5 Dragons Gold Slots from Aristocrat

There are a lot of Asian themed slots in the Aristocrat range, and 5 Dragons Gold largely carries on the tradition of solid yet colorful themes. The dragons in question are distinctively Chinese and gold, contrasting with the rich purples that make up the rest of the slot. Again in common with earlier Aristocrat Asian themed games the main focus of 5 Dragons Gold is a free spins bonus game. You can choose your preferred level of volatility during this bonus, and will find multipliers coming via the dragons – as well as specially extended reels. This is a very sharp looking game, which is already proving popular in live casinos around the world.

Aristocrat's 5 Dragons Gold Slot Machine

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How to Win a Dragon’s Hoard on 5 Dragons Gold

If you are familiar with Aristocrat slots then you will know the importance of multipliers in their games to provide you with those bigger windfalls. These can be as big as 40x during the main bonus feature.

There are plenty of regular sized wins which come from the standard game-play too. These include a 1000 coin top prize for lining up 5 of the gold and blue bird on one of the 50 win-lines. 4 of these are worth 100 coins and you’ll get 50 coins for just 3. Not far behind this are a majestic looking golden lion and the traditional golden carp, each worth 800 coins if you hit 3. The other unique regular symbols are a gold and purple tortoise and a lucky red bag containing coins (each get you 300 for 5 and pay from 3 of a kind). There are the standard Aristocrat playing card symbols ace down to nine to make up the smaller wins.

Golden coins are the scatter symbols for 5 Dragons Gold. These award prizes which are multiples of your total spin amount based on the total number in view on the reels. If you hit 5 this is 20x your total bet, with 5x that bet awarded for 4 and 2x for 3. If you hit 3 scatters you will also trigger the free spins bonus feature.

Golden dragons are wild symbols and also come with multipliers. These come in several colors, and appear on reels 2, 3 and 4 and substitute for any of the regular symbols (though not the scatters). The gold faced dragon has special properties, adding multipliers of between 1x and 40x what is written on the pay table.


5 Dragons Gold Bonus Game

Before you start the free spins you’ll have a choice of how many spins to take. You can choose to have 25 spins (with lower multipliers up to 5x) or as few as 6 free spins with multipliers of up to 40x each win. What you will find is that the prizes even out over time, with the higher number of spins giving you more consistent yet smaller wins and the lower number of spins with a higher multiplier giving you the potential for big windfalls (though the chance of missing out too!). If you are not sure how much volatility you want to take you can also go for the ‘mystery’ option which will assign one at random.

In order to get the multipliers you need to create wins with dragons. This is made easier by the addition of an extra row of symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4. This expands the slot, giving you a shot at many more winning combinations while the bonus round is in play.

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Lavish Design and 50 Line Setup

A lot of detail can be found in the symbols, animations and background artwork for this game – which comes in a tall slim upright cabinet. The predominant colors are purple and gold, with very vivid shades on the reels giving a rich feel to the game. When you hit the free spins the random multipliers are animated and appear from a big ball of fire above the reels (in a suitably Asian font style). There is traditional music playing while you spin, as well as the odd clichéd gong crash for good measure.

This is a 50 win line slot as a default, with the minimum spin amount at 50c. Maximums will depend on where you play, though some online commenters have suggested these are on the lower side. This type of slot is ideal for auto-play.


Overall Experience

Over the years Aristocrat has perfected the art of the solid, big win potential Asian themed slots and this is a great example of exactly that. If you are expecting multiple or complex features, then this is not the game for you. If you enjoy beautifully designed and solid games – with the potential for 40x win multipliers, then 5 Dragons Gold from Aristocrat should be on your shortlist.