|Game Type:||Video slot|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|Re-triggerable free spins with 10 free spins and stacked wilds||Graphics below industry standard|
|Medium variance||No multipliers during free spins|
|Nice combination of stacked wilds and wilds|
Where to play?
Aristocrat is an Australian based producer of online slots, its selection of games is not as extensive as that of Microgaming or NetEnt’s but the quality is still good. 50 Dragons is a classic in a sense but the visual side of the game is dated. It’s an Asian themed medium variance online video slot with 50 paylines and 5 reels that whisks you off to the casinos in Macau.
When it comes to its in-play bonus modes there’s a free spins feature that awards 10 free spins in conjunction with extra wilds and stacked dragon symbols. Unfortunately there are no multiplier wins attached to the free spins. The game is playable on mobile devices and PC desktops from 50 pence per spin up to £100.
Symbols on the reels are pearls, dragons, cards from 9 to Ace, a variety of golden animals (chicken, tiger, monkey, lion, fish) and golden ingots (scatter that looks like a small hat). The symbol that pays the top cash prize is the golden lion, 5 of them on an active payline at the maximum wager pays 1,000x your stake (non-progressive jackpot). The average return to player percentage (RTP) is 94.71% or an edge to the house of 5.29%.
There is a Gamble Feature too, we advise you to use it with discretion. Unless we’re mistaken the soundtrack has a grating sound to it and didn’t sound Oriental at all to us. There’s a slew of customization options like a Max Bet button, audio, graphics settings and an Auto Play feature that makes slots play more convenient.
The graphics and animations are downright basic which kinda reminds us of the old RTG and Rival games of yesteryear. The volatility of 50 Dragons is high up on the scale, you will experience a few dry spins, wins however tend to be good during the base game and free spins thanks to the stacked wilds.
The wild symbol is the pearl, it replaces symbols adjacent to it when it completes a winning combination bar the golden ingot scatter. Remember that the pearl only appears on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5.
The free spins feature is triggered when at least 3 golden ingot symbols appear on the reels – they only pitch on reels 1, 2 and 3. Once the feature is played 10 free spins will be awarded. It’s a re-triggerable free spins feature meaning that should another 3 or more scatters appear, another 10 free spins will be given making it 20 in total.
As an added bonus, when the Pearl and dragon symbols appear simultaneously during the free spins the payout you’ll receive will be 200x your stake. Despite being relatively easy to trigger the free spins feature is not as lucrative as we would have liked, unless you’re lucky expect payouts between 20x to 35x your stake.
50 Dragons is a medium volatility video slot with a free spins feature that awards 10 free spins with stacked dragons (only appears on the 5th reel). Don’t expect payouts of more than 70x your stake on every spin because they seldom occur. It’s a well-balanced game just a pity no multiplier wins have been added to the free spins.