Travel to the Far East to witness the Sakura season and friendly dragons on the slot from Playson. The dragons will set off cherry blossoms on the reels to spread random wilds and award free spins for wins of up to 750 times your bet on a single spin.
Sakura Dragon is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 15 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols from left to right only. You can journey to Japan on desktop, mobile or tablet from 0.20 to 100 credits per spins. Yeah, rather odd bet sizes. The RTP of this medium variance game is set at 95.50%.
A serene mountain scene with temples and cherry blossoms are the backdrop on this Japanese-themed slot. The style is also reflected on the pay symbols although some like the deer and the fox have little to do with the Far East. Two dragons flank the game window and will jump into action when the wild feature is triggered. An equally serene soundtrack gives the slot a relaxed feeling.
All pay symbols except scatters can appear stacked at all times. Open the game to find the card royals from 9 through to A at the low end, each paying 5x your bet for a single five of a kind. They are followed by a fox, a deer, a Japanese lady with an umbrella, a Japanese lady with a fan and the shogun. Wins for a 5OAK range from 7.5x to 25x your bet.
The wild symbols is a cherry blossom, appearing on reels two to five only substituting for all regular pay symbols bar the scatters. Hit five on a line to win 50x your stake. Scatters are an icon showing a serene nature scene with a temple and marked with the word “bonus”.
Watch out for the two dragons flanking the game window as they can awake at any moment at the start of a spin in the base game and bonus round. Either one or both will criss-cross the reels and leave a trail of random wilds in their wake. Wilds can land on reel one in the feature. The win evaluation is made after the reels have stopped.
Hit three, four or five scatters anywhere on the reels in one spin to trigger 8, 12 and 20 free spins respectively, which can be retriggered up to a total of 50 free spins. The random wild feature triggers at a higher frequency during the bonus round, providing more potential to score big wins. The maximum win in a single spin is a full screen of wild symbols, paying 750 times your stake.
Sakura Fortune is a well-designed slot but has no big surprises waiting to happen. Random wilds and free spins are standard stuff on today’s slots. That said, the game should be good enough for frequent medium sizes wins in the 50x to 200x range. Overall, a solid effort from Playson but not a blockbuster slot.