Pragmatic Play’s Hold and Spin series is gaining traction with each successive title, creating its own niche genre. Players know exactly what to expect when a new game comes out, but with Floating Dragon, the provider has decided to change things up a bit.
But will the changes you make bring the series up to date, or is it an attempt to fix something that’s not entirely broken? Read our full review below to find out.
Volatility: Medium – High
Features: Free Spins, Win Multipliers, Re-Spins
Features of the flying dragon
Aside from the theme, the biggest difference from previous Hold and Spin games has to do with the Floating Dragon features. This time, Scatter symbols appeared on the reels, and with them the free spins mode.
Hold and spin
The gold coin symbols are the key to unlocking the free spins feature. These precious tokens only land on the middle reel, offering a random multiplier of 1x to 20x whenever they land. But you need 3 of them stacked on top of each other to activate Hold and Spin.
When this happens, the trigger characters are locked in place, and the rest of the characters are cleared. Players offer 3 re-spins, and only gold coins can drop out on the reels. Landing a new gold coin will reset the re-spin counter and increase your total winnings. Plus, existing gold coins will continue to contribute with each new symbol that lands.
Apart from gold coins, players also have a chance to get diamond symbols. These special symbols offer a kind of jackpot that rewards players from x100 to x5000. Hold and Spin guarantees players a minimum win of x20, and if this level is not reached, the game offers 3 free re-spins to compensate for this. This feature ends when players run out of free spins or successfully cover the reels with gold coins.
Free spins and floating dragon bonuses
Perhaps the most significant addition to Floating Dragon is the free spins bonus. Unlocked with at least 3 Scatter symbols (although the extra Scatter gives you more bonus spins), players get 10 free spins to play for fun.
The bonus section also includes fish symbols that have their own multiplier and a wild symbol that collects them. Whenever the wild collects 4 fish symbols, it gives an additional 10 free spins and increases the fish symbol multiplier, which initially starts at x2, but can be increased to x3 and x10.
Floating dragon theme and symbols
Floating Dragon decides to change the environment of the slot, ditching the classic fruit slots theme that has been seen in other Hold and Spin games, and instead immersing us in an Asian theme. The change works pretty well, giving the slot a fresher look with high-quality visuals and animations.
Floating Dragon RTP and Volatility
This time around, players are making a generous return of 96.71%. Combined with medium to high volatility, this means that big wins are possible, but not without going through a few disadvantageous spins first.
How to play the flying dragon
Floating Dragon is pretty simple to play. The action takes place on standard 5 reels and 3 rows, which offer 10 betting options to win. Players will need to indicate their choice of bet and then simply click on the spin button to enjoy the game. An autoplay feature is also included for an even easier experience.
With innovative features and a new theme, Floating Dragon promises to bring changes to the Hold and Spin series. It also offers a good level of potential for players looking to score a big win. In the end, he will split opinions between those who enjoy his changes and those who want him to just stick to the original recipe.