Explore the Area
Before joining in with the celebrations full force, take some time to check out the paytable to find the delights which lie in store for you in this game based in the Orient. With Chinese-style script in the English language, click on the “info” button to move away from the main screen.
You’ll see from the paytable that it’s possible to get a prize by lining up the symbols along an active payline. Other than the top two symbols, you’ll need a match of at least three to get a win. However, the pagodas and the women swishing their fans are the highest value symbols and only need a match of two to pay out. The pagodas are worth the most, paying 2500 for matching five.
Join in the Fun
Once you’ve had a wander around and taken in the sights and sounds, it’s your turn to take part in the festivities. Before you do you’ll need to set up your betting preferences so you don’t bust the budget on the first game. You’ll be spinning 5 reels set up in the traditional 5×3 layout with a maximum of 25 paylines. These can be reduced if you prefer using the onscreen controls to set the desired number. Although dropping the number of paylines will help to lower the overall bet, it also decreases your chances of winning too.
As an alternative you might want to alter the value of the coin from the minimum of 0.01 to the maximum of 100.00. This is the value per active line and needs to be multiplied by the number of paylines in play. You don’t need to work this out manually as the game itself will show the total figure on screen too. With all paylines active, there’s a total min bet of 0.25 and a max bet of 25.00 with lots of increments in between, providing plenty of choice.
The Luck of the Dragon
In Chinese culture the dragon has a very different meaning, often being considered as the ultimate in good luck. Therefore in this game, the dragon is not only the scatter but also provides free games when you land three or more. You will initially be handed 12 free games but if you respin the dragon symbol during the free spins, you could win extra games. There’s no limit on the number of times this feature can be retriggered.
The role of the dragon during the free spins is very important as it helps to determine not only whether you’ll get extra games, but how much you could win too. You’ll start with a multiplier of x1; this can be increased when a dragon lands on the reels. However, every time your tiles don’t include a dragon, you’ll drop back a step. The number of steps up you take depends on how many dragons you land and from two dragons onwards, you’ll also be handed more free spins too.
Celebrations to Remember
Wu Long by Playtech is an online video slot that joins in with the Chinese New Year celebrations with a bang. The popular Chinese theme has been covered by many slots, and in truth, there’s not a lot here to make it stand out. However, as usual the Playtech game is flawless and although it could do with an extra bonus feature, there’s plenty to make it an enjoyable choice.