ReelPlay has created a lovely looking game here. The design is very traditional. Set within a pagoda-style building, the deep red reels feature lower value A to 10 symbols as well as a range of objects traditionally associated with historical China. You’ll see firecrackers, lanterns, coins and gold pots. Land 5 pots on a payline for a payout of 30 times your stake.
The golden dragon is the wild. This replaces everything apart from the pearl scatter. When the wild forms part of a winning combination, the payout is doubled. For example, 4 gold pots plus a wild would get you 60 times your stake. The wild can be a big payer in its own right too, awarding 16, 80 or 400 times your stake if you land 3, 4 or 5 across a payline in the base game.
The main feature is the Free Spins feature which is triggered by landing 3, 4 or 5 of the pearl scatter on the same spin. After a payout of 5, 25 or 400 times your stake, you’ll then go on to play 10 free spins. All winning combinations that hit in the feature benefit from a 5x multiplier. That standard multiplier can combine with the wild to offer even bigger multipliers of 10x. You can also retrigger the feature to give you 10 more free spins.
To go back to our first example, landing a 5-in-a-row combination of gold coins that included the golden dragon wild would result in a bumper payout of 300 times your stake in the Free Spins feature. What you’ll really be hoping for is to see a 5-symbol combination made up of wilds or scatters. In that happy event, you’ll pocket an enormous award of 2,000 times your stake.
Dragon 50,000 is a simple but potentially very exciting game. The wild multipliers can really come into their own, especially during the Free Spins feature where the 10x boosts can really get things moving. We found the action pretty hot on the variance front. If you were to fill the reels with golden dragon wilds, you’d win 10,000 times your stake – do this in the Free Spins feature for payouts of 50,000 times your stake (on each free spin)!
The design here is impressively done too, backed by a very easy on the ear backing track. Put all that together and Dragon 50,000 becomes a highly playable take on the classic Chinese-themed slot. If you want high variance play, ReelPlay has plenty of options – however, I would try their first MegaWays take which takes you to outer space, Hypernova MegaWays.