New Zealand pokies fans can find the Dragon Emperor slot title at any online casinos featuring the full suite of Aristocrat games. They can play directly via their browsers, or download iOS and Android-compatible versions for mobile play like punters place bets in online cricket betting. The five-reel Dragon Emperor offers a mythical, magical take on the familiar slots themes of Chinese wealth and luck that can be found in many pokies titles.
Dragon Emperor is also one of the slot titles in Aristocrat Gaming’s Reel Power suite, which means that traditional paylines are out. Matching symbol combinations must still start on Reel 1, but as long as identical symbols appear on two or more consecutive reels, in any of the three rows per reel, a winning combination is formed. The result is 243 possible winning combinations, and a total bet that can be varied from 0.60 to 120.00 NZD per spin. Prizes are paid according to the total bet, rather than calculated on bets per line.
Vibrant Icons of a Magical Mountain Empire
Hanging against a beautiful snowbound range of mountain peaks, the Dragon Emperor slot’s reels are flat and two-dimensional, and the game has minimal animation in regular play. Nevertheless, the vivid scarlet of the reels and the gold-and-jewel encrusted icons are pleasantly alluring. Lower prizes are triggered by the Poker symbols J, Q, K and A, in rich enamelled letters embellished with coats of arms, crowns and gems. All winning combinations of the standard symbols require three of a kind or better.
The theme-linked icons, a jewelled gold Amulet, a gold-and-jade Chest, a dragon’s claw holding a Crystal Ball, and a venerable old Magician, pay out bigger prizes. These range from 25 coins for three Amulets, up to 1,000 coins for five Magicians.
Dragon Wild and Gold Scatter Boost Wins
The titular hero of Dragon Emperor serves as the Wild; an intricate golden Dragon’s head that can create extra winning combinations, as is usual with most slots or cyber bingo, by substituting for any other symbol except the Scatter. During free spins rounds, the Wild can appear stacked on Reel 5, covering all three rows. Whenever this happens, the Reel Shuffle is activated, and Reel 5 swops places with one of the other reels at random. This often places the stacked Wilds in a more favourable position to create winning combinatons, celebrated by an animation of all three Dragons blowing fire.
A gold Tablet inscribed with Chinese pictograms is the Dragon Emperor’s Scatter, and three Scatters on the first three reels will not only trigger a multiplier of the bet, it will also award the player 7 free spins. Four or five Scatters raise the number of free spins to 15, and a multiplier of X3 is applied to all wins in the free spins round. Scatters can appear, to retrigger free spins, during the bonus round.
Standard Pokies Features Included
Players will find buttons to access the Dragon Emperor slot rules and pay table at the base of the screen, along with the usual games controls to adjust bets, sound and speed of play. There is an Auto Spin button for easier long-term play, and a Gamble feature as well, for players who like to try to enhance their smaller prizes.