Shanghai Beauty at Australian Mobile Gambling Sites

October 17, 2016


All Australian players would have known by now that early in October a new video pokie titled Lost Vegas was released across all platforms at Microgaming online casinos. Most players would have already played this fantastic zombie themed pokie. But Microgaming has launched another online pokie exclusively at its mobile casinos very quietly and without any fanfare. This is Shanghai Beauty and it has been developed by the software provider Mahigaming, with whom Microgaming has a special arrangement. Shanghai Beauty is live at Australian mobile casinos like Casino Mate and Royal Vegas.

Shanghai Beauty is one of those typical oriental themed mobile pokies. The game play is accompanied by soothing but persistent background music. It is a 9 fixed paylines video pokie. You can therefore expect high variance, and this is borne out by the payout table. Up to 5 coins can be wagered per payline, with a coin size ranging from AU$0.01 to AU$1.00. The maximum total bet works out to AU$45. High roller Australian players are unlikely to be enthused by this.

One of the key symbols is the Shanghai Beauty logo. It is the wild symbol with a 2x multiplier property. But it also awards line payouts when two or more appear in an active payline. The game logo awards the highest line payouts with the five-of-a-kind combinations paying 10,000 times the line bet. The other symbols awarding line payouts pay considerably less. On the top are the two Shanghai beauties, one with a stringed musical instrument and the other with a Chinese fan. Both start paying out from two like symbols and award a payout of 750 times the line bet for combinations of five symbols. The other thematic symbols are the gold and silver classic Oriental ingots and the Chinese junk. All thematic symbols show attractive win animations that are delightful even on the small screens of mobile phones. The low paying symbols are the usual playing card icons. 9, which is the lowest symbol, also pays from two-of-a-kind combinations.

The other important symbol is the money box. It awards scatter payouts multiplied by the total bet when two or more appear anywhere on the reels. The top scatter payout for five money box symbols is 500 times the total bet. Three or more scatter symbols appearing on the reels in the same spin activate 15 free spins. All payouts will be tripled during the free spins. You will need to activate this feature regularly in order to make a profit on your wagers.