8 Golden Dragon Challenge Features
The action takes place on a 5x3 slot that has 10 paylines, and all standard winning combinations start from the leftmost reel. 9 to Ace are the game’s low pays and 5-of-a-kinds are worth between 2x to 10x the bet. The different coloured dragons are the high-pay symbols. In ascending order of value, they go blue, green then red. Landing 5 of these matching symbols will pocket you between 20x and 100x times the bet.
Mini Slot Machine Bonus
There are no Wilds in this game, but there are Golden Dragon Scatters. They fall on reels 1, 3 and 5, and you’ll need 3 of them to do so in order to move to the Mini Slot Machine Bonus Round. This is where the standard 5x3 game area is replaced by a 3x3 one, consisting of 8 mini 3x3 slot machines and an Envelope Multiplier occupying the middle square. The round plays out mini slot machine by mini slot machine. In each one, you need to land at least a 3rd of a whole Golden Dragon symbol on each of the 3 reels to win—there are no other pay symbols. Once your win for that mini slot is calculated, the next mini slot spins, and so on. If one of your mini slots doesn’t yield anything, it becomes locked out for the remainder of the round, as in, it won’t respin. The round continues until all of the 8 mini slots have been locked out.
There is also an extra bonus round within the bonus round! During the standard bonus, if you fill a reel with a complete Golden Dragon symbol that’s part of a winning combination, when the standard bonus round finishes, you’ll move on to the Envelope Bonus with a starting multiplier of 1x. If 2 full Dragons drop, a 3x multiplier will be added to the total Envelope Multiplier. For 3 full Dragons you get a multiplier of 8x added.
When the Envelope Bonus round finally starts, you’ll see 8 Red Envelopes, like those exchanged on Chinese New Year. When they open, they display multipliers of 2x, 3x, 5x, 6x, 7x, 8x or 10x the bet. These amounts are then multiplied by whatever you’ve accumulated in the Envelope Multiplier.
Players outside the UK can increase their bet by 50% to increase their chances of accessing the bonus round, or they can multiply their bet by 100x in order to guarantee access to it.