Dragon Parade New Online Slot Treatment
There are plenty of online video slots that have a Chinese theme, but fans of this genre will find in the title Dragon Parade new insights into a rich and ancient culture. Not that the real Dragon Parade is new; the musical festive procession involving sinuous multi-operator dragon puppets, exploding firecrackers and beautiful Chinese dancing girls goes back thousands of years in China.
By focusing on these exuberant celebrations, developer Cadillac Jack, now owned by Amaya, has instilled in its title Dragon Parade new artwork and symbol choices that refresh the theme, accompanied by lively traditional music and some explosive animations.
Connect to Win Gives Multiple Paylines
With Dragon Parade, new ideas extend to the way of configuring the paylines. The five reels are housed in a red-and gold cabinet that fills the screen, adorned with stylised lion badges. During free spins, this switches to a simple wooden frame lit by lanterns at night. In an innovation introduced by Cadillac Jack, the Dragon Parade new Connect to Win feature lets paylines run from the three windows on Reel 1 across any adjacent reels to the right, whether any two windows are adjacent horizontally or diagonally.
So paylines continue to the right as long as matching symbols are ‘connected’ diagonally or horizontally. To help illustrate this, longer winning combos are illustrated by an animated dragon tracing the route of the win. To bet, players must choose a credit value from 0.01 to 1.00, and set the bet multiplier at any number from 1 to 5. All bets are multiplied by a factor of 50 per spin, so pay table prizes vary according to the exact bet settings. Prizes listed here are based on a 10-credit bet, with credits worth 0.01, for a total bet of 2.50 per spin.
Richly Detailed, Witty Symbol Artwork
The designer also bestowed on Dragon Parade new attention to aesthetics, crafting the 3D game symbols in sumptuous colours and fine detail. Instead of poker card values, the low-value icons are the card suits; but each one is amusingly fashioned as a character from the Chinese zodiac. The green snake forming a Club wins 5, 25 or 60 credits for three, four or five matches, while the Diamond is a golden ox that wins up to 75 credits. The red rabbit Heart is worth up to 140, and the blue Spade rooster up to 160 credits.
Completing the ordinary symbols are a glorious dragon-embroidered fan, a lucky red wallet filled with Chinese money, a scarlet Chinese lantern, a bright red-and-gold drum, lucky Chinese coins tied with a red ribbon, and the beautiful Chinese dancing girl. For five of a kind, even including Wilds, these matches pay respective prizes of 200, 250, 300, 500, 600 and 1,500 credits. A combo of five dancing girls with no Wild substitutions wins 50,000 credits, but if the player is betting the maximum of 5 credits per spin, this rises to a jackpot of 100,000 credits.
Wild and Scatter Add Extra Benefits
The head of a dragon puppet serves as the Wild in Dragon Parade, new-painted in eye-catching reds, gold’s and greens. It has a substitution function only.
The Dragon Parade Scatter is a box of firecrackers, and when they appear anywhere on Reels 1, 3 and 5 together they explode to pay the player 2X the spin bet and deliver a round of 7 free spins. During this round, winning combos can start on Reels 1, 2 or 3, and the feature can be retriggered, although the jackpot cannot be won.