The 50 Dragons slots title makes extensive use of rich red, the colour associated with luck in China, and burnished gold, with its universal connection to wealth. Even the coat of arms decorating the J icon is checked in red and gold, and while the Poker symbols 9 and 10 are unadorned, the Q, K and A are finished off with crowns and gems. The high-value icons and special symbols are also wrought in gold and jewels, whether they are depicted as pendants or figurines.
The 50 Dragons high-value icons use avatars familiar to Chinese-themed slots. The gold Butterfly and Goldfish win the same prizes, namely 20, 100 or 400 coins for three, four or five identical matches on a payline, starting on Reel 1. The Tiger and Pheasant pendants also have equal value, but reward combos of two or more of a kind, with 4, 40, 150 or 500 coins, respectively. The Dragon, a heavy gold head with ruby eyes, pays 10, 40, 200 or 1,000 coins for two, three, four or five of a kind, and celebrates wins with a fiery roar.
50 Adjustable Lines and Variable Bets
50 Dragons plays on five reels, each displaying four slots per reel. This allows for 50 paylines, and players can choose to play 1 line, 5 lines, or any multiple of 5 up to 50 lines. Bets per line can also be varied to suit all budgets; from 0.02 to 4.00 per line in the appropriate currency. High rollers can therefore bet a maximum of 200.00 on every spin.
Dragon’s Pearl Wild on Four Reels
A perfect white Pearl, clutched in a gold dragon’s talons, is the 50 Dragons Wild symbol. As usual in slots, this icon can take the place of any other, excluding the Scatter, to create extra winning paylines. However, the Wild can only appear on Reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. During the free spins bonus round, an extra Wild Pearl is added to these reels on every spin, for the duration of the free spins round.
Gold Ingot Scatter on Reels 1-3
The 50 Dragons slot’s Scatter is a shiny gold Ingot, fashioned in the odd bowl/hat shape used in ancient China. It only appears on Reels 1, 2 or 3, but if it shows up on all three reels after a spin, it immediately applies a X4 multiplier to the entire bet for the spin.
Three Scatters also trigger 10 free games, with extra Wilds added to make more wins possible. Another three Scatters appearing during a bonus round will retrigger the round once, but with 5 extra free spins only.
Available at Aristocrat Casinos
50 Dragons is available at online and mobile casino sites featuring Aristocrat Gaming slots titles, and fans will recognise the title as a successor to Aristocrat’s popular online casino 5 Dragons game. There are several such casinos available in New Zealand, where pokies fans who enjoy Chinese imagery can find the game. The Auto Play function can be set to as many as 100 spins, and there is also a gamble feature, for players who like to try to double or quadruple their wins on the reels.