FU 88 Online Slot by Microgaming and Neko Games is a fusion of Bingo-style play and slot mechanics. The theme is a red-saturated Asian background with a mysterious golden pot on a raised stand that sits behind the four Bingo tickets and that dragon-flanked golden tube that holds the bingo balls. The bonus features include free balls and a pick-me game.
When all 4 tickets are active, extra balls may have Fu Balls attached to them that are collected in the golden Fu Pot. When the pot is filled, a pick-me game will activate. The bonus game presents you with a grid of 15 coins that reveal cute Fu Babies whose colours match those of the 4 fixed jackpot prizes.
You will select coins until 3 matching Fu Babies are revealed and you will receive the corresponding jackpot prize. You will be awarded 50x, 250x, 2500x, and 10 000x your bet for the Mini, Minor, Major, and Grand jackpots.
If you achieve the Bonus 1 pattern on a bingo board, you will trigger a tiered pick-me game where you ascend through 5 levels that each contain golden statues that you pic to reveal either a cash prize or a ‘collect’ message. Revealing a prize will allow you to move up to the next level and choose again but revealing a collect message will end the round and return you to the base game. The potential prize values increase with each level you ascend, and each level has a collect message, except for level 1.
FU 88 slot Is Microgaming’s second swing at a novel concept, but there are still improvements to be made. The novelty value of Microgaming’s ‘Pachinko' was somewhat dampened by gameplay that some players may have found to be too exotic for their tastes. FU 88 offers an improvement in the form of the added Fu Jackpots that spice up the gameplay and bring in a familiar element for slot players. This appears to be a trade-off as the game’s top potential is inferior to that of its predecessor at a modest $100 000. While the game has its flaws, it still has a unique appeal and is worth a look for Bingo and slots player seeking out something a little different.