Dragons on Parade
This is one of the earliest slot releases from Microgaming so isn’t as complex as some of their later work. There’s no backdrop to the game but the symbols are still well designed and easy on the eye. There’s a temple, a Koi Carp, the Oriental Fortune logo and a number of dragons that are golden, red and green.
Five of the Oriental Fortune Logo symbols on an activated pay-line wins you 5000x your line stake, so that’s an Oriental Fortune you’ll want to get your hands on. You won’t complain if five of the golden dragons come along on an activated pay-line as that wins you 3000x your line bet. There’s also the ten to King playing card symbols, I wonder what happened to the Ace, perhaps one of the dragons set it on fire after a bad hand at poker.
Those symbols are all on five reels and there are three rows of symbols here. Not that many pay-lines to try and get wins on, just the five actually. There are still plenty of chances to get some good wins though. Playing the game doesn’t cost too much. If you decide to play all five pay-lines at minimum coin stake that’ll cost you €1.25 If going for the maximum stake that’ll set you back €100. Just gamble an amount you can afford to lose.
This Geisha Girl Really Helps You
Geisha Girls can be really helpful and that’s certainly the case in this game. That’s because the Geisha Girl symbol is the wild in this game. It can substitute for other symbols to help create winning combinations. That can certainly get the account balance ticking over nicely. Unlike in some games it can sub for all the other symbols, another sign of the age of this game when slot machines weren’t quite as complicated as they are now.
Despite the fact that this isn’t a complicated game, it’s still handy to do some research before you start playing it for real. Therefore, have a look through the paytable to find out all you need to know about how much each winning combination pays. Then have some free games to see just how the game runs.
All the control buttons are situated underneath the bottom of the reels so no problems playing this game at all. The game can be played in regular mode or expert mode. The only real difference is that in the expert mode you can set an autoplay. That’s handy if you want to take some time away from the reels of just get a bit bored having to continually press the spin button.
Unfortunately, there’s no bonus game in ‘Oriental Fortune.’ Not even the sniff of a random bonus or a symbol or two suddenly being turned into a wild. That’s a little bit disappointing but another reminder of the days when games weren’t as complicated as the manual for your DVD. That makes it ideal for someone who is new to slot games and fancies a gentle introduction before tackling the rolling reels and shifting wilds that other more complex games have.
If you’re on the look-out for a game that’s full of bonuses and scatters then this isn’t for you. Don’t let that be the be all and end all though when deciding which slot game to play. This is a rather basic game though it does show the early signs of how good a slot designer Microgaming has become in the years that have followed. The symbols are basic but still attractive to look at. The soundtrack is a relaxing one and I kept it on.
There are some good wins to be had here so give it a whirl for a short while before moving onto something more complex.