Eastern Dragon

Eastern Dragon is a fiery and colourful five-reel online slot that has an opulent oriental theme.

It includes twenty pay-lines, as well as plenty of pleasing features to help you get your claws into more wins, such as scatters, free spins, wilds, and multipliers. There’s an auto-play function for those of you who prefer to let the game do the hard work while you sit back, relax, and observe, and should you fancy taking the opportunity to boost your winnings, you can try and guess the correct suit or colour of a face-down playing card to double or quadruple their value by using the Gamble feature.

This beautifully-illustrated slot includes exquisite symbols like dragons, firecrackers, koi fish, lotus flowers, golden coins, and Chinese lanterns, as well as the playing cards 9, 10, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace. To the side of the reels, you’ll see golden pillars, with silhouettes of temples and pagodas at sundown and golden dragon statues in the background. Of all the symbols, the Koi Fish pays the most, offering up between 10 and 3,000 coins for two, three, four, or five-of-a-kind, closely followed by the Chinese lantern which pays 1,000 coins for five matching symbols.

You can play Eastern Dragon with as little as 1p and as much as £15 per line, so whether you’re seeking a budget-friendly slot or one that’s more suited to big spenders, this one caters for everyone.

Wild symbol:

The Dragon wild only appears on the first and fifth reels, and it can take the place of all other symbols (bar the scatter) to help create wins. In additions to this useful task, it also doubles the prize value of winning combinations. When two appear at the same time, the free spins feature is triggered.

Scatter symbols and bonus rounds:

Look out for the Coin scatter, as it will award you with a generous payout when two or more appear on any active pay-line.
Eastern Dragon’s only bonus round comes in the form of a free spins feature, which awards 15 free spins when the Dragon wild appears on both the first and fifth reels. On top of this generous reward, any wins you notch up during the free spins round will be multiplied by five, and should two more Dragons come into view, you’ll re-trigger the feature.

Auto-play feature

If you fancy giving your PC mouse or touch-pad a break, you can always opt for the Autoplay feature which lets you set the game to take between 5 and 500 spins on your behalf, leaving you free to drink your green tea and watch the action unfold.

Gamble feature

The gamble button adds an extra element of excitement for players seeking to maximise their winnings. You’ll find it appears highlighted whenever you spin a winning combination, and if you click it, you’ll be presented with a face-down card. You can guess between Red or Black to potentially double your win, or between Hearts, Diamonds, Spades, and Clubs in the hope of quadrupling your win.

Our verdict:

If you enjoy oriental-themed slots which offer big wins, but don’t include bevies of bonus features to get your head around, you’ll find Eastern Dragon extremely entertaining, and it’s certainly full of eastern promise…