Dragon Match Megaways slot review
Dragon Match Megaways slot by iSoftBet is their third version of this now famous mechanic, after Aztec Gold Megaways and their second in the series, the quite creditable Majestic Megaways slot. When Big Time Gaming surprised us with their out-of-the-ordinary Donuts slot with just 4 reels, let me tell you iSoftBet have dome exactly that here, but with the Megaways engine. You have a lovely scenic Chinese garden background with gentle oriental music and the reels inside a golden pagoda so the aesthetics here are pretty good. Will this dragon prove to be more than a match for our bankroll though?
On The Reels...
We have 4 reels here on Dragon Match Megaways slot and the scrolling row consists only of two symbols above reels 2 and 3. You can get 3 to 7 rows on the 4 main reels thus giving us a minimum of 144 ways to a maximum of 3136. The 4-of-a-kind pays are 16x Green Dragon, 5x Gold Tokens, 4x Lotus Flower, 3x Horns and 2.5x Drum with five card values paying 2 down to 0.5x for a way of 4. Winning symbols disappear to be replaced my more falling from above the column and they can appear stacked too.
There aren't any Wilds on the bottom reels as such but you get them when the two symbols on the scrolling row above reels 2 and 3 are the same aside from scatters. When this occurs, they turn Wild and also any similar symbols below them on those 2 reels.
You need two Golden Dragons to match up on the scrolling row for a choice free spins with an increasing multiplier. You can opt for 5 spins beginning at 5x, 8 beginning at 3x or 12 starting at 1x or a random selection of spins and starting multiplier. The Wild Match is still present here and two more Gold Dragons on the scrolling row will add 5 extra free spins. This is a volatile bonus with 10,000x or more potential.
Dragon Match Megaways slot is a very good addition to the catalogue of iSoftBet and is one of the rare Megaways which departs from the usual generic 6-reelers. The RTP is OK at 96.11% too with great graphics, animations and colours here and the Wild mechanism is quite innovative and can pay quite well. The free games seem easier to get than on many Megaways slots too so a slow run on the base game could well be alleviated when the feature appears. You can win very big on the free spins although that may be influenced by the volatility you choose from the 3 main options. Maybe a match-up with this dragon will prove to be profitable...