Dragon’s Temple Slot Machine
There’s not a lot of stuff to talk about when it comes to the user interface. It’s clearly labelled and everything is easy to access, though it’s clear that IGT decided to make their mobile and desktop UIs one and the same. This isn’t a major bother for gameplay itself, but it is very annoying when you open the pay table. You’re unable to scroll with the mouse wheel, and instead, have to hold left click and drag the mouse up and down to make it happen. There’s also a lack of general conveniences like autoplay for some odd reason.
You have several unique symbols such as cups, fish, cards, a Chinese temple, and then a group of letters and numbers. 10, J, Q, K and A have been drawn up to look more like actual Chinese letters, and more or less serve as filler on the reels for the real symbols. On top of those, you have five different coloured eastern dragons which act as Wilds and expand when they land on the playing field. The Ying-Yang symbol acts as a Scatter, and rewards a free spins bonus picker.
Yes, that’s right. For the low price of three Scatters at the same time, which can only occur on the second, third and fourth reel, you can pick what kind of free spins bonus you will enjoy. You can pick fifteen free spins during which the third reel is always Wild, ten free spins during which the second and fourth reel are always Wild, and five free spins with the first, third and fifth reel guaranteed Wild. These permanent Wilds last as long as the feature itself, and disappear afterwards, unfortunately.
Expanding Wilds aren’t anything new or novel, but they help get the job done, while also performing a key factor for the free spins choice. And make no mistake, it’s the ability to choose that helps distinguish Dragon’s Temple from most other titles. It essentially allows you to regulate your own volatility by picking safer or riskier options depending on lucky you’re feeling.
The expected RTP for a long-term game can be anywhere between 92.54% up to 96.53%, which is a rather wide gap to fill. However, for your troubles, you can win a maximum 1000x your original bet by scoring five-of-a-kind Wild win. It’s not that likely to happen, but nobody can deny that it’s one attractive jackpot. We’re a bit less inclined to recommend Dragon’s Temple compared to some other IGT titles. The choice in free spins is a good call, but there’s not that much that helps it stand out compared to other titles.