Travel to the Far East for an encounter with mystical dragons on the slot from Novomatic (Greentube). This unexpectedly feature-rich game from this developer comes with random features, Power Reels, four different extra wilds and a Dragon free spins round with sticky wilds than can lead to wins of up to 4,000 times your stake.
Elemental Dragons is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 20 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for two to five symbols on a line from left to right only. Your reel journey into Chinese mythology starts at 0.20 and peaks at 40 credits per spin. The RTP of this medium to high variance game is set at 96.10%.
Not only did the slot surprise us with multiple feature but also what would count as a very elaborate design from Novomatic. Usually, their slots come with rather rudimentary graphics. A deep red structured background with Chines lanterns brings an air of lushness to te otherwise simple game window. The two dragons flank the reels, which will light up randomly to turn into Power Reels. Novomatic even went all out on the audio adding a traditional Chinese soundtrack to the usual reel and win count noises.
The low-value symbols are intricate card royals from 10 to A in Chinese writing style, paying 5x to 7.5x your bet for a single five of a kind. They are followed by lotus flowers, lanterns, cymbals, koi carp, firecrackers as well as the water and fire dragons. Hit five on a line to win 10x to 100x your stake.
The slot logo acts as a scatter and a standard wild symbol, substituting for all regular pay symbols. You will also win 200x your bet when five land on a line or scattered in a spin. The game as also four special wilds, which will appear during the features only and will not substitute for the slot logo.
The game has no less than four special wilds which will act differently when they land during the features. They will appear either when the Power Reels are activated, during the random Dragon Wild spin or in the Sticky Wild Dragon free spins. Landing five special wilds on a payline will award the same wins as for the fire dragon.
Time to put all those wilds to good use and score some mega wins. First up are the Power Reels. The slot reels will randomly light up on every spin in the base game. The feature is triggered when all five reels light up on a spin. A dragon will climb down on each reel and will turn one of the symbols into a purple wild symbol. The win evaluation is done after all wilds have been placed.
That was just the starter as the game has a flurry of features where the wilds will play a pivotal role in scoring mega wins. They will get more diverse in the Dragon Wild feature. Dragons can randomly appear at the start of any spin in the base game on top of reel two, two and three or all middle reels. They will climb down on their respective reel to leave one of the three wilds – Red Fire Wild, Blue Water Wild, Green Earth Wild – in their wake.
It will be a sticky affair in the main feature on Elemental Dragons, the Sticky Wild Dragon free spins. Hit three to five scatters in one spin to trigger 10 free spins, plus coins wins of 2x, 20x and 200x your total stake. The coin win is paid once only, even when the scatters land on a pay line.
At the start of the feature, the first reel will always light up and any dragon symbol landing will turn into a sticky wild and award +1 free spin. Once all three positions on reel one are wild, the second reel will light up and the procedure is repeated until all reels are turned consecutively wild. Four extra spins are added when reel one and two are filled with sticky wilds and another +2 free spins when the third wheel is completely wild.
In total, a maximum of 31 free spins can be accumulated, 10 initial spins + 15 for each sticky wild + 4 spins for completing reel one and two and +2 spins for completing also reel three. The feature ends when you run out of spins or the entire screen has turned wild.
Oh yes, Novomatic can surprise us once in a while. Novo fans got so used to the simple designs as at the end it is the win potential that counts and Novomatic slots rarely lack in that respect. On Elemental Dragons, both are coming together, intricate visuals and big win potential. Well worth a few spin in your next session.