Review of Win Sum Dim Sum Mobile Slot by Microgaming
Well, we weren't expecting a slot based around a dish. Microgaming's mobile slot Win Sum Dim Sum has already caused quite a stir with criticisms that the game is ugly and unoriginal. Having played the game ourselves, we can see where those comments might have come from. But looks isn't everything with a slot. Does its gameplay or features surpass this ugliness? Or should players pass on this course?
Slot Game Overview:
Let's start off by saying that the gameplay for Win Sum Dim Dum isn't all bad. It's your standard 5x3 reel based slot with scatter and wild symbols. In fact, the gameplay is so average it could be any other game in existence. But it's not bad. It could be better, though.
We were expecting (or at least hoping for) something new that would go well with the theme and elevate this game onto another level. Instead this reel is rather deprived of anything new, making the game seem very repetitive and offers less for the player to aim for. This is a shame because it would've increased its score dramatically. As it stands however, it is competent.
Despite the rather basic gameplay, Win Sum Dim Sum has three main features which assist in increasing your winnings. They are:
- 15 Free Spins -- When the Chinese tea pots appear thats when the reel goes dark and you can spin and spin for free.
- Expanding Wilds -- When three Win Sum wild symbols appear on the third reel, they expand and crack open more winnings.
- Re-trigger feature -- This almost needs no explanation. For a small price, you get to re-spin the reels for a better chance at gaining more money.
If the player is lucky, they could earn up to 3,333x their original stake with all of these features in place. This makes the game more bearable to play with though, again, nothing about it is original or surprising. If you're in it just to win it then you'll enjoy this a whole lot. Win Sum's medium risk also allows the features to trigger pretty frequently.
As far as graphics go, Win Sum Dim Sum is a very smooth game to play with seamless spins and oriental sound design. If this were five years ago it would've looked state-of-the-art.
Now, however, there are so many games out there with such great performance that Win Sum, once again, fails to stand out. A real shame considering they are planning to storm through the virtual reality market with their own version of VR roulette. If they can develop that then why not a better slot?
It's been mentioned by other sites but we'd like to reiterate and say that there's very little that's unique about Win Sum Dim Sum besides the fact that it's based around oriental cuisine.
It's almost staggering because it's as if Microgaming went out of its way to make it basic and unexciting. To be clear, we're not criticising them for being non-creative but this entry certainly is a dud.
We're rather upset that Microgaming would play it so safe with this slot but we can't help but admire them -- no matter how unoriginal their games seem, they do tend to offer big payouts and the player often feels rewarded and satisfied.
This is no different. We would rather have seen some innovation but we gathered Microgaming had to complete a slot before a deadline and were rather strapped for time. For now, we'll give them the benefit of the doubt and assume this was a misfire on the creative front.