Royal Dragon Infinity Reels
Travel to the Far East for an encounter with the fire-breathing beast on the slot from GamesLab. Royal Dragon Infinity Reels is taking you on a voyage through Asian mythology across a dynamic grid with a mechanic that keeps adding more reels to the right as long as more winning symbols land on the respin, ad infinitum so to speak. Developed under a licence agreement with ReelPlay to use their proprietary game engine, it comes with wild substitutions, a random Frenzy Spin with extra win multipliers and a free spins round with unlimited multipliers that can lead to wins of up to 2,652 times your bet.
Royal Dragon Infinity Reels is a dynamic video slot with a default 3×4 format and payout by symbol count on adjacent reels. Wins are awarded for minimum five matching symbols in view starting from the left. Pays are calculated by multiplying the number of matching symbols with the attributed value for the symbol. For example, having five top symbols will pay 5 count x 0.5 symbol value = 2.5 times the bet. More reels are added on the right when further symbols land on the respin (more to that in a moment). You can face the mighty creature on desktop, tablet or mobile from 0.30 to 75 credits per spin. The game has medium to high volatility with an RTP of 95.85%. Using the Bonus Buy option will slightly increase the value to 96.20%.
A typical lofty scene in the Far East highlands with snow-capped mountain tops in the distance is opening up when you load the game. The golden framed dynamic reel set is populated by mythological creatures such as dragons, guardian lions and Phoenix birds. A traditional Asian soundtrack provides the main audio while during the gameplay finely tuned metallic thumps indicate the progress in the spin sequence.
The pay symbols start at the low end with card royals – spades, clubs, hearts and diamonds – awarding across the board 0.033x your bet per symbol. They are followed by lotus flower, lampoons, frogs, Koi fish, guardian lions and Phoenix birds. The values per symbol range from 0.066x to 0.266x your stake. The golden dragon is the wild, substituting for all regular pay symbols while a Chinese Gong acts as the scatter.
Royal Dragon Infinity Reels Slot Features
ReelPlay is busy expanding the footprint of its popular Infinity Reels game engine that uses a proprietary mechanic to add reels to the game window, potentially ad infinitum. GamesLab is joining the growing number of studios to use the engine under a licence from ReelPlay. On Royal Dragon Infinity Reels, they are taking us into Chinese mythology with a few new twists included in the gameplay. Reason enough to take a closer look.
All spins start with three reels as default and scoring a win with matching symbols present on all reels or hitting at least two scatters on reel three will trigger the Infinity Reels mechanic, adding one reel to the right. The new reel will spin once while the others are held to potentially land more matching symbols or scatters in which case the process is repeated, ad infinitum so to speak. It will only end when no new matching symbols land on the added reel that further improves the winning combo.
At the same time, a win multiplier is activated the soon one reel is added. It starts at x1 and increases by x1 for each further reel, again, ad infinitum in synch with the number of added reels. Once a spin sequence ends, wins are calculated by multiplying the total number of winning symbols in view with the symbol value from the paytable and then multiplied again by the achieved round multiplier. The game window will reset to the default 3×4 format before the start of the next spin sequence.
New on Royal Dragon Inifinity Reels is the Frenzy Spin, which can trigger randomly at the start of any spin in the base game. It will light up the grid and activate an x2, x3, x4 or x5 multiplier. Any win on the spin will be calculated as usual and then multiplied once more by the awarded multiplier. Triggering the Free Spins in the same game round will see the Frenzy Spin multiplier being transferred to the bonus feature. Together with the round multiplier, it will form the starting multiplier.
There is one more twist that can have a significant impact on your potential winnings. Adding 12 reels to the grid within one spin sequence will award a jackpot pay of 200x your bet, which can be multiplied by the Frenzy Spin multiplier. However, it will not be subject to the symbol multiplier.
Having five Gong scatters in view by the time a spin sequence ends, will trigger 7 Free Spins. Any further scatter will add +1 spin. Hitting minimum five or more scatters during the feature will retrigger +2 free spins. The kicker in the free spins is the progressive multiplier. The value from the triggering spin will be your starting win multiplier that will increase in steps of minimum x1 up to x5 for every reel added on a winning spin.
A small display to the left shows the current increment value. It will rise to x2, x3, x4 and x5 on consecutive winning free spins and will decrease by one level after a losing spin. For example, at +3 the win multiplier will increase by x3 for each added reel on a winning free spin. There is no limit as to how high the win multiplier can go and it will reset only once the feature concludes.
And there is an extra kicker for those looking for an extra adrenaline rush. Using the Gamble feature, you can risk you Free Spins winnings and gamble them repeatedly up to 5x the original amount initially won in the round. A pie-wheel will appear, displaying the real odds of winning the gamble. You will never lose your entire winning as landing on red will still award between 0.5x and 1x your Free Spins winnings. You can opt to collect at any time. Falling back to 0.5x will automatically end the gamble round.
Anyone wanting to cut through the chase and enter instantly the Free Spins feature, there is a Buy Bonus button. It will cost you 66.66x your default bet for 9 Free Spins and a spin on a wheel with several segments displaying x1 to x5 multipliers. The value it stops on will be your starting multiplier for the feature. The round plays then identically to a normally triggered feature. Beware though, free spins are quite volatile and using the Buy Bonus option repeatedly could deplete your balance rapidly.
Royal Dragon Infinity Reels is a decent debut from GamesLab. They mixed and matched some of the mechanics and features we have seen to date on the previous Infinity Reels slots while also adding a new element to the gameplay. The only mystery remaining is the significantly lower max win at just 2,652x bet. It surely feels like it would have a lot more potential. Still, another very playable slot with the popular game engine that seems to be mainly aimed at our Asian gaming friends.