Brace for an encounter with two mystical creatures on the slot from Red Rake Gaming. Powerful white tigers and terrifying dragons are deeply rooted in Chinese culture and mythology. While the white tiger is known as the ruler of the West and guardian against evil and disease, the dragon symbolizes potent and auspicious powers, particularly control over water, typhoons, and floods.
Together, they are guarding the vast treasures hidden on a giant 6×10 game window with up to 1,000,000 ways to win, cascading symbols, a roulette mini bonus game and a free spins round with unlimited multipliers that can lead to wins of up to 20,000 times your stake.
Tiger and Dragon is a video slot with six reels, 10 rows and up to 1 million ways to win. The actual number of ways is randomly selected for every spin by a special reel mechanic. Pays are awarded for adjacent symbols from left to right only. You can challenge the creatures on mobile or desktop from 0.20 to 35 credits. The RTP of this high variance game is set at 95.30%, which is slightly below the industry average. Use Auto Spin to set up 10 to 100 consecutive spins without interruption.
Open the game to find yourself standing on the ancient Chinese Wall with a guard tower on the right as well as greenery and mountains in the distant background. The Chinese theme continues on the game window with typical letters as pay symbols. A generic reel soundtrack is changing into a traditional Chinese tune on winning and teaser spins.
All symbols, except the wild and bonus scatters, can appear stacked up to 10 symbols high on any spin in the base game and free spins. The low-value symbols are the card royals 9 to A written in Chinese style, followed by three Chinese alphabet letters with a blue, green and red background. The premium symbol is an intricate tile with the tiger and dragon. Pays for a single six of a kind range from 0.8x to 50x your stake. The wild is another intricate tile with a red background and the word itself across it, substituting for all symbols except bonus symbols and blockers. Bonus symbols appear on a blue tile with golden ornaments and the word itself at the bottom.
The slot has at all times 1 million ways to win but only a random selection will be active on a spin. To determine the actual number of ways for a round, the game spins a random amount of blocker symbols into view. These are icons in a greyish colour showing the tiger and the dragon as well as the mini roulette wheel from the bonus game. On average, 30 to 40 blockers will land on random reel positions on a spin. Expect to see anything from just over 1,000 ways, up to 1 million. However, the maximum ways to win will be a rare occurrence.
Pays are awarded for adjacent symbols from left to right. Symbols from a winning combination will explode, making room for new symbols to drop into place. This continues as long as new winning combinations land on a fresh drop. Wins are accumulated for an entire cascading sequence and paid in one amount once it ends.
On a losing spin, the number of blockers contributes to the bonus game. A display on the left of the reel set indicates the amount of blockers, the progress bar and the starting amount for the bonus game. For each addition to the progress bar, the amount for the bonus game is increased by a percentage of the bet size, up to the moment the roulette mini-game is triggered when the progress bar reaches 100%. The game leads to a second screen showing a mini-roulette wheel with eight segments, each showing a multiplier between x2 and x20. The segments are equally divided between the tiger and the dragon.
Players will have to choose one of the two creatures and then spin the wheel. If it stops on the colour the player has chosen, the associated multiplier is added up and another spin awarded, up to 100 spins. The game ends when the wheel stops on the wrong colour. The cumulative multiplier is then applied to the collected amount in the bonus game display and the total amount paid out. Expect wins between 50x to 2,000x your bet.
Spins with winning combinations will light up the Bonus panel on the left of the game window by one character for each consecutive winning cascade. Bonus scatters will also light up the Bonus panel by one character for each scatter landing on a winning cascade. This will make triggering the free spins round a little easier. For example, hitting a winning combination and two bonus scatters on the initial cascade will light up the characters B, O and N on the Bonus panel.
The entire word “BONUS” needs to light up in a sequence to trigger an initial 10 free spins with an x1 starting multiplier. An additional +2, +4 and +10 free spins for a maximum total of 28 free spins are awarded when six, seven or eight consecutive winning cascades or bonus symbols are hit in a single spin sequence.
During the feature, any winning cascade will increase the win multiplier by x1, and that without limits. Hitting four, five, six, and seven consecutive winning cascades in a free spin sequence will add +2, +3, +4 and +5 free spins respectively. Bonus symbols do not appear in the free spins.
Tiger and Dragon comes with a feature guarantee. If the total win from a free spins round is less than 10x your bet, the game awards an extra +5 free spins. The win multiplier from the round is carried over into the extra free spins.
Admittedly, we waited anxiously to play the Tiger and Dragon slot as it will be an alternative to the multitude of Megaways slots that have been released lately and have proven to be so popular with the casino community. Especially the mechanic to achieve the random number of ways to win interested us as it needs some math genius to work out the complex calculation needed to achieve the feat of variable ways up to that staggering number of 1 million. We decided to place the game in the Megaways category for the sheer amount of ways to win.
The result looks really impressive and plays rather well. The volatility is high, but not sky high, which should result in long gaming sessions even with smaller balances. The win potential of 20,000x bet is awesome and certainly worth chasing.