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Choy Sun Doa Review

Choy Sun what? Don't worry, it's not a typo – the title of this slot is Chinese for God of Wealth. It's not quite as popular as its sister title, 5 Dragons, but it remains an old favourite with many Australian players.

We take a closer look at this Aristocrat title to see if we can get to the bottom of why it's still so well-liked by players all over the world.


Choy Sun Doa employs a Chinese theme similar to that of 5 Dragons, with reel icons featuring koi carp, dragons, ornamental rings and gold hats. It also borrows (we'll call it that rather than steals, since the slots are made by the same provider) 5 Dragons's lucky red envelopes and gold coins.

In fact, the entire game is very close in style to 5 Dragons. If you ever grow tired of that game's reel icons but are still in the mood for Chinese slot action, you could do a lot worse than to jump straight over to Choy Sun Doa.

While the fairly simple win animations and sound effects are nothing too exciting, the game still looks and plays very well considering its age.


Even though there are 243 ways to win, you might find that you go for several spins before landing any cash prizes. This can't be due to a shortage of wilds, as you see plenty of them on the reels every time you spin, but must be down to the volatility of the slot.

This isn't such a huge problem in standard play, where you can comfortably recoup any losses with a decent win, but it's bad news for an otherwise great bonus round. In fact, we've come out the other side of 10 free spins without a single win to our name.

If you've been playing for a long time in the hopes of triggering a bonus round, emerging with nothing to show for it is extremely frustrating. But, like it always is, this is all down to luck; with a possible 30x multiplier available in the bonus round, we know that it is at least possible to land some very big wins.

Added Value

Even though Choy Sun Doa, 5 Dragons and other slots like them are getting old, they remain incredibly popular with the general public in Australia and across the rest of the world. Maybe there's just something about Chinese themed slots...?

Choy Sun Doa may be a bit on the volatile side, but its bonus round is something a bit different to the "15 free spins, 3x multiplier" that's commonplace with most new slots. With a multiplier that goes all the way up to 30x, it's not difficult to see why this game remains popular with players who love an element of risk in their pokies.

Newer slots with fancy 3D graphics and mini-games will keep trying to usurp the throne of classic pokies like 5 Dragons and Choy Sun Doa, but we can't imagine them giving up without a fight.


A Chinese themed slot that looks and plays a lot like 5 Dragons, probably because it's created by the same software developer(!), Choy Sun Doa has lots of ways to win and offers a pretty decent bonus round to boot. Like 5 Dragons, it has a certain retro appeal but the low grand prize means that this probably won't hold the attention of players who enjoy chasing serious jackpots. Still it has a low variance and is a title that will be familiar to offline casino gamblers, so there are much worse games out there to spend a bit of time on.