Lucky Koi is a Microgaming pokie with an oriental flavor, one that borrows many of the classic elements from Microgaming bonus pokies and adds some Japanese-inspired flair to the mix.
Lucky Koi is a pleasant, albeit not unspectacular pokie, with some elegant designs and a simple aesthetic throughout. They went for a peaceful, calming, zen style, which works, although there is a limit to how peaceful a pokie can be when you consider that its purpose is to bleed you dry. Lucky Koi was launched in 2014, so it is definitely not dated by any stretch of the imagination, but it is also a little short of being a 3D extravaganza.
Lucky Koi’s most generous symbol is a wild symbol, returning 1,000x if you land 5 of these on a single payline. The image of the two koi fish also return this amount if you land 5 of them, but there are no other symbols that pay 500x or more.
Lucky Koi works with coins, and the minimum bet works out at just $0.25.
There is one bonus symbol, but this lets you choose between two bonus features once it is unlocked. You can either go for a free spins feature, where you will get between 10 and 30 free spins, all of which come with a multiplier of up to 5x and can be re-triggered, and a bonus round, which lets you go fishing. In this round you simply “catch” fish and unlock a cash prize. The bonus round is definitely the most interesting option but the free spins tend to return the most money on average. On the flip side, you can win the in-game jackpot on the bonus round, which is an impressive 1.25 million coins.
Lucky Koi is pleasant and we enjoyed the bonus rounds. The jackpot is also impressive and the only thing that lets it down is the relatively low paying symbols. Still, with a decent RTP and a couple of big features to aim for, this is not a big negative.