Chunjie is a January 2017 calendar-based video slot developed by Endorphina. In Endorphina’s catalog, Chunjie is filed under ethnic and oriental. Other themes are: Feng Shui ideology, Chinese folk religion, Chinese mythology, lunisolar calendar, ancient Chinese currency, holiday, fruits, and gold. Relatable Endorphina-owned games include Lucky Dice 1 (June 2019), Lucky Dice 2 (June 2019), Lucky Dice 3 (June 2019), Sugar Glider Dice (July 2019), Little Panda (July 2018), and Geisha (August 2015). Chunjie’s rival games include Chinese Zodiac (May 2018) GameArt, and Happy Chinese Year (January 2017) from Booongo, Chinese New Year (November 2016) from Evoplay Entertainment.
The title “chunjie” refers to the Chinese holiday alternatively named Yuandan that celebrates day one of the Chinese calendar of, in turn, the lunisolar calendar. Five symbols (“wild” poster, “scatter” dragon’s head, yuanbao/gunny bag, tangerine, and 9) require two, three, four, or five winning combinations. Eight symbols (fish, Chinese firecrackers, Feng Shui coins, A, K, Q, J, and 10) require three, four, or five winning combinations.
Chunjie Game Characteristics
Chunjie has an unpartitioned spacious 5X3 grid, thirteen symbols, 38 adjustable paylines, no bets per line, six fluctuating coin values, three to 20 free games, seven win multipliers, 36 optional total bets, side game, and the self-adjusting payouts are between $0.02 and $714.40 (there is another Chunjie version that pays between $1.00 and $35720.00).
Chunjie has two special symbols and eleven ordinary symbols. Special symbols: the substitute is a diamond-shaped green-and-red “wild” poster; and a gnarling golden-bodied “scatter” dragon with a colorful head.
Ordinary symbols: two yuanbaos beside a red gunny bag; two tangerines—one peeled and the other unpeeled; a golden fish with a tiny a Feng Shui coin attached to its dorsal fin; Chinese New Year firecrackers; three Feng Shui bronze coins alongside a Feng Shui bell; and Ming typeface-style letters A, K, Q, J, 10, and 9.
Chunjie coin values: $0.01, $0.02, $0.03, $0.04, $0.05, and $0.10. The active paylines options: 1, 3, 8, 13, 18, and 38. The Chunjie total bets for each set of paylines are listed below. One active payline: $0.01 (minimum bet), $0.02, $0.03, $0.04, $0.05, and $0.10. Three active paylines: $0.03, $0.06, $0.09, $0.12, $0.15, $0.30. Eight active paylines: $0.08, $0.16, $0.24, $0.32, $0.40, and $0.80.
Thirteen active paylines: $0.13, $0.26, $0.39, $0.52, $0.65, and $1.30. Eighteen active paylines: $0.18, $0.36, $0.54, $0.72, $0.90, and $1.80. All 38 active paylines: $0.38, $0.76, $1.14, $1.52, $1.90, and $3.80 (maximum bet). [Note: there is a version whose coin values are: $0.50, $1.00, $1.50, $2.00, $2.50, and $5.00; its minimum bet is $0.50 and maximum bet is $190.00).
As an example, the $3.80 bet has these Chunjie payouts. Two, three, four, and five: “wild” 4 pays $0.80, $18.80, $38.80, and $88.80; “scatter” red dragon pays $3.80, $7.60, $30.40, and $714.40; gold, or orange pays $0.20, $1.80, $6.80, and $8.80; and 9 pays $0.20, $0.50, $1.80, and $5.80.
Three, four, and five winning combinations: koi carp pays $1.80, $5.80, and $8.80; dynamite, or stringed coin pays $0.80, $5.80, and $7.80; A pays $0.80, $3.80, and $6.80; K pays $0.50, $3.80, and $6.80; and Q, or J, or 10 pays $0.50, $1.80, and $5.80.
Winning combinations with at least one “wild” substitute unlock random win multipliers namely X2, X3, X5, X8, X18, X38, and up to X88. Three “scatter” dragons unlock between three, ten, or 20 free games—plus specific win multipliers for substituted combinations as showed below.
There are X5 or X18 win multipliers for 20 free games-related winning combinations. There are X8 or X38 win multipliers for 10 free games-related winning combinations. There are X18 or X88 win multipliers for three free games-related winning combinations.
The risk game is all about gambling winnings; selecting a comparatively superior face down doubles the winnings, otherwise they are nullified. Chunjie’s non-progressive jackpot depends on the video slot version–$714.40 in some and $35720.00 in others. The Chunjie software is good, but may not play in mobile devices. The 3D graphics are slightly animated, including exploding firecrackers and glitter effect. There are Imperial Dynasty background music, and Chinese drumming, explosion, and jingling sound effects.
Luck in Chunjie
The return to player rate of Chunjie is 96% and the house edge is 4%. Chunjie is a game of chance.