Putting iSoftBet’s Raging Dragons To The Test
It is rare iSoftBet creates a pokie that isn’t fun and enjoyable. Their teams spend a lot of time researching the new machines’ and do a fantastic job. iSoftBet continues its foray into Asian pokies in Raging Dragons. This mythical beast is hugely popular in China thanks to symbolising strength, power, and good fortune.
Let’s see if Raging Dragons bestowed good fortune on our reviewers or left them hoping for someone to slay the dragon.
Raging Dragons Fundamentals
Raging Dragons takes place on the tried and tested 5×3 layout which most pokies use these days. The vibrant graphics spin around the five reels and give you 243 different ways to win.
Those wins come semi-regularly thanks to a 24.5% hit frequency. Online pokies hit frequencies run between 20-35% so Raging Dragons is towards the bottom end of the scale.
The machine’s RTP is average, too. A house edge of exactly 4% thanks to an RTP of 96% is middle of the road. It would have been better if iSoftBet raised the RPT by even half a percent. This is because volatility is high resulting in longer periods without winning spins.
Pokie players of all bankrolls are catered for with the machine’s wide range of betting options. $0.20 is the smallest bet with $20 the maximum. A maximum win of 12,150x equates to $2,430 at min-stakes and $243,000 at max-stakes.
What Are The Raging Dragons Symbols To Look Out For
Raging Dragons features 11 different symbols, most being Chinese culture related. Royals from 9-through Aces are the lowest value symbols. They pa between 5x and 10x for landing five matching symbols.
Premium symbols include vases, roosters, horses, ornate kites and, of course, dragons. The premium symbols pay up to 50x for landing five instances, which is higher than most pokies we’ve reviewed lately.
Dragons play a crucial role on this machine because they act as wilds. They only appear on reels 2, 3, and 4, come with a multiplier of up to 3x but have no value on their own. Only one wild can land on any one spin, meaning 3x is the biggest possible multiplier.
What Are The Bonus Features?
The Lucky Envelope Feature randomly triggers during the base game. Chinese people gift red envelopes filled with cash to loved ones on certain holidays. Raging Dragons does the same. The red letters contain prizes of 8x, 88x, 888x, and even 8,888x your bet. We didn’t hit one on our playthrough, but they’re a nice addition for sure.
Raging Dragons’ main feature revolves around free spins. Landing 3, 4, or 5 scatter instantly rewards 2, 5, or 20x the player’s stake. A new screen opens with six free spins choices you need to click. Your options are shown below.
- 25 free spins with Wild Multipliers of 2x, 3x, or 5x
- 20 free spins with Wild Multipliers of 3x, 5x, or 8x
- 15 free spins with Wild Multipliers of 5x, 8x, or 10x
- 13 free spins with Wild Multipliers of 8x, 10x, or 15x
- 10 free spins with Wild Multipliers of 10x, 15x, or 30x
- Mystery Choice – assigns a random combination from the possible above choices
This free spins round plays out like the base game except for wilds land on any reel. It is possible to retrigger the free spins round and additional scatter add an extra two free spins to your tally.
Raging Dragons is a solid pokie in its own right but we feel iSoftBet could have done more with it. It lacks both originality and any real innovation. It does, however, have excellent graphics and a potentially huge payout. That last fact alone means it is worthwhile trying a few spins on Raging Dragons.