Dragons are most known as the fiery beasts from medieval times that knights hunted. But dragons are also intimately associated with Chinese culture. There are a number of games at Microgaming online casinos based on the Chinese dragon. Dragon’s Fortune is a unique instant win game, Golden Dragon is a classic online pokie and Dragon Dance is a recently video pokie. This article reviews an older video pokie titled House of Dragons that will be suitable for players who like high variance.
The reels in House of Dragons are set in the courtyard of a Chinese mansion with ornate pillars and other embellishments. The symbols awarding line payouts are coin, lantern and playing card icons from A to 10. The top payout here is 300 times the line bet for landing five coin symbols on an active payline, so obviously the big wins come from elsewhere. There are two wild symbols – the dragon emblem and the man of the House of Dragons. They substitute for all symbols, except for each other and the other special symbols. The dragon emblem also acts as a 2x multiplier. Both these symbols start awarding line payouts from two-of-a-kind combinations. Five man symbols award a payout of 5000 times the line bet and five emblem symbols award a payout of 10,000 times the line bet.
The fan is the scatter symbol and as usual it awards payouts multiplied by the total bet. There is an interesting twist to this. Every fan that opens gives a cumulative multiplier of 2x to the base payout. The base scatter payout for five scattered fan symbols is 25 times the total bet. But if all these fans open then the payout becomes 800 times the total bet.
The other feature in the House of Dragons online pokie is the Archery Game. It is triggered by landing three or more bow symbols on an active payline. You get a bonus payout ranging from 160 coins to 1600 coins depending on the number of bow symbols in the trigger. You can choose to accept the payout and not play the bonus game. The bonus game allows you to multiply the payout won by up to 4 times. You choose one from four target boards. Each board has rings that represent different multipliers. You shoot an arrow at the board and the multiplier hit will be applied to your bonus. One of the multipliers in each board is 0, which means you lose the bonus if that ring is hit.