Win Sum Dim Dum pokies review
Win Sum Dim Dum pokies review
Win Sum Dim Sum is based on the iconic dish Dim Sum, which is a Chinese cuisine featuring an array of different bite-sized foods – many of which we see on the reels, including Shumai, Yum Cha, and more. The best part to this pokie is the huge sum of money you can win if playing at the maximum bet – even the minimum bet with all lines activated will score you a nice sum, too.
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How to play Win Sum Dim Sum
Win Sum Dim Sum is a 5-reel pokie with nine paylines, offering players who enjoy 1c poker machines the chance to spin the reels with just one payline activated for $0.01. Additionally, both the Scatter and Wild symbols offer quite a big payout (see below).
The reels are set against a plain red backdrop, with a darker red detailing, which appears to represent a tablecloth. In contrast to what we are use to seeing in terms of graphics, this is quite simple.
- Coin sizes: 0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 0.25, 0.50, 1.00 and 2.00
- Minimum bet per spin: $0.01
- Maximum bet per spin: $90
- Maximum coins per spin: 5
- Scatter: Yes (the teapot with the text ‘Scatter’)
- Wild: Yes (the Win Sum Dim Sum logo)
- Bonus Features: Expanding Wilds
- Free Spins: Yes (up to 15)
- Jackpot: Up to $300,000
- RTP: 95%
There’s an oriental soundtrack which can be quite calming, but the standard mechanical pokie noises Microgaming usually include can overpower this on every spin. You can mute these mechanical sounds in ‘options’, along with just the soundtrack, or all sounds.
Win Sum Dim Sum symbols
As we mentioned above, Microgaming have included the traditional A-J to represent the lower paying symbols.
The payouts depend on your bet size, with the maximum payout of the lower paying symbols set at $1800 by spinning five of the A symbols when playing the maximum bet of $90 per spin (all paylines activated).
The middle value symbols tie in with the theme featuring four foods you’d find in a Dim Sum dish. The highest payout you can get is $10,000 by spinning five of Har Gow symbols, when playing the maximum bet.
The higher paying symbols are the Scatter and Wild symbols, which also trigger their own features.
The Wild is the pokie logo and if you spin five at max bet you will win a huge payout of $100,000. It substitutes for all symbols except the Scatter and can expand in both the base game and Free Spins feature.
The Scatter symbol is the teapot and spinning five, playing at max bet, can score you $9000. Plus, if you spin at least three you will trigger the Free Spins feature.
View the paytable for all the payouts in accordance to your bet size, by clicking ‘Pays’ in the top right hand corner.
Win Sum Dim Sum in game bonus features
Win Sum Dim Sum sees the base game relying on the Expanding Wild feature, while there is also a Free Spins bonus round you can trigger where the Expanding Wild feature is even better.
- Expanding Wilds:
As mentioned above the Wild symbol can Expand in both the base game and the Free Spins feature. In the base game, a Wild will expand when it completes a winning combination and has appeared on reel 3.
- Free Spins:
This feature performs the same function but is triggered on reels 2, 3 and 4. Spin at least three Scatter symbols to trigger the Free Spins feature – three, four and five Scatter symbols all award you with 15 free spins. The free spins can be re-triggered, but unfortunately there’s no multiplier applied.
Verdict on Win Sum Dim Sum pokies
The problem with this pokie is it feels like we have seen it before. Microgaming’s releases over the past few years have felt quite repetitive and they seem to have no real interest in designing a unique theme and developing graphics for every single symbol, not just the high paying ones.
The features are good – scoring 15 free spins irrespective of the number of Scatters you score (minimum of three) seems fairer, plus the Expanding Wilds liven the base game up a bit – but we have seen this before, and sometimes with better features.
However, the huge payouts do make this pokie quite appealing. While $90 per spin seems a bit much, when we played the minimum bet with all paylines activated it turned out to be $0.45 per spin and we still had the chance to win $500 just by spinning five Wilds. Up your bet and up the sum of money available to win.