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There’s no better way to mark the year of the Rooster than to release a video slot featuring a Rooster who is a Master of Kung Fu. Produced by RTG, the American casino player base will be delighted to know they can play it as well. It comes with simple game rules, but it showcases a distinctive bonus feature called the Final Trials Free Spins. The trigger mechanics stand out from what’s considered normal. We salute this, hopefully, RTG will release similar slots in the foreseeable future.
Kung Fu Rooster slot has an uncommon number of maximum paylines, standing at 12. Players can adjust how many lines are in play. If you like to test the graphics and the audio of the game, playing Kung Fu Rooster with 1 active line is recommended. However, if you want to experience the game’s full potential, activate all 12 paylines! Casual players can mark the Year of the Rooster with an entry bet of 0.12 with all lines in play, or 0.01 with only one. Those who want to raise the stakes, can do so up to a maximum of $3.00.
The hit rate is decent in the base game, however, it’s still a volatile slot. It can grind away your cash balance if you’re not fortunate enough to trigger the Free Trials Free Spins bonus feature.
RealTime Gaming has kicked it up a notch, both in the creative and the design area. To be precise, the graphics are significantly improved from what we could see in slots released a year or two years ago. The symbols might be confusing to some players. The Kung Fu Rooster is the Wild Symbol and it will take the place of any other symbol, except the Bonus, to form a winning line. What seems to be the Rooster’s Master, or Teacher has the role of the Bonus Symbol, but we’re going to call it Scatter, mainly because it’s how you trigger the Free Spins.
The other symbols that can show up on the reels are also in line with the theme. Some of the Rooster’s gear, weapons and other decorative items are part of the paytable. They’re not overwhelming, but it’s always better to see unique, distinctive symbols, than to “enjoy” card like symbols only, not that they’re not present in the Kung Fu Rooster slot.
Every martial artist must pass the Final Trials in order to become a true Master of Kung Fu. Fortunately, here, you don’t have to demonstrate any particular set of skills of experience. Whenever you win because of 3 or more Scatters on a winning line, you can win up to 25 Free Spins. The number of Free Spins is totally random, speaking from first hand experience.
Moreover, during the Free Rounds, players can have their winnings multiplied, with the Fire Claw Multiplier. The multiplier factor gradually increases with every spin. To illustrate, during the first spin, it’s 1x, the 2nd is 2x, the 3rd 3x and so on, up to a maximum of 25.
In short, Kung Fur Rooster is an entertaining slot game, with simple game rules, simple bonus features rules, and decent hit rate. Essentially, it has everything a slot needs to entertain a player, at least for a short period of time. It’d be 10 times better if there was another creative bonus feature. A little diversity goes a long way.