Floating Dragon Megaways by Pragmatic Play is a new and updated version of the original slot of the same name. Floating Dragon has long been known to flirt with endless retrigger possibilities in its bonus round and now the Megaways addition opens up those horizons even wider!
Betting Options and Bonus Features
The Megaways mechanic extends the layout of Floating Dragon from a normal 3x5 to 6x6 with 147,456 paylines. Players will notice there are 3 horizontal reels on top but some or all of them are locked: each new spin might temporarily unlock a different reel and only symbols on unlock reels count. Premium symbols include kites, butterflies, birds, and ships which pay 50x for a full line.
The slot has a default RTP of 96.7% and a really high volatility with an incredible 20,000x as the max possible win. A feature that is newly added into this version of Floating Dragon is the mystery symbol, which transforms into the same paying symbol in the base game and into any random symbols in the bonus.
There are multiple layers to the bonus round, the first of which is Hold and Spin. This feature is obtained by landing 3 money symbols, granting 3 respins. Every new money symbol that appears will reset the respins back to 3, plus the values on all money symbols on screen are added to the total payout. If you’re really lucky, you may land upon the diamond symbol, which takes a random value from 50x to 2,000x the bet.
The free spins feature is certainly the most exciting one. Spinning 3 - 6 scatters will give you 10 - 25 free spins, and while they are being played out, the lady symbols will collect all the values of fish money symbols on the reels. It gets real exciting once you’ve collected 4 lady symbols as they unlock a 2x multiplier plus 10 more free spins. This can be retriggered without limit while the multiplier rises to 3x, 10x, then +10x for every subsequent retrigger.
Additionally, when lady symbols land but there’s no fish, firecrackers can randomly explode on the reels to reveal fish money symbols. And keeping in tradition with many modern online slots, Floating Dragon Megaways offers bonus buy for both the Hold and Spin, and the free spins feature.
All in all, Floating Dragon Megaways is a respectable attempt at creating a new take on the iconic Floating Dragon slot. Still, there should have been more changes to the game because it feels a little lazy at times. Some players may prefer this one for sure since its max win is 4 times that of Floating Dragon. But the original title is the one I come to more often, mainly since it lets you in the bonus more often, and I feel like it pays a little better as well.