Dragons Lucky 8 is a folkloric video slot that was released on August 20, 2019 by games developer Wazdan. Its blurb urges slot players to surmount their fear of the terrifying fire dragon to get oriental and fruity wins. Other themes are Chinese mythology, fantasy, Chinese architecture, Chinese philosophy, luck, Chinese numerology, and Feng Shui ideology.
Thematically similar Wazdan-owned video slots: Lucky 9 (April 2020), Lucky Fish (July 2019), Lucky Reels (June 2019), 9 Lions (September 2018), 9 Tigers (April 2020), Sic Bo Dragons (July 2020), Double Tigers (September 2018), and Butterfly Lovers (October 2019). Dragons Lucky 8’s rival video slots include: Lucky Dragon (October 2019) from iSoftBet, Lucky Dragons (August 2016) from Pragmatic Play, and Magic Dragon (February 2017) from GameArt.
The slot title indicates the featured fire dragon and Chinese alleged fortunate numeral 8, contextually the highest win multiplier. Eight symbols (dragon, tiger, pineapple, oranges, grapes, papaya, peach, and apple) require three, four, five, or six winning combinations.
Dragons Lucky 8 Game Characteristics
Dragons Lucky 8 has an unpartitioned 6X3 grid that is embedded on the red wooden wall of a teal-roofed Chinese temple whose two red pillars are fitted with twinning golden fire dragons. It has 20 fixed paylines, twelve symbols, seven total bets, four random win multipliers, four batches of free games, a side game, and self-adjusting payouts ranging from $0.02 to $2500.00.
Dragons Lucky 8 has six special symbols and six ordinary symbols. Special symbols: the substitute is a sparkling red-eyed “wild” fire dragon; the free spins-unlocking feature is a sparkling and tail-wagging green-eyed “scatter” golden tiger; and four golden-numbered win multipliers X1, X3, X5, and X8 yin yang.
Ordinary symbols: one and a half pineapples; one and a half oranges; purple grapes; one papaya and a quarter; one peach and a quarter; and one and a half apples.
Dragons Lucky 8 coin values: $0.01, $0.05, $0.25, $0.50, $1.00, $2.50, and $5.00. Dragons Lucky 8 cash bets: $0.20 (minimum), $1.00, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $50.00, and $100.00 (maximum).
The $100.00 bet yields these Dragons Lucky 8 payouts for three, four, five, and six winning combinations. “Wild” dragons pay $250.00, $500.00, $1250.00, and $2500.00. “Scatter” tigers pay $250.00, $500.00, $750.00, and $1000.00. Pineapples pay $125.00, $250.00, $500.00, and $1250.00.
Oranges pay $100.00, $200.00, $400.00, and $800.00. Grapes pay $50.00, $100.00, $200.00, and $500.00. Papayas pay $25.00, $50.00, $150.00, and $300.00. Peaches pay $10.00, $25.00, $75.00, and $150.00. Apples pay $10.00, $25.00, $50.00, and $100.00.
Three “scatter” tigers offer 15 free games. Four “scatter” tigers offer 20 free games. Five “scatter” tigers offer 25 free games. Six “scatter” tigers offer 15 free games.
Players can claim wins or progress to either of the two seven-round side games. If the “cards gambling only” icon is unticked, players guess which of the two featured jades will, after clicking, disintegrate to: reveal nothing, thus nullifying the hitherto wins; or reveal a teal win-doubling money frog.
If the “cards gambling only” icon is ticked, players guess the color of a face down playing card; they click the red or black coins beside the card that then flips—wrong nullify wins; correct guesses double them. Dragon Lucky 8 non-progressive jackpot is X1150, which (1150X100) is $115000.00.
The good Dragons Lucky 8 software has great features, notably: screen magnifier; slow, moderate and fast modes; switchable low, standard and high volatility levels; supporting different platforms and operating systems; multiple languages; Ultra Lite mode and High Quality mode; and 5-1000 autospins whose single win and cash decrease/increase limits are capped at $1000.00 (mobile users) and $1000000.00 (desktop users).
Ambient background: oriental instrumental. Sound effects: chinking, roaring animals, and twanging guitar. The animated 3D graphics include: dolly zoom, sparkle effect, glistening, luminescence, spinning yin yang, fuming tiger, and fire-breathing dragon.
Luck in Dragons Lucky 8
A game of chance, the RTP rate of Dragons Lucky 8 is 96.26% and the house edge is 3.74%.