Hong Bao

Hong Bao combines creative gameplay with stunning aesthetics to create a slot that is both entertaining and rewarding to play. Not to mention the high volatility, and if you play with the appropriate settings, the return to player (RTP) isn't too shabby either.
Hong Bao - Kalamba Games - 5-Reels

Hong Bao – Hong Bao combines creative gameplay with stunning aesthetics to create a slot that is both entertaining and rewarding to play. Not to mention the high volatility, and if you play with the appropriate settings, the return to player (RTP) isn’t too shabby either.

Hong Bao RTP 97.5%

Slot functionSlot description
Slot Provider:Kalamba Games
Slot date created:
Hong Bao themes:5-Reels
Popularity:Very low
Available on:Mobile, Desktop
Win lines:Unknown

Review of Hong Bao

Theme and plot of the story

Hong Bao (also known as “Red Envelope” in English) is another Chinese-themed slot machine that is based on the Chinese custom of presenting monetary presents in red envelopes at the beginning of the year.

On the reels, a variety of vaguely Chinese artifacts serve as symbols, while in the backdrop, the water laps at a beach below two temples, in what seems to be a genuine rendition of a Fan Kuan painting, as the game’s soundtrack.

Graphics, sounds, and animations are all included.

The aesthetics of the game are about as exciting as it is possible to be in such a cliched scenario. Despite the fact that the backdrop animations are minor, they contribute to a nice mood, and the reels are all beautifully designed and have the customary high quality animation that we have come to anticipate from Kalamba’s work.

It is advisable to turn off the soundtrack, since it is an obnoxious pseudo-oriental sort of elevator music that distracts from the otherwise outstanding sound design and should be avoided at all costs.


Hong Bao is a five-reel slot with four rows and fifty fixed winlines that can be played on any device.

However, it is the introduction of multiple roaming and multiplying Wilds, as well as intriguing bonus elements, that makes the gameplay so enjoyable and enjoyable (full details below).

There is no gamble element, but with a game like this, you won’t miss it.

Wilds, bonuses, and free spins are all included in this game.

The Wild symbol may be used to replace any other symbol on the reels, with the exception of the Bonus, Free Spins, and Bonus Collection symbols.

There are also Multiplier Wilds to be found on the reels. These emerge at the top of a row at random and progress down the row by row with each spin until they pass off the bottom of the screen, at which point they disappear. The magnitude of the multiplier is determined by the degree of wagering you choose: x1, x2, x3, or x5.

In addition, the stake level dictates the amount of free spins you will get in the bonus round if you receive three or more Free Spin symbols. Depending on your stake amount, you begin with five, seven, eight, or nine spins to get the ball rolling. When Multiplier Wilds appear during Free Spins, they stay in place, and more spins may be gained by landing on Extra Spin symbols, which provide one additional spin for every symbol that appears.

The HyperBonus feature allows you to purchase your way right into the Free Spins bonus.

Every time one of the Bonus symbols (which depict the titular red envelopes) appears anywhere on the reels, it contributes one to the bonus counter. After collecting 50 or more of them, you may activate the bonus at the Bronze level, or you can wait until you’ve accumulated enough for the Silver (100 on the counter), Gold (150 on the counter), or Platinum (220 on the counter).

Once the Bonus game has been initiated, the player will be awarded three more spins on fresh reels. These reels may be marked with a Bonus Collection sign, an Extra Spin symbol, or they may be completely blank. Once the spins are completed, each Bonus Collection symbol adds to a new counter, and your wins are determined by how many of these symbols you have landed on the reels.

Bet sizes, return on investment (RTI), and variance

The return on investment (ROI) of this game is heavily depending on your strategy for playing. When the x1 bet level is set, the return to player (RTP) is just 94.74 percent. This is appalling, scoring far lower than our benchmark of 96 percent. Playing bet level x5 in the standard game, on the other hand, increases the probability to 96.49 percent, which is much more favorable.

The greatest return on investment is obtained by only using the highest level of the Hyperbonus. In this mode, the return to player (RTP) may go as high as 97.74 percent. Due to the fact that this is also the most volatile option, we recommend that you use it only if you can afford it.

The volatility of even the basic game, on the other hand, is rather high, and thus it will match well with our favored techniques in this case.

When using the x1 multiplier, the range of bets on the site we tested was $/£/€0.30, and when using the x2 multiplier, the range of bets was $/£/€212.00, with a maximum of $/£/€212.00.


However, despite the fact that the gameplay is a bit confusing, Hong Bao offers everything we look for in a game. It combines stunning aesthetics with a cohesive environment, a respectable return to player (RTP), and considerable volatility.

Even the intricate gameplay serves to keep things interesting and to immerse the player more than the usual slot machine game would allow.

This is one that we would suggest to our readers.