New Slot Announcement SG Interactive - Fu Dao Le

slot_zombie

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 25, 2014
Location
UK
Live on Leo Vegas and elsewhere. It would appear that this Casino slot conversion has suffered a bit in its translation to online.

Jackpots are now non-progressive. The Chinese toddlers that herald a big win seem to be missing in action - at least I never saw them in 3 hours of play, despite landing a few decent big wins.
 

trancemonkey

Ueber Meister
Joined
Mar 29, 2013
Location
United Kingdom
Live on Leo Vegas and elsewhere. It would appear that this Casino slot conversion has suffered a bit in its translation to online.

Jackpots are now non-progressive. The Chinese toddlers that herald a big win seem to be missing in action - at least I never saw them in 3 hours of play, despite landing a few decent big wins.

I wonder why they've removed the Fu Babies....
 

mclee321

Meister Member
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Joined
Jun 13, 2006
Location
Dublin
Well i thought about giving the game the old FU, after a few sessions. It seemed to be a low variance drainer.

But then I hit a 700x bonus, pretty much from one spin. Full screen of something with all of the 3x on the middle reel. More in line with the bricks and mortar vids I've seen.
 

lotusch

A little mix of Dutch and Irish
Joined
Jun 3, 2013
Location
Dún Dealgan
In b&m casino's I always look for this game as I love it.
The online SG Interactive version never did anything for me.
Had a few wins on it but nothing major.

However I like the theme of it, it kinda plays and feels like Lucky 88. :)
 

BrianGhattas

Where's My Handpay?!?
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Mar 8, 2016
Location
Ottawa, Ontario
First time I played Fu Dao Le, I left the casino up $64. It's been dead ever since for me. Of course, 85-88% RTG here doesn't help my cause.
 

PaaskeDenmark

Always think positive
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Nov 24, 2008
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Fu Dao Le or should we call it Fuuuck Daolaw (fuk the law) we are IGT and we lower the rtp and rip people Lmao :D
 

Lemon

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Joined
Mar 14, 2017
Location
Skinton-on-sea
Been waiting for this game to hit the internet for ages as I love the casino version and always play it when I go over to Vegas. I first saw this on Sky Vegas (the internet site) about a month ago as an exclusive, so I eagerly deposited some cash and started playing...

And yeah, as slot_zombie says, it differs quite a lot from the casino version. No GOOD FORTUNE HAS ARRIVED messages to herald a big win or free games, the red letter jackpot scales linearly according to stake and is only 20x bet, and the jackpots are not progressive. This last point doesn't really bother me because a lot of the casino versions aren't either, but the other two, especially the Fu Babies not appearing at the start of a spin detract greatly from the enjoyment. I can only assume these elements were difficult to implement and that's why they are not present. On the land-based version the GFHA messages probably come from either detecting what's coming on the spin, or passing a random chance at the start and then picking a winning result out of a database and spinning to those reel positions, and it simply wasn't possible/was too much work to implement. Bit of a shame really, but being able to play Fu Dao Le at 96.00% in the comfort of my own home with a cup of tea instead of playing at roughly 90% RTP in a smoky casino and waiting 15 minutes for a waitress to come round, one can just about forgive these inconsistencies :)

But having said that, there are a few more subtle annoyances about this slot that are a little bit disappointing and spoil the fun. The volume of the win count-up music starts to vary for no good reason after several minutes of play; sometimes you cannot hear it at all, then on the next win it's at about half-volume. I also don't like the way whenever a red envelope appears on reel 1 accompanied by a sound, it will always come in on the last reel, so you know you've won even before you have. Conversely, if no sound is played on reel 1 you know it's not coming in. Some people like things like this (and the shorter reel landing times when the 3 scatters are coming in) but I find it spoils the anticipation a little bit, and also differs from the land-based game. Would it have hurt to show BONUS on the scatters like on the original? Everyone knows what BONUS means no matter what language you speak. In the help pages they are called WONUS which threw me slightly and made me think it was a typo until I realised it must be a portmanteau for WILD and BONUS :)

I noticed this game is now on VS and it must be an updated version because the scatters now make a noise when they land (not that they did on the land-based version though, nor was there reel spin music), and I think the expanding wild whoosh sound on the middle reel no longer gets cut off like it does on Sky Vegas. The volume issues are still there though.

I could get really picky and start going on about some sounds and timings not being exact and so on, but I realise you can't always get these things spot-on.

In conclusion, Fu Dao Le is a cracking game and the game design and maths is right up my street. The port to internet is a little rough around the edges and could have been a lot better in some respects, but looking past this it's still a fine game and it's just great to be able to play it at home now at a decent RTP% :)

Lemon rating - 4 out of 5
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goatwack

Get dunked, big buns!
Joined
Aug 29, 2012
Location
Londonia
Lemon likes it. Looks like it's not too bad after all.

Fu Dao've thought it.
 
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