New Year celebrations are celebrated in every corner of the globe. However, the celebrations do differ with regards to the location one is in. When it comes to the West, New Year celebrations take place starting on New Year’s Eve moving into the coming New Year and most people during this time will be drinking champagne and eating while listening to some music up until the midnight countdown.

Things are very different however when it comes to New Year celebrations in the Orient. Instead of just celebrating the coming of the new year in a couple of days, Asian folks celebrate the coming of the New Year for several weeks! The festivities start from the first new moon of the Chinese lunar calendar up until mid-February.

The New Year Rich slot by SimplePlay was released on 1st July, 2018, it has a 5 x 3 reel format, 30 betways, 3 x progressive jackpots a 95.87 % RTP and a medium to high variance level.


The backdrop of this game depicts the inside of a beautifully decorated house which is full of some colorful gifts acting as the background graphics. A gold color beautifies the entire reel grid.


The symbols which players get to encounter during their gaming session playing New Year Rich game include a bunch red of firecrackers, a golden ingot, colorful shields, green firecrackers, oranges, a green stool, Asian cards as well as some royal symbols.




5 4 3 2
Colourful shields 500 130 30
Green firecrackers 350 120 30
Oranges and a green stool – Of a Kind 300 110 25
Asian cards 230 100 20
Royal Symbols A and K – Of a Kind 100 80 15
Royal Symbols Q and J – Of a Kind 80 60 10
Royal Symbols 10 and 9 – Of a Kind 60 50 5


  • Wild: The red bunch of firecrackers does act as the slot’s substituting symbol. The game’s wild only appears on the middle reels that is, reels 2, 3 and 4. The wild possess substituting powers to substitute for any reel symbol with the exception of the scatter.
  • Scatter: The golden ingot does act as the scatter when playing New Year Rich game.
  • Free Game Feature: New Year Rich Free Game Feature activates when the player lands three scatters on reels 1, 2 and 3 at the same time. When activated, the player is asked to choose anyone of five free game options. These options are as follows:
  • Option 1: 6 free spins awarded with only the shield icon appearing on the reels amongst all high value symbols
  • Option 2: 9 free spins awarded with only the green firecrackers appearing on the reels amongst all high value symbols
  • Option 3: 12 free spins awarded with only the oranges appearing on the reels amongst all high value symbols
  • Option 4: 15 free spins awarded with only the green stool appearing on the reels amongst all high value symbols
  • Option 5: 18 free spins awarded with only the Asian cards appearing on the reels amongst all high symbols

Free games cannot be retriggered.

  • Bombing Reels Feature: Each time a win line pops up on the reels, the symbols involved in the win line are bombed. Once bombed, new symbols fill the vacant positions and afterwards, new win lines are evaluated. This feature, in essence, makes it possible for players to land numerous winning combinations one after the other. The feature continues for as long as new win lines keep popping up.
  • Progressive Jackpots: New Year Rich comes with three progressive jackpots that is, the Mini, Minor and Major jackpots. These jackpots can be hit at random during base game play as well as the free spins round.


During Chinese New Year families will visit each other sharing good fortune and luck gifts as they look ahead to start of a prosperous year. To enjoy the vibe of the festivities that take place during the New Year celebrations, players will enjoy exciting SimplePlay New Year Rich game that comes with 5 reels and 30 paylines and some cracker bonus features.

New Year Rich players can immerse themselves in some exciting celebrations on the game reels. Owing to the colorful nature of this slot it receives a 7.9 point rating out of 10 points from our review staff.

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