Enter the dragon and spin the reels filled with Chinese symbols in this new slot machine from Top Game.
Lucky Dragons immediately comes alive with atmospheric flute music and twinkling bells. The reels are filled with gold-coloured symbols to give a royal flavour to the slot with golden eagles, tigers, dragons, toads, fish, bull’s head, gold coin and Buddha.
Special features include wilds, scatters and a free spins round with multiplier awards and additional wild symbols. The fortune-filled name of the game gives the slot plenty to live up to, but will the Chinese theme prove lucky for us?
One first entering the game, the bright red and gold colours make an immediate impression on players with the music adding an exotic twist. There is no mistaking the Chinese theme and the exoticism of the Orient pervades every spin. To select your bet before playing, simply click on the plus and minus signs in the bottom right corner to alter your coin bet. The coin values range from €0.01 to €0.5, while the bet per line can be from 1 to 10 coins. There are 50 paylines in total which are always in play to give a total bet per spin of €5.00 to €250.
You can choose ‘quick spin’ from the tools menu, while it is also possible to play from 10 to 1,000 spins automatically by selecting the ‘autoplay’ button in the bottom corner of the screen.
The symbols in this game are mostly made up of golden animals. Hitting 3 matching animals awards a payout clearly visible in the pay table, which can be found by clicking the info button at the bottom of the screen. The golden bull’s head is the top-paying icon here, awarding 800x your bet for 5 symbols at once on the reels. This is also the only symbol to award a payout for just 2 matching symbols with 10x your bet available whenever two icons appear together. If you hit the bull’s head stacked on the reels you could win up to €40,000, which is the top jackpot in the game.
The next symbol to look for is the golden eagle, paying 400x your bet for 5 symbols, while the golden tiger, dragon and fish all pay 300x your bet for 5 symbols. The lowest paying golden animal symbol is the golden toad, which pays 150x your bet for 5 symbols.
Apart from the animals there are two more important symbols in this slot machine: the gold coin and the Buddha. The gold coin is wild and can stand in for all the other symbols in the game, except the scatter, to create more potential winning combinations. The scatter is the Buddha symbol, a golden laughing character wearing a red robe and holding out a bowl of gold pieces. Buddha only appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 and if you spin 3 of these symbols you will launch the free spins round.
When 3 Buddha symbols appear to trigger the free spins round, you will immediately be awarded 6 free spins. During these free spins all winning payouts attract a 2x multiplier, while there are also additional wilds added to the reels to give even more potential wins. In fact, before every free spin 1 extra wild symbol is placed onto the second, third and fourth reels and these remain for the duration of the round. If you hit more scatters during the free spins round, these will each award one more free spin. So you could potentially be spinning for free for a long time in the Orient.
This is an exotic slot machine with a lot of promise thanks to the powerful theme. The wild symbol often crops up to give more payouts and there are plenty of smaller payouts to keep your bankroll ticking over. However, we found the free spins round did not hit often enough to really make a difference to the overall game play and without a gamble feature, we were unable to boost the rewards further.
Lucky Dragons has a great evocative theme with strong music and sound effects, but the lack of bonus game or gamble feature, along with the small number of free spins we received, made our stay in the Orient less lucky than the game’s title would suggest.