Lion Dance Review

Experience the excitement of Chinese New Year from the comfort of your screen with this 5-reel, 20-line slot from YoYouGaming (one of the only top-end online gaming software developers). Complete with Bonuses, Scatters, Wilds and Jackpots, this game really set the stage for a celebratory time.


  • Slot type: video
  • Reels: 5
  • Scatter: Yes
  • Theme: Chinese New Year, Oriental
  • Lines: 20
  • Bonus Game: Yes
  • Free Spins: Yes
  • Software: YoYouGaming

How to Play:

You can start playing this clever game from YoYouGaming at the click of a button. Adjust a few settings to your liking and you’re good to go with these instructions:

  1. Click ‘Bet Per Line’ to select your bet amount, between 0.10 and 50.
  2. Click the ‘Line’ button to determine how many lines you would like to play with each spin – between 1 and 20.
  3. Press the ‘Spin’ button on the right-hand side of the display to start playing. You can also choose the ‘Auto Spin’ button to set the reel to spin a certain number of times.
  4. Check the board for winning combinations of the game symbols – they’ll be highlighted so it’s that easy!
  5. Spin again to keep playing!

The Lion Dance game symbols – from highest to lowest value – are as follows:

  • Red and Gold Ball
  • Fan Dancer
  • Red Drum
  • A
  • K
  • Q
  • J
  • 10

Important symbols in Lion Dance:

  • Wild: White Dragon Face
  • Scatter: Red Dragon
  • Bonus: Yellow Dragons
  • Jackpot: Yellow Ruffled Dragon
  • High value symbols: Red and Gold Ball, Fan Dancer and Red Drum


Lion Dance has a jackpot of its own built into the slot but isn’t attached to a progressive jackpot. Not to worry, there are plenty of bonus features to keep the winning odds in your favour and with a 95% RTP, this medium volatility slot has are pretty frequent as well.

Special Features and Bonuses:

Each of the special symbols in this game is cleverly linked to one of these special features:

  • Bonus Prize: land 3 or more Yellow Dragons Bonus Symbols to receive a Bonus Prize.
  • Scatter Bonus: receive 2 or more Red Dragon Scatters and get a multiplier from 2x to 500x. Land 3 or more Scatters to receive Free Spins, as well.
  • White Dragon Wild: this symbol replaces all others except Bonus, Scatter and Jackpot. Land 5 for a massive win!
  • Jackpot Bonus: get 3 or more Jackpot symbols to trigger a big payout!

Graphics and Sounds:

This game has a quick pace, thanks to the constant tin drumming in the background (and the Quick Mode feature). While the graphics are simple, the symbols are rather intricate photos of real life Chinese New Year icons; the dancing dragons, the red drum and more. With each win there’s a festive tune that makes you feel a bit like dancing, too!

At A Glance

  • Bonus Feature: yes
  • Scatter: Yes
  • Free Spins: Yes


While this slot may appear simple and isn’t on the top of our lists as far as graphics go, it is filled with plenty of special features. From Bonuses to Wilds to an in-game Jackpot, there are a number of ways to win big in this festive game. Besides, Chinese New Year is all about luck, so winning is practically built into the game.