243 Ways to Win
This is one of those slot games that doesn’t have the usual pay-line design. Instead, there are an impressive 243 ways to win in ‘Dragon Dance’ so hopefully one will come your way and boost that account balance of yours. How does it manage so many ways to win on its five reels and three rows of symbols? Well it does so by paying out on adjacent matching symbols.
It’s a colourful game and in the background, you can see the Chinese city that is about to celebrate Chinese New Year with some Chinese lanterns floating into a red sky. Above the reels there’s a temple roof. It all sets the scene rather well and the look of the game certainly adds to the enjoyment of playing it.
There may well be 243 different ways to get a win in this game but it doesn’t mean it’s an expensive one to play. It’s not a penny slot but the minimum cost of playing is only €0.25 and the maximum cost is €125 so that’ll get some high rollers keen to join in the Dragon Dance.
The symbols in the game again fit in well with its theme. We get to see a colourful dragon mask, a dragon costume, two dancers, a drummer and a girl who’s playing the cymbals. We also get the nine to Ace playing card symbols, these are the lower paying ones in the game and they get into the theme a little bit with Chinese items such as a lantern attached to them.
The wild symbol in this game is the ‘Dragon Dance’ logo. A really important symbol as it has the ability to substitute for the others in the game. That can help get you winning combinations especially with the way they are formed in this game. It’s not able to substitute for the scatter symbol which is the Chinese cracker logo. That helps get you into the free spins round.
Before you start pumping some real cash into this game, take a good look through the paytable. That’s packed with information about how much the different winning combinations pay and there are details about how the bonus game and the respin feature works. Have a few games and then you’ll find out more about how the game runs.
The game also has an autoplay feature. This can be set for between 10 and 100 automated free spins. Alternatively, you can set your own figure and have the automated spins stop when a certain balance is reached or a certain figure win comes along.
The free spins round is triggered by getting three or more of the scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. This awards you with 15 free spins and during this period any win you get is tripled. Keep an eye out for those scatter symbols as three or more will re-trigger the free spins and keep alive the possibility of tripled wins.
An interesting part of this game is the Respin feature. After the spin of a reels you are given the chance to respin a reel. Now this doesn’t come at no expense. You must make a payment to get that respin, the more chance you have of that getting you a win, the more you have to fork out. It’s a dilemma, do you pay for the chance to get that win? Winning combinations aren’t guaranteed so be careful with this and don’t waste your important account balance on it.
This is another entertaining slot from Microgaming. The 243 ways to win design will give you a fair few wins, but mainly of the smaller variety, hence the fact there’s so many playing card symbols. The bonus game is well worth playing and can be very lucrative with those triple wins and it’s always great when you re-trigger it. Be wary of the Respin feature though. It’s easy to be tempted into paying more cash to possibly get that big win, don’t overuse it.