Dragons, and a lot of Chinese imagery, are very popular in slot games. In China, the dragon is a symbol of power and good luck—the same good luck you need to land those big wins at the casino. 1×2 Gaming pays homage to ancient Chinese culture with their Red Dragon slot game, a well-designed slot game that’s equal parts ancient and futuristic. The background is littered with red and gold, giving it a royal Chinese appearance. One odd part about Red Dragon is the lack of actual background music; there are sound effects, but you won’t hear any noises until you spin the reels.
Overall, this game has a good aesthetic—hopefully, the gameplay will live up to the expectations it creates.
Red Dragon has 5 reels, 4 rows, and 50 paylines. It behaves like a standard slot game, for the most part, although there is a neat bonus game for especially lucky players. Unlike many of 1×2 Gaming’s other slot games, Red Dragon operates on a straight cash (or fun credit) system, which means you can’t set the coin value to further customize your bet amount. It does have an extremely easy to use interface that allows you to change your bet amount and set a number of auto spins.
For its lower tier symbols, Red Dragon uses playing card symbols between 9 and A. The 9 and 10 are worth the least, followed by the Q and J, and finally, the A and K. Next up are the nunchucks and throwing stars which are both worth the same amount—slightly more than the ace and king. The yin-yang symbol and Chinese coin represent the next tier and the highest non-special symbol in the game is the golden dragon symbol.
The wild symbol—the ninja—substitutes for any symbol on the same payline except for the scatter symbol. During free spins, stacked wild symbols appear on reels 2, 3, 4, and 5.
The bonus symbol is a red dragon, and landing 3 of them anywhere on the board gets you 50.00 and 14 free spins. These free spins have stacked wilds on some reels (as mentioned above) as well as the Enter the Dragon bonus game. If you land three Enter the Dragon symbols, you trigger this bonus game. Your free spins are locked at their current number until the red dragon symbol appears anywhere on the third reel, giving you even more free spins and chances to win big.
Red Dragon does a good job of mixing simplicity with cool advanced features. It’s super easy to set your bet and get started, but there is still a free spins feature and a bonus game.
To give consumers and vendors a chance to try slot games before investing in them, 1×2 Gaming makes most of their slot games available to play for free through their website. Just go to 1x2gaming.com, click on “Products” and find Red Dragon in the list of slot games. Unfortunately, 1×2 Gaming doesn’t offer play-for-cash versions of their slot games online, so you’ll have to find an online or land-based casino that has this game.
When it comes to playing Red Dragon on your smartphone, you’re not going to have much luck. 1×2 Gaming doesn’t typically offer slots games through the App Store or Google Play, and this is no exception. Aside from that, you need Adobe Flash Player to play Red Dragon in your browser, so smartphones and tablets are out of the picture.
You have so many choices when it comes to slot games, and most of them are pretty well made. The most important thing when choosing a slot game is to find one that you enjoy—that’s what it’s all about.
Red Dragon is pretty simple, but there are still tons of paylines and some more advanced features. The free spins feature can give you a quick cash boost, but the Enter the Dragon locked spins bonus game is what really helps you win big. Most importantly, though, all of these features make Red Dragon fun.
If you’re a fan of simple slots but also love cool bonus games, give Red Dragon a try.