At first glance, it's obvious that Chinese mysticism floods the screen with a royal red colour and golden symbols. Since 50 Dragons is a game released during the 2000s, the graphics can seem outdated compared to more modern titles following the same theme. However, Aristocratic still managed to deliver in this area. After all, there's a reason 50 Dragons is considered as one of the most popular titles launched by the Australian software developer and players are still hypnotized by the chance of winning significant rewards and prizes from the bonus features.
Unfortunately, the music soundtrack can be distracting and borderline irritating, but you can always deactivate sounds in the in-game settings menu. Overall the game theme is executed classically, and players will still get a blast from watching the reels spin and land symbols. You can also activate the Autoplay option by selecting a number between 1 and 25, but you should always check if you have enough credits before doing so!
The coin value starts at $0.01 per line, and you can bet a maximum amount of $2 for an individual pay line. Considering that the game offers up to 50 pay lines, the bet per round translates into a minimum of $0.1 and a top bet of $100. The reel configuration shows 5 reels with 4 rows, offering up to 50 pay lines that you can check in the in-game instruction menu and all the numbers in both left and right extremes of the reels.
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In this game, you have to land any winning combinations to get credits, with at least 3 identical symbols or a figure that includes a Wild symbol in it. As always, the low-paying items are represented by the 9, 10, J, Q, K and A royals taken from the classic poker games, each decorated with small details like emeralds, golden crowns and shields. The two latter can pay up to 400x your stake when you land 5 of them in a winning combination.
Moving towards the high-value symbols, we can find golden fish and bats, which can pay up between 20x and 400x your stake depending on how you land the winning combinations in each case. In the golden rooster and tiger case, they start to pay the player with only 2 symbols landing on the reels, which means their payout can go between 4x and 500x your bet amount.
The symbol you should be searching for is the Golden Dragon. There's a reason this item is the only one with animations whenever it lands in a winning combination. The Golden Dragon also starts paying with 2 of them landing on the reels, which means it can pay between 10x and 1,000x your stake!
The Wild Symbol found in 50 Dragons comes in the shape of a White Pearl, which will allow you to replace any symbols except for the Scatter. Speaking of which, a golden ingot represents the Scatter item, and if you land 3 of them, the Free Spins bonus event will start. Keep in mind that the white pearl can only appear on all reels except for the first one, and the golden ingot can land on reels 1, 2 and 3.
Unsurprisingly, 50 Dragons offers a Free Spin bonus feature since it has become an expected feature in most online video slots by now. Once you land at least 3 golden ingots, you will be awarded 10 free spins. What's nice about 50 Dragons is that it allows you the chance of getting an extra 10 free spins if you end up landing 3 or more scatter symbols during the bonus event. As a bonus, if you happen you land the White Pearl and Golden Dragon symbols at the same time during the free spins, they will grant you 200x your stake. The bonus feature is not particularly hard to trigger, so casual players and high rollers can still expect to get a few free spins during their playtime.
On top of this, the base game always offers a Gamble option, where once you finish a round, you can guess either bet on a colour or a suit. If you happen to guess the correct colour, your earnings will be doubled and, if you select the winning suit, you will get a 4x multiplier. Of course, if you get the wrong answer, you'll lose those credits. You can use this option up to 5 times before being forced to start another round, so feel free to gamble or ignore it.
50 Dragons was ported into a digital version using Flash technology to access this title through their smartphones, tablets and desktop devices with no compatibility issues. Even if it only uses animations for the Golden Dragon whenever it appears in a winning combination, the game runs smoothly, and the experience should be as good as any other modern title.
Considering that 50 Dragons was originally released for land-based casinos only, it is not surprising to see that the RTP of 94.71% translates into a house cut of 5.29%. The RTP goes below the standard for digital slots nowadays, but don't be discouraged by this! The medium volatility found in this video slot means that you'll still get a chance to land winning combinations and get something out of your playtime.
The free spins bonus alongside the stacked Golden Dragon can pay bountiful prizes to those players who feel like testing their luck. Sometimes you might get a dry spell and go through cold streaks, but this is common in any other online video slots in the market nowadays. High rollers and players who tend to only bet in small amounts will get a blast out of 50 Dragons.