Golden Dragon Slots Review

Take a trip to the Forbidden City and try your luck at finding all the gold on this oriental-themed slot from Golden Dragon. With 50 payways, this 5-reel slot is full of flaming features that can lead to big wins. Give it a spin to see if you can land a golden dragon…

Highlights:

  • Slot type: video slot
  • Reels: 5
  • Scatter: Yes
  • Theme: Oriental, Asian
  • Lines: 50
  • Bonus Game: No
  • Free Spins: Yes
  • Software: GameArt

How to Play

For an elaborately designed slot, Golden Dragon is fairly easy to play. Follow these simple steps to start spinning the reels:

  1. Set your bet using the up and down arrows on the bottom left-hand side of the screen. The bet amount is per 2 lines, so total you can bet from between £0.25 to £12.50.
  2. Click the green SPIN button on the middle of the display to start playing.
  3. Look for winning combinations across the 50 paylines.

The game is filled with golden symbols designed to fit the Chinese theme of this slot:

  • Golden Dragon Wild
  • Gold Money Pot Scatter
  • Golden Eagle
  • Golden Lion
  • Golden Koi
  • Green Symbol
  • K
  • Q
  • J
  • 10
  • 9

Important symbols in Golden Dragon Slots:

  • Golden Dragon Wild: substitutes all other symbols except for the wild
  • Gold Money Pot Scatter: appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 only – land 3 or more to trigger a bonus feature
  • High value symbols: Golden Eagle, Golden Lion and Golden Koi

Jackpots

Golden Dragon doesn’t have a progressive jackpot and has an average RTP of 95.5% making it a medium variance slot. While we all love a good chance at winning a progressive jackpot, Golden Dragon offers a maximum win of 100 coins – still a nice payout, but not the pot of gold we’d hoped for given the name of the slot.

Special Features and Bonuses

While there’s just one special feature on Golden Dragon, it’s nothing too out-of-the-ordinary but does add a little extra excitement to the game:

  • Golden Money Pot Bonus Feature: when you land 3 or more Golden Money Pot Scatter Symbols between reels 2, 3 and 4, you’ll receive 5 Free Spins. Three or more of these Scatters are also worth 4x your wager, so it’s a nice perk to land if you’re lucky…

Graphics and Sounds

The graphics and designs of Golden Dragon are really what help it stand out from being just another 5-reel video slot. The red background – the colour of luck in China – is meant to bring players luck, as they aim for matching combinations of the extremely detailed Chinese animals like dragons and koi fish. The Golden Dragon Wild lights up and shoots flames at you when you’ve he’s helped you land a winning combo… and all of this is enjoyed with the serene sounds of traditional Chinese music.

What’s also neat about the game is that it features a mini 5×4 grid in the bottom center of the display where the corresponding squares turn green when you land a special card or combo on the main display. It’ll also flash different colours for different paylines so you can see exactly how you’ve won.

At A Glance

  • Bonus Feature: no
  • Scatter: Yes
  • Free Spins: Yes

Conclusion

While Golden Dragon isn’t stocked full of crazy features, there’s a certain appeal to it that can’t be denied. The colours and design are enticing to the eyes and with the peaceful music, playing on it is actually relaxing… plus, you can win pretty regularly with the medium-level payout percentage. So really, what’s to lose?