Win Sum Dim Sum is a new pokie developed, by Microgaming. It is themed around oriental cuisine. The pokie is set in a Chinese restaurant, with a red tablecloth background. Red is a colour of wealth and luck in Chinses culture.
The player is served a variety of dishes, in authentic dim sum bowls. This is just one of the many pokies Microgaming has released, recently, with a Chinese theme.
Microgaming is among the largest pokie developers, in the industry. They claim to be the original developer, because they released the first online casino in 1994. There are over 800 titles in their repertoire, which they add to frequently. Microgaming has been tracking well, in early 2016. They have released a lot of games, some good others bad.
The average Microgaming title will have great gameplay and ok graphics. The company does not put as much emphasis on the visual aspects, of game development, as some other developers. However, we find their games have some of the best gameplay, in respect to RTPs, jackpots and symbol value.
Win Sum Dim Sum does not have a nice design. The graphics and animations are antiquated, and the whole pokie looks dated. The background image is meant to be a red tablecloth, and while it is kind of there, what the player really ended up with is a monochrome, unimaginative background image. It is a simple enough design to use, and it does not affect the background; it is just ugly.
Win Sum Dim Sum is a 5×3 pokie. The lower value symbols are numbers and letter, while the high value symbols are dishes, from a dim sum restaurant. The panel is under the reels. It is a black panel, which Microgaming has used for most for their 2016 releases. A custom panel is always going to look better, but this game was already an aesthetic lost cause, so it is of little consequence.
How to play
Win Sum Dim Sum is a nine-payline game, which is not as bad as it first seems because there are only three rows. It is played by spinning the reels, which is done by pressing the Spin Button. A pseudorandom number generator will arrange the symbols, randomly on the reels. The player wins if matching symbols land adjacent one another, across multiple reels, in accordance with the Paytable.
This game is played left to right, which means the first symbol in a winning payline, has to be in the furthermost reel to the left. The player chooses their bet before the spin to have it take effect, when the reels are next spun. The player’s bet and the value of the payline, are determined by the symbol value and the amount of symbols. This is all used to calculate the player’s win. For more information about paylines, symbol values and bets, see the Paytable.
Win Sum Dim Sum has an in reel expanding wild feature. It is only found on the third reel, and begins as a single gold coin symbol, which will expand to cover the entire reel if it lands on the reel. The wild will substitute any symbol, except the scatter, to make a winning payline.
There is also a free spins game mode, triggered when you land three or more scatters. In the free spins mode the player is rewarded 15 free spins, to try to win big. Microgaming has been using a 3x multiplier, in a lot of their new titles. This game has one, and the expanding wild will expand on the middle three reels.
Win Sum Dim Sum has a decent jackpot. The game does not have much else going for it, so some big winning potential can only be a good thing. In the base game, there is an impressive 1,222x stake up for grabs. In the free spins mode, this increases to a 3333x stake, potential win.
Win Sum Dim Sum is a mediocre game. It is an ugly pokie with dated graphics. There are only nine pay lines, which makes for slow gameplay. The in reel-expanding wild does not make too many wins. It does have good symbol value, which will sustain a bankroll. However, so do countless other games.