Jin Chan’s Pond of Riches Slot is a 2020 release from Thunderkick. It’s a Chinese themed slot and you may be wondering who or what is Jin Chan, well directly translated it means “Golden Toad”. However, with a shockingly low 94.27% RTP golden isn’t the first thing which comes to mind here. Let’s take a look at the slot in further detail to see if this terrible RTP can be made up for in terms of it playability.
Graphics and Sound
Value for Money
Jin Chan’s Pond of Riches has a really inviting win multiplier function and it’s a similar one which made Midas Gold Touch a seriously enjoyable slot to play. It is also designed to the high standard we expect from Thunderkick. However, the default RTP is so low that I will not play this slot for real money, just as I avoid slots at any casinos using lower RTP levels which are made available to them through a slot provider. It may well also annoy the slot playing community as a whole to see such a low RTP without any real justification.
- Sticky Respins
- Wild Multipliers
- 10,000x Max Win Potential
- Low RTP
Jin Chan's Pond of Riches Stats
How it Pays and Plays
5 reels and 3 rows with 15 fixed paylines is what you’ll get fro Jin Chan’s Pond of Riches along with a max win of 10,000x and a high level of volatility.
As stated, the RTP is 94.27% but there’s no progressive jackpot here to justify this.
Betting ranges from 10p/cents up to $/£/€100 per spin, covering both low and high rolling players.
Features include a free spins bonus with multiplier function and sticky respins. The base game also offers a win multiplier dynamic which we will look at below.
Symbols and Graphics
There is a traditional Chinese theme with Jin Chan’s Pond of Riches and it is done well. Thunderkick always produce the goods design wise. The slot is flanked by 2 columns which are decorated with neatly designed Chinese imagery, including a Koi Carp and a golden heron. The slot seems to hover over a pond with lotus leaves floating in it.
Symbols to the lower end of the payscale are 9s through to Aces.
Premium symbols include a heron, a koi carp, a turtle and Jin Chan the Golden Toad as the top paying. He’ll give you 50x for 5 of a kind.
Wild symbols are a moon reflecting in the water. Scatters are a Gold Coin.
Wild Multiplier Feature
The Wild symbols are pretty powerful in Jin Chan’s Pond of Riches. They function somewhat similar to the Midas Golden Touch slot. It works like this – Wilds on reels 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 give a multiplier of 1x, 2x, 3x, 4 and 5x respectively.
These multipliers also multiply their own values to really stack up their winning potential. For example, a wild on reels 3 and reels 5 will give you a 15x multiplier if a winning line connects. If you were to get wilds on all reels you would get a 120x multiplier added to your win.
This function works both in the base game and the free spins bonus.
Free Spins Bonus
Land 3, 4 or 5 Scatters to get the free spins to trigger. This will give you 8,12 or 16 free spins.
For every Scatter symbol you land during the bonus round you get an extra free spin. Collect 3 Scatters to introduce one extra Wild to each spin, 6 Scatters gives 2 and 9 Scatters gives 3 extra Wilds which is the maximum you can get, though the free spins will continue to be added but not extra Wilds.
Whenever you spin in a win during the free spins round the win will lock in an respin. This keeps respinning as long as each respin produces another winning symbol to connect to the combo. Once no more winning symbols spin in from any respin then this feature stops and awards you the value of the overall win.
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