Sakura Dragon

Sakura Dragon

About Sakura Dragon

Sakura Dragon is a Playson produced slot machine, and one which aims to bring a taste of Asia to players at casino sites. The game features a somewhat basic setup, with gorgeous and beautiful imagery seeming to be a higher priority for Playson than gameplay in this release. That doesn’t mean to say that the gameplay isn’t endearing to players, though. 

Simplicity is the order of the day with Sakura Dragon, at least when it comes to the gaming structure. There are just 15 paylines dashed across the slot’s 5 reels, and those are fixed. Players are probably expecting a minimum stake of 15p a turn, but surprisingly, the game will cost 20p a spin at its cheapest. Maximum bets are capped at £100 in Sakura Dragon. By contrast, non-progressive prizes in this slot are far more agreeable, being worth up to 1,000x a bet.

Special features

Much of the imagery which appears on the reels of the Sakura Dragon slot is stunning and very thematic. From cherry blossoms to shoguns and pink flowers. The latter appear as wilds and can replace any symbols in Sakura Dragon, save for other special symbols. Both wilds and bonus symbols offer the top prizes in this game if they appear 5 times during a spin.

At any point in the game, a dragon might spring up out of nowhere. This randomly triggered bonus feature will see a trail of wilds added to the reels on the dragon’s flight path. Once this has happened, players will prosper from a recalculated win, provided those wilds happened to land in prosperous spots on the reels.

Bonus symbols also play a part in this game. Players will ideally be hoping to land three, four or five of them anywhere on the reels to trigger a free spin round in this Playson online slot machine. Scattered cash prizes are also doled out to players who land three or more such symbols anywhere on the screen during a spin.

Bonus features

The number of free games a player will start with, in Sakura Dragon really depends on how many scatters they acquired. Playing the bonus with 8, 12 or 20 spins is made possible with 3, 4 or 5 such symbols. During this bonus round, dragons will appear on the reels with increasingly regularity, and these can drop wilds more frequently. It is also possible to re-trigger Sakura Dragon’s bonus round, prompting another set of spins and potential wins. In almost every other way, though, this video slot’s free spin bonus is plain sailing.

Overview

As touched upon earlier, Sakura Dragon looks the part, but it is a touch on the basic side when it comes to special features, bonuses and gameplay. There is nothing overly new or impressive about the slot’s features, although players will appreciate the randomly triggered dragon and wild feature. Playson have gone for looks over gameplay in this release, and that will either please online slot players or frustrate them, depending on what they wish to see in their favourite UK online slots games.