Dragon Tiger

Oct 23, 2020 | Games

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Dragon Tiger is a pretty fierce title, but it’s one that reflects this game from Pragmatic Play quite accurately. Enter a mystical Chinese kingdom, bedazzled by golden scaled dragons and stone faced tigers. You’ll spin the red and gold reels for prizes up to 10,000 times the stake, and to the tune of some very High Volatility. You’ll also be contending with Wilds, Multipliers and a boosted Free Spins game. 

Some of you might have unleashed a mighty eye roll at the thought of yet another Asian-themed game. However, Pragmatic Play are globally agreed to be one of the leading game providers, and we owe them the opportunity to place their latest offering on the table. Let’s hope this is yet another hit worth roaring about.

The Highlights 

  • 5 reels and up to 1,024 paylines
  • Wilds, Scatters, Free Spins, Multipliers
  • High Volatility 
  • Maximum prize of 10,000x the bet
  • RTP of 96.5%

Dragon Tiger Theme and Background

This game takes you on a journey through Asia – Ancient China to be more specific. The slot’s five reel design can definitely be described as both classic and classy. You’ll spin the reels on a grid flanked by gold dragons and tiger statues, befitting of the game’s name.

The icons that blur and settle on every spin include a collection of gilded card suits. You’ll find an Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10 and 9. These are the lowest paying of the set, an unsurprising fact that mirrors many other games. The remaining icons are far more pleasing to the eye. 

Standing in as the mid-range value symbols are selection of intricately carved goldfish, rabbits, frogs and tortoises – all of which have been dipped in gold for that extra regal look. The top-paying symbols won’t come as a surprise.  

First in line is the Tiger, which awards 0.25, 1.25, 2.5 or 7.5 times your total stake if you land two, three, four or five symbols in a winning combination. The symbols have a glossy sheen to them and stand out nicely against the deep purple backdrop.

Next up is the game’s Scatter, which is represented by a Dragon in all its scaly glory. It can only land on the middle three reels, which makes it a less frequent occurrence than any of the other symbols. 

All these characters roll in unison to the tinny sound of traditional Chinese music. The track is lowkey, but if you prefer to spin in silence, simply opt to play in silent mode. The game has been expertly optimised for mobile, so you won’t experience any loss in quality if you prefer to play on the go. 


Dragon Tiger Pros

  1. The game’s main feature can be re-triggered
  2. Multipliers go up as high as 5 x
  3. Great top prize potential 

Dragon Tiger Cons

  1. No multiplier on the dragon Wilds in the base game
  2. The symbols don’t carry the highest values possible
  3. There’s only one special feature

Gameplay and Special Features on Dragon Tiger

In the true Pragmatic Play style, the focus is to keep things simple, easy to follow and always highly entertaining. Dragon Tiger is no exception to the rule, with its sleek looks and streamlined special features. 

Indeed, there’s only one special feature to keep your eye on. Every base game spin is leading up to the point when the Free Games are triggered. And there’s good reason to cheer. Dragon Tiger’s bonus game is where Wild Multipliers come together, and the results are sure to get your pulse racing. 

Free Spins 

The Dragon Tiger logo symbol is the game’s Scatter and this golden plaque is responsible for the game’s most exciting feature – The Free Spins Bonus Game.

Land three, four or five Scatters anywhere on the reels and you’ll trigger a precious set of Free Spins. The number of Spins awarded will depend on how many Scatters you land: 

  • Three Scatters will award you 8 free spins
  • Four Scatters will award you  15 free spins
  • Five Scatters will award you 20 free spins

Note that the Scatter itself carries its own payout value. Three, four or five Dragon Tiger logo symbols anywhere on the reels on the same spin and will earn you a prize of 2, 10 or 20 x your total stake. And that’s on top of any prizes you’ll earn from the Free Spins game. 

To really offer you a boosted experience, players who make it to the Free Spins round will get their first taste of Multipliers. Unlike the base game, during the Free Spins bonus game the Wilds come attached to Multipliers. These Multipliers can offer 2 x, 3 x or 5 x the value of the win. 

These Multiplier Wilds can be combined to achieve greater numbers, but you’ll need to land more than one Wild within the same winning combination. Manage this and your multipliers will be added together. For example, landing 2 x, 3 x, and 5 x Multiplier Wilds in the same spin will see walking a away with a massive prize made up of your win multiplied at 30 x. 

The truly excellent news is that this fantastic feature can be re-triggered. If you land just two more Scatter symbols on the same free spin and you’ll get another 5 free spins added to your total. Landing 3, 4 or 5 scatters results in a full re-trigger and another round of 8, 15 or 20 free spins. There’s no limits to how many extra free spins you can play with.

What are the Payouts and Wagering Limits for Dragon Tiger?

The Dragon Tiger slot uses a 5 reel, 4 row game grid with 1,024 ways to win. To create a winning combination, land three or more matching symbols or Wilds on adjoining reels. Because the game pays out from left to right, your matching combination always needs to start on reel one. 

The minimum stake here is $0.20 per spin, but high rollers will probably be far more tempted by the $100 a pop maximum bet.  Pragmatic Play makes functionality a doddle, just use the + and – buttons to adjust the bet. You can also use the autoplay functionality, which allows you to set limits and then kick back to watch the game unfold from between 10 and 1,000 autospins. 

Dragon Tiger comes with an RTP of 96.5%. That’s definitely above average in the slot world, which means you can expect a fair return on your bet spend. Stay alert because this game comes with a fiery volatility level. It gets a 4.5 out 5 on Pragmatic Play’s ranking system, meaning you can forget about those frequent low value prizes. Players who choose this game can expect a few dry spins, but when the wins do come they should be considerable.

You can keep track of the individual values in the paytable, which clearly sets out what you can expect from each symbol. The symbols themselves don’t represent the highest value I’ve come across, but Dragon Tiger makes up for it with Multipliers in the bonus game. The Tiger symbol pays the most, with  a reward of 7.5 x for five of a kind. 

The final verdict on Dragon Tiger

Dragon Tiger is a fantastic representation of a straightforward game with big prize potential. Although it would be fair to say that the game’s theme isn’t particularly original, or that it’s lacking in multiple special features, we’re ultimately here for the wins. And Dragon Tiger has many wins to offer. 

The Chinese theme offers a pleasant visual display, and you can fall further into the ambiance with the equally themed soundtrack. But when it comes to payouts, Dragon Tiger is all about the bonus game. There’s only one special feature, which contributes to the easy simplicity of the game. 

Wild Multipliers will be mainly responsible for your big wins, and particularly because they can be added together to make even larger numbers. With its RTP of 96.5% and High Volatility, this game definitely comes packing some bite. Make it to the bonus round and you’ll be in with a chance to get close to that top payout of over 10,000 x your total stake.