The other day I was pretty sad about Mickey Rourke not winning an Academy Award, or making any of the “Best Dressed at the Oscars” lists. But instead of drowning my sorrows drinking vodka and watching “9 and a half Weeks” like I usually do, I hopped on over here to Silver Oak to play Happy Golden Ox of Happiness, one of our five new slot machines. What I found was a lot of fun at only a dollar per spin.

Like Rudolph’s Revenge, which I reviewed a few days ago, this online slot features a pre-set bet amount. So it’s $1 per spin, no matter what. But that dollar breaks out to 50 lines with a 2 cent bet per line. So what does that mean? Well, for me it meant a fast and furious game with lots of wins. Now they weren’t all big wins, of course, not at 2 cents per line. But I did hit a few bigger prizes and it kinda reminded me of playing the low stakes, low stress penny slots last time I was at the Riviera in Vegas.

The game theme is all about Chinese New Years, so there’s lots to look at while you play. And you’ll want to keep your eyes out for 5 Happy Ox symbols appearing on a payline, because that’ll score you the progressive jackpot. This slot also features a bonus round that’s pretty sweet – you get up to 8 free spins, with a prize multiplier equal to the number of the spin. So on your 8th free spin, all prizes are multiplied by 8. Like I said, pretty sweet. So give this one a try for lots of action for not a lot of cash. Play Happy Golden Ox of Happiness now.

Peter Alexander

With over ten years experience as an online writer and content specialist, Peter has written for a wide variety of clients and industries. At various points, he has helped define the online voice for clients such as Nintendo, Nike’s Jordan brand and Electronic Arts. For the last number of years, he has specialized in writing for the online gaming world, for clients such as Bodog and Silver Oak Casino.