Big Prosperity Slot Machine
Found in online casinos, Big Prosperity is a 5reel, 100 pay line slot machine created by 777igt.
This is an Asian themed slot based on Chinese symbols of luck and wealth.
Every major slots provider has at least one Asian themed game, and 777igt is no different in this regard. That said, this is a crowded genre, making it difficult to stand out.
Does Big Prosperity offer enough to separate itself from the dozens of similar slot machines? Or does it fade into the woodwork?
Find out as we cover this game's background, music, animations, pay table, bonus features, betting options, and game rules. We'll also compare Big Prosperity to two similar Asian slots.
Big Prosperity features a lively background that includes fireworks, flowers, lanterns, and various oriental designs.
One nice touch is how the 100 Lines markers on both sides of the reels are encased in Chinese lanterns.
Overall, this is a better background than we've seen in many other Asian themed slot machines. Furthermore, Big Prosperity features a superior atmosphere when compared to fellow 777igt games.
The music is a fast paced Asian beat that lasts for 15 seconds and plays on loop.
We played this game off and on for an hour and didn't get sick of the music. But we could see players searching for the mute button after hearing the music for too long.
Regarding sound effects, if you've played any other 777igt game, you'll be familiar with what's offered in Big Prosperity. This includes magical sounds during wins, coins bouncing around, and a celebration tune during Big Wins.
We're never fans of stock sound effects like the ones that 777igt continually uses. But the music overpowers the sounds, making them feel less cliche when you hear them.
Animations include: symbols spinning around after payouts, balloons floating up during Big Wins, fireworks shooting out of the scatter signs, and symbols moving towards and away from the screen following payouts.
777igt uses these same animations in most of their other slots. But given that gold ingots, lanterns, and coins don't perform actions in real life, we don't mind the generic animations here.
Big Prosperity Pay Table and Graphics
Big Prosperity has 15 symbols, which are listed below along with their respective payouts:
Filled with different jewels and gems, this gold bowl triggers the Mega Jackpot when appearing 5 times in an active pay line.
This stack of golden ingots delivers the Minor Jackpot when appearing 5 times in a pay line.
The coin pays the Mini Jackpot when landing 5 times in a line.
These letters don't form the Chinese word for prosperity, so we're unsure what they mean. But they do form an important symbol, substituting for everything except the jackpot, free spin, and bonus icons. The letters also pay 150 coins when landing 5 times in a line.
Forming a perfect circle, these green dragons pay 200 coins for 5 symbols, 40 for 4, and 12 for 3.
This symbol offers 150 coins for 5 symbols, 40 for 4, and 12 for 3.
Shooting a gold ball out of its mouth, this dragon delivers 120 coins for 5 symbols, 30 for 4, and 12 for 3.
The highest paying letter, A offers 100 coins for 5 symbols, 30 for 4, and 10 for 3.
The K pays 80 coins for 5 symbols, 25 for 4, and 10 for 3.
This letter pays 60 coins for 5 symbols, 25 for 4, and 10 for 3.
These symbols both offer 50 coins for 5 symbols, 20 for 4, and 10 for 3.
This fierce looking statue offers scatter payouts when appearing at least 3 times anywhere on the reels. Scatter payouts are worth 100x 5 symbols, 30x 4 symbols, and 5x 3 symbols your triggering bet.
Common in Chinese New Year celebrations, the lanterns award free spins when appearing at least 3 times anywhere.
Featuring an oriental design on the top, this treasure chest takes you to the bonus when landing 3 times on the reels.
Big Prosperity features many of the same symbols that you'll find in other Asian slots, including dragons, ingots, lanterns, and letters. But 777igt did a good job of designing these symbols differently than what you see in other Asian games.
Here are examples when compared to other Asian slots: the dragon statue looks bigger and more prominent; the gold dragon is shooting a fireball while stretching its wings and feet; the lanterns feature gold dots and large letters; and the gold coin features shading and four different Chinese words.
Again, nothing about the types of symbols in Big Prosperity is unique. But we appreciate the detail that they put into making cliche symbols feel more original.
Big Prosperity Slot Bonus Features
Aside from the quality symbol graphics, another thing that we like about Big Prosperity is its special features, including free spins, a second screen bonus, and 3 progressive jackpots. Here's a closer look at each of these features.
Triggered by the lanterns, you earn 15 free games for 5 symbols, 10 for 4, and 5 for 3.
No player will complain about triggering free spins. But we don't like how they're void of a new background, special music, and/or multipliers.
When you trigger the bonus with 3 or more treasure chests, you'll be taken to a new screen featuring a beautiful koi pond and clear blue skies. You'll also see Caishen - god of prosperity - in the sky along with a girl standing below on red carpet.
Gold spots glimmer in front of the girl on the carpet, and you click these to advance. Caishen will drop gold ingots as the girl advances, and the hope is that they land in the girl's basket to earn you prizes.
The bonus ends if the girl fails to catch an ingot in her basket.
We triggered this bonus three times and always managed to advance 23 spots before missing an ingot. With triggering bets of $1, we won between $11 and $15 on each bonus try.
This is one of the best second screen bonuses that we've seen in an Asian slot, and it gives you a great reason to play Big Prosperity.
Big Prosperity is linked to 777igt's three progressive jackpots, including the Mega, Minor, and Mini prizes.
At the time of this review, the Mega Jackpot is worth, $1,231,843, the Minor Jackpot sits at $620,921, and the Mini Jackpot is worth $410,612.
Many slots providers don't even offer a progressive jackpot as big as 777igt's Mini prize. The fact that you can play for any one of three prizes worth between $1.23m and $410k is amazing.
You can change pay lines from 10100 in increments of 10, and adjust coin size from $0.01 to $1.00. This makes the minimum bet worth $0.10 per spin, and the max bet $100.00.
What we don't like about changing the betting options is the minus button on both the coin size and pay lines. This button is touchy or even nonresponsive when you're trying to reduce your lines and coin size.
Big Prosperity offers an auto spin option that lets you automatically spin the reels for 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, or infinity turns.
If you want to quickly turn the pay lines up to 100 and coin size up to $1.00, you can click Bet Max. But given that there's no incentive to wager the max coin, we don't recommend using this option.
Located in the upper left hand corner, the speaker button can lower or turn off the volume. We didn't have a problem with the music, but it's on a short loop and has the potential to annoy some players.
We played Big Prosperity for around 250 spins and found the win frequency to be average for a 100pay line slot machine.
We won most of our spins while playing all 100 lines. But there were also times when we lost 34 spins in a row.
Given that 100 lines at one cent apiece equals $1, it's a big hit when you fail to win several times in a row.
Big Prosperity's saving grace in this category is the high volume of scatter payouts and free spins that you receive. We also triggered the bonus round three times, which is an above average frequency for playing just 250 spins.
Here's a look at the main rules for Big Prosperity:
- Regular payouts are made going from left to right, beginning with the leftmost reel.
- Jackpots can only be triggered when respective symbols land 5 times in an active pay line.
- Free spin and bonus scatter symbols can offer rewards from anywhere on the reels.
- Free spins are played at the triggering line stake and number of pay lines.
- Wins are multiplied by your line stake. Here's an example: you win 200 coins while betting $0.10 per line, making your payout worth $20.00.
Comparison to Other Asian Themed Slot Machines
The gaming world is filled with Asian online slot machines, including several from 777igt.
But for the sake of comparing 777igt's quality to other companies, we've chosen Ainsworth's Dragon Lines and Spade Gaming's Big Prosperity.
This 5reel, 100pay line slot machine has many of the same symbols as Big Prosperity, including dragons, ingots, lanterns, letters, and numbers.
But Dragon Lines' difference is the symbol graphics, which are more cartoonish. This is most noticeable in the multicolored dragon, who has large eyes and a big grin on its face.
The dragon also has a fun animation, where it pops off the reels and moves back and forth when appearing in wins. This is Dragon Lines' only dynamic animation, but it's still better than what Big Prosperity offers.
One downside to Dragon Lines is that it doesn't offer any music, which takes away from the fun.
This game offers free spins, but this is nothing compared to Big Prosperity's detailed second screen bonus.
Overall, Dragon Lines is a decent Asian themed slot, but it lacks the bonuses and intricate details of Big Prosperity.
We've included this 5reel, 15pay line slot to ensure that there's no confusion with 777igt's same titled game.
The first thing we noticed about Spade Gaming's Big Prosperity is that it features Caishen more prominently, including on the title screen and as a wild symbol. Other symbols include: Chinese letters, an ingot, gold dragon statue, gold coin, red envelopes, and letters/numbers.
We really like the background and music to this game.
The background isn't as graphically enhanced as Big Prosperity, but it offers lots of details like bridges, clouds, mountains, temples, rainbows, and dragons.
The music is a pleasant Asian tune that enhances the game. But the sound effects are generic, like 777igt's version, and border on annoying.
As for bonuses, you can earn free spins w/ multipliers and play for three smaller jackpots. While these are nice features, they don't compare to what 777igt's Big Prosperity offers.
Summarizing Spade Gaming's version, we like the background, music, and symbols. But we put it on a lower rung than Big Prosperity because the graphics aren't as crisp, and the bonuses are less detailed.
As mentioned in the intro, the Asian theme represents one of - if not THE - most crowded genres in online gaming. But 777igt's Big Prosperity has enough elements to make it stand out.
The best aspect is the second screen bonus, which incorporates good background graphics with a fun game. We found ourselves waiting in anticipation every time that Caishen dropped ingots towards the girl.
Another good part of Big Prosperity is its symbol graphics, which use quality graphics and detail to differentiate from similar symbols.
One more thing that we like is how you can play for three big progressive jackpots, just like in other 777igt games.
The biggest downsides are the cliche sound effects and animations, which keep Big Prosperity from being a great slot.
Nevertheless, this game has enough good qualities that we recommend it if you like Asian slots.