There are plenty of Asian-themed slots and this is the result of the demand of the players. Betsoft offers you their latest slot aimed at Asian punters. Here you will find dragons, phoenixes, royal couples and a lot of gold. Take your chance on the reels and participate in the gamble of this medium to high volatility slot.
This Asian themed slot was released on the 3rd of December by Betsoft. It offers expanding wilds, payouts from scatters, gamble feature and free spins. The latter you can re-trigger without limits. The visual performance and features are pleasant. The playing area is colourful, accompanied by traditional Eastern string music.
The game has 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 fixed pay-lines. You can choose a stake from 0.20 to 20 credits to spin the reels on mobile and desktop devices. The royal couple will help you win more as this is an expanding wild symbol.
Scatters pay when you land 3 or more, after which trigger the free spins. You can win more of them through re-triggers which aren’t capped. The top players are the dragon and the phoenix. They can grant you 500 times your stake when you hit 5 matching symbols on a pay-line.
If you like gambling features, you can take part of the gamble. It is accessible after every win you score in the base game. You can put half or full of your bet at stake for a chance to double it. The slot’s volatility is medium to high and its RTP – 96.01%, which means that you need to be patient to score wins. The jackpot is 8,098 times your bet or £161,960.
The reels set is positioned in front of a Buddhist temple which loads after you run the game. The background of the playing window is a mixture of shimmering colours. You will see blue merging into purple on the left and orange that transforms into purple on the right. The reels’ background is light yellow on which land the card symbols and some typical Asian items.
You will see 4 card symbols, dragon claws holding a pearl, a double 8 symbols in blue and red, a temple. There is a green jade dragon, gold ingot, phoenix and a dragon. The scatter is a golden icon of a Money Tree. The soundtrack is traditional Eastern with string musical instruments. The images of the symbols are clear and precise.
The symbols are typical Asian ones with 4 cards at the low end. They pay from 2.5 to 5 times your stake for 5 of a kind in a combination. The dragon claws grabbing a peal pays a 4x stake for 5 symbols. The temple rewards with a 7.5x stake for 5 symbols. Next in value is the green jade dragon, which gives you 10 times your stake for 5 on a pay-line.
The double 8 symbols returns 20x stake for 5 symbols, the golden ingot – 25x stake for 5 on a pay-line. As you might guess, the dragon and the phoenix are the most rewarding symbols. Hit 5 of either of them on a line to win 500 times your stake. To score a win you have to land 3 to 5 matching symbols on a pay-line.
The royal Asian couple – the Emperor and the Empress is the wild symbol. It lands on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 only and when this happens, it expands and covers the whole reel. It is a symbol with a substituting function and it can replace any other one except for the scatter. You can relish in profuse payouts when you hit more expanded wild symbols per spin in the base game.
Another feature is the Gamble option that you can use after every win. You can put at stake half of or your full winnings. You have to bet on heads or tails of a coin. It will spin and if you guessed you will win double the amount you gambled. If you are wrong you will lose the sum. The gamble feature isn’t active during free spins.
The main focus and attraction in the game are the free spins. To win them, you need to land 3 or more scatters of the golden Money Tree symbol in one spin. Before the rounds begin you will be paid for the scatters- 3 scatters worth 0.5x stake. Landing 4 scatters pays 1x stake, 5 scatters – 1.5x stake, etc. up to 50x stake for 15 scatters covering all positions.
The number of the free spins you win also depends on the number of scatters you got – 1 free spin per scatter. This means that you can win from 3 to 15 free spins for 3 to 15 scatters. You can re-trigger the free spins by landing 3 or more symbols of the Money Tree in one round. There are no limits on how many free rounds you can get from re-triggers.
The market with slots aimed at Asian players is competitive and new games release at a fast pace. Dragon & Phoenix uses iconic animals with significant importance for the Eastern culture. The game is rewarding enough if you have the bankroll and patience.
Those who can handle enough losing rounds can rejoice in more abundant wins. High rollers and fans of the theme will be pleased and find the game amusing. It isn’t any innovative or very spectacular, but it will find its niche among gamblers.