Microgaming Just Launched Dragon Dance Pokie
Dragon Dance is a new pokie, developed by Microgaming. They are arguably the first online pokie developer, and claim to have released the first online casino when they began in 1994.
Dragon Dance has an oriental theme, and was released in time for Chinese New Year. If you are reading this now, New Year has come and gone. But it left us a great red and gold pokie.
What We Like
Dragon Dance has 243 winning paylines. That is always a good place to start because it means that if the needed symbol lands anywhere on an adjacent reel, it will continue the payline. This takes all the guess work out of what is and isn’t a win, and you do not have to memorize the paylines.
There is nothing more frustrating than seeing the symbols line up in, a would be, win, had you been playing another pokie. This will not happen in Dragon Dance, so in that respect, all bases are covered. We like the value of the symbols in this game, they are generous enough to not rule out three in a row wins as a profit on wager.
And this keeps your bankroll afloat. There is a lucrative free spins game, with a three times multiplier on all wins. The free spins game mode, is played at the value of the bet that unlocked it. There are serious winning up for grabs, if you unlock it at maximum bet. This game has a reel respin feature.
At the bottom of every reel there is a button, which when pressed will respin the reels. This gives you an additional chance to land the five in a row win. You can respin the reels, as many times as you like, and winning with the same line, or any other line, for that matter, will win its value according to the pay table.
Between us, it is easier to win on a midrange five in a row win, if you respin one reel, than it is, if you respin them all. The cost to respin is too high to justify trying this on high value symbols, but there is a much greater chance that you will land that symbol again then make another win, of equal value. Dragon Dance has a generous jackpot that allows for big wins. In the free spins game, you are looking at a 480x stake win, for the highest five in a row.
What We Don’t Like
Dragon Dance is not the most attractive game. Microgaming haven’t done much with the theme either. It feels like they settled on generic Chinese stuff, rather than explore the theme. We were not expecting much, but feel that they could have done better.
The overall appearance of the pokie, is a bit drab. Microgaming have released dozens of title that look exactly the same. We understand that they focus more on the features, they provided in their pokie. But feel, that they could try a bit harder to give them some visual wow.
Is this game worth playing?
This game is worth playing is the short answer and here is why. The respins feature, if used correctly can win you some serious credits. It is nice to have a bit more control over your spins than just spinning all the reels.
There is also a generious free spins game. It is not the best looking game, but we can see past that to its internal beauty. We do wish that Microgaming had made it a little prettier. We recommend this game to anyone who can appreciate nice things. This is another quality title from Microgaming.