The number 8 is very significant in China. In fact, the personalised car numberplate bearing the number 8 has previously sold for hundreds of thousands of AUD there. The 2008 Olympics opened in Beijing on 8/8/08 at 8pm. 88 appears in Chinese restaurant names around the world.
We could go on, but we think you get the picture – the use of the number 88 in the title of this slot is supposed to invoke the idea that its players will get lucky. And, of course, that's absolutely true for those who do hit the jackpot.
Reel icons are your traditional Chinese fare, including lions, a pagoda, lanterns, cranes and a man with a Fu Manchu moustache. They all look nice enough, and it's good to see a change from the gold coins and red envelopes featured in virtually every other Chinese themed slot.
There's no background music, but some traditional Chinese lute tunes kick in during wins and in the bonus round.