A non-progressive video slot game with five reels and 25 pay lines – 5 Dragons. The Aristocrat developed and operated game, presents players with the opportunity to claim significant rewards by offering free spins, disperse symbols, and wild symbols. There are 243 different ways to win, which means there is a higher chance of winning bigger payouts. Also increasing the chances of claiming bigger wins, are the free spins, wilds, and jackpot bonuses.
Considered to be blessed mortals in many Asian cultures, Dragons are the mythical creatures that the game is themed around. Making this game even more enjoyable and engaging is the velvety shade of deep purple and the high-quality graphics. The graphics are created so that the edges break open when the correct combination is hit. For instance, the dragon icon bursts into flames each time the winning combination is hit.
The 5 dragons game design
With an abstract background, it is easy to guess that the bottom shows the blue water of the oceans, while the top represents the sky. Placed on top of the reels are the golden arches, with borders also being made out of the same precious metal. A background decorated in red and black is visible on each real, with decent-looking themed symbols and some standard playing cards.
- Gold Coin – scatter, 50x the bet
- Green Dragon – wild
- Gold Dragon and Gold Fish – 800x
- Gold Turtle and Red Money bag – 300x
- Ace and king – 200x
- Queen, Jack, 10 and 9 – 100x
Free spins feature
You get to choose from 5 options once you have hit 3 gold coins and triggered the bonus. The options are between choosing a higher number of free spins, with a lower win multiplier, or fewer spins with a larger multiplier. This is completely up to you and it just depends on your personal taste.
It may be beneficial to know that the spins and multiplier choices are better if you choose the ‘ante’ bet during normal play. You can re-trigger this button while playing. This allows you to finish your current round and then offers you the choice of spins/multipliers once again. If you get the Red Packets on reels 1 and 5 during a free spins bonus, an extra bonus will be awarded to you.
How to play
Due to playing with a 243 system, you do not need to select the number of lines to play with. You chose your coin value by hitting the ‘credit’ button, and the ‘bet one’ button to chose a multiplier. This is not always apparent at the start of the game, so make sure the ‘bet’ number at the top is right for you before spinning.
30c is the smallest bet, and $9 is the max. The ‘ante’ is included and can be selected by clicking the ‘5 Reels + Extra’ button. The multipliers are improved by the ‘ante’ when the free spins bonus feature is triggered. This Increases the overall return to player percentage of the game.
Paying 800 per credit for 5 of a kind, the Golden Dragon, and the Golden Fish are the highest symbols. The bonus feature is triggered by the Golden coins as they act as the scatter symbol. A combination of the Fire and Dragon will result in a wild symbol. Playing cards ace through nine are the remaining symbols and have the same look across most Aristocrat slots. 243-way payouts allow you to see many smaller winnings combinations throughout the game.
The chance to take a gamble and double your money comes after you have won. The ‘bet max’ and ‘bet one’ buttons become ‘gamble’ buttons. Clicking on either button will take you to a separate screen where you are given the choice between a red or a black card that has been randomly dealt.