Wed, Jul 10, 12:50am by Ethan Anderson
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:13pm
Pokie games with an Asian theme are all the rage at the moment, the colourful symbolism just perfect for the reels of a pokie. In this Ainsworth pokie, a carnival dragon plays the leading role, acting as the wild throughout the game, swaying from side to side any time you land a win. The Yin and Yang symbol features golden dragons with their teeth gripping the black and white dots, and this acts as the scatter. Other prominent Asian symbols include a gold ingot and a gold coin, a Chinese lantern, a drum and firecrackers.
Dragon Lines is a visually appealing slots game where a single spin can lead to a big win thanks to the new position of the stacked wilds. Here’s what to look out for in the game:
The dragon added Yin and Yang symbols acts as the scatter and appears on all five reels. Land 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols anywhere on the reels and you’ll win an immediate 2x, 10x or 100x your total stake. In addition, you’ll also activate the free spins bonus feature with 3 or more scatters.
During the ten free spins the dragon stacked wilds all shift one reel to the left. This is a significant change. If you manage to line up the stacked wilds on reels 2, 3 and 4 you’ll be looking at winning at least a 4 in a row pay out on every one of the 100 win-lines with no bonus symbol on reel 1.
This free spins bonus can be retriggered (extended) at any time. Simply land three or more additional scatter symbols and you’ll see five more spins added to your existing total.
Dragon Lines plays out on the very popular 5×3 reel configuration. The default setting is for 100 win-lines that each pay from left to right, ensuring winning action all the way. If you’re a player who enjoys lower stakes games, you can lower the number of win lines – any number between 1 and 30, and any multiple of 5 between 35 and 100.
The gold ingot is the highest paying symbol in the game, worth 1,000 coins for hitting the maximum five in a row. A gold coin with a square hole in the middle pays 300 coins, while both the Chinese lantern and the drum pay 200 coins. The final themed symbol is a series of red and gold firecrackers. The low end of the pay table features the playing card symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K and A.
On reels 3, 4 and 5 in the base game is the wild dragon (before the shift left in the feature) which will substitute for any other symbol in the game apart from the Yin and Yang scatter.
Dragon Lines plays out against the backdrop of a swirling deep red pattern, while the reels are surrounded by an intricate golden frame. This gold and red colouring is repeated in the slot logo, where the dragon itself makes its first appearance.
The reels themselves have an appealing marble background, while the range of symbols add much colour to the reels. The standout symbol is most certainly the Yin and Yang scatter. As well as the two golden dragons woven into the design, flames engulf the symbol, standing out against a black frame. The accompanying soundtrack to the game is generic, however there are some nice hints at the Asian theme, including the occasional gong.
This Ainsworth designed pokie is a fine addition to the wide range of Asian themed games you’ll find both online and at the casino. While it’s not the most complicated pokie, it does offer high excitement levels. With 100 win-lines in play, you can expect more wins than usual, which is only added to by the presence of those regular stacked wilds on reels three, four and five. Dragon lines gets even better when you enter the feature, and those dragons move to the left, making those huge wins that much more achievable.