On March 9, 3 Oaks Gaming, a fast-growing iGaming distributor based in Douglas, Isle of Man, released Dragon Wealth, one more installment in its lineup of online slots enhanced with the exciting Hold and Win game mechanic.
The provider’s previous Hold and Win hits include Sunlight Princess, Sticky Piggy and Green Chilli.
This latest slot entices players to travel to the Far East, discover ancient Chinese culture and join an epic adventure.
True to its title, the main theme of the game is Asian culture, specifically Chinese culture. The red-colored background of the game shows trees, silhouettes of Chinese mountains and historical Pagoda buildings.
To win, players must form a combination of at least 3 matching symbols that appear next to one of the 25 win lines on the new, dynamic 5×4 grid.
The basic low-value symbols are the A-J card ranks, while the high-value bonus symbols are frogs, lions, trees and an ascending order of gold coins. A combination of 5-of-a-kind low or high-value symbols is worth 2x to 8x a player’s bet.
However, there are Wilds, aka Dragons, and they are key symbols in the game. Furthermore, they can replace any regular symbol in winning combinations. In addition, their combination is worth up to 15x a player’s bet.
The game’s volatility is in the high range, with a below-average RTP of 95.61% and a maximum win of 5,000x a player’s bet. The game can be played on any device.
Hold and Win respins feature – this is the most important feature of the game. To access it, players need cash symbols, aka gold coins. They always show random bet multiplier values that are between 0,5x to 15x, and if 6 or more land at the same time, the feature is activated.
Upon activation, players move to special reels, where only bonus symbols and Multipliers are available and where players are rewarded with 3 Respins to begin.
As soon as they start, the triggering symbols are locked in place and all bonus symbols become sticky throughout the respins. When a new symbol appears on the reels, it holds its position for as long as the feature lasts, and resets the number of respins to 3.
This further causes the Multiplier symbols to be collected and added to the meter on top of the corresponding reel they land on. Multiplier symbol values range from 2x to 10x and are added to any cash values on that reel at the end of the feature.
Beside cash values, some of the bonus symbols can reward one of 4 Jackpots such as Mini, Minor, Major and Grand individually worth 20x, 50x, 100x and 5,000x the stake.
Free Spins- a combination of 3 or more Scatters, landing on the reels on the same spin, activates this feature. At the start of a round, players get up to 15 Free Spins, which work just like in the base game.
However, there is one big difference – Wilds now have Multipliers and their number depends on the number of Scatters that activated the feature.
- 3 Scatters – 2x Multiplier Wilds;
- 4 Scatters – 3x Multiplier Wilds;
- 5 Scatters – 5x Multiplier Wilds.
Commenting on the launch, Sebastian Damian, Managing Director of 3 Oaks Gaming, said: “Dragon Wealth sees us take our popular Hold and Win mechanic and significantly boost it with massive multipliers that can bring players huge wins.
“It is a hallmark of our portfolio that every game adds new elements of innovative and immersion, and Dragon Wealth is another stellar example of this.”