Outside of the games standard 5 reel, 40 payline display, the big draw here is the Extreme symbols. These symbols are stacked wilds larger than the display itself which replace all other symbols except the golden envelopes which initiate the bonus free spins . Lantern festival also features the WMS bonus guarantee so that when max lines are played, the Free Spin Bonus is guaranteed to award a minimum of 10x the total bet. If your credit level falls below the minimum bet for a game you get the option to wager your remaining bank in order to win enough to spin one more time, and place one more bet – a last chance without reloading to shoot for a win without reloading. Bonus rounds and games, free spins, wild and scatter symbols, and all other regular symbols are included to make it an experience worth remembering. The game comes with 5 reels and a minimum bet of 0.02 and a maximum of 100. The game offers all the regular symbols as well as ones with free spins, wild and scatters symbols and many more. The bonus feature is triggered once you manage to successfully align at least three scatter symbols. All of the winnings that you accumulate during this bonus game are going to be respectively added to your current bet and another spin won’t be triggered until you demand it. The outsized win on this slot comes via the wild symbol (gun, hat, dice and cards). Getting 5 of these on a line will win you 9000 coins, with a generous 2500 coins for just 4, 250 for 3 and 10 for 2 bonus symbols. As a wild, this symbol substitutes for the regular (non-bonus) symbols to make a winning combination. First it triggers the bonus game – you’ll need 3 or more to get the free spins going. 2 bonus symbols get you 2x your total bet, 3 brings 5x, 4 gets 20x and if you get 5 of these anywhere on the reels you will win a big 500x your total bet amount. There are also “pick one” style games where you can choose from different potential rewards, a matching bonus round where you could win free spins or instant credits, and even a feature that can simply give you instant money at the end of any spin.
When discussing new Vegas slots it is almost impossible for any discussion on the subject not to feature industry giants WMS at some point, indeed I don’t think my visits to Vegas would be complete without a few hours on their latest releases. Lantern Festival is part of a trio of games released on the company’s latest Blade platform which incorporate their new expanded wild ‘Extreme Symbols’ and a further bonus round feature increasing the standard 40 line 5 reel game to 80 paylines for the duration of the bonus free spins. However, it’s the lovely outlaws themselves that you need to start aiming your gun at as piling them up will win you either 20, 25 or 40 for three symbols, 75, 100 or 200 for four symbols, and 300, 400 and 1,000 for five symbols. Watch for the tumbling reels feature (surely should have been the tumbleweed reels feature), as tumbling symbols will fall into vacant symbol positions to create new win lines. All symbols forming the winning line or the scatter winning disappear and the new symbols take their place.
This is a game which as with other WMS titles is as much a pleasure to look at as it is entertaining to play.