The Choy Sun Doa slot machine from Aristocrat is going to be familiar to a lot of Americans and Aussies here I'm sure. ON my trip to vegas in 2011 I was quite surprised by how many Aristocrat slot games had taken over large amounts of floor space in the Encore, most notably Choy Sun Doa and my personal favorite from Aristocrat, the Where's The Gold slot.
While Choy Sun Doa is a good slot with a potentially lucrative bonus feature, I've never been a big fan of games where you have to get scatter symbols on specific reels. Not too many of the slot machines here at GSM thankfully do that but the Choy Sun Doa game is one of them and IGT's Wheel Of Fortune slot machine is another. That's quite common with IGT slots actually.
So getting the Choy Sun Doa bonus symbols on reels 1, 2 and 3 trigger the bonus as you probably gathered. Get the bonus symbol on reel 4 and reel 5 too and you get extra cash in the bank. The free spin bonus itself is rather cool though. It follows the format that Aristocrat first used in Lucky 88 and Queen Of The Nile 2 where you get to choose hwo many spins you want - the more spins you choose the lower the potential multiplier. The options range from 5 spins with a randomised 10, 15 or 20x multiplier up to 20 free spins with a 2, 3 or 5x multiplier.
Without the bonus feature then winning on the Choy Sun Doa slot is hard work to be honest. And like all these machines where the bonus triggers are on specific reels it can get quite frustrating when you keep getting them on reels 1 and 2 but the one on reel 3 goes for a vacation! IGT's multi-featured Elvis The King slot suffers from the same issue. Nonethless, the Choy Sun Doia slot machine is among Aristocrat's more popular games so if you like the old-skool feel of games like Queen Of The Nile and Where's The Gold then you're probably going to like Choy Sun Doa too. In fact, you'd probably also appreciate Novomatic games like the cult Book Of Ra slot machine and the (highly volatile but potentially rewarding) Dolphin's Pearl game, both of which are very popular machines in European land-based casinos.