|Game Type:||Classic slot|
|Paylines:||All Ways Pays|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|Chinese-themed slots with dragon story line||Becomes volatile at the highest bet level|
|Re-triggerable free spins mode|
|Multiplier wins up to 8x during free spins|
Where to play?
Dragon themed slots are popular with players simply because they invoke a sense of adventure, spike the adrenaline and the possibility of winning some spectacular cash prizes (the adrenaline bit I suppose). Realtime Gaming’s ‘Fucanglong’ sounds like a tongue-tier but in the gaming department it ticks all the boxes-for me at least. The game offers a top non-progressive jackpot cash prize of 4,500 coins.
Strange enough it starts with ‘Fuc’, okay it might sound like we’re swearing here but I can assure you it’s not the case. According to Google ‘Fuc’ means dragon in Chinese mythology. The Chinese dragon is hailed as a beast of wisdom, power and luck. Oriental dragons are seen a benevolent and kind creatures unlike Western dragons that are fierce and dangerous. Chinese temples, art and shrines honor dragons.
”Fucanglong is a mythological Chinese treasure dragon as far as legend goes, it guards the treasures of the Underworld. Volcanos are said to occur when Fucanlong springs from his underground realm to report to heaven.”
It’s a 3D ‘All Ways Pays’ game that focuses exclusively on Fucanglong, you might be wondering what the heck does this mean and how does it tie into the game? To begin with Fucanglong is a mythical Chinese dragon that creates volcanoes when he burst from below on his way to heaven and protects the riches of the underworld from thieves and marauders.
The free spins feature is triggered by scatters and scattered dragon pearls awards an extra 8 free spins plus expanding wilds spruce things up during the main game and bonus mode. The RTP or return to player percentage of the game is just over 96%. Obviously it shoots up during the free spins feature but triggering it is a job in itself.
I can’t say that I’m not impressed with the visual side of the slots; the graphics are crisp, colorful and they exude authenticity. Icons that appear on the reels are Fucanglong (main dragon), treasure chests, female and various dragon-related icons.
The reels can be spun from a few cents up to a couple of dollars. An Auto Play feature spins the reels for a pre-determined amount of times automatically-it’s a handy feature especially if you’re busy with other things.
The wild symbol is the dragon when it forms a winning combination it substitutes all the other symbols except the scatter (dragon mountain). Expanding wilds appear during the free spins and bonus game offering extra wins.
“In western mythology dragons are fierce and destructive creatures that kidnap maidens, in China they are spiritual and cultural symbols that represents prosperity and good luck. January 2017 not only ushers in the Western New Year but the Chinese New Year also. Fucanglong is the perfect way to wish all out customers happiness and prosperity for 2017.” Casino Extreme Casino Manager
Scatters and Free Spins
The scatter icon is the dragon mountain symbol, 3 or more of them triggers the free spins feature with multiplier wins of up to 8x. But when the scatter dragon pearls pitch an additional 8 free spins are awarded plus the value of the pearl. The Fucanglong feature begins if your bonus is lower than the value of the pearl. The best part for me is that you’ll continue to receive free spins until it matches the value of the pearl.
RTG’s Fucanglong has all the ingredients of a great video slot, it’s awash with a vibrating and pulsating theme, scatters that trigger the free spins with multiplier wins of 8x and expanding wilds. I like the fact that the free spins mode can be re-triggered which boosts the RTP of the slots by a hefty margin. Despite its potential for some really big wins I must warn you it takes a couple of spins to trigger the bonus mode (free spins).