Floating Dragon Megaways Review
After the success of the original Floating Dragon, it's no surprise why Pragmatic Play has returned with the popular slot. However, the game no longer plays on 5-reels with 10 paylines, instead, the Megaways mechanic is added improving the ways to win up to 147,456.
Floating Dragon Megaways brings back the popular Hold & Spin mechanic but adds in free spins, multipliers and mystery symbols leading to marvellous wins of up to 20,000x the stake. If you loved the classic and are looking for the next step up in the series, then look no further than Floating Dragon Megaways.
As for the visuals, there is nothing overly new or refreshing compared to the original. That's not to say that the visuals are back but not much has changed. The background still contains dreamy-looking clouds as well as cherry blossoms surrounding the reels.
Most of the symbols from the base game return with the crane, butterfly, kite and koi fish returning as well as the iconic lady from the original. On the one hand, we are glad that not a lot has changed but we wished that something would've been enhanced (if only more animations in the background).
One thing that has changed is the audio of the slot as the music is more tranquil and relaxing this time. It's a solo mandarin playing throughout that builds up with other instruments throughout. We're relieved that something has at least changed from the original to the sequel.
In terms of the gameplay, there have only been a few new additions which include the mystery symbols. Free spins and Hold & Spin return in this slot but with no real difference. It would've been just a little bit better if the multiplier in the free spins round increased to x20 but it remains the same as the original.
That's not to say the gameplay is not fun, but it's nothing new. Most of the menu bars remain the same with the spin button and bet level buttons to the right with everything else on the left side.
Compared to the original, the statistics for this game are vastly improved. Firstly, the RTP is to a high standard at 96.70% which is well over the average. There is also a high volatility level leading to larger wins but less frequently.
The maximum win is increased from 5,000x to 20,000x the stake in this slot which is quite the big jump. On paper, the statistics are great but sadly we never gained any wins over 700x the stake. It took us over 400 spins to trigger something in this slot - but that was just our experience - so take it with a pinch of salt.
Floating Dragon Megaways is easily better than the original game as most of the core elements have been enhanced with the addition of Megaways and the improved win potential. Whilst we do wish the free spins and Hold & Spin rounds were improved, it's not the end of the world that they didn't.
It's a no-brainer that players should check out this sequel and play it over the original as it has everything going for it. Despite having a few teething issues triggering the features, we still enjoyed our experience and will certainly be coming back for another spin.