Released: November, 2018
Software: Pragmatic Play
Pragmatic Play goes retro with their November 2018 release Triple Dragons. Inspired by Chinese mythology where dragons stand for power, strength and good luck, the slot features detailed graphics with a dark red background and two animated golden dragons standing on both sides of the reels. Yet, its appearance doesn’t make it stand out from the crowd when it comes to Oriental-themed slots. The graphics are accompanied by a matching soundtrack that contributes to the atmosphere of the game.
This is a classic slot machine featuring 3 reels and 5 fixed paylines. The reels are designed to look like a physical slot machine with glowing edges adding a 3D feel to them. On the gameplay side of things, the slot is pretty straightforward. It pays when you cover any of the paylines with symbols of a kind. It offers a single bonus feature that can boost your winning chances. However, due to its high volatility, you won’t be able to unlock it frequently.
The Triple Dragons slot combines theme-related icons with playing card suits. High-paying ones are depicted as the dragon, peach, a sack and a drum. In the lower ends of the paytable, you will find diamonds, hearts, clubs and spades in purple, red, green and blue. They are framed in gold and glitter, which adds to the overall appearance of the game.
The dragon acts as Wild during respins only. Its role during the bonus feature will be explained further in the text.
Triple Dragons is no different from other Pragmatic Play title in terms of the way you play it. You will be offered to set your bet by choosing a number of coins you will wager per payline and a suitable coin denomination. It is possible to wager anywhere between 5 and 50 coins per spin.
The Autoplay option allows you to activate up to 100 automatic spins and set the win and loss limits at which Autoplay stops. To win a prize, land 3 matching symbols on any payline.
As we have previously mentioned, the slot benefits from a single bonus feature. It is called Respin until You Win and to trigger it, you need to land one or two full stacks of dragon symbols on any of the reels. At this point of the game, dragons will turn into Wilds. They remain in their positions for the duration of the feature thus boosting your winning chances while other reels spin. Respins continue as long as new winning combinations are created.
The top paying symbol in the game is Dragon Wild awarding 1,000 coins for a 3 of a kind combination during respins. You can hit the maximum payout of 50,000 coins during the feature provided you play at the maximum bet level. In the base game, the dragon pays 300 coins when covering a payline while the peach symbol awards 200 coins for the same combo.
We have played hundreds of spins and managed to hit only a few mediocre payouts with Triple Dragons. This is a typical high volatility slot which can drain your bankroll if you don’t keep an eye on it despite an RTP of 96.51%. The Respin until You Win feature may promise some nice payouts, but you cannot rely on it since it’s hard to trigger. We can recommend the Pragmatic Play title only to those gamblers who are ready to invest time and money in a game like this.