Betsoft launched Bamboo Rush on September 10, 2019. Incidentally, Bamboo Rush is the earliest html5 video slot in the four-game Red Dragon series whose second, third, and forth installments are Caishen’s Arrival (October 2019), Dragon & Phoenix (December 2019), and Spring Tails (February 2020) chronologically. Themes: Chinese philosophy, architecture, culture, and national animal.
Bamboo Rush’s rival games include Giant Panda (July 2020) from Spearhead Studios, Happy Panda (June 2019) from NetEnt, and Great Panda (March 2020) from Booongo. One symbol (great panda) requires two, three, four, and five winning combinations. Eleven symbols (golden panda, yin and yang, pagoda, lotus flower, “Bamboo Rush” logo, panda coins, A, K, Q, J, and 10) require three, four, or five winning combinations.
Bamboo Rush Game Characteristics
Bamboo Rush has a green bamboo-framed 5X3 grid, with cane partitions and Prussian blue reels. There are 40 left-to-right fixed paylines, sixteen symbols, eleven total bets, two self-multiplying win multipliers, two or three consistently stacked symbols, three sets of retriggerable free games, a side game, no bonus game, and pays from $0.02 to $2500.00.
Bamboo Rush has five special symbols and eleven ordinary symbols. Special symbols: the substituting wild is a light green “wild” bamboo forest; a win-multiplying light green “2X wild” bamboo forest; a win-multiplying light green “3X wild” bamboo forest; the free games-triggering scatter is a seated golden panda that also offers payouts ranging from $0.80 to $1000.00; and the side game determiner is a golden coin.
There are one superior, two high-paying, four mid-paying, and four low-paying ordinary symbols. Superior: a tree-hugging black-and-white great panda. High-paying: a fancy yin and yang; and a four-story pagoda. Mid-paying: a purple lotus flower; a colorful “Bamboo Rush” logo; three panda coins; and a pink A. Low-paying: a yellow K; a cyan Q; an orange J; and a Prussian blue 10.
The Bamboo Rush bet sizes: $0.10 (minimum bet), $0.20, $0.30, $0.40, $0.50, $1.00, $1.50, $2.00, $2.50, $5.00, and $10.00 (maximum bet). The $10.00 bet has these Bamboo Rush payouts. Two, three, four, and five white-and-black great pandas offer $2.00, $10.00, $100.00, and $2500.00.
Three, four, and five: yin and yang pays $20.00, $50.00, and $250.00; pagoda pays $15.00, $25.00, and $125.00; lotus flower pays $10.00, $20.00, and $40.00; “Bamboo Rush” logo, or panda coins pays $8.00, $15.00, and $30.00; A pays $5.00, $10.00, and $25.00; K, or Q, or J pays $3.00, $8.00, and $15.00; and 10 pays $2.00, $5.00, and $10.00.
Each reel has two or three stacked symbols and, occasionally, an elongated great panda. A payout-doubling or payout-nullifying side game loads after pressing the “2X Double Up” icon that pops up after every collectible regular win—players click heads (starry male’s bust) or tails (mountain peak). Three golden pandas offer $80.00 and eight free games. Four golden pandas offer $160.00 and twelve free games. Five golden pandas offer $1000.00 and 20 free games.
In the free games, all “wild” bamboo forests (cannot land on reel 1) are transformed into “X2 wild” and/or “X3 wild” win multipliers that do self-multiply too. Bamboo Rush’s non-progressive jackpot is X53208, which (53208X10) is $532080.
The good Bamboo Rush software features: supports desktops and both iOS and Android devices; a quick spin; and 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, and 100 autospins. Ambient background: oriental instrumental music interspersed with jingling. Sound effects: chinking and twanging. The animated 3D graphics include dolly zoom, sunbeam, glistening, gushing coins, and explosive glitter effect.
Luck in Bamboo Rush
A game of chance, the RTP rate of Bamboo Rush is 96.90% and the house edge is 3.10%.