Golden Ox of Happiness Guide
Chinese New Year in 2009 ushered in the Year of the Ox. The stoic and powerful Ox is thought to be a symbol of prosperity through hard work. But forget about all that when you play this slot machine. The only hard work you'll need to win some prosperity for yourself is a few clicks of the mouse and a little bit of luck.
Golden Ox of Happiness is always one dollar per spin. It features 50 lines of action at 2 cents per line.
How to Play Golden Ox of Happiness
The Happy Golden Ox of Happiness will make you happy too with its ease of play. No tough decisions, no superfluous button pushing. All you have to do is hit "Spin".
Hit the "Spin" button when you're ready to play. You don't need to select the bet per line, or amount of lines to play, as it's automatic in this game.
Use "Autoplay" if you'd rather not hit "Spin" each time yourself. Just pre-set it for the numbers of automatic spins you want to play, then sit back and watch.
Any time you need help in the game, just select the "Help" button. It will bring up all the details about winning combinations, complete game rules, and bonus round information.
Symbols & Characters
The Year of the Ox symbol is a scatter symbol. Just hit 3 or more to win.
Happy Ox substitutes for all other symbols except scatters.
Getting to the Bonus Rounds
Happy Golden Ox of Happiness features two bonus games.
The Re-Spin feature is triggered when you hit a Happy Ox anywhere on reels 1 and 5.
The Free Games Feature is triggered by hitting 3 or more scattered Year of the Ox symbols appear anywhere.
Playing the Re-Spin Feature
Reels 1 and 5 are held and the rest of the reels spin up to 8 times. Prizes are multiplied on each spin: 2x on the 2nd re-spin, 3x on the 3rd re-spin, etc.
During re-spins, 5 Happy Ox on a line pays 8888x the line bet, times the current re-spin prize multiplier.
Neither feature can be re-triggered during Re-Spins, and the progressive jackpot can't be won during the feature.
Playing the Free Games Feature
8 free games are awarded when 3 or more scattered Year of the Ox symbols appear anywhere. All prizes are tripled during free games except Re-Spin feature prizes.
The Re-Spin feature may be won during free games. Prizes during Re-Spins won in free games are multiplied 3x on the 1st Re-Spin, 4x on the 2nd Re-Spin, etc.
This feature can be re-triggered, but the progressive jackpot can't be won during the free games. During free games, 5 Happy Ox on a line pay 8888x the line bet, times the applicable prize multiplier.
All symbols pay left to right except scattered Year of the Ox, which pay any
Wins on different lines are added
Compulsory 50 lines play per spin
Compulsory fixed bet per line
Scatter wins are added to line wins
Scatter wins are multiplied by total bet
Line wins are multiplied by bet per line, except Progressive Jackpot
Highest win only on each line
Maximum win per paid spin, other than Progressive Jackpot, is 50,000 times bet per line
The Progressive Jackpot is won when 5 Happy Ox symbols appear on a pay line, during normal games.
This jackpot can't be won from the Re-Spin or Free Games features.
Progressive Jackpot wins are added to other wins.
The story behind the game
Chinese New Year is a huge celebration featuring parades, fire crackers and lots of parties and socializing. The Year of the Ox was ushered in on January 29th, 2009 with a typical bang, including the creation of this online slot machine. You'll get a taste of the celebration and, if you're lucky, some of the cash that's often tucked away in red paper envelopes and given to friends and family as a New Years' gift.
So join in the party and ride that Golden Ox all the way to the bank.
Scatter Symbol: Symbols that pay no matter where they land.
Progressive Jackpot: A jackpot that increases in value until it's won.
Autoplay: Pre-setting your slot machine with a set number of automatic spins. This way you don't have to hit the "Spin" button each time you want to play.
Feature/Bonus game: This means a number of spins you get to play for free, but where you still get to keep anything you win.