In Chinese culture, dragons symbolize all sorts of things, including power, strength and good luck. Dragons are used in the dragon dance during Chinese New Year celebrations; they’re made of soft fabrics, grass and paper, and the longer they are, the more good luck they bring. Because of this, dragons and other Chinese symbols have been used in slot games for decades to symbolize the potentially huge prizes lucky players may win.
Eastern Dragon by Arrow’s Edge is a Chinese-themed slot game with a pretty basic setup. The aesthetics of this game look a bit like a Chinese casino at night; hopefully rewards will live up to the high-stakes design.
Eastern Dragon is a 5-reel, 3-row slot game. There are 9 paylines in this game which can be toggled on and off using the lines setting in the bottom-left corner. There’s an autoplay feature in this game that allows you to automatically play 10, 25, 50 or 100 spins. The minimum bet is $0.02 per line and the maximum bet is $30.00 per line.
There are two tiers of symbols in Eastern Dragon; one (lower) tier pays for matches of 3 or more and the other (higher) tier pays for matches of two or more. In order from least to most valuable, the lower tier of symbols consists of the 9 and 10, the J and Q, and the K and A. The higher tier of symbols includes the fireworks and lotus flower, the lantern, and the koi fish.
The scatter symbol is a Chinese coin with a square hole in the center. When you match scatter wins, the prize is multiplied by your total bet—up to 200x. These wins are added to payline wins.
The wild (dragon) symbol in this game only appears on reels 1 and 5. It substitutes for all symbols to create a winning payline with the exception of the payline. When a wild symbol substitutes for a symbol to create a winning combination on a payline, the prize is doubled. When the dragon symbol lands on the first or fifth reel, a free spins feature is triggered. During this feature, you get 15 free spins where all prizes are doubled.
If you’re looking to play Eastern Dragon online, you’re in luck! Although the Arrow’s Edge website only offers a quick preview of each of their games, you can easily find all of their games on Google or at your favorite online casino. You can even play this game without for fun without registering for an account, but you’ll need to register for an account if you want to play for cash.
Playing Eastern Dragon on your smartphone or tablet is a different story entirely. Most of the slot games you can play online use Adobe Flash Player—unfortunately, mobile devices don’t support this plugin. Aside from that, there’s no downloadable mobile version of this game on the App Store or Google Play.
Arrow’s Edge almost always makes good slot games; Eastern Dragon is no exception, although it may be a bit too simple for players who are looking for a feature-filled game. There is a free spins feature in this game, but it’s not triggered in a traditional manner. And as far as a bonus game goes, there is none. The big wins in this game mostly come from regular old payline wins. Luckily, some symbols pay pretty hefty prizes.
The design of Eastern Dragon isn’t particularly great; it’s a bit too dark and the symbols look a bit clunky. There is no background music, but the sound effects for the reels are great. The reel mechanics are a bit off but not too bothersome.
If you’re just looking for a simple slot game without any extra frills and complicated features, Eastern Dragon is a decent choice. There are only 9 paylines so your bet per line is easy to calculate and you can keep it small, but you can still win plenty of nice prizes.