East Sea Dragon King
User Review( votes)
Introducing East Sea Dragon King slot
East Sea Dragon King is the latest slot from the developers at NetEnt which invites players to dive into the waters of Chinese mythology where thunder strikes and storms are the norm, however, NetEnt have gone the other way so that the waters are far friendlier and provide you with the opportunity to land wins that could be as high as 8,000x your stake.
There are thousands of stories courtesy of Chinas immense ancient history with the developers choosing the Dragon King who controls the East Sea. The slot has undercurrents of Taoism as the East Sea was the subject of many stories about there being fortunes hidden in the deep. The fortune vibe also runs in East Sea Dragon King where any single spin could be worth a massive 6,000x your bet.
Theme, Design & Symbols
East Sea Dragon King is a 5-reel, 3-row which provide cluster pays, expanding wilds and a re-spin for each reel. Whilst there are many slots that use this theme of Ancient China the East Sea Dragon King certainly rates high when it comes to the graphics and dynamic gameplay. The slot will provide you with a visually entertaining game with several features which include a wild, free spins bonus and re-spins and wins are created from left to right using the cluster play mechanic.
Once you plunge into the underwater world you will see the grid that has 3-rows and 5-reels and the symbols are set within a sycee which is a type of gold, silver and bronze ingot currency coins which were used in imperial China, plus a scroll of a map, jade statue, open shell with a pearl inside and the Dragon King wild symbol.
The first thing I noticed was the labels that were written on the reels using Roman lettering, but this is different from the other games in this series as not only is this a high paying game it is also a game that will appeal to curious players that fancy doing a little fishing!
To organise your bet, you need to configure the coin and level value fields. The range for the coin starts from as little at 1p to a maximum of £2.00 and there is a fixed number that sets your coin size and this is calculated at 10, meaning that the smallest bet is just £0.10 per spin on a penny coin size, when you raise the bet level you can bet up to the maximum of £200.00 per spin, meaning that this game will appeal to several types of player.
With your bet made, you can get spinning by hitting the spin button which is located under the central reel. If you decide you want to use the automatic spin function just select your bet and set your controls using the auto play button. Here you can specify how many spins plus the stops through the advanced menu, or example of you want to stop when you get a specified win or total loss.
How to Win
The aim of the slot is to land wins of five or more symbols that match horizontally or vertically. You can land a reel which has all the same symbols on it or be helped by the wild which can then provide you with some big wins from any single spin.
The most valuable symbol in East Sea Dragon King is the wild, and it can substitute for all the other symbols to create winning combinations. The wild can also expand on any reels and stay for a re-spin if on offer. When it comes to monetary value the most valuable symbol is the jade ornament which pays 1,000x, this is followed by the sycee which will pay 500x and finally the pearl which is worth 250x.
When it comes to the lower paying symbols the gold, silver and bronze coins pay 100x. The low paying symbols are the gold, silver, and bronze coins, paying 100x for a perfect outcome. The wild can attack your bank but luckily the East Sea Dragon King slot turns it up more often than not.
Bonus and Features
When it comes to bonus features it is the wild that takes centre stage. Apart from the expanding Sea Dragon King wild there is no scatter or bonus symbols, so this means that there is just the free spins which come with re-spins that can activate the and with every wild this may expand on the reel-set.
There is a free play feature that provides you with the opportunity to play for free and this is a worthwhile option as you can get a feel for the game play giving you more chance of winning big.
Finally, there is a dynamic reel adventure for you to be part of but to take part in this you must be using the auto play feature. In this feature the reels spin quickly, and winning clusters appear that make the symbols flash and jump around. The soundtrack combines the elements of the underwater sea kingdom with some of the elements you would expect to find in ancient China.
East Sea Dragon King is an entertaining slot with engaging content and many ways to win but as it is a high variance slot you will find that the wins are few but you do have a chance to land a big win in the midst of your dead spins. As I know the trade-off, I am aware that you do have the chance to land between 2,000x and 6,000x which is a decent win.
Personally, I really enjoyed this game, the graphics are well executed, and the soundtrack is fitting without being annoying which can happen particularly where there is a cumulation of different music fused into one. Whilst this is not the best slot I have played it certainly provides plenty of entertainment.