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Cai Shen
Type Chinese New Year, Humanoid.
Price N/A (see "How To Obtain")
Characteristics Chinese New Year decorations appear when playing as Cai Shen.

Cai Shen (财神, lit. God of Wealth) is a playable mascot in Crossy Road that was added in the Chinese New Year update. It cannot be unlocked from the Prize Machine as it is a secret mascot.


The Crossy Road mascot Cai Shen resembles the Chinese God of wealth and prosperity, 财神 (Cai Shen). Cai Shen's name is often invoked during the Chinese New Year celebrations, hence the addition of this character in the Chinese New Year update. The character itself resembles a small humanoid with a large beard and a red and gold gown, donning an intricate royal-looking hat with gold.


When holding down on the screen as if to prepare a jump, Cai Shen will begin to spin in a clockwise rotation for a period of time. The character itself plays on the Chinese New Year map, occasionally yelling "恭喜發財 (Gong Xi Fa Cai)", meaning "I wish you good fortune" in Chinese. If he nearly gets crushed by a truck or car, he will yell "过分!" which means "Idiot!" or "哎呦啊!" meaning "Oh, lord!".

How To Obtain[]

Using either the Fortune Chicken, The Three Deities (Android only), Fire Monkey, Xi, New Year's Doll, Hot pot,Wintersweet or Chinese Monster the player must collect 20 red envelopes which can be found littered throughout the lanes. Unlike the pink flowers found while playing as Forget-Me-Not, these can be collected throughout multiple rounds of playing. After achieving the required number of envelopes, the character will unlock after death.

This video shows how to unlock Cai Shen:


Unlock CAI SHEN Secret Character - Crossy Road iOS App Chinese New Year


  • Red envelopes are gifted in Chinese and other Asian societies as a monetary gift during holidays and special occasions. It is likely that this is why Cai Shen, the god of wealth, is unlocked after achieving a certain number of these.
  • The Fortune Chicken is also most probably named so because of its 'good fortune' or ability to pick up these envelopes.
  • Cai Shen is the fifteenth character to resemble some type of humanoid.
  • The random phrase Cai Shen periodically shouts during the run roughly translates to "Congratulations on being rich" in Chinese
  • Cai Shen is the only Humanoid mascot to have eyes.
  • The envelopes needed to unlock him seem to never appear on roads or lilypads.
  • Cai Shen is one of the three mascots from Crossy Road that also appear in Shooty Skies, The other two being the Chicken and Hipster Whale
  • The symbol on the red envelopes needed to unlock Cai Shen is the symbol for the Chinese currency, the yuan.


See also[]

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