The Dragon Dance mobile slot asks you to pick your own fortune, you just need to pick the right reel to spin.
We have to admit that, in terms of theme, this is a fairly generic Asian slot, with reds, golds and purples scatters amongst musicians, firecrackers and that famous dancing Dragon.
It’s not particularly imaginative, but it incorporates enough Chinese New Year celebration joy that you won’t mind, especially once you get your head around the fun reel-respin feature.
And, between us, it’s a better theme that the Bikini Party slot which is identical, except with scantily clad ladies on the beach. But to each their own.
Basically, after any spin, you can choose to re-spin any of the 5 reels in this Dragon Dance slot game.
Just one at a time mind you, and each will cost you different amounts depending on how likely you are to catch a win. But it’s certainly fun watching out for a chance to get a bigger 4 or 5 of a kind win just by spinning one, rather than all five reels.
However, the danger is you’ll spend most of your time spinning one reel at a time, when in reality you need to be spinning all five reels and use this feature sparingly.
For one, don’t try and re-spin on 2 scatters. It’s expensive, unlikely to land a 3rd scatter, and the free spins come every 100 spins or so anyway.
Seeing as this is a 243 ways to win slot, figuring out a good 4 or 5 of a kind win isn’t actually that hard, as they need to be adjacent to each other. With lower paying symbols (your Ace to 9) it’s only really worth chancing one re-spin, as the wins are not crazy.
With high paying symbols, it can be worth taking a chance by spinning singular reels more than once, but try and remember how much those symbols are worth; you don’t want to spend more on the re-spin that you’ll ultimately win.
There’s no doubt we’ve had some of our biggest win on this Dragon Dance video slot during the free spins bonus game. That’s because, whilst you can’t do the reel re-spins, you do get a 3x multiplier on all wins; meaning big wins on 5 of a kind symbols.
Still, many a times we’ve ended up with less than 20x our bet, so it’s not worth paying extra for it.
Just enjoy a happy celebration, where you have control of your own fortune, and every once in a while, the reels go crazy with free spins and multipliers.
And excellent addition to the Microgaming slots portfolio.
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|Mobile Slot released||February 2016|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 243 Paylines|
|House edge||3% - 2%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 0.50|
|Min/Max bet||0.25 / 125|
|Free spins||15 Free Spins / 3x Multipliers|
|Bonus rounds||Re-spin Individual Reels, Wilds, Scatters, Free Spins, Multipliers|
Wilds: The Dragon Dance slot logo replaces all other symbols except the scatter.
Reel Re-spin Feature: After any spin, you'll notice a little green button at the bottom of each reel called 're-spin', and below that, the price to re-spin that price.
Generally, if you're lazy and don't want to think too much about it, the one with the higher cost tends to be the ones worth re-spins, as it's the one Microgaming deems likely to get you a win.
Still, have a look at the paytable, and try and remember which 4 and 5 symbol wins are worth chasing. Some re-spins are definitely worth playing.
Scatters and Free Spins: The red Chinese lanterns are the scatter symbols, get 3 or more anywhere on screen and you'll trigger 15 free spins with a 3x multiplier.
You don't get the reel re-spin feature, but you can re-trigger the free spins to give you an additional 15 free spins.
The Dragon Dance mobile slot is probably far more fun for the more experienced gambler, looking to play something a little more different, which makes you think.
Every spin, you'll be looking to improve your wins, but if you're not careful, you'll easily overspend. Still, It's great fun, and hard to put down, even if the free spins don't always come through for you.
Not quite as good as the Koi Princess slot, but certainly good enough for some Chinese New Year fun.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 1, 2018 - Rating