Sat, May 4, 3:03am by William Brown
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:25pm
Dragon Spin is designed to catch your eye, even on the crowded floors of live casinos. This pokie comes in circular carousels or groups of up to 3 machines next to each other. Above them you’ll find a strip where beautifully designed golden (Asian style) dragons fly past. Those dragons come into play when you trigger the bonus games.
Back on the reels, stacked symbols give this poker machine a fresh feel. If you play the live version, there is also a separate jackpot picks game triggered by special pearl symbols. Here are the factors which make Bally’s Dragon Spin pokies stand out:
To trigger the bonus, you need 3 special gem symbols on the middle reels. These will land with a thud – and rattle the chair in a live casino. When you get all 3, you’ll hear the words ‘Dragon Spin’ and be told to look up at the bonus wheel.
Here are the 3 bonuses you can trigger:
The online version I played did not have a jackpot, though the live games do. While you are spinning you will see pearls alongside some symbols at random. These create an animation where they shoot up to the big pearl which is part of the logo.
At random, this big pearl will burst open, revealing a picks game where you choose from even more pearls. The standard jackpot system of pick 3 of the same to award a prize is in play. There are 4 levels to win – including a big grand prize.
Stacked symbols make the regular 5×3 grid look different to most pokies. Each time you spin, one of the symbols will be picked to dominate the reels. It is not uncommon to have all 5 reels completely covered. This can be the higher paying dragons, the wilds or the playing card (filler) symbols.
To balance the potential for 30 wins at once, the individual hits are smaller. The dragons share the top prize.
It is the artwork and animations which make this Bally pokie stand out from the many other Asian / dragon themed games. This does come across online, though for the full immersive experience, you do need to check out the live version.
Dragons steal the show, especially during the bonus games. Check out the ‘Wheel’ on top of the console, that golden dragon darting around looks amazing. While you spin a modern electronic tune, mixed with some classic Asian riffs will play. If you are in a live casino the chair will also rumble based on the action on the reels.
This is certainly not your generic Asian themed pokie. Dragon Spin has been a huge (live) hit for some great reasons. Stacked symbols mean that you can trigger up to 30 5- of a kind wins on any spin. Add 3 bonus games, each with unique game-play and spectacular graphics – plus a shot at winning progressive jackpots – and you’ll find Bally’s Dragon Spin is an immersive experience.