East Sea Dragon King is another slot from NetEnt to bolster their Asian themed line-up. They’ve been giving us more of those in the last few months in an effort to increase the portfolio for Asian casino players.
As such, it can hardly surprise that East Sea Dragon King reminds us a lot of Berryburst Max, which was released last year and widely successful. East Sea Dragon King takes us to the far east and deep under the sea. The East Sea Dragon King is actually a rather unpleasant deity by the name of Au Guang, who likes to wreak havoc by causing storms, droughts and many other disasters.
In this slot, however, he is responsible for the biggest wins, so there’s that.
East Sea Dragon King employs the cluster pay feature, which means adjacent symbols touching horizontally or vertically in clusters of at least 5 will yield a win. The symbols in this game are unique, giving us low value bronze, silver and gold coins followed by a pearl, a scroll, a box full of gold ingots and a jade sculpture. The latter is worth 3x our stake for 5 in a cluster and up to 1,000x our stake for a whole screen.
You can play this game from 0.10 to 200.00 per spin.
There’s no scatter in the game as there is no bonus game. We only get the wild symbol as a special symbol, which shows us none other than the East Sea Dragon King himself. He sure looks fearsome with his green skin, white beard, tusk-like teeth and purple antlers.
Whenever he lands anywhere on the reels, he will automatically expand on his position (almost always resulting in a win) and give us 1 re-spin. If more wilds land during the re-spin, they will also expand and add another re-spin.
We could land five wilds and thus get 5 re-spins at the most, which could yield substantial wins.
The theoretical RTP (Return to Player) of East Sea Dragon King is 96.23%, which is quite good, though this is a very volatile slot with a hit rate of just under 15%. That means you’ll see a lot of dead spins here. The re-spins are triggered on average every 20 to 25 spins. And they do yield good results here and there. But are they good enough to warrant playing this game?
Sure, you can win a maximum of 6,000x your stake, which is pretty good for a game as simple and unassuming as this one. But there’s only one feature and it’s not even the most exciting one.
Ultimately, you need to be a fan of cluster pay slots and/or slots with Asian themes. Then you might give this one a try and rejoice in its simplicity. But beyond that there is not much that will hold your attention here.
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