|Release||May 2, 2019|
|Bet range||£/$/€0.10 – £/$/€100|
|Features||Fortune Frog function, Concealed Tiles, 4 seasons (spring, summer, autumn, winter)|
The Mahjong 88 video slot from Play’n GO is of course based on the parlor game that is played by almost every Chinese adult. The parlor game is also popular in Japan, Korea, the Philippines and Taiwan. The goal of the game is fairly simple: making combinations. Exactly what is also the intention with the Mahjong 88 slot of Play’n GO. We are very curious if the chow, pair, pung, kong and mahjong terms will be used in the video slot. There is no other parlor game that can be integrated into a video slot as well as Mahjong. In this article we tell you everything about the Mahjong 88 slot machine from Play’n GO that can be played at every Play’n GO Casino from 2 May 2019. If you don’t feel like reading our Mahjong 88 slot review, you can scroll directly down to view our top list of accredited Play’n GO Casinos.
How does the Mahjong 88 slot work?
As is the case with the parlor game, the Mahjong 88 slot game has a traditional Chinese appearance. The game is played on an 8 by 8 playing field and winning combinations are created through clusters. A cluster is a group of at least 4 identical symbols that border each other horizontally or vertically. The winning symbols disappear from the playing field, after which new symbols replace them. The game can be played on any device from € 0.10 to a maximum of € 100 per spin. The payout percentage of this slot is 96.62%. This Play’n GO slot also has Concealed Tiles. These tiles will rotate to reveal the symbol on the tile. The Mahjong 88 video slot has no free spins feature. There is a Fortune Frog feature and this slot can be played in four seasons. We explain below how the feature works and what the four seasons are exactly.
Fortune Frog feature.
All winning combinations will fill the Fortune Frog meter. The meter is completely full with 33 winning symbols. If there is no winning combination, one of the mechanics below is activated:
- Croak: one symbol is selected and will function as a Scatter symbol. This means that the selected symbol no longer needs to be adjacent to create a winning combination.
- Spawn: one symbol is selected and all identical symbols in the playing field will transform into another symbol
- Tongue: two edges are chosen. Each symbol in between will change to a different symbol.
- Hop: one symbol is selected that will change to another symbol and all adjacent symbols are destroyed.
When the Fortune Frog meter of the Mahjong 88 slot is full (with 88+ winning symbols) the Super Charge is activated. All winnings are then paid out with a multiplier of five times. The Fortune Frog Meter is not reset if there is no winning combination. The Super Charge and the mechanics of the Fortune Frog feature can only be activated once per spin.
Mahjong 88 video slot seasons.
The Mahjong 88 slot has no free spins feature but it does have four seasons in which to play. This allows the player to play the Mahjong 88 slot machine in the spring, summer, autumn and winter. Every season has its own Wilds. Like all other symbols, the Wild symbols also disappear from the playing field when they are part of a winning combination. The corresponding Wild features of the seasons can be activated at any time when there is no winning combination:
- Spring: up to 12 Wild symbols are placed in any position on the playing field.
- Summer: up to 5 Wild symbols are placed in any position on the playing field and the adjacent symbols are destroyed.
- Autumn: up to 11 Wild symbols can be placed on the playing field. Symbols change to Wild or are destroyed on the edges.
- Winter: up to 4 Wild symbols appear on the playing field and will remain. Even when there is a winning combination.
The seasons of the Mahjong 88 slot can change with every spin. The seasons can change with a minimum of 25 spins in the same season and a maximum of 99. All winning combinations also contribute to the Mahjong 88 seasonal bonus that is paid out when the season changes.
The different wild symbols
Symbol and symbol value of the Mahjong 88 slot machine.
The Mahjong 88 slot has four Wild symbols. Every season has its own Wild symbol. In addition to these symbols, there are 10 regular symbols consisting of different types of flowers and symbols from the Mahjong parlor game. You can see what the symbols look like and what their values are in the table below. The values can be multiplied by the total bet.
Our Mahjong 88 video slot review.
This is the first time that we have played a video slot based on the Mahjong parlor game. Comparing with other video slots is therefore not possible. The use of the different seasons, each with their own Wild feature, is a nice idea. Also the in-game bonus that one gets when the season changes has an added value. The game also remains attractive due to the Fortune Frog feature where a nice multiplier of five times can be awarded. A unique video slot in our eyes. The Mahjong 88 video slot gets 4.2 out of 5 stars.
Playing the Mahjong 88 slot.
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