Collect the Pearls
The pearl tile is quite noticeable, with its engraved green body and then one single pearl sandwiched in the middle. You’ll need to get at least three of them to launch into the Bonus Spin. Don’t get too revved up, this is still part of the main game, and not a separate feature level.
As the name would suggest, the white pearls are important to the progression of the gameplay, for if you don’t collect them the Bonus Spins can be very short lived. This is because any additional pearls add another spin to the kitty, meaning the more you find, the more you can keep on spinning for free. If you’ve played Diamond Monkey you’ll recognise the similarity between the pearls and the red gems – they both do the same things.
All of the paytable has been created to fit into the gameplay of the slot, and therefore there’s not one out of place tile or card value in sight, which does help make the gamble mode stand out. But we’ll get to that a little later on.
Out of all the paytable, its the images that have more components and finer details that class as the highest paying, for example, the only male and female icons of the matrix are the most wealthy.
If you get between three and five of the geisha, you can be rewarded between 50 and 750 credits, while the male will bring 100 to 2,500. This is assuming you play with the minimum bet of 41, if you go higher the rewards will grow in size.
As far as a bet of 41 goes to get the ball rolling, the payout of all the tiles are pretty darn good, with most starting off at 10 credits, and reaching well over 100 credits.
Yes, the opening stake isn’t a tiny one, but it’s reasonable enough for the majority of gamers, and if it’s not, you can reduce down the number of lines to just 1. Though you can expect extreme volatility when you do that, as Dragon’s Pearl is already quite high in the challenge department.
Show Me Your Cards
The gamble mode and its infamous deck of unseen cards is back in full force here. To opt in for a chance to double your cash, you need to either wait for the associated widget to flash, indicating you can play, or tap the button and ensure that the gamble loads automatically.
What makes this particular brand so unique, in this regard, is that they allow users to gamble on the colours of the card as well as the suit, with the suit offering out a higher multiplier; if you land several correct answers in a row, you’ll be rolling in it.
A Pearl in the Jaws of a Beast
This isn’t some easy to pick up and put down game, for whilst it has a casual demeanor, the difficulty lurking in the 41 winlines makes this one of Amatic’s more challenging. Therefore, don’t be fooled by the old fashioned graphics and colourful design, more meets the eye here, and if you’re not ready for what the brand has cooking, you’re going to get burnt.
That being said, if you enjoy walking on the old school side more than anything else, and appreciate slots that are removed from the unnecessary weighing down of endless features, you’ve definitely found a game that’s a must play.