Casino Game Review: Jade Dragon (AGS)

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BetMGM Dec 06, 2023, 12:00 AM

Riding the wave of popularity of Asian-themed online slots, AGS has designed this elegant and entertaining game featuring all things golden coins, dragons, bats, snakes, and roosters, with some rewarding wilds and scatters thrown in. The game has a 95.95% return to player (RTP) and a high volatility and uses the Power Xtreme mechanism to enhance the casino online betting experience with multipliers on base game wins. High volatility generally means fewer payouts but wins worth waiting and playing for. Let’s take a closer look at all this game has to offer. 

 Game Overview

The game is laid out in a classic 5×3 reel format, creating 243 ways to win. The game’s dragon symbol has the highest value paying out 100x, followed by the golden monkey worth 70x, the bat at 60x, the snake only 40x, the open and closed lotus flowers each worth 25x, and the playing card symbols just 15x your wager. The Chinese golden coin represents the bonus symbol. The wild, which lands on reels two to five, substitutes for all paying symbols, except the coin and money charge symbols.

How To Play

The game’s menu on the left of the reels shows bet sizes and the cumulative amounts sitting in this jackpot slot mini, minor, major, and grand pots. The Power Xtreme device multiplies wins depending on the number of symbols, which totals 11. The highest multiplier is 100x. A help button guides players through all the features, symbols’ values, and how wilds and scatters apply during the base and bonus spins rounds. Already in the base game, three bonus symbols take players to choose between one of two dragons, which award either free spins or take you to the Money Charge feature.

Graphics

The sumptuous colors represent the richness of Asian culture, and the reels are set on luxurious red pillars that are lit by flaming green sconce lights. The golden symbols glow from the reels, adding to the sense of opulence. As in many other Asian slots, each of the symbols holds a deep meaning for the Chinese culture. These include luck represented by the monkey, longevity and happiness by the bat, good fortune and wealth by the snake, and honesty and goodness by the open and closed lotus flowers. There is no soundtrack to speak of, just the turning and falling into place of the reels and the unobtrusive chime of bells when certain symbols land. This is a beautifully rendered AGS slot machine with graphics players will appreciate, echoing Jade Wins Deluxe, a similar slot from the same design studio.

Features

There are a number of fascinating features in Jade Dragon, including the Money Charge slots bonus feature available in the base game, Mystery Pick, free spins, and the Two Dragons feature, red and blue, which is triggered by the scatter symbol.

Bonuses and Jackpots

The bonus Chinese golden coin symbol pays if players can land three or more across the reels, triggering free spins. Players can choose from six free spins and an additional 50 wilds on the reels, nine free spins with 100 more wilds, 12 free spins and 150 extra wilds, or 15 free spins and 200 additional wild symbols present on the reels, with more chances to land winning combinations. Five of the bonus coin symbols on a payline will win players 1,000x their stake, making them very lucky, indeed.

The Money Charge Bonus feature, represented on an ancient Chinese lantern symbol, plays differently in the base game from in the Two Dragons bonus game. In the base game, it’s triggered by six or more Money Charge symbols. A new screen is unlocked where three free spins are awarded, and Money Charge symbols lock into place. Free spins can be reset when more Money Charge symbols land.

In the Two Dragons game, symbols don’t stick, but the slot jackpot symbols may land.

The mini, minor, major, and grand jackpots await lucky players, with a maximum grand once-off payout of 75,000x, but multiple payouts on the other jackpots are possible.

Similar Games

AGS has a prolific catalog and does not stay within any particular niche theme, giving us online casino games as diverse as the Egyptian-themed Pharaoh Sun and the charming, fantastical underwater world in Mermaid’s Fortune. If you love Asian- and oriental-themed games, check out Dragon Tao and Shou Hu Shen, both from AGS, or Choy Sun Doa, from Aristocrat.

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In Chinese culture, jade is a symbol of nobility and wealth, and the dragon represents confidence, power, and luck. Whatever your culture, belief system, or faith, everything is possible when you try your luck with slots or other online casino games at BetMGM. Simply register today to get your game on.

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