Playtech has added to its catalogue of Chinese-themed video slots with My Fair Pearl. Produced by studio Geco, it’s a 5 reel, 243 ways to win video slot that comes with traditional design, wild multipliers that double payouts and a free spins round where all payouts are trebled (or boosted by 6x if they include a wild). Play on all devices from between 30p and £480 per spin.
The visuals in My Fair Pearl are simply done and have a strong classical feel. Joining the lower value playing cards are a heart, a pestle and mortar, a jade butterfly and a gold ring. The best standard symbol is the dragon. Land 5 of these on adjacent reels and you’ll win just over 16 times your total stake.
Helping to create winning combinations is the mystery Asian woman who is the wild. She substitutes for everything bar the scatter when she hits on reels 1, 3 and 5. Land a winner that includes a wild and the payout is doubled.
My Fair Pearl comes with a Free Spins feature – it has the potential to be a good one though. To trigger it, you’ll need to land 3, 4 or 5 of the pagoda scatter on the same spin. After you’ve received your payout of 5, 10 or 50 times your bet, you’ll then receive 15, 20 or 25 free spins.
Every winning combination you hit during the free spins receive a 3x multiplier boost. If that winner includes a wild, the 2x multiplier combines with the 3x to send the payout soaring by 6x. You can also retrigger the feature giving you up to 50 free spins in total.
There’s nothing in My Fair Pearl that you won’t have seen in other video slots. The 2x wild multipliers keep things moving in the base game but it’s the free spins where the biggest opportunities arise.
The design is simple but nicely put together. In fact, you could say that about the game as a whole. There’s nothing too flashy in My Fair Pearl but what it does it does well. Get on of roll with the wild wins in the feature and My Fair Pearl can serve up some very fair action. I prefer other more feature-packed offerings from Playtech like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice or Justice League which also offer life-changing progressive jackpots.