Dragons Temple, Chinese Inspired and Offered by IGT
Dragons Temple is one of those games that you recognize as Chinese inspired immediately.
The focus is on Asian dragons, naturally, so don’t expect them to look like the ones from the legends of King Arthur.
There are plenty of other images of Chinese origin in the game, and the overall design is clearly influenced by that country.
The game features a total of 50 lines that are placed on 5 reels, with the feature list providing you with wild symbols that expand, with scatters and free spins which have locked wild reels. It’s the kind of game where you get paid often, rather than a lot in one go, the best prize reaching a value of 1,000x.
What We Love
If you’re after a good Chinese themed game, Dragons Temple could certainly be that pokie machine for you. It has the right graphics, with a focus on dragons, which are pretty cool and universally appreciated.
Other images which were picked for the pokie include ones of Chinese origin, like the porcelain vase, a fish or a temple. Add the Yin Yang symbol, or the five colored dragons that serve as wilds, and you get the full picture.
The game has a top prize of 1,000x, and there are two ways to get it. One of them is through a regular combo of five Logo symbols on an active line. The thing is, if the wild helps it out, the prize will drop by half.
The second way to land that prize is to land a combo of five wild symbols, the ones which have the Dragons. Given the fact that the Dragons are actually of the variety that expand, you have entire reels occupied by them, and you typically form 50 combinations at a time if they appear enough times.
Wilds are not capable of replacing Yin Yang scatters, but otherwise they should prove useful with any regular symbol.
The Yin Yang scatter is going to be available only for three reels out of five, the ones from the second, third and fourth columns. Have it present on two of them, and you get your wager back. If it’s on all three, you get 5 times the wager, and on top of that you also trigger free spins.
For the free spins feature, the choice is actually between three different options. You can go with the maximum of 15 free spins, and have the 3rd column as a locked wild reel for the duration. You can pick 10 free spins, but with two wild reels, from the 2nd and 4th columns.
Or, you can use the smallest number of free spins, 5, but have the columns 1, 3 and 5 as wild reels that are locked in place. That last option would pretty much guarantee you at least 50 prizes of 3 symbols each round, since whatever regular symbol appears on reel 2 will have wilds on both the 1st and the 3rd, and the win will come.
What We Do Not Like
The average RTP, in the long run, goes between 92.54% and 96.53%, according to the producer. It’s not a very satisfying range to work with, and I would’ve preferred it at the higher end all the time.
Dragons Temple will be a game that you will enjoy mostly thanks to its features, meaning here its wilds and its generous free spins.