Released on October 8, 2019 by Betsoft, Caishen’s Arrival is a mythological html5 video slot adaptation of a Chinese fortune god named Caishen. Caishen’s Arrival is the second game in the Red Dragon series whose first game is Bamboo Rush (September 2019), third game is Dragon & Phoenix (December 2019), and fourth game is Spring Tails (February 2020).
Caishen’s Arrival is named after the wealth-bringing and tiger-riding god who comes during the Lunar New Year. Themes: Chinese festival, Taoism, Feng Shui ideology, wealth, oriental, luck, folklore, alchemy, reincarnation, transmutation, Chinese mythology, and folk religion.
More relatable games from Betsoft: Dim Sum Prize (September 2020), Fa Fa Twins (February 2017), Quest to the West (May 2020), Dragon Kings (July 2018), and Great 88 (September 2016). Caishen’s Arrival’s rival games include Ying Cai Shen (December 2017) from Skywind Group, Caishen Coming (March 2019) from Dragoon Soft, and Fai Cai Shen (February 2016) from Habanero.
Twelve symbols (Chinese satin pouch, Feng Shui tortoise, yuanbao wealth ingots, bonsai tree, Wu Lou gourd, Feng Shui bell, Feng Shui pot, A, K, Q, J, and 10) require three, four, or five winning combinations.
Caishen’s Arrival Game Characteristics
Caishen’s Arrival has a frameless and partitioned parchment yellow 5X3 grid on a Chinese red background. There are 25 left-to-right fixed paylines, fifteen symbols, eleven lowly total bets, no bet levels, a locked wild reel, a win multiplier, free games, free re-spin, a side game, and pays from $0.01 to $2000.00.
Caishen’s Arrival has four special symbols and eleven ordinary symbols. Special symbols: the substitute is the ornamented “wild” fortune god Caishen—he has a Fu Manchu moustache and is in red and gold—who is associated with both the wild reel and free re-spin too; the free games-unlocking scatter is a hongbao envelope; the scatter is a Chinese satin pouch; and the side game-related feature is a golden coin.
Ordinary symbols: Feng Shui tortoise; a pair of yuanbao wealth ingots; bonsai tree in a golden pot; Wu Lou gourd; Feng Shui bell; Feng Shui pot; red A; blue K; green Q; purple J; and yellow 10.
The Caishen’s Arrival bet sizes: $0.05 (minimum bet), $0.10, $0.15, $0.20, $0.25, $0.50, $0.75, $1.00, $1.25, $2.50, and $5.00 (maximum bet).
The $5.00 bet has these Caishen’s Arrival payouts for three, four, and five winning combinations. Feng Shui tortoise pays $40.00, $200.00, and $2000.00. Yuanbao wealth ingots pay $20.00, $40.00, and $200.00. Bonsai tree pays $10.00, $30.00, and $120.00.
Wu Lou gourd pays $6.00, $20.00, and $60.00. Feng Shui bell pays $5.00, $15.00, and $40.00. Feng Shui pot pays $3.00, $10.00, and $25.00. A pays $2.00, $8.00, and $20.00. K pays $2.00, $6.00, and $15.00. Q pays $1.00, $4.00, and $10.00. J pays $1.00, $3.00, and $6.00. And 10 pays $1.00, $2.00, and $5.00.
Three Caishen’s images may appear stacked, thereby transforming into a reel-tall “wild” Caishen in a throne beside a green dragon-headed tortoise in a gray-and-golden shell; this prompts one re-spin wherein the wild reel is locked while the other reels start spinning.
The hongbao envelopes can appear on the corner reels concurrently, thereby ten free games whose winnings attract an X3 win multiplier. Three scattered Chinese satin pouches offer these payouts—three pouches offer $5.00, four pouches offer $40.00, and five pouches offer $2000.00.
A collectible win activates a “2X Double Up” icon at bottom left that loads the side game, where players predict a coin’s sides—heads (bust) or tails (mountain peak) that either doubles or nullifies all or the partly gambled payout accordingly. Caishen’s Arrival’s non-progressive jackpot is X33817, which (33817X5) is $169085.00.
The good Caishen’s Arrival software features: desktop and mobile versions; 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, and 100 autospins with a quick spin option for the already fast gameplay. Ambient background: Chinese instrumental music. Sound effects: jingling, chinking, and swishing. The animated 3D graphics include flickering symbols, flipping coin, glistening, and falling and gushing coins.
Luck in Caishen’s Arrival
A game of chance, the RTP rate of Caishen’s Arrival is 95.74% and the house edge is 4.26%.