A Dragon, Turtle and Koi Carp Walk into a Bar…
We tend to think of dragons as being big fire-breathing lizard things with wings. Which is probably why they tend to get a bad rep in fairy tale folklore as being the bad guys who have to be slain by the heroes. In China, however, dragons come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and they don’t exactly have the same fearsome reputation as we give them in the Western world.
As a matter of fact, dragons in oriental cultures tend to be associated with some positive properties such as prosperity, power and good fortune. And even if you do get into a fight with a dragon from China, then you might be able to outrun it since they often appear in the form of turtles and koi carps.
This free 8 Dragons slot machine is a new release from Pragmatic Play and it presents the dragon from China in all of its glory (and in all of its turtle and fish forms) along with some other iconic symbols from Asian culture. Those symbols include a Bengal tiger, a set of golden coins and a golden ingot. All in all, the game certainly looks and sounds the part of any good oriental themed slot.
You can play 8 Dragons for free or for real money at an online casino. If you choose the latter, then you will be in for the chance to win a line bet jackpot worth 500x whenever five tiger symbols appear on the reels in a payline formation. The 20 paylines of the game are permanently fixed, so you won’t be able to toggle around with the betting permutations to much. The range of wagers on offer begins at just 0.20 credits with a max bet of 100.00 coins for those high rollers out there. All of the potential prize multipliers are available for review in the game’s paytable.
The Beauty of a Bonus
The beauty of playing real money online slots is that they tend to come with a few bonus boosts hidden up their sleeves, and this game is no different. Players of 8 Dragons can trigger a bonus round of free games by finding three red envelope scatters in any position on the reels. This will take players to a new screen where they will be offered five different free spin permutations, as follows:
- 20 free spins with 2x, 3x, and 4x wild multipliers
- 15 free spins with 3x, 4x and 6x wild multipliers.
- 8 free spins with 6x, 8x and 10x wild multipliers.
- 5 free spins with 8x, 10x and 15x wild multipliers.
- Mystery number of free spins with mystery range of wild multipliers.
Those wild multipliers will be presented by the special 8 dragon wild icon that is stacked over two reel positions during the base game with a 2x multiplier applied to all wins that it helps create.
You don’t need to have travelled around the world of free online slots to know that a huge number are themed with the wonders of Chinese culture in mind. Spinners can discover more slots with a oriental style by playing slot machines such as Fei Long Zai Tian by Playtech, Fengchuang by Habanero and Fucanglong by RTG.
Top of the Slots?
8 Dragons has to be up there with some of the best new slots in the Asian genre. Not only does the video slot look quite stunning with its unique take on the oriental design style but it also has some top gameplay features, including stacked wilds with the chance to play some free spins with wild multipliers up to 15x. We’re giving this one a definite thumbs up!