Delve into Asian mythology for an encounter with two mighty creatures on the slot from iSoftBet. Dragon Match Megaways is taking you to the Far East on a high-volatility reel adventure with an unconventional layout using the licensed game engine from Big Time Gaming. Cascading symbols, reactive wins, wild substitutions, a Dragon Match feature turning symbols wild and a free spins round with four options will reward your travels with wins of up to 12,000 times your bet.
Dragon Match Megaways is a cascading video slot with four reels, up to seven rows and up to 3,136 ways to win. Pays are awarded for three or four matching symbols on adjacent reels from left to right only. Your journey to the Far East on desktop or mobile starts at 0.20 and peaks at 20 credits per spin. The game has high volatility with an RTP of 96.11%.
We know from previous Megaways releases that the game engine is very versatile, Beetlejuice Megaways or Flower Fortunes Megaways are some of the best examples to what extent the creative teams can go when developing a new slot. Surprisingly though this iSoftbet slot is the first to field only four reels and just 3,136 ways to win, well, there are still plenty of ways but much less than the usual 117,649 on Megaways games.
They, however, kept the entire Megaways mechanics starting with the cascading symbols. At the start of a spin sequence, the engine will randomly drop 2 – 7 symbols onto each reel, plus, the horizontal reel will spin a further two symbols into view abeam reel two and three, giving you anything from 36 to 3,136 ways to win. All symbols from a winning combo will then shatter and disappear to allow for new ones to cascade into place and potentially create more winners. The sequence continues until no new winning combos land after a cascade.
Visually, the design is unmistakenly Asian with a serene mountain scene and traditional temples in the background, all covered in a layer of morning mist. The game window is held by what looks like a temple entrance flanked by two golden dragons swirling around round columns. The scenery will change to a blazing inferno during the bonus round.
The pay symbols are also Asian inspired, starting with ornamented card royals from 10 through to A at the low end, awarding 0.5x to 2x your bet for single four of a kind. They are followed by a tanggu (a ceremonial drum), a blue lucky pendant, a lotus flower, a pair of golden hóng bāo (red packets) and the dragon himself. Hit four across the reels to win 2.5x to 50x your stake. A golden icon with a dragon head and marked with the word itself is the wild symbol, substituting for all regular pay symbols. A Dragon Match symbol acts as the scatter, appearing on the horizontal reel only.
Reducing the number of reels from six to four requires some creative thinking on how to deliver an exhilarating slot that mesmerizes players to the same level as usual Megaways games. We saw that it is possible when Big Time Gaming released Donuts, although it is not a full-blown Megaways game. iSoftBet included two features that are tasked to provide the excitement and action on the reels.
The first is the proverbial Dragon Match feature, which is triggered any time two matching symbols land on the horizontal reel on the top. They will turn itself and any other occurrence on the two main reels below them into wild symbols for the current spin. Bear in mind, that wilds cannot appear on reels one and four, but the modifier should lead occasionally to mega or super mega wins.
The second and main feature is triggered when you land two dragon scatters in the horizontal reel. The game will lead to a second screen with four choices for your Free Spins round. You can pick any on each trigger. On offer are 12 free spins with an x1 starting multiplier, 8 free spins starting with x3, 5 free spins starting with x5 or a mystery choice which will get you a mix of any of the three options. Be lucky and the gamble pays off with 12 free spins starting at x5 or unlucky with just 5 free spins and an x1 multiplier.
Once the feature starts, the win multiplier will increase by x1 for each winning cascade, no limits. Plus the Dragon Match feature can be triggered and landing two scatters in the horizontal reel will award +5 free spins for each occurrence.
After Mesoamerica on Aztec Wilds Megaways and Africa on Majestic Megaways, iSoftBet is taking us to Asia on this creation, keeping us on the go throughout their Megaways journey. After two more conventional games, they opted for an out-of-the-box design that will have to prove itself when it is presented to the casino community. I venture to say it will be pretty popular as it is something outside the norm and has on top mega win potential that exceeds 10,000x bet.
|Deposit Bonus||100% up to £300 + 200 Bonus Spins|
|Extras||200 Bonus Spins on selected games|
|No Deposit Offer|
|Minimum Deposit||£ 10|
|Bonus available||Valid until further notice|
|Time to meet requirements||14 days|
|Operator||Genesis Global Limited|
|Max bet size||£5|
|Deposit bonus||No limits|
|No deposit max cashout||N/A|
|Deposit Bonus||40 X Bonus|
|Free spins||40 X Bonus|