Gung Pow

Gung Pow is one of Microgaming’s relatively new pokie releases, and is a Chinese New Year themed pokie. There’s plenty of fireworks in this gunpowder-laden slot. Bright, colourful and vibrant, Gung Pow isn’t the most original themed you will ever find in an online slot game, but it is certainly one of the more fun you can play at the minute.

Being able to play across 5 reels and a total of 243 ways to win, certainly helps Gung Pow gain in popularity. Players obviously won’t be able to bet on each individual payline, but wagers are pretty cheap anyway. Coin values of 0.01 up to 1.00 can be picked, with up to 10 coins per spin able to be staked. Minimum and maximum wagers in this Microgaming video pokie machine range from just 0.25 per spin, up to 250.00 per spin.

About This Pokie

  • Software:
  • Type:
    Video Pokie
  • Reels:
  • Paylines:
    243 Ways
  • Coins Range:
    0.01 to 5.00
  • Jackpot:
    450,000 Coins
  • Bonus Round:
  • Fee Spins/Multiplier Better:

Special features

Wild symbol: As with many Microgaming video pokies, the game’s title logo acts as its substitute symbol This wild can replace all other symbols in the game with ones you need to complete winning combinations. It cannot replace scatters, though, and only appears on the second and fourth reels. Wilds have no monetary value in this slot.

Scatter icon: The coin is Gung Pow’s scatter icon. It is also one of the best paying symbol in the slot. As well as awarding the player with scattered wins, this symbol will offer players a free spins bonus, when 3, 4 or 5 of them appear in any positions upon the reels.

Free spins bonus: Once you’ve located 3 or more scatters, you’ll start a free spins bonus. This free spins bonus consists of 15 free games. All wins are tripled in this bonus, and free spins can be re-triggered by landing more scatter icons on the reels.

Gamble feature: After any win on the reels, players can choose to gamble their winnings if they wish. Clicking on the gamble button will take players to a screen where they can choose a card colour (red or black). If they guess correctly, they’ll double their win. Guess incorrectly, and they’ll lose their winnings.

Maximum win

Although the scatter icons offers some spiffy wins, it is actually the fireworks icon which is most profitable in the game. If you were to play with the maximum stake and line up 5 such symbol across any payline, you would end up walking away with 30,000 coins. The jackpot in this game is very generous, considering how little you can spin for, although it is non-progressive in nature.


Gung Pow gives off mixed emotions, really. On the one hand, it is fun, it is cheap and it offers a more than reasonable jackpot. On the other, it isn’t really any different from other Microgaming games. Its free spins round is similar to other titles, there are no randomly triggered features, and the gamble feature is just primitive. There are other, better Chinese themed slots out there, though they probably don’t have as good a prize as this one does.

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