Released on August 2016, 5 Ghosts (also called Eric Tsang’s 5 Ghosts) is a paranormal-inspired video slot game made by Aspect Gaming. 5 Ghosts is a video slot game adaptation of Hong Kong filmmaker-cum-actor Eric Tsang Chi-wai who has starred in various ghost-related films such as Those Merry Souls (1985), Ghost Punting (1992), and Troublesome Night 15 (2002). Actually, the name “5 Ghosts” refers to the scatter that comprises of five red ghosts.
Public figure, oriental, ghosts, and Taoist philosophy are among the themes. Still from Aspect Gaming, Lotus Lantern (June 2019) is symbolically related to 5 Ghosts. Similar ghost-themed Internet casino games include Real Ghost from Holland Power Gaming, Ghost Slider from Merkur Gaming, and Ghost Pirates from NetEnt.
Three symbols (Eric Tsang’s image, Chinese teapot, and Chinese lantern) require two, three, four, or five winning combinations; while nine symbols (feather fan, porcelain vase, A, K, Q, J, 10, and 9) require three, four, or five winning combinations.
5 Ghosts Game Characteristics
5 Ghosts has a spacious 5X3 grid set on a colorful wall, thirteen symbols, 50 fixed pay lines, one win multiplier, three total bet multipliers offering up to X100, and up to 75 free games. The 5 Ghosts’ regular payouts are from X4 to X500. There are two special symbols: the Wild and substitute is a white scroll containing colorful margins and with Chinese characters; and the scatter that offers the free games is an image featuring five red ghosts standing side by side.
The eleven ordinary symbols are: a smiling Eric Tsang in a flowery shirt; a head-shaped red-and-yellow Chinese teapot with a green lid; a predominantly purple Chinese lantern; a red-handled green feather fan; a multicolored porcelain vase; a pink A; an orange K; a yellow Q; a blue J; a red 10; and a purple 9.
The 5 Ghosts coin values are: $0.01, $0.02, $0.04, $0.10, $0.20, $0.50, $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, and $5.00. The 5 Ghosts bet sizes are: $0.50 (minimum bet), $1.00, $2.00, $5.00, $10.00, $25.00, $50.00, $100.00, $150.00, and $250.00 (maximum bet).
The 5 Ghosts payouts for two, three, four, and five winning combinations: the Eric Tsang’s image pays X10, X40, X100, and X500; the Chinese teapot pays X4, X40, X80, and X300; and the Chinese lantern pays X4, X30, X60, and X240.
The 5 Ghosts payouts for three, four, and five winning combinations: the feather fan pays X20, X50, and X200; the porcelain vase pays X20, X40, and X150; either A, or K pays X20, X30, and X200; either Q, or J pays X10, X20, and X80; and either 10, or 9 pays X10, X20, and X60.
Three, four, and five red ghosts offer 15 free games, 25 free games, and 75 free games, respectively. In the free games mode: three red ghosts offer X2 bet multiplier, four red ghosts offer X20 bet multiplier, and five red offer X100 bet multiplier. 5 Ghosts has a non-progressive jackpot.
The 5 Ghosts software is basically similar to the developer’s other games; the player experience and the Wintrack that showcases the winning and losing history are expectable. There is a tapping sound effect and magical ambience sound. The background contains a nightly Asian neighborhood with lantern-lit pagoda buildings. Appearing in 3D, the animated graphics include shining ghosts, dancing Chinese lanterns, rotating teapot, and shaking vase.
Luck in 5 Ghosts
The RTP rate of 5 Ghosts, a game of chance, is 94.13% and the house edge is 5.87%.