Fri, Oct 26, 2:22pm by William Brown
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:35pm
Another Spectacular Asian Themed Pokie in the Dragon Link Range
There are many Asian-themed pokies under Aristocrat’s Dragon Link banner. This is a subset of the popular Lightning Link games, you can also find a Dragon Cash (stand-alone jackpots) version. This title stands out due to some excellent graphics work. The peacock in particular is eye-catching. When you trigger the bonus feature with this symbol, it unfurls its feathers – stretching into the adjoining symbols.
You’ll find the jackpot Hold N Spin feature, along with a free spins bonus round with a distinctive twist in this bright poker machine. Here are the highlights:
Artwork for this pokie is excellent when you see the symbols at their normal size. When you hit the free spins games, some of these expand to fill and entire 3×3 section of the reels. At this point the detail and high-quality animations simply jump out at you.
To trigger this bonus game, you need a minimum of 3 peacock symbols anywhere in view. You’ll see all of them display their feathers – before starting 6 free games.
For every free spin, all 3 reels in the middle turn into one giant reel. Big symbols spin around, and one will always hit covering the entire middle section.
This can help you win in four different ways:
Hold and Spin is common among all the Dragon Link and Dragon Cash pokies. Once you play it, you’ll immediately see what makes this popular.
There are two ways to trigger this game. First, as mentioned above, you get a giant cash award in the middle reel during the free spins. Second, you hit 6 or more cash symbols on the reels during a regular spin.
Dragons now shoot upwards from the reels, and a gong sounds, before the entire screen turns into flames. You get 3 free spins to collect more of the special flaming ball symbols with cash awards. Each time you collect one or more in the Peacock Princess pokie, the free spins reset to 3. Some of these symbols contain jackpot awards – saying either mini, minor or major. You can win these more than once if you get lucky.
The biggest prize – the grand jackpot – is yours if you fill the reels completely with prizes. There is then a second animated sequence with flames shooting upwards, while your wins are totalled.
This pokie can be played with either 25 or 50 win-lines. They cover a standard-sized 5×3 set of reels. You can also pick your denomination from 1c up to 10c. If you want to bet more, add a coin multiplier on top.
You can find the linked jackpot version in; NSW, ACT, VIC and QLD. For the stand-alone ‘Cash’ version, add SA and NT.
Some of the unique symbols are shared with other pokies in the Dragon Link range. These include an ornate Ming vase, with a dragon design, and a chest full of gold. Other symbols are unique. The scattered peacocks stand out, along with the beautiful Asian princess – which acts as the wild symbol. Aristocrat also used playing card symbols, which give you smaller / more regular wins.
Symbols showing the peacock are fairly plain when they are not involved in a win. If you hit the bonus with 3 or more of these, you are treated to an excellent tail-feather display which encroaches on the surrounding symbols. There is a bird sound effect, and another one if you win with the princess wilds – she will giggle as your win is counted.
Combine these with the dramatic flames and spinning dragons of the Hold and Spin bonus – and the Peacock Princess online pokie plays as good as it looks.
While similar to many other Dragon Link titles in game-play, Peacock Princess poker machines certainly stand out visually. The free spins game with mega symbols gives you many ways to win. One of these is the Hold and Spin bonus game (which can be triggered independently) that can lead to some big jackpot wins.