Betsoft’s Asian themed slot game, Dragon & Phoenix, is set on a scene with a temple in the background. The game comes with some good bonus features, especially the free spins feature that comes with retriggering free spins. Symbols found on the reels include the top paying dragon and phoenix symbols. In addition to this, there is a gold ingot, an 88, a green jade dragon, a temple, a pearl in a dragon claw, and the J, Q, K and A playing card symbols. The royal couple symbol is the wild, and the golden money tree is the scatter. Scatter payouts create cascading reels.
Dragon & Phoenix is played on five reels with three rows, and 20 pay lines. You can place bets for as little as 0.20 per spin up to 20 per spin. The game comes with wild substitutions, scatter payouts, free spins and the Double or Nothing coin flip feature. The game pays out from the leftmost reel towards the right and only pays the highest win on a single pay line. The slot is easy to play. All you have to do is pick your betting level, and hit the spin button or set the auto spins feature to get the reels spinning.
Wins are always bigger when the bonus features kick in. The wild substitutions create more wins. However, the free spins feature with its unlimited potential retriggers is the place to win much bigger prizes. Some of the fixed payouts can also be quite big. There is a 10,000 payout when you see five dragons or five phoenixes on a single pay line. The scatter feature with cascading reels can also come with some big payouts. The Double or Nothing game also gives you the chance to increase your winnings.
The wild royal couple symbols acts as a substitute symbol. This symbol substitutes for all other symbols except for the scatters. Wild substitutions create additional or better winning combinations on the reels. When the royal couple wilds appear on the second, third, fourth, or fifth reels, they expand to fill the entire reel. This gives players an even greater chance of forming winning combinations.
When you see three or more scatter golden money tree symbols on the reels, you are awarded a scatter payout. Once the wins are calculated, the money trees disappear and new symbols cascade onto the reels in order to fill up the spaces left by the scatters. Wins are once again calculated and any scatters seen on the reels are removed with the cascading feature kicking in again. Three scatters pay out 10 while fifteen scatter symbols pay out 1,000.
The free spins bonus feature triggers when three or more scatter golden money trees appear on the reels. You get one free spin for each scatter seen on the reels. The free spins round begins when the cascading reels feature is complete. Free spins play out at the same bet for each spin as the triggering bet. Free spins can be retriggered an infinite number of times during the free spins round. Your free spins winnings are added to the winnings from the round that triggered the free spins feature.
The Double or Nothing bonus feature is also well known as the Gamble Feature. This special feature gives players the chance to double their wins however it can also result in a loss of the winnings. When you win, you may continue to play this feature as many times as you wish until you collect the funds or lose all.
This feature only kicks in when you get a win in the base game. It is not available during the free spins feature. You simply click on the Double Up button, which is located on the left hand side of the regular spin button. You then choose whether you wish to gamble all or half of your current winnings. When the feature starts, you need to pick either the Heads or Tails choice. The coin then begins to spin and if your pick shows, you win.
You can play the Dragon & Phoenix slot while you are on the go. You do not have to download any native apps in order to play on your mobile device. Simply open a web browser, sign in to your casino account, and go to the games lobby. Tap on the Dragon & Phoenix icon, give the game a short time to load, and begin play.
The game is available for play on a number of mobile devices including iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones Android tablets.
We think Dragon & Phoenix is a good Asian themed game. While the graphics are somewhat uninspired, they are well-rendered. We like the cascading reels feature and the free spins. It can take some time to trigger free spins but they can be quite lucrative once triggered. We do enjoy the gamble feature but miss having a progressive jackpot. The game has medium high volatility which means that you are likely to get fewer wins but they will be bigger when they do hit. It can take some patience before you hit the wins. The game has a reasonable RTP (return to player) of 96.01%. Overall, this game is a good slot that is worth playing but is not the most exciting game from Betsoft.