There is no shortage of Asian and dragon-themed online pokies, and most of them look very similar to Dragon 8s in terms of graphics. However, there is a major difference between this slot from Ruby Play and the main offerings from the likes of NetGen and other leading developers: Dragon 8s is a three-reel, one-line online slot machine.
That makes it somewhat unusual and it will put off many players, so we should add there is actually a fourth ‘bonus’ reel that brings an additional aspect to the game. Introduced in 2020, the theme – once exciting and original – has been done so many times we have come to expect what we see, but that’s not to say Ruby Play has not done a great job with the rendering.
|Theme||Asian, Fantasy, Dragons|
|Compatibility||Optimized for all devices|
|Min coin size||N/A|
|Max coin size||N/A|
|Highest payout||2500x stake|
|Reels||3 + Bonus Reel|
It looks good with the usual colours associated with the theme – red and gold – and the soundtrack fits the theme well, but there is not a lot going on. That said, Dragon 8s comes with a maximum payout of 2500 x stake, so if you want to play with the maximum $100 per spin you might win a whole lot!
Available for play on all platforms, Dragon 8s may appeal to players who want a quick, simple game to pass some time with a reasonable chance of landing some winnings. The strike rate is quoted at 33.1% and RTP 96.3%, decent figures both.
How to Play Dragon 8s
The basic 3-reel, one line game is as simple as it gets. You’re looking for three symbols that match for a payout to their value.
Symbols include three different dragons, single to tripe firecrackers, and those are the ones you need to think about. The dragons are the high payers with red the highest at 16x for three in a row and green lowest at 8x. A combination of dragons pays 5x.
But it’s the bonus reel you want in play. This is triggered by any three in a row set, and it rolls to determine your bonus. The highest is the 25X multiplier, which is the way to the maximum payout of 2500x.
Also keep an eye out for red envelopes on three symbols as this triggers the Wild function in which you get a 100x payout.
Special Features of Dragon 8s
The bonus features include:
- Three of a kind dragons are multipliers of different values.
- Wheel Bonus is a feature won on the Lucky Fourth Wheel in which you get a chance of one of the three fixed jackpots at 50x, 100x, and 1000x.
A simple yet entertaining game, Dragon 8s is among the more basic online pokies.