Wu Long Slots
This PlayTech slot is another in a long line of slots with an Asian theme. This game does differ slightly from the majority of the games however, as it has a slightly fun aspect, bringing the joy of a festival to the reels. You’ll find fireworks, a large smiling dragon, Chinese lanterns, cymbals and two fan-holding traditionally dressed lady festival goers, both clearly enjoying their day. The highlight of the game is a free spins round which is certainly more interesting than usual, as multipliers and added free spins are awarded throughout.
The slot is housed in a traditional Far Eastern dwelling, while fireworks light up the night sky. The reels and the controls of the slot are all in deep purple colour, while the symbols certainly add a great amount of colour, including much gold. Although each of the symbols is designed well, you wouldn’t say that this is the most modern looking game, maybe suffering a little from the large number of playing card symbols that frequent the reels and the lack of animation across many of the symbols. The colourful dragon symbol certainly catches your eye however. Festival sounds play throughout your time at the reels, alongside a steady drum beat, with Oriental music coming in after any win and the feature round.
How to Play & Real Money Versions of Wu Long
Wu Long is a 5 reels slot with 25 win lines. These 25 lines are set as the default number, but you can easily play any number between 1 and 25 by clicking the ‘lines’ buttons on the control panel. You’ll choose your ‘line bet’ in the same way, and then multiply this by the number of lines which will give you your total stake for each spin.
Nothing will get you in the festival mood more than hearing the jangle of coins coming your way and this is achieved by landing consecutive symbols from left to right on a win line, some requiring three in a row, with others just two. The Oriental towers are the highest paying symbols of all, with an impressive 2,500 coins awarded for hitting five in a row, far outweighing any other pay-out at the slot, as the rest of the symbols pay between 500 and 75 coins for a full house of five.
It’s not unusual to find either a wild or a scatter symbol, but what is unusual is for them both to be the same one. Here the festival dragon firstly acts as the wild, where it will substitute for any other symbol on the reels, enabling additional wins to come along. However, this also acts as the scatter. Landing three or more scatters give you two benefits. Firstly you’ll gain an immediate cash win – 5x your total bet size for landing 3, 25x for landing 4 and 50x for the maximum 5. However, more importantly you’ll also gain entry to the free spins feature round.
The feature starts with 12 free spins with no multiplier. However, the dragon symbol takes centre stage again during this round. Each spin featuring a single dragon will increase the multiplier amount, through 2x and 4x up to the maximum 6x, with the multiplier decreasing for every spin which doesn’t feature a dragon. However, it’s the spins which show a multiple amount of dragons that really have the ability to excite. Landing 2 dragons sees the multiplier go up two levels and an award of an additional 2 spins. 3 dragons sees the multiplier automatically move to 6x, with an added 4 free spins, while 4 or 5 dragons sees the same 6x multiplier, with 8 or 12 added spins respectively.
This is certainly a feature that will increase your adrenaline and keep you interested throughout – each dragon landing increasing your chances of that big, big feature win. In fact, the round could actually go on infinitely (although it might be handy if it does stop as some stage, as you’ll want to spend your winnings before you’re too old!).
Being yet another Far Eastern based slot, this slot has to make an impact in some way to stand out from the crowd. Your first impression of the base game might well be that it falls short – the gameplay is nothing different and the look of the game is not as striking as you might find elsewhere. However, what this PlayTech designed slot does have is a unique and exciting free spins bonus round, which nudges it above the average. Whether this is enough to make you want to come back again and again is open to question, but there are certainly worse slots out there.