Ingots of Cai Shen Online Slot by Microgaming and All41 Studios is an Asian-themed title that centres on the Chinese god of wealth. The deity Cai Shen sits atop a jackpot indicator to the right of the reels which are framed in gold, handing down winning opportunities as you spin. You will see golden coins, ingots, and other Chinese imagery as symbols on the reels, and the game’s bonus features include free spins and jackpots.
The ingot collect feature is triggered when a full stack of ingot symbols appears on reel 1, or randomly when Cai Shen descends and occupies the first reel. This feature causes all ingots on reels 2-5 to reveal multiplier prizes which are added up and paid out to you. If the feature was triggered by Cai Shen, the ingots could also display the Mini, Minor, and Major jackpots which pay 25x, 50x, and 250x your stake, respectively.
To claim the Mega jackpot of 1000x your stake, you will need to fill the entire grid with gold ingots.
Ingots of Cai Shen is full of eastern delights but the game’s potential may leave some underwhelmed. The slot’s Chinese theme is deftly executed with a combination of bold colours and simple graphics. You soon come to realise that the ingots are central to the game and hold the key to claiming the top prize of $100 000. Activating free spins makes this feat even easier by reducing the requirement to trigger Ingot Collect. This title appears to be a great idea waiting to be realised as while the theme is engaging enough, the low winning potential doesn’t seem to justify the high volatility. Curious players might take a peek but it’s doubtful they will stick around for more than just a few spins.