In Oriental culture, every symbol has a deep meaning, especially when it is used by the ancient art of calligraphy. A single “Xi” hieroglyph means “joy, happiness”, and two “Xi” hieroglyphs drawn together are pronounced as Shuang Xi, the literal translation of which is “Double Happiness”. As this hieroglyph composition looks like two people in hats holding their hands, no wonder that it is often used in Chinese wedding decoration patterns.
Despite being an international holding with the main office situated on the Isle of Man, Skywind Group seems to take special focus on Oriental culture in its games. Therefore, Shuang Xi, a slot game released in 2017, is focused on the Chinese wedding ceremony. As this game needs no download and no registration, this means that everyone is invited to this wedding. Furthermore, as the game lets you gamble for real money, you can get some profit while learning something new about rich Asian traditions.
Gameplay and Prizes
Traditionally, rich feasts and magnificent celebrations accompanied weddings in China, and lot of money was spent in order to impress guests. Shuang Xi follows this tradition and offers its players a chance to win an impressive Jackpot of 10,000,000 Euro.
In order to do this, gamblers have to spin 5×3 reels, which is almost the modern-day classics in online casino slot machines. There are 20 fixed paylines on the game field. Bet value can be varied in the range from 20 eurocents to 200 euro.
There is also an autoplay option that offers quite unusual number of spins – 18, 28, 68 and 88. However, this is done not just to make this game different from others – the number 8 in Chinese culture is a symbol of prosperity. In addition, autospin can be tuned to stop on win. Among the paying symbols of Shuang Xi, there is a deck of poker cards from Nines to Aces, a red flower on a band, a sky lantern and images of the bride and the groom who are reading their oaths.
When any win occurs, every winning symbol is animated with its own specific animation. The overall quality of visual component of the game is quite impressive, symbols are drawn with immense quality. The game background represents a red Chinese theater stage. The only background animation is the occasional blinking of stage lights. For those who prefer a quicker gameplay, there is the Turbo option, which makes all of the animations play faster.
Features and Bonuses
There are two bonus symbols present in Shuang Xi. The first of them, drawn as a pagoda, is a classic scatter symbol. The second one that looks like a coin with the Shuang Xi hieroglyph combination is a very interesting variation of a wild symbol. It can be found only on the reels number two and four.
When it is found on only one reel, it serves as a classic wild symbol, but when it appears on both reels, a very special bonus round starts. Wild symbols become stretched all across reels number 2 and 4, and the remaining reels are re-spun 8 times. This mode can bring really huge wins to players.