In European medieval legends there are tales of dragons guarding treasures in caves and knights slaying the dragons to seize the treasure. But these are generic legends. However, in Chinese folklore there is a dragon named Fucanglong that resides in the underworld and guards the treasures of the gods. Realtime Gaming has launched an online pokie titled Fucanglong based on this mythical Chinese dragon. It is live at Australian online casinos like Fair Go and Majestic Slots.
The artwork in the online pokie is ornate as is expected of an Oriental themed game. The background is in red and gold which are the colours of wealth in China. Fucanglong is the wild symbol that appears only on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. The God of Wealth and the Dragon Mother are the only deities that can control Fucanglong and these are the high paying symbols. The low paying symbols are the usual Chinese icons like treasure chests, gongs and coins. The audio visual win animations make the theme come alive on the reels.
Dragon Mountain and Dragon Pearl are scatter symbols that award payouts multiplied by the total bet. Dragon Mountain awards 8 free spins when three or more symbols land on the reels. The same combination during the feature awards three additional free spins with the payout multiplier increasing by 1x. The multiplier can increase up to a maximum of 8x. If there were 4 or 5 Dragon Mountain symbols in the triggering spin then the dragon becomes an expanding wild.
Dragon Pearl triggers the highlight feature of the online pokie that also starts with 8 free spins. The pearl has a hidden win value multiplier that can be from 3x to 88x the triggering bet. If in the initially awarded free spins you win an amount equal or greater than the multiplier value then the feature will end. But if you win less than the revealed amount then you play the Fucanglong feature. The free spins continue till the amount won reaches the pearl value. The best part is that the pearl value can simultaneously increase by up to 8x with each free spin till it reaches the maximum of 888x. During the Fucanglong feature the dragon appears as an expanding wild.
Fucanglong online pokie is in the 5×4 format with 1024 paylines. The line payouts are on the lower side because of this, but you will more than make up in the bonus features.