888 Dragons is a Pragmatic Play-powered video slot that focuses on one thing and one thing only – massive, serpentine lizards of legend from Chinese mythology. In an effort to better emulate physical machines of old, the game does not include any music at all, so get ready to listen to fake spinning sounds and annoying chirp tunes. Do you have what it takes to brave the dragons?
This 2017 Pragmatic Play release goes all in on the dragons to the point where everything else is tossed aside. There are no bonuses or special features players can use to get ahead, which feels like a missed opportunity to us. The maximum win is worth 100x your total stake.
You really do not get much simpler than this title. There is one symbol in three different colours and that is everything you get. No Wilds or Scatters or even other icons to break up the monotony of it all. Just dragons, all the time. While we understand Pragmatic Play was trying to pull off a specific idea here, we do think they went too far. 888 Dragons is simply boring to look at, as there is nothing interesting to catch our eyes.
The slot is played on a 3-reel, 3-row board with only one fixed payline. The layout is somewhat different compared to other Pragmatic Play games with the paytable seated to the left of the reels.
The Spin button can be found in the bottom right corner of the screen with the Autoplay attached to its lower half. The plus and minus buttons are used to increase or decrease the wager. Pressing either one opens a menu that lets gamblers change the number of coins per payline or the actual coin value, which can range between $0.01 up to $0.50. The maximum bet for the title is $5 per spin.
Wins are granted when three identical symbols appear in adjacent positions left to right following the only one payline available in this Pragmatic Play release.
There are not enough symbols for there to be a distinction between high and low paying icons. Instead, different colours are simply worth more or less, but only for pure wins. Mixed dragons reward the lowest cash prize.
While there are no Wilds, any colour combination of dragons can grant a cash prize, while getting a three-of-a-kind win with only one colour will earn you more money. Sometimes you win, most of the times you lose and during the whole thing, you slowly begin to hate yourself and wish you were playing something more fun.
If your dragon frenzy demands that you keep spinning and trying to force the win even after you have to leave, you can continue the fight on your mobile phone or tablet. Pragmatic Play have slightly adjusted the user interface to better suit touch screens, but everything else is identical to the desktop version of the slot.