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A progressive game from Betsoft, inspired by ancient Chinese culture, Dragon Kings has particular emphasis on the mythical and ever-wise creatures, the ruling dragons. The design and feel of this slot is slick, beautiful and generally stunning, and not only do you get immersed in the history of China, but you also get the chance to take home some pretty tidy wins.
Presented over a 5 x 3 setup with a modest 10 paylines, this slot offers your regular slot features, plus a chance to win a progressive jackpot. The four jackpots, each assigned a precious mineral identity - bronze, silver, gold and diamond - are triggered in a different manner to the regular in-game features.
How to trigger the special jackpots
Get the Dragon King plus one Dragon and a Magical Pearl to trigger the Bronze Jackpot. The Dragon King plus two Dragons and a Magical Pearl will trigger the Silver Jackpot. The Gold Jackpot is triggered by getting the Dragon King, three dragons and a Magical Pearl. Finally, the penultimate Diamond Jackpot can be triggered by getting the Dragon King, a Magic Pearl and all four Dragons.
The features explained
The wild appears in the form of the Dragon King, coming with a 2x multiplier for each and every win it helps to secure. It can only land on reel three and expands to fill the entire reel. The jackpot can only be triggered once after the symbol has expanded.
Over to the right of the standard reels is a sixth reel with just the one position, on the reel is a series of empty spaces and several Dragon Pearl symbols that may or may not appear on a spin. Have this symbol appear on a winning spin and see the number of Free Spins awarded double, it can also help trigger the four progressive Jackpots.
It’s all about the spins
The Dragon Pearl symbol is also the scatter in the game when it appears on standard reels. Get at least three across the reels to trigger the free spins feature. You’ll then win either 6, 10 or 15 spins, reliant on the number of spins which initially triggered the feature. Find the Magical Dragon Pearl during this feature (it appears on reels 6), and see your wins double. A further three or more scatters at this point will retrigger the spins.
The Dragon of the Four Seas game features four dragons, each able to act as a wild and helping to form winning combinations that can access the jackpots. Get all four alongside the Dragon King for a huge 200x your stake win. Of the four, the azure dragon will give you a respin, whilst other dragons stay locked in their positions. The white dragon generates a copy of himself, either to the left or right of the reels. The black dragon magically multiplies all winning combinations by three and the red dragon can drop a random cash prize on you, potentially up to 400x your line bet.
If all this drama is still not enough for your adrenaline hungry disposition, you can gamble. A quick game of heads or tails with a tossed coin can double your wins in you’re correct, or clean you out and send your game to the start if you’re not.
Overall, we quite like Dragon Kings slot, although there are a fair few Chinese themed slots knocking around. It’s got loads of great features, loads of ways to win and on the whole is pretty rewarding. The visuals are attractive and the soundtrack quite catchy - we do love a good soundtrack. One to keep you entertained, for the next few hours at the very least.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring