Lucky 88 or the Lucky Count Slots

We all hope to get some good luck no matter which slot game we decide to play. Aristocrat has produced some good slots over the years, with two featuring a ‘lucky’ title, you might say!

We thought we would pit these two against each other – two very different titles, we should say – to see if we prefer one over the other. What decision did we come to?

Lucky 88

This 25-line game offers a low RTP of just under 90%, so it doesn’t compare well to other games with an Oriental theme. However, it looks bright enough, offering lots of prizes where the number eight factors into play. You might guess five of a kind of some of the icons would bring an 88x multiplier on your triggering bet.

Watch for the emperor to appear in the guise of a wild. Meanwhile, a Chinese lantern is used as the scatter, not to mention the trigger for some free spins. There are four options here, going from four games with an 88x wild multiplier to 25 games with a 5x or 18x wild multiplier.

Lucky Count

Are we talking about counting our winnings… or could it be a Count of a different kind? The appearance of a familiar-looking vampire gives us the answer we need in the Lucky Count slot. With five reels and 25 lines in play, there is a chance to find two wilds during the game. The vampire himself is one, with a bat as the other.

You can also look for his castle to appear as the scatter symbol. This cannot be replaced by either of the wilds, nor can the wilds substitute for each other. You can win a generous number of free spins with three, four, or five castles though. There are 15, 25, or 40 free spins available for those. You also get a wild multiplier coming into play in these games.

Our verdict: Which game did we prefer?

We like both these games. The different themes mean we have difficulty in choosing between them. We think on balance the second one – with two wilds in action – has the edge over the first. However, we think your own opinion will likely depend on which theme you like best.

The poor RTP on the Lucky 88 game does drag it down. Maybe the huge multipliers in play are partly to do with that?