The Eastern Dragon Slot Borrows Chinese Luck
The NextGen slot Eastern Dragon, available at online and mobile casinos, combines two familiar loves among slots themes: dragons and Chinese luck. Apart from drawing on these two rich sources for its design and symbols, however, Eastern Dragon does not have much of a plot. There are five reels with three windows each in a golden frame, hanging between two posts and flanked by Chinese good-luck banners and strings of fizzing, popping squibs. A glowing orange sunset over an oriental city forms the backdrop.
Paylines and bets per line are fully adjustable. Eastern Dragon players can choose to engage from 1 to 20 paylines, and bets per line can be set at several increments between 1 and 1,000 coins. On a machine calibrated in dollars, this makes for a maximum bet of $200 per spin. Players can engage the autoplay function to make long-term sessions with this title effortless.
Eastern Dragon Scatter has Old-Fashioned Function
Unusually in a slot, the Eastern Dragon bonus Scatter icon is not the trigger for free games. Instead, it reverts to its original slots heritage, paying the player instant prizes for certain Scatter combos, no matter what paylines they occupy.
This prize is traditionally a multiplier applied to the entire wager on the spin. Eastern Dragon rewards two, three, four or five Scatters anywhere with 1X, 5X, 20X or 200X the spin bet.
Wild also Triggers Free Spins
The title’s Wild is the Eastern Dragon of the title, a magnificent red-and-gold beast breathing unquenchable fire. Every time it appears, it wins the player a 2-coin bonus prize, and it can also complete the winning combinations of other payline symbols by substitution. Any prizes won by a substituting Wild are doubled.
If the Eastern Dragon Wild appears on Reel 1 and 5 at the same time, a round of 15 free games is activated, during which all wins will be trebled. The backdrop changes during a free spins round, to a night sky lit up by blossoming firework rockets. The bonus games can be retriggered by further Wilds on Reels 1 and 5 during free spins, and if a win during free spins includes a substituting Eastern Dragon Wild, the prize gets a multiplier of X6.
Beautifully Drawn Symbol Art
The nine payline symbols that complete the Eastern Dragon pay table are created in the same bright colours, with the same attention to intricate detail, as Eastern Dragon’s special icons. Vivid hues and calligraphy brush strokes make even the ubiquitous Poker symbols stand out: the 9 and 10, J and Q and K and A are grouped in pairs that win equal-value prizes for the same matches. Five Ks or As win 300 coins.
The four high-value Eastern Dragon icons win prizes for two payline matches or better, and the lotus blossom and exploding firecrackers also share equal value, winning up to 500 coins. The yellow Chinese lantern wins 5, 50, 200 or 1,000 coins for two to five matches, and the prizes for the exquisite green-and-gold koi symbol are similarly 10, 100, 300 or 3,000 coins.