Lightning Link Happy Lantern

Our review of the Lightning Link Happy Lantern slot game has been compiled from playing the free or real money online version of this game. This review may be different in some ways from the land based casino version in regards to payouts, ways to win and some of the features of the game.


Aristocrat in its Lightning Link Happy Lantern slot machine brings straight to you all of the Orient’s symbolic creatures and artifacts on the reels. All of the creatures and artifacts that are held in high esteem in the Orient are exposed in the 5-reel and 50 paylines free online pokies game.

All players who are fond of the oriental way of life will thus find the game to be an appealing proposition.


Acting as Lightning Link Happy Lantern background graphics is a huge golden wall with some lanterns waving lackadaisically at the top. The game’s 5×3 playing grid is in its entirety covered by a festive vibe so it has a super Chinese New Year theme.


Matching three or more identical symbols on active paylines is all that players will be aiming for during their gaming sessions. This necessitated by the fact that matching icons brings about those juicy game payouts.

The symbols players will be aiming to match include lanterns, lions, the Cai Shen, fire crackers, red envelopes, turtle, a cat and royal icons.




5 4 3 2
A cat 150 50 10 2
Turtle 100 30 5
Red envelopes and fire crackers – Of the same kind 100 25 5
Lion 100 15 2
Royal Icon – K 75 20 5
Royal Icons Q, J, 10 and 9 – Of the same Kind 50 10 5


  • Wild: Cai Shen acts as the game’s wild symbol. The substituting powers of the Cai Shen allow him to substitute for all reel icons bar the scatter and the lantern icons.
  • Scatter: The icon that represents the scatter is the lion.
  • Hold & Spin Feature: Six or more of the lantern icons landing on the reels at once help trigger the Hold & Spin Feature during the base game. It’s also possible to trigger the feature during the Golden Palace Feature. When triggered, three free spins are awarded. During the free spins, all of the triggering icons turn sticky. All other lantern icons that land during the feature will also turn sticky and they help to reset the number of free spins back to three. The feature comes to an end when all free spins have been used or when all reel positions are covered with the lantern icons. The prizes on all lantern icons are paid at the end of the feature.
  • Golden Palace Feature: The Golden Palace Feature triggers when the player lands three or more scatter icons at once. When the feature triggers, dancing lions are presented on the screen. The player is tasked with picking only one to reveal either a free games prize or the Hold & Spin Feature. When the free games prize is won, 6, 9 or 15 free games with 25, 100 or 200 additional wilds may be awarded. Lantern icons do not appear during this feature. It’s possible for players to retrigger additional free games during the round.
  • Scattered Lantern Prizes: All lantern icons that appear on the reels will always come with prizes on them. The prizes may come in the form of instant credit prizes or jackpot values. Lantern prizes are paid at the end of the Hold & Spin Feature. Any of the Mini, Minor and Major jackpots are won when lantern icons with any of the jackpot values are present on the reels at the end of the Hold & Spin Feature. The Grand jackpot is won when all reel positions are occupied with the lantern icons at the end of the Hold & Spin Feature.


  • Q: Can you play Lightning Link Happy Lantern online at casinos for real money gaming?
  • A: No, this slot machine is not yet available for real money play at online casinos.
  • Q: Can you play Lightning Link Happy Lantern online in the demo mode for free fun?
  • A: Yes, you can play it for free fun online and it’s available at the Mr Cashman Social Casino.
  • Q: Can you get a free app for the Lightning Link Happy Lantern pokies?
  • A: Yes, you can download official iOS or Android Aristocrat slot game app at the Heart of Vegas site and play Lightning Link Happy Lantern, plus you can enjoy all the popular Lightning Link slots for free like Wild Chuco and High Stakes from the free Aristocrat pokies app.


The beauty of the Orient is exposed when players start a gaming session playing Lightning Link Happy Lantern. As the reels of this pokie spin, players are afforded the chance to see up close all of the symbolic and significant creatures and artifacts popular in the Orient.

From a possible ten point rating, Lightning Link Happy Lantern gets a solid nine point score from our reviewers.

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