Double Dragon is one of many Chinese style slot machines that are finding their way to the market right now, though in this case it’s an older title, from before it became popular to release a game with this type of story. It’s a dragon game only in name and for the most part you’re getting a regular Chinese themed design.
As for the actual gameplay style, you can expect to be playing with 5×3 reels, spinning each round with 25 fixed paylines on them. There are wins of up to 250x paid on each of those lines, with $5,000 prizes coming each time this happens. It should be noted that the game benefits from the presence of expanding wilds and re-spins, the two major features that Bally included.
For the betting system, you are going to be using 25 coins each time the reels spin. You have the option to pick the amount that goes to each line, but it will always be multiplied by 25, so do keep that in mind. The minimum bet per line is $0.01, with a maximum of $20 possible. Given the 25 lines involved, you’d be wagering $0.25 to $500 each round.
Double Dragon Jackpot
Jackpot wise, the game doesn’t rely on huge rewards to give away. Instead, it has wild symbols forming combinations which pay up to 250x each, which could mean $5,000 even if you had the maximum bet. The presence of expanding wilds and re-spins helps the player get several winning combinations of this type though, so you could in fact end up with a screen filled with such payouts, for a total jackpot of $125,000.
RTP wise, the game is looking alright, which is not something that I say about too many Bally releases. It’s set at 95.98%, which is above the average for this particular developer, especially in their older games.
There isn’t a very long list of features to be found in Double Dragon, but Bally still managed to make it interesting with the help of wilds and re-spins, both of which we’ll tell you about below.
Expanding Wild Symbols
The wild symbol is going to have the image of the Double Dragons in it, with a Yin Yang sign between the two golden statues. Expect it to act as an expanding wild, and to have it cover entire reels, when this can get you paid extra. Either way, you can have it both as a substitute and as its own combo symbol, depending on what other symbols can be found on the same lines. By itself, the symbol offers the largest rewards of the game, up to 250x being paid if you get up to five together.
Dragon Wild Feature
Should you get at least one Dragon Wild to appear anywhere in view, there will be the usual substitution and combinations forming that I mentioned above, but that’s not all that you’re getting. You will have the expanded wilds locked in place next, with the other reels getting a re-spin. If additional wild symbols appear on those reels, then the re-spins continue. You can have at most 4 re-spins. The feature ends either when you don’t get any additional Dragon Wilds, or when you fill up the reels with wilds.
The game, while it includes one symbol with a pair of golden dragon statues, is mostly about China and it sports the usual symbols. That’s why you’re seeing images of decorative fish, gold ingots, jade jewelry, coins of luck, paper lanterns, hand fans, lotus flowers, scrolls and Chinese writing. I love that every single symbol used inside is inspired by the theme, and that Bally didn’t use Royals for the low paying positions. It’s a good design overall, not extraordinary, but pleasant enough to play on.
Double Dragon will give you good graphics, a high RTP and the chance to get a screen filled with top paying symbols whenever there are wilds in sight, thanks to a re-spin feature. It’s a good slot overall, better than the Bally average release in fact.