ALL ABOUT DRAGON’S LUCK SLOT
Red Tiger’s transformation from young, up and coming contender in 2015, when the original version of Dragon’s Luck was released, to high profile slot studio and the successful subject of a purchase bid by inudsty-giants, NetEnt, has been swift and thrilling. The licensing of Big Time Gaming’s brilliant Megaways™ engine last year was a significant milestone in that journey.
Dragon’s Luck joins Golden Leprechaun and Mystery Reels in the Red Tiger catalogue of games that are built on the expanding reels technology. In this version a brave decision has been made to drop the free spins round, where so much of the fun normally plays out, fired-up by multipliers and cascading wins. Instead, here we are treated to a host of mystery and transforming symbols. Plus some fire-breathing dragons around the reel-set who can enhance your wins as they trigger coin symbols to rotate.
You can slay the dragon here from 10p to £10 per spin and win up to 10,000x each time.
Dragon’s Luck Megaways™ Themes, Gameplay, Symbols and Pay Tables
Like all Red Tiger’s Oriental-themed games, Dragon’s Luck has a beautiful game design with mystic moutains in the background, shrouded with clouds. You’ll be more focused of course on what’s in front of them – namely a six-reel game with between 2 and 7 rows per reel, giving you up to 117,649 ways to win per spin.
The low value symbols in the game are the cards, 10 through to Ace, whilst the high value ones are the Chinese-themed ones – the koi fish, Chinese dolls, water lilies and big gold coin. The latter will earn you 38x for six on a payline.
Without any wilds, scatters and free spins to play for it’s all about watching out for those special symbols, which come in different versions of the coins. More of that in a minute.
The RTP of Dragon’s Luck is 95.69%, and the variance is medium to high.
Dragon’s Luck Features
In some ways, Dragon’s Luck is a stripped-down version of a Megaways™ game. The cascading wins, free spins and multipliers have all been removed and the variance has been turned down a notch. That gives you a less intense slot game, but more regular wins in a base game where the features are driven by special symbols throughout.
Look out for these:
Dragon Coins– when these land, they start to spin. They will reveal a random symbol. Multiple Dragon Coins will reveal identical symbols to increase your chances of winning.
Mega Coins– Your trigger for bigger payouts, the Mega Coins are anywhere between 2×2 and 4×4. They split into smaller Dragon Coins when they land on the reels, to create greater sets of identical symbols.
Dragon’s Blessing– When the dragons who sit either side of the reels come alive and breathe fire onto the reels, any Dragon Coins will turn again to upgrade to higher value symbols, creating potentially bigger wins.
THE SLOT BUZZ VERDICT
Dragon’s Luck won’t suit fans of Bonanza-style Megaways™ slots with frantic win sequences driven by combinations of cascading wins and multipliers. This is a less frenetic game: lower in variance but still offering a strong potential of over 10,000x. The wins are more frequent than those in high variance games in the group, and the Dragon’s Coins mixed with Dragon’s Blessings can still bring up some tasty moments and high value drops. On top of that, this is a slot characterised by beautiful artwork and slick animations which make it a joy to play.