Water Dragons Video Slot review

Water Dragons is an IGT-powered video slot with 5 reels and 30 paylines. You can play from as little as 30p a spin to as much as £300 a spin. The game is based on the koi that climbs a waterfall on the Yellow River and therefore becomes a Dragon (according to Chinese legend). It therefore has an Asian dragon theme.

Water Dragons is virtually identical to the popular Kitty Glitter slot – both are land based favourites (just with a different theme). It has a Free Spins Bonus feature which is triggered by getting 3 Bonus symbols anywhere on the 3 middle reels (2, 3 and 4). You begin with 15 free spins. You will get a further 15 free spins for every 3 Bonus symbols you get during the feature – up to a whopping 225 free spins!

Now, the key is the Pearl symbol as these can turn all 4 koi symbols into wilds for bigger wins (these appear on the fifth reel). For every set of 3 Pearls you get, an additional koi symbol becomes a wild. The 4 koi symbols will appear on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 only.

  • 3 Pearls make the Red Koi symbol wild
  • 6 Pearls make the Spotted Koi symbol wild
  • 9 Pearls make the Gold Koi symbol wild
  • 12 Pearls make the Blue Koi symbol wild

I’ve managed to get 9 Pearls in the free spins feature before which resulted in a very nice 400+ stake win. It’s a low/medium variance game on the whole but the big wins will come from the Free Spins Bonus feature. Graphically soothing with a relaxing soundtrack, this is a land based classic that will fit in well online. If you want a higher variance IGT slot, you can’t go wrong with the revamped Pharaoh’s Fortune – their best slot in my opinion.