Descendants of the Dragon Slot from ITS
To make an Asian themed slot stand out on the casino floor, you have to add some innovation these days. Incredible Technologies (ITS) has done exactly that with Descendants of the Dragon – a colorful 5-reel video slot with a distinctly Asian feel.
This comes from a ‘dragons pearl’ feature which can come into play on any spin. This cracks open, revealing one of the dragons, for that spin (or free spins round) all of the playing card symbols become that dragon. This can lead to a sudden huge win – especially those times you get good coverage over the 40 win lines.
How to Win on Descendants of the Dragon
There are three very colorful dragons which are the best paying symbols. The one facing you with a red background is the top reptile, worth 300 coins for 5 on a line, 100 for 4, 40 for 3 and 5 coins for just 2. All of the other symbols require a minimum of 3 from the left to trigger a prize. What looks like the same dragon, only in side profile with a green background – and a blue one with a yellow background facing the opposite way are each worth 175 coins for 5.
You will find 4 more unique symbols in addition to the playing cards. These are a typical Asian golden lion, a golden pot with implements sticking out, a golden carp and a lily.
Clouds are wild symbols, and can come as double height symbols (they break apart when they hit and show the word wild). These make up wins with all of the regular symbols, including the 3 dragons. Free spins symbols are not substituted by the wilds.
Lucky Dragon Pearl Feature
While you play, a big glowing pearl under the reels will be bought to your attention by streams of light coming from the playing card symbols towards this. For most spins, that is all that happens. Every now and again the pearl rises up before the reels start to spin, becomes covered in a cloth, which is then removed to reveal one of the dragon symbols. For that spin all of the playing cards are replaced with a single dragon. If you are lucky enough to get a couple of wilds and maybe have some of that dragon already, some very nice wins can come your way.
The lucky dragon pearl also comes into play for the free spins feature. This time a dragon is chosen at the start of the free spins and replaces the playing cards for up to 15 spins.
Descendants of the Dragon Free Spins Bonus Game
You’ll get 8 free spins for hitting 3 of the bonus symbols anywhere on the screen, 12 spins for 4 and 15 spins for the full set of 5. There are also prizes of 40, 200 or 400 credits.
These spins are played with a dragon randomly replacing the playing card symbols – which can help to create a lot of winning combinations.
Design and Setup
There is a lot of detail in the graphics, with the dragons in particular standing out even in the competitive world of live casino Asian slots. Some of the animations are excellent. If you hit a big win you will see 3 dragons fly quickly upwards over the reels and engulf the whole screen in flames. The on reel animations are smaller and faster, though also effective – for example the pearl assigning a dragon is worth looking out for.
The setup is a 5 reel by 3 row standard slot layout, with 40 win lines giving you plenty of opportunity (especially when you hit the double sized wilds). You can spin Descendants of the Dragon for just 40c (1c per line) and go much higher from there depending on the casino.
I think ITS have managed to introduce a solid innovation into this Asian themed game without alienating their core players by going too crazy with features or extras. The Lucky Dragon’s Pearl can be triggered on any spin, and even a few extra dragons has the possibility of adding a lot of wins. The free spins bonus game does not trigger too often, though when it does the added dragons for up to 15 free spins will make you glad you chose this slot!