Chinese themed online pokies are very popular, particularly those with a subtext of Chinese cuisine. Win Sum (the pun on winsome being obvious) gives you the best seats in a Chinese restaurant for a dim sum treat at the end of which you will hopefully leave with your wallets heavier. As the reels spin you will smell the aroma of the dim sums wafting from the bamboo steamers. The light instrumental background music adds to the mood. The high paying symbols are four dim sums that you will recognise as Har Gow, Shao Mai, tender chicken feet and plump Lotus Rice from their clear and detailed graphics. The low paying symbols are the playing card icons from A to 10 with typically Chinese motifs like dragon, fan and coins. The bamboo steamer is the wild symbol and it also awards the top line payouts. Dim sums are usually served with tea and hence the teapot is appropriate as the scatter symbol. To give that extra edge some of the symbols start paying out from two-of-a-kind combinations.
You will not find complex bonus features in Win Sum Dim Sum online pokie. For a start, the wild symbol can expand on reel 3 in the base game. This expansion will take place only if a winning combination can be formed. The free spins feature is triggered when three or more scatter symbols appear on the reels. You will be awarded 15 free spins irrespective of the number of scatters in the triggering spin. There is no free spins multiplier, but the wild symbol can expand on reels 2, 3 and 4. The free spins can be retriggered. Win Sum Dim Sum includes the Microgaming Achievements Unlocked feature. This does not award any payouts but will keep you fixed on this online pokie. As you hit winning combinations, these will get highlighted on the payout table. The objective is to end up with all combinations highlighted. It will rarely be possible to achieve this in a single session. But this will not be a problem because your achievements will not disappear when you exit the pokie.
Win Sum Dim Sum has a very simple but popular engine. There are 9 selectable paylines in the regular 5×3 structure. Chinese wisdom dictates that you wager with all paylines enabled. As far as the other betting parameters are concerned, you can wager up to 5 coins per payline, with the coin size varying from AU$0.01 to AU$2.00. The maximum line bet is AU$10.00 and the maximum total bet per spin is AU$90. The maximum line payout in this online pokie is 10,000 times the line bet for five wild symbols in an active payline. This will work out to $100,000 with maximum bet. The top scatter payout of 100 times the total bet will pay AU$9,000 with maximum bet. For most players at Australian online casinos the payouts will be an attractive proposition. Microgaming has indicated a payout percentage of 96% to 97% with medium volatility. Win Sum Dim Sum is available as a mobile pokie as well.