Thunderkick Release Jin Chan’s Pond of Riches SlotDavid Burgundy | 22 Sep 2020
There is nothing like sitting by a pond, taking in the atmosphere, and breathing in some fresh air. This is the focus of Jin Chan’s Pond of Riches, the latest slot released by Thunderkick. But this isn’t an ordinary pond, with a boatload of Chinese good luck symbolism having been sprinkled in for good measure.
In terms of presentation and graphical detail, Thunderkick deserve some sort of award. Jin Chan’s Pond of Riches has enough impressively detailed artwork that players can simply sit back, and let their eyes explore. The background is an ocean of beautifully painted shapes and abstract images, including cranes, porcelain frogs, and charming water lilies.
The Pond Of Fortune
These stunning visuals extend to the slot’s reels, with each symbol image adorned with impressive artistic flourishes. Most impressive of all is that the background art experiences its own day and night cycle, altering the lighting to more accurately reflect the simulated time of day. It is a touch not often seen in slots, and demonstration that Thunderkick truly do like to go one step beyond the norm.
The base game of Jin Chan’s Pond of Riches features 5 reels and 15 fixed paylines, backed by an interesting variety of special features. Sticky Wilds and Multiplier Wilds add a bit of spice, with the maximum payout possible being a whopping 10,000x the original wager.
An outstanding base game feature is the compounding Wilds. A win created with a single Wild pays out the normal amount. However, if multiple Wilds land in a sequence a multiplier is added accordingly, up to a maximum of 24x.
Needless to say, players will feel very lucky if managing to land a payout this impressive.
Free Spins Extravaganza
To take a shot at the biggest possible payouts players will need to match Scatters, which appear as a golden dragon with a coin its mouth. 3, 4 and 5 Scatters award 8, 12 and 16 Free Spins respectively. Plus, during the Free Spins sequence more Scatters add additional spins, keeping the spins going for as long as luck holds out. Furthermore, for every third Scatter collected during Free Spins 3 extra Wilds are also added to the reels.
Jin Chan’s Pond of Riches is an exceptional effort by Thunderkick, and a demonstration of how innovative gameplay can make a slot truly stand above the rest. It is out now, and optimized for play on mobile too.