We really don’t know what is it with Microgaming and Chinese themed slots, as Lucky Twins is just one in the long line of video slots from the well-known software developer that has been based either on Chinese New Year celebrations or its good fortune charms.
The November 2015 release features firecrackers, white cat, Chinese gold coins and Yuanbao ingots, among other things, with supposedly lucky twins depicted as the Wild icon. And while this is not the worst game you will see this year, it is definitely not striking enough to make it stand out of the crowd.
Microgaming was once the number one player in the online gaming market, but their latest downtrend shows what can happen when one decides to rest on their laurels, rather than constantly striving to improve its offering.
Too many similar games in a short period of time have seen casino gamers slowly start to abandon the famous gaming company, although they still manage to create a game worth playing every once in a while as if to prove they are still alive and kicking.
How to Play
Lucky Twins surprisingly supports just nine paylines, which are not fixed, but coin value starts from $0.25, meaning that minimum stake is $2.25 when all nine lines are activated, and this is something casual gamers will have problems with.
All the bet selections can be made in the bottom panel, which seems a bit detached from the game screen, where dark red and gold are the two predominant colours. Players are unlikely to be impressed by the overall visual appearance either, since too many bright colours make everything look crowded.
If you expected that special features would compensate for said drawbacks, you have another thing coming, given that Microgaming surprisingly opted not to include a single bonus game or free spins round.
This means that the player is forced to entirely rely on base line payouts, with Lucky Twins Wild and Yuanbao ingots the only icons slightly less ordinary than the remaining ones. It is important to note that a payout equal to 2x, 10x and 50x total bet will be awarded when three, four and five Scatters occur in any position.
The 96.0% return to player and 25,000-coin maximum payout may sound good, but you will need plenty of good fortune to have any chance of winning some money while playing Lucky Twins in online casinos.
With no bonus games and free spins rounds, the base play wins would have to be consistently great to ensure your account balance keeps growing, or at least stays the same, and that is rarely the case.
Considering that the game largely resembles Gung Pow and Lucky Firecracker slots, also running on Microgaming Quickfire software, and that is does not have anything new to offer, we really don’t see why anyone would want to spend time on Lucky Twins that doesn’t even have any bonus rounds.
There are so many better video slots out there, and this has got to go down as yet another Microgaming failure.