Lion Dance Review
Within Chinese culture, it's known that lions symbolise many great things such as power, wisdom and superiority. They are often found at festivals or big occasions in order to bring positive aspects to everyday lives.
IGT decided to take this concept and hope to translate all the positivity into an online slot with Lion Dance. This oriental slot plays on 5-reels with 40 paylines and features free spins and a wild feature that is quite refreshing.
It's no secret that IGT is known for dated graphics - but Lion Dance is surprising in that aspect as it looks pretty good. Of course, this slot is not on the same level as Play'n GO slots but it does look great.
In the background, there are various pagoda buildings with fireworks in the distance and lanterns. These are all animated and definitely bring more life to the slot.
At the front of the reels, there's a woman in a red cheongsam with bells and a lion to the right of the reels staring at you. Both of these characters are animated and it's thoroughly appreciated.
The music is what you'd expect with woodwind instruments paired with bells and drums to make something that you would find in an oriental slot.
Playing on 5-reels with 40 paylines, Lion Dance is simple in gameplay but that does not affect the enjoyment of the slot.
Everything you'll need can be found at the bottom of the screen with the spin button and autospin button to the right.
In a twist of fate, the win potential is pretty decent in this slot as the RTP is a respectable 96% and has a high volatility level.
The maximum win for this slot is 3,333x your stake which isn't brilliant for an online slot but it's not too much of a deal-breaker as the maximum bets can go up quite high so high rollers will be happy.
Lion Dance is a complete surprise to us as the gameplay and general presentation is actually pretty good. At times the gameplay can be rewarding with the Wilds Mania and the overall design looks amazing.
We could easily say that this is one of the best presentation IGT slots yet and we hope this upward trajectory continues for the brand. Be sure to give Lion Dance a spin if you like oriental slots with great gameplay.