I have noticed that among the community of gamblers this slot is not well known and its ratings are just above average; however, and comparing this game with other slots from Habanero I've already played before, I think “Fa Cai Shen” would get the gold medal thanks in part to its spectacular appearance, but mainly to the great winning potential offered mainly by the “Cai Shen” symbol, which is a wild that every time appears on reels 1, 3 or 5, it expands across the entire reel and additionally it triples all your winnings whenever this wild symbol gets involved in the formation of a line.
The power of “Fa Cai Shen” increases during the round of 12 free spins since in each turn two wilds always appear and they can be located on any of the five reels, the only rule is they cannot do it on adjacent columns, but still these wild reels are an extremely powerful feature, I would say that almost inevitably they will lead to a big win at the end of the free round.
Interestingly, my best hits in this game have happened during the base game, where I managed several times to get payouts higher than the 100x my total bet during a single spin, almost doubling my best performance during a whole round of free spins where I have earned a total gain around 57x my total bet.
For me, triggering rounds of free spins has been a particularly difficult task, and on the other hand, prices of the paytable do not seem really strong to me, however, this video slots left me a very good impression, mainly because despite this, during my few sessions with this game I never finished with empty pockets.
I personally would not change anything in this game, I think it's a very interesting slot and also think it is worth a try.