Gambling and the zodiac is all about your lucky stars and nothing can demonstrate this is in real time like the Lucky game Zodiac by Amatic Industries. However, this time you need to align your zodiac sign in winning combinations apart from your lucky stars to produce some stellar payouts. Even players who do not believe in astrology and do not bother to read their daily horoscopes can profit from the feature-rich game play of Lucky Zodiac.
Lucky Zodiac is played across the near-standard 5 reels and 3 rows grid with ten paylines. Players can select the number of paylines they want to bet on with every spin. Symbols include all the zodiac sign icons, which are ironically the low value symbols. The old wizard is the highest paying regular symbol. The sun is the hardest working symbol of the game; it works not just as a wild and multiplier wild, it is triples up as the scatter of the game.
The constellations are divided into four elements that are represented by their respective elements: blue for water, red for fire, green for earth, while purple stands for ether. Five different zodiac signs within the same element also offer payouts as do the regular line wins. The sun wild pays for simple line wins, in multiplier line wins and also pays when it lands as scatters to give you the free spins round. There are many ways you can get lucky with Lucky Zodiac.
Graphically, the game might disappoint, especially players who are used to modern graphical esthetics. Amatic started life as a games provider to physical casinos in 1993, which might explain the dated looks of the slot. A good opportunity seems to have been lost in giving a unique character to each zodiac sign, which could have made the game look livelier – and we are not even talking about the lack of animation. The game makes some amends with a symmetrical screen look and a navigation- friendly control panel.
Lucky Zodiac is mildly volatile game and even though the return to player rate is a decent 96%, the game is not configured as a high win game. The game can still be substantially rewarding. Wins not only come with matching symbols on paylines, but the game also pays out if you get five similar elements or colors across an entire row on all reels. When the latter happens, you get a line bet multiplier of 75 times the bet on that single payline.
However, this is the smallest five of a kind payout. All the 12 zodiac signs pay out 200 times your bet for appearing on all 5 reels in tandem. As an anachronistic symbol in the game, the wizard is the highest paying regular symbol with 1,000 times your bet for landing him on all 5 reels. When the sun shines on you by landing as scatters your payouts are 20, 200, and 2,000 times your bet for 3, 4, and 5 solar appearances respectively. And when 5 suns are part of a winning combination they also multiply the line win by 10 times your bet.
The sun becomes important when it rises, but in this case, your luck starts when it sets on the reels. As the sun’s position in the sky impacts our world, so will its positions on the reels influence your fortunes. When the sun symbol lands as a wild, it can replace all other symbols to help create win combos. The resultant payouts are multiplied according to the number of suns that participated in that win. The multipliers are 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, and 10x.
The sun is also the scatter symbol of Lucky Zodiac that activates the bonus game. Get 3-5 suns to land anywhere on the reels and the sun simultaneously becomes the scatter and the wild. As wilds, the suns may help create win combos and multiply your line wins. And as scatters in the same spin, they activate the bonus game with 10 free spins. Before the round begins you will get to select a zodiac sign, which will pay you across every active payline when it lands in identical combinations.
Lucky Zodiac allows you another gamble with every line win you make. You are given the option to double or quadruple your line win by correctly guessing the color or suite of the card, which appears face down when you opt for the feature. If you guess the color correctly, your win is doubled. Correct estimation of the card suite multiplies your win by four times. But if your guess is incorrect, you lose your line win. It’s double, quadruple, or quits.
Lucky Zodiac is fully optimized for mobile play with HTML5, which does wonders for playing on the go. Not only is it compatible with cellular operating system like Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Blackberry, etc., it also restructures the game’s software to suit the small screen.
Lucky Zodiac not only supports all smartphones and Apple devices that run on the above systems, players can enjoy the game in full HD clarity and audio integrity. Since you will be playing online on the move, you will need stable internet connectivity at all times. The game plays out best in landscape mode give its horizontal format.
We think Lucky Zodiac should appeal to all categories of players, and not just those who read their horoscopes first thing in the morning. Though the game could have benefited by a graphical overhaul, it takes nothing away from its immersive game play. The 10 paylines have been effectively configured to give this mid-variance game a substantive win potential.