March 10, 2013
One of the most popular ancient Asian belief is the tale of the dragon emperor. Some say that one in a thousand years, a special baby will be born and he will rise as an emperor and as a dragon. Others would claim that their emperor hails from a long line of human dragons. Myths about dragons and stuff are definitely something to ponder and certainly would make a good theme for slot machines.
Aristocrat’s Dragon Emperor slot machine takes players into the deep world of mystical dragons and dragons with a huge pile of gold. That is if you’re lucky enough to hit the jackpot. There’s plenty of exciting features and prizes to be won in this slot game by Aristocrat. With over 200 ways to win, players will definitely feel rewarded for every spin without having to worry about their losses.
The mechanics of the game is fairly simple. The layout is a standard 3x5. That means you got 3 rows and 5 reels. And just like any other slot game, this one has level-based symbols. There are low-level symbols that could reward players with a decent amount of money or credits. There are 4 high-paying symbols that players need to look out for. There’s the jade necklace, jade box, dragon pearl, and lastly the emperor. To get a win, players need to get at least 3 matching symbols starting at the first reel. Maximum rewards can be won if the player manages to reel in 5 of the matching symbols in one spin. For the jade necklace, the maximum winning amount is 1,750 credits. The jade box max prize is 2, 500 credits. The dragon pearl is at 4,000 credits; and lastly, the emperor pays a maximum of 5,000 credits. The game also has its own scatter and wild symbols. The dragon represents the wild symbol. For those who are new to slot games, wild symbols substitute any symbols except the scatter symbols. However, the dragon symbol only appears on the fifth reel, unless the shuffle feature was triggered. The scatter symbol is represented by a golden plaque. This symbol triggers the game’s special feature. In this case, it is the free spin rounds. Each golden plaque symbol increases the number of free spins to be won. If the player manages to reel in 3 matches of golden plaque symbol, the game will reward the player 7 free spins. Getting 4 would give the player 10 free games. 5 golden plaque symbol gets 15 free games.
While the game doesn’t have any progressive reward system, its bonus feature allows players to win a huge number of prizes. The shifting wild symbols can easily maximize the player’s winning chances. Getting 3 golden dragon symbols at the fifth reel makes the game more interesting. Once that is triggered, the game will randomly shift each reel to make a winnable pattern. If the player doesn’t have any winnable pattern during that spin, this round grants a higher chance that they will win something as the reels shift themselves randomly. However, if the player manages to get at least 4 of the same matching symbols across the reels, this bonus round multiplies their rewards based on the number of shifts.
It is easy to get hooked to this game. Dragon Emperor shows some promise not because of a progressive reward system or a crazy number of pay lines but because of a simple reel-shifting feature that maximizes what bonus rounds can offer. Players don’t need to be too concerned about starting with a series of bad spins. Once they manage to hit the bonus round, it is easy to turn the tables up and win big. For veteran slot players, the bonuses can be really bad on its own. But with the re-spins and wild symbols make it up for lost bets. The game was created on March, 10th of 2013 and it doesn’t have the features available to most recent slot games. But the excitement brought by this game can be as real as it gets. It is also mobile-friendly, so you can play this game anywhere you would like.