Lucky Dragon Boat slot review
As the name suggests, Lucky Dragon Boat slot is an Oriental-themed slot with a nautical subject. With the plethora of games aimed at the Eastern player resulting now in a huge range of those slots being available, does Lucky Dragon Boat have anything new or different on offer? Well we have a pretty formulaic start with the Chinese pipe music and cymbals providing the soundtrack, but what lies beneath this water-going vessel?
On the reels...
There are 5 reels over 3 rows and we have a typically large number of paylines, with 50 in total. The lucky Gold Coins are the Wilds and appear singly like all the other symbols on all 5 reels. They are the top pay at 15x bet for a 5-of-a-kind win. There are 3 different dragons plus a silk cushion which all pay 10x and we have the card icons in the form of letters paying 5 down to 1.5x stake for 5. This pretty much sums up the base game as there are no random in-play events, but we do have Lucky Dragon Boat Scatters on all reels.
Three or more scatters will trigger 5, 8 or 12 free games for 3, 4 or 5 respectively. Before starting the spins you will choose one of the three Dragons red, green or blue. This becomes an extra Wild symbol and like the usual Wild it will become sticky for the duration of the free games when it appears. You cannot retrigger these spins though, which is a bit disappointing.
Lucky Dragon Boat slot is quite simply let down by a poor bonus round, with no retriggers or extra spins possible. 5 spins is simply not enough to accumulate any decent amount of Wilds for a worthwhile pay, even though players do tend to appreciate this kind of free spins bonus. Even if you did land several, the pays aren't high enough in the pay tables to warrant any sense of anticipation or excitement. If you want an Oriental slot with a good sticky Wilds bonus then Play'n Go's Matsuri would be a hugely superior alternative. Despite a 96.96% RTP and frequent wins in the base game along with smooth graphics and music, the game is simply too mundane and low in volatility for most players. The Lucky Dragon certainly does nothing to float my boat...Review by Gamingslots