Gibraltar-based online casino software provider Pragmatic Play has unveiled the latest addition to its flourishing Reel Kingdom collaboration, with the release of Floating Dragon Hold & Spin.
Aptly named, the new high volatility video slot has an ethereal quality that distinguishes itself from previously released Hold & Spin games, such as Hot to Burn and 777 Ultra, which maintain the usual fruit theme format.
Here, a transparent 5-reel, 10-payline game grid is set amidst billowy white clouds and flanked by cherry blossom trees, where 10 to A card values, along with kited green, blue, and orange arowana, or “dragon fish,” butterflies, peacock, Chinese sailing ships and masks, comprise the game’s symbols. Each of the three fish is assigned a value, with the small green fish the lowest, followed by the middle-sized blue fish, and the larger orange one the most lucrative.
In the main game, landing at least three matching symbols from left to right wins, with the exception of the ship, which only needs two or more to payout. Landing a five-of-a-kind premium symbol earns players 20 to 200 times their stake. A large dragon serves as the game’s Scatter while gold coins are money symbols and appear only on the middle reel. They have random values of 1x to 20x the total bet.
The star of the show is the Diamond Money Symbol, which is worth up to 5,000 times the bet available in the Hold & Spins round.
Packed with plenty of features, the Asian-themed online slot includes three individual triggerable modes for players to aim for. The Fish Money feature is the first and with its value attached can be collected by players if the Lady/princess makes an appearance on the reels. Landing multiple Lady symbols sees the value multiplied by however many there are.
Next is the extra spins mode, which is activated when at least three Scatters land on the reels. There are four stages that are possible to advance through in the bonus round. First, players have to land ladies on the reels, which in the base play continue to collect fish. If at least four ladies land simultaneously on the reels, players progress to the next round. However, if no fish land on a spin, a Firecracker is thrown onto the reels, which guarantees a winning spin.
Initiating the Hold and Spin mode happens by landing a stack of Three Coin symbols on the middle reel. The coin symbols then stay on the grid while the remaining four reels keep spinning to find more coins. Three respins are granted to players but if a coin is found within those initial three respins, it resets. The mode guarantees a minimum payout of 20 times the player’s stake.
Commenting on the new title, Chief Business Development Officer for Pragmatic Play, Yossi Barzely stated in a company press release that they are “consistently looking for innovative new additions” to their portfolio and are “thrilled to launch our newest Hold and Spin hit.”
He goes on to say that their entire product portfolio “continues to grow at an impressive rate as we look to continue to expand globally, with this release marking another positive step for us.”
Pragmatic Play’s newest hit slot has a 96.71 percent RTP and joins top performers such as Wolf Gold, Sweet Bonanza, and The Dog House Megaways, which is the sequel to the original hit version released in 2019. The pooch-themed game utilizes the popular mechanic under license from Australian entertainment company Big Time Gaming (BTG).
The launch of Floating Dragon Hold & Spin is hot on the heels of the provider’s new milestone commercial agreement with leading online poker site GGPoker and its multiple-vertical content deal with Paraguayan operator Doncashino.
Meanwhile, players can expect their favorite online casino software developer to drop their next hit, Hot Fiesta, on April 22nd. The high volatility video slot offers a 5,000x max win along with wilds, multipliers, and extra spins.
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