The land-based Aristocrat casino game, now 50 Dragons mobile slot, is named because of the 50 paylines rather than for any larger than life lizards.
Anyone hoping for anything close to the Dragon Slot, full of the fire breathing giants, will be disappointed here. With gold tigers, carps and glittering pearls, this rich red game takes you straight into the casinos of Macau.
Which is where this Asian game, and the mobile slot Choy Sun Doa that came before, came from before landing online and then on your Android tablet, phone, iPad and iPhones.
So it has a very traditional look and feel about it. Your high card symbols are all represented, and even the high paying symbols have a lifelike feel to them – like photographs rather than graphics.
Two things that make the base game more exciting.
The gold Dragon heads, the highest paying symbol on this 5 reels slot, come stacked. Meaning that mostly they come in one row and nothing much happens.
But every once in a while the wild pearl symbol shows up stacked, and then things get interesting. Because then you get the odd chance at some excellent 3 or 5 of a kind symbol wins which over the 50 paylines, can help your budget last a little longer.
Yet in the end, it’s always just about one thing.
The 50 Dragons slot game, for all its history, doesn’t have much to it. When you first load it you may seem very impressed by the gold richness of it all, but really, there’s only one thing you’re looking for here.
Three gold ingots that trigger 10 free spins. No multiplier you ask?
What you do get though, is an extra wild of stacked symbols added to the reels on each spin. Meaning that now you’re talking about getting multiple 4 and 5 of a kind symbol wins, over all those beautiful paylines.
And at that point, the amount you get can really pay big.
Mostly, you’ll be talking 60x to 80x your bet. Above average for a good medium variance free spin bonus feature. But every once in a while, we’ve hit close to 200x our bet and been over the moon.
And that’s on the lower end of the scale based on some of the wins others have had out there.
It’s why, for all its simplicity, it’s still a firm favourite amongst Aristocrat slot fans.
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|Mobile Slot released||January 2015|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 50 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||5.29% / 94.71%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 2.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.50 / 100|
|Free spins||10 Free Spins / Extra Wilds|
|Bonus rounds||Free Spins, Stacked Symbols, Stacked Wilds|
Wild Symbols: The pearl is the wild symbol, substituting all other symbols except the scatter ingot. The pearl only shows up on reels 2, 3, 4 & 5 only.
Scatter & Free Spins: The ingot is the scatter symbol, and if you are wondering what an Ingot is, it looks like a little gold Chinese hat.
The hat only appears on reels 1, 2 and 3, which you'll need on each reel to get the bonus games. Not much, but we've not found the free spins that hard to trigger.
You'll get an extra wild pearl added to the stacked symbols on the reels, leading to multiple stacked wild reels. Sometimes it pays off, sometimes it doesn't.
But it's fun to watch.
50 Dragons mobile slot feels like it should belong on the floor of your average Asian casino, and there's a reason for that.
There's also a reason why so many of you seek it out, from the floor, to online and now on the go in the smaller screen mobile casinos.
With free spins and stacked symbols and wilds being used incredibly well, this is a nicely balanced game.
Though we'd still probably prefer to play on the more whimsical Miss Kitty video slot, but that's just a matter of theme choice than a reflection on this 50 Dragons slot.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: June 2, 2020 - Rating