Tue, Jun 12, 9:54pm by Mia Chapman
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:51pm
An Asian Themed Pokie Featuring Stacked Dragons and a Wild Infused Free Spins Feature
If you’ve already played Aristocrats ‘5 Dragons’, you might be of the assumption that this game is ten times better. While the answer to this is up to individual opinion, what you do have is a whole lot more dragons, this symbol is now stacked on all five reels. Joining the array of fire breathing creatures are some standard animals in stylised images of a tiger, a peacock, a bat and a fish.
Reasons to Face the Fire of the 50 Dragons
It’s the dragon symbol which plays the major role of this slot game. Not only is it stacked on all five reels, but it’s also the highest paying – line up stack after stack and a mega win might just be heading your way. The pearl wild symbol only aids these wins, and during the free spins feature the numbers of pearls grow and grow.
The main feature of this poker machine starts with gold and might just end with it too. To activate the feature, you’ll need to land the gold ingot symbol on each of the first three reels. As well as entry to the free spins you’ll also win an immediate 4x your total bet.
On entering the feature you’ll find yourself with 10 free spins. At first, the spins will seem pretty much the same as the base game. However, with every spin, an additional ‘pearl’ wild symbol will be added to each of reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. As the feature continues, the pearls become more and more noticeable, with some incredible win opportunities yours in the final few spins. Line up those pearls and those stacked dragons and you could be looking at much gold.
This free spins feature can be retriggered once, with an additional 5 free spins added to your total.
After any winning spin, whether in the base game or the feature, you’ll have the chance to take a gamble. To double your money, you’ll have to correctly predict the colour of a face down playing card. If feeling adventurous, you can try and predict the suit of the playing card, with a correct pick multiplying your win by four. This gamble feature adds an extra dimension to the game, even if a losing pick sees that win disappear.
This Aristocrat pokie design plays out on five reels, with each of the reels showing four symbols. The pokie has a total of 50 win-lines, while players can choose any multiple of 5 lines up to 50, as well as just a single win line.
The stacked dragon symbol is the highest paying in the game. Land five in a row on one of the 40 win-lines and you’ll lock up a 1,000-coin win, the only 4 figure win in the game. The peacock and the tiger are next on the pay table, each worth 500 coins. As a combination, the dragon, the peacock and the tiger are the only symbols in the game that pay out for just 2 in a row.
At the low end of the pay table the fish and the bat are joined by the playing cards 9, 10, J, Q, K and A, featuring top pays of between 400 and 200 coins.
Throughout the base game, the wild pear appears on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 and will substitute for any other symbol apart from the gold ingot scatter.
The backdrop to 50 Dragons shows a mountain scene drawn by hand in black against a sumptuous dark red background. The reels have a background of a similar red, giving them a transparent feel. The majority of the symbols are designed with stylish gold imagery, with the tiger perhaps the best. However, the standout symbol is certainly the fiery, gold dragon which stands out against its black circular background. The accompanying sound is good, although too generic – some tunes matching the Asian theme would have been an improvement.
Aristocrat must be commended for designing this stylish Asian themed gambling machine. The imagery on the reels is excellent and the backdrop adds a historical feel to the slot too. With 50 win-lines, opportunities can come along thick and fast and look out for those dragon stacks for those huge pays. It’s the free spins feature that really ignites the game, as those wild pearls become more and more numerous. 50 Dragons is a fine addition to the many Asian themed pokies.