Free Water Dragon Slots
You might think that the Water Dragon slot by IGT is based around the reptile of the same name, however you’d be wrong! This slot is based around the strange combination of fish and pearls (relating to the word ‘water’) and dragon flies (relating to the word ‘dragon’). You’ll also find flowers, a bonsai tree and a lamp on the reels too, all adding to the slightly strange mix – although the over-riding Far Eastern theme does bring it all together a little. The feature of the game is a somewhat original free spins round, where the pearls take centre stage.
Despite the somewhat unusual theme, the slot has a nice, colourful look to it. The ‘Water Dragons’ title above the reels appears as though made of sand and the symbols are backed by the same sandy colour, slightly tiled with a wallpaper effect. The symbols representing the fish are the ones that stand out, very well drawn in an oriental style, with water splashing around them, both bright and bold. The win lines are represented by bubbles on either side of the reels, continuing the watery theme, this added to by the sound of water flowing throughout with accompanying Far Eastern sounds.
Playing the Water Dragons Slot
The game has the standard five reels that are found at the majority of online slots, which isn’t always the case with IGT slots. There are 30 win lines as default, but options to change this number to 15, 9, 5 and 1 (yes, a slightly strange set of options). Having chosen the number of lines, you’ll then pick your line bet size – multiplying the two to give you your total stake for each spin.
Wins come when you land at least three consecutive symbols from left to right on a win line. The four fish symbols are the highest paying, with the tangerine coloured one the best of all, with 1,000 coins coming your way should you gain 5 in a row. The crimson, orange and blue coloured fish come next at 750, 400 and 300 coins respectively for a full house of five symbols. The flowers, the dragon fly, the bonsai tree and the lamp pay between 125 and 100 coins.
Should you tire clicking spin every few seconds, you can always make use of the auto play option. Here you can set the spin to play 10, 20, 30, 40 or 50 spins without any interruption unless you should land the feature.
Aside from the standard symbols, you’ll find both wild and bonus symbols. The wild is the title symbol of the game and will substitute for any other giving additional wins – this appearing on every reel apart from the first one. The bonus symbol is the oyster, which appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 and if it should appear on each of these reels, you’ll enter the free spins feature round.
Water Dragons Slot Free Spins Round
At first the feature round looks just like the base game, that is until you notice the four symbols below the reels, each with three empty slots to the right. The four symbols correspond to the four fish on the reels and every time a pearl (a new symbol only found during the feature) appears on the reels, one of the slots will be filled. Once you fill all three next to a symbol, this will now become wild every time it appears on the reels. As the round progresses you’ll find more and more symbols turning wild, meaning the end of the round will be potentially the most profitable. You’ll have 15 free spins in the feature and in that time you’ll generally turn at least two of the fish symbols wild, if not more.
Water Dragons Slot Conclusion
Your first impressions of this slot by IGT might be that the game isn’t anything different to any other you’ll find online – with the somewhat standard wild and a free spins round. However, the originality of the feature really makes the game, where you’ll be urging as many pearls to appear on the reels as possible. This isn’t enough to propel this game onto any top ten lists, but it certainly makes it playable and makes for a fun half an hour.