Chinese slots are very popular for a variety of reasons and most of them tend to focus on the more colourful aspects of this ancient and mystical culture.
As the food connoisseurs would know, Dim Sum actually refers to many different kinds of Chinese steamed foods, rather than a single type. Much in the same way that there are many different types of sandwiches you can make, so there are different types of Dim Sum you can tuck into.
The first thing to note about the Win Sum Dim Sum slot is that it is available on both mobile and desktop devices, so you can enjoy the game in whatever format you like. All you need to start playing is to have some cash in your account and your taste buds ready to go.
A quick look at the basics of the slot reveal that the game is a 5x3 reel slot that incorporates 9 paylines across the reels. You can't select paylines, so all have to be played on every spin but you can tailor the size of your bet so that bets start at 0.09 per spin and you can increase that up to a maximum of 22.50 per spin if you want to play the maximum bet.
In terms of how the game is presented, Win Sum Dim Sum doesn't really grab you a great deal. The backdrop is simply that of a red pattern and it is rather flat and uninspiring for a game that is about one aspect of Chinese food. Microgaming could have set the game somewhere a little more exciting, such as busy kitchen, or perhaps in a Chinese restaurant or similar.
That uninspiring feel also translates onto the reels too. There's the usual array of playing card symbols acting as the low value options in the base game, which is a little boring to tell the truth. There was a myriad of opportunity to have lower value Chinese food themed symbols in place of them but Microgaming opted not to do that for some reason.
The higher value symbols are more interesting however with a range of different Dim Sum dishes acting as the better paying symbols. There's four in total offering payouts that range up to 2,500 coins. More exciting is that the jackpot on this game is a massive 75,000 coins, which really does make this a game worth persevering with.
The base game plays at a decent pace as you can double-click the spin button to end the reels early and get the next spin going quickly, and of course there is always an Autoplay feature available if you want to get the reels spinning while you busy yourself with another task.
With just nine paylines, you tend to find that you won't hit as many wins as on a 20 payline or 50 payline slot, however what is true about the Win Sum Dim Sum slot is that when you do hit a win in the base game, you tend to earn a better value payout than slots which may hit more often but may only pay very small amounts when you do.
Indeed, while Win Sum Dim Sum may not score highly in terms of presentation, in terms of play value for punters, the game shapes up very nicely indeed.
There are two features which can really help boost the size of a win playing the Win Sum Dim Sum slot and the first of these is the Wild symbol.
This is easily identifiable as the Win Sum Dim Sum logo and this is the biggest paying symbol in the game. Land five on a payline at the maximum bet level and you can win 25,000 coins.
However, the Wild can also replace other symbols to create winning paylines and better still, on reel 3 Wilds can randomly expand across the reel to fill it up completely and help create additional winning paylines when perhaps there wasn't one on the original spin.
The other symbol on the reels is the Scatter symbol which is easily identifiable as the teapot. Two or more of these symbols will earn you a payout of between 45.00 and 2,250 coins at max bet levels but if you land three or more scatters across the reels, you trigger the free spins bonus.
During this round you receive 15 free spins, which can be re-triggered from within the bonus, within which to accrue your cash prize. To help you, not only do wild symbols expand on reel three, but they now will also expand on reels 2 and 4 too. There is the chance to win up to 3333 times your stake during the free spins round using these features.
The Win Sum Dim Sum slot may not look like a million dollar feast when you load it up but it a slot that definitely gets better the more you play and with wins being very fair in the slot with just the right mix of risk and reward, this is one game that you should definitely not overlook.
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