Chinese culture, being one of the oldest, is at the same time one of the most interesting one. The Chinese theme never gets out of style, and Microgaming must have known that when they launched their video slot game Dragon Dance. In order to celebrate Chinese New Year, the game provider decided to take player into the Chinese New Year festival, which belongs to the most colorful and festive celebrations in the whole world.
Dragon Dance by Microgaming is a 5-reel slot game with 243 ways to win. The reels look as if they were set right on the streets of a Chinese town, full of artists, dancing dragons and musicians whose images are the symbols of the slot. There are also some standard card symbols. The main colour visible in the game is red, which in Chinese culture means fortune and protection from bad luck. The animation is smooth and flawless, the sound fits the theme perfectly so it is really difficult to get bored while spinning the reels.
The variety of symbols matches the variety of colours and forms of the Chinese festival. Apart from the standard pack of Scatters and Wilds, there are also human silhouettes and different dragons. There are also some features not so commonly spotted in other slot games. All together they just try to let you win.
One of the slot’s features should be mentioned before we proceed to bonus symbols. Something you’ll get to know right before the first spin – you do not have to spin all the reels at once. If you think that you’re only one symbol away from winning big combination, you can spin only one reel you think will be the best. Before every spin, there is the price beneath each reel, which will cost you to spin it. Risky, but it may pay off, and let’s not forget that fortune favours the bold.
Wild is the image of the slot’s title; it substitutes for all symbols except for Scatters, as usual. It is worth remembering that Wilds appear only on reels 2 and 4. That’s a small inconvenience, but not something that should scare players off. However, the rest of the symbols that can be substituted by Wild are paid so high, that eventually it really pays off.
Scatter is the symbol of Chinese fireworks – a mandatory background decoration of every Chinese festival, not to mention Chinese New Year. You need at least 2 Scatters to get extra pay, and 3 Scatters activate 15 Free Spins. During Free Spins the win is tripled. And what is even more, the Free Spins mode can be re-triggered!
All in all, it is worth celebrating Chinese New Year with Dragon Dance by Microgaming. You can experience a little bit of the thrill accompanying this festive time of the year, and who knows, maybe Chinese New Year will be generous enough to provide you with some coins.