HOW TO PLAY DA HONG BAO
All the symbols featured in Da Hong Bao are related to the theme and not one of them stands out of the overall oriental feel. The highest paying symbol is the dragon, but not a real one (a real one?); instead, it’s one of those dragons you can see at a festivity, such as New Year’s celebration.
Next, we have an image of a temple with fireworks above it. Then there are symbols of firecrackers and Chinese coins, and also a symbol of fruit, possibly mandarin oranges. The rest of the paytable shows different symbols from the Chinese alphabet, but we’re not sure if they represent letters or numbers.
Two more symbols are added to the list, but these have special roles. There is the Da Hong Bao symbol, a red envelope containing a fresh dose of good fortune, and this one works like Scatter. The Wild symbol is the God of Wealth, gladly delivering his lucky prophecies. Wild appears only on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 and replaces any other icon with the exception of the Scatter.
Da Hong Bao uses a typical Genesis Gaming control panel allowing the player to spin the reels manually and automatically, adjust the sounds and bet size and use the ‘spin summaries’ option to review some of the previous spins. When a win occurs the symbols come to life, each in its own way, making the game more enjoyable.
The fact that the reels are placed in front of the God of Wealth temple in a cherry blossom garden, guarded by two lion statues and two high mountains in the back also contributes to the visual appeal of the game. Now, there are 50 paylines and their number can’t be adjusted. So take that into consideration when you decide your bet size per spin. All wins pay left to right, except for the Scatter wins which pay in any position.