Take a deep breath and dive down to the depths of the East Sea with us as we explore the domain of Ao Guang, the Dragon King of the East Sea. This recent release from NetEnt brings us face to face with the fearsome deity that was known for terrorizing people with droughts, floods, storms, and other disasters.
NetEnt is a studio with a reputation for creating slots with beautiful backdrops that are a joy to look at. Loading East Sea Dragon King was a bit of a surprise, by no means is it an ugly or poor quality design, it’s just a bit empty for lack of a better word.
|East Sea Dragon King Slot Summary|
|Bonus Features||Expanding Wilds, Respins|
Symbols and Winning Combinations of East Sea Dragon King Slot
In East Sea Dragon King, the frameless 5×3 slot takes its place in the azure waters of the East China Sea. It is flanked by vibrant corals in the foreground, a series of bubbles occasionally float to the surface and that’s about it for the background. This is a surprisingly minimalist slot from NetEnt.
While the background is devoid of the details we have come to expect, the symbols are of a high standard and look amazing. Having the reel symbols float inside bubbles was a nice touch.
The reels are arranged in a familiar 5×3 format, however, the NetEnt page for East Sea Dragon King states that the slot format is 5×4. When playing, you will notice that there is a fourth row obscured by the user interface but in our experience with the slot, it did not come into play.
The reels are populated by eight floating symbols. Seven are regular and one is Wild, the symbols are:
- Low worth = Copper, Silver, Gold coins
- Medium worth = Pearl in an oyster, map scroll
- High worth = Box of gold pieces, green jade dragon carving
- Wild = King of the East Sea – Ao Guang
On the lowest bet settings, you can expect payouts ranging from $0.10 for a cluster of five copper coins up to a maximum of $10,000 for a full fifteen green jade dragons.
The slot also makes use of NetEnt’s trademarked cluster pay feature instead of traditional paylines. his increases the chance of winning combinations appearing. Cluster combinations are made up of between five and fifteen matching symbols that are connected vertically and/or horizontally.
Bonus Features of East Sea Dragon King Slot
In another surprising turn for NetEnt, East Sea Dragon King is incredibly light on bonus features when compared to other titles. There is, essentially, one bonus feature with two parts, expanding wilds that trigger respins.
Whenever the Dragon King wild appears on a reel it will expand to cover it entirely and becomes sticky. At first, the expanded wild will act as a substitute for other symbols to award a winning combination where possible. The other reels will then respin giving another payout if a winning combination appears. If more wilds appear during the respin the process continues until all five reels are covered or no more wilds show up.
East Sea Dragon King is a high volatility slot with a 96.23% RTP and an enticing jackpot of up to 6,000x your bet. This and the wide betting range of $0.10 – $200 give it the potential to become a slot favored for passing the time.
We recommend this slot if you have some time to fill although it is not what we have come to expect from NetEnt in terms of design or features. Hold off on playing with real money until you have taken the free version for a few spins in autoplay mode.