The game offers a Jackpot prize when you hit 5 Happy Oxes (the Wild symbol) in the main game, but pays 8888 x the line bet in a feature game. The Year of the Ox icon is the Scatter symbol that pays a low 188 x the total bet for 5 of them, while the highest symbol pays 2888 x the line bet. Not high enough to expected levels, so 1 star down.
Getting the Happy Ox Wild symbol on reel 1 and 5 at the same time triggers a Respins feature game, whereby reels 1 and 5 remained locked as the other reels spin up to 8 times to create wins. Each spin increases the win multiplier by 1 x, giving a maximum win multiplier of 8 x on the last 8th spin. This Respins feature game cannot be retriggered but can be won in the normal free spins feature game, triggered by 3 or more Year of the Ox symbols, which awards 8 free spins with all wins tripled, and can be retriggered. The Respins feature game, if won during the free spins, will start with a 3 x win multiplier instead on the 1 x, giving a maximum of 10 x win multiplier on the last 8th spin. Not bad at all. No star down/up.
I’ve won some Respins as well as the normal free spins feature games, but haven’t had the good luck to get the Respins game within the free spins. The Respins gave me 3 and 5 free spins only, and not getting much out of it, while the 8 free spins were just about the same, average from 10 x to 30 x total bet wins. Not a lot I must say, probably requiring a lot more of plays before getting any really good wins. The Wild Happy Ox symbol doesn’t expand at all, which again is a pity, which would have greatly improve the overall payouts from this Happy Golden Ox of Happiness game. But then again, there’s always the bigger jackpot prize to aim for, which currently stands at almost $17,000, for a whopping 17,000 x total bet win. Now that’s worth aiming for! A good game in general, so no star down/up.