rows of symbols in each of the five reels for 1,025 ways to win
- Five free spins on a five-by-five reel layout, for 3,125 ways to win.
The game features a four-level progressive jackpot, with awards won during a randomly awarded progressive jackpot pick bonus. The picking bonus can appear any time a wild symbol lands in the base game.
When the feature randomly triggers, the player is guaranteed to win one of the four jackpots. The screen transforms to display a field of gold coins. You select coins until you unveil three matching progressive symbols, which wins the corresponding jackpot.
The jackpots reset at 20 credits, 50 credits, 3,000 credits and the top 10,000 credits.
Here’s a quick demo:
Fu Nan Fu Nu: Five-reel, ways-to-win game; four-level progressive picking bonus; free game bonus.
Max Bet: 880
Payback Percentage: 95.89%
Hit Frequency: Approximately 40%
Top Jackpot: 10,000 credits
Saddle up for big loot in this popular Western-themed game from Konami’s land-based library. Rawhide features “Action Stacked Symbols,” in which like symbols periodically land in clusters, or “stacks,” for periodic large credit awards.
The base game is a five-reel slot available to the casino sites in configurations ranging from five paylines up to a 40-line version.
In the Old West-themed base game, the “Reward” symbol (adorned with a cowboy or cowgirl) is wild, and appears on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 substituting for all but the bonus trigger symbols.
Any three, four or five badge symbols on the reels trigger 10, 15 or 25 free games, respectively. During the free games, all wins are doubled. The free spins can be retriggered during a free game.
This is a fun theme in a very volatile game—in other words, you won’t see a steady stream of low-level jackpots as in some games, but when the wins do come, they can often replenish your credit meter.
Rawhide: Five-reel game, payline configurations of five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40; Action Stacked Symbols; free-spin bonus event
Denominations: .01, .02, .05, .10, .25, .50, 1.00, 2.00, 5.00
Max Bet: 50
Payback Percentage: 82%-96%
Hit Frequency: 37%
Top Jackpot: 80,000 times line bet
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