Fenghuang is a dragon theme slot by Habanero with a mystical atmosphere. The symbols are all mythical beasts, volcanoes, rocks and trees to give a feeling of the natural world.
This exciting game is has 5 reels and 28 fixed paylines, along with a number of special features including wild symbols and a free spins round. The atmosphere is movie-like with the dramatic scenery and Oriental music, so most players will enjoy their Eastern adventure with the dragons of Fenghuang!
Players are welcomed with the strong dragon theme and Chinese vibe with various types of dragons on the reels, along with flames and Oriental music playing gently in the background. The scenery is a lush green jungle of leaves with a blue sea, rocks and mist. This all brings a feeling of powerful nature to the game. Apart from the three dragon symbols, the icons here also include trees, waterfalls, rocks, flames and a precious stone.
The paylines in this game are all fixed into position to give the maximum number of ways to win on every spin. There are 5 reels, each with 3 rows of symbols for a traditional look. You can raise and lower your bet per spin by changing your bet level from 1 to 10, and altering your coin value from 0.01 to 5.00. This gives a minimum bet of 0.20 and a maximum of 1,000 per spin. You can also press ‘bet max’ to play the max bet per spin easily without having to click the spin button every time you want to play.
The paytable is accessed from the information button in the bottom corner. From here you can see all the payouts in the game, which are not that high compared with some other slots. The top paying symbol is the flames, which pays up to 400 coins for 5 matching symbols.
The second highest-paying regular symbol is the rocks and mountains, which pays up to 300 coins for 5 matches, while the precious stone pays up to 150 for 3 matches. The waterfall pays up to 125 coins, the tree pays up to 80 coins and the high card symbols all pay the lower payouts up to 75 coins for 5 matching symbols on a payline.
There are multiple dragon symbols which are all wilds in this game. This means they can substitute for the other symbols in the game to provide more matches. These dragons all pay the same as the flame symbol which means they can pay up to 400 coins when they match up on a payline.
There is a free games round in Fenghuang which is triggered by spinning one of the dragons on reel 1 and a different dragon on reel 5. The free games continue until neither of the dragons appear on the screen.
These wilds can ‘walk’ around the screen on each free spin and can sometimes come together to form an expanded dragon symbol which covers a 2x3 portion of the grid. This expanded symbol can end up winning you many matching combinations.
There is a gamble game in this slot, which is called Beat the Dealer. After any winning spin you have the chance to double your winnings by choosing a higher card than the dealer’s. Be careful, though – if you lose you forfeit your winnings from that spin.
This slot game from Habanero is ideal for players who enjoy Eastern themed slots. The interesting dragon wild feature allows you to build up your bankroll from the free spins. As all paylines are fixed, there are always plenty of winning chances on every spin. The colours, graphics and sound effects all work to create a stunning Chinese-style atmosphere with an emphasis on the power of the natural world.
Perhaps the only negative aspect to the game is the fact that the dragons look so similar – it would have been nice if there were more distinctive differences between the styles of dragon. All in all this is a strong offering for fans of both the fantasy genre and Oriental themes.