Sometimes, we suppose, just plain ol’ single-serving happiness just isn’t enough. At times like these, headier stuff is necessary; when you need above-standard joy, glee and/or ecstasy, you need two times the happiness. You need double happiness – The Double Happiness slots game. Aw, we bet you'd never have guessed otherwise that Double Happiness is indeed a China-themed slot game, but beyond this is further motif of music: Making up the symbol set are drums, pipes and cymbals.
The highest-paying among the regular symbols is an oddly androgynous figure holding a fan Come hither? Welllllllllll…
The low-paying symbols are – you guessed it – the poker-run symbols A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9, because nothing going with a Chinese musical performance like a few hands of pinochle.
The scatter is represented by the icon with a pair of identical Chinese symbols. (Disappointingly, these symbols do not translate as “happiness happiness” in Chinese, near as we can tell. A nice thought on the part of the production/design team of this game, but doing so is akin to creating a symbol reading “Plkj!” for, likesay, an America-themed slots game.)
In the Double Happiness slot, the scatters work in traditional fashion. Landing three, four or five of these in a single spin wins 10, 15 or 25 free games, respectively.
The golden dragon is the wild symbol, and an additional dragon (Hey, they could’ve called I the Double Happy Dragon slot game!) is a roaming wild.
Though lucrative, the “roaming wild” in the Double Happiness slot game is basically an additional wild. After any given spin in the base game, one roaming wild may be added to the reels to (hopefully) bring the player some nice winnings.
Important note: In the Double Happiness slot’s bonus free spins round, two roaming wilds are guaranteed on every spin. While not quite promising a win per spin, this certainly brings you quite close.
This is where Double Happiness gets decidedly unhappy. This slot game has 25 paylines, but you’ll be charged as though playing 30, so between 30¢ and $150 may be wagered per spin. Beyond the overwhelmingly lame charge itself, this bites the player’s ass further on low-level payout. What looks to be a breakeven win – likesay, lining up three exciting A or K symbols on an active payline -- actually loses you that 5 coins. Brutal!
The top single-payline payout would come in hitting five wilds on a ‘line, which equals 2,500 “coins,” or anywhere from $25 to $12,500.
You bet your Chiang Kai Shek! Click on the game and play right here for as long as you’d like. (Though even losing that imaginary five coins per spin for nothing is bothersome. Grrrrr!