New Casino Games Spotlight: Lion Dance

Olufifun Adeleke
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Developed by IGT, Lion Dance is a 5x4 40-payline online casino slot game where players can win up to 3,333x their bet. The slot may not be the most unique, but it nevertheless offers a viable option for players that love the Oriental genre of slots.

With free spins, wilds, and other bonuses for cash winnings, Lion Dance is an online casino real money slot. If you wish to have a feel of ancient China while spinning reels, this slot is definitely for you.

How to Play Lion Dance

Playing Lion Dance is quite straightforward, as it is with most online slot games. The main aim is to land at least three matching symbols across the reels. The highest-paying symbols are the lions, paying 120 times your line bet.

The four different gameplay modes are triggered randomly, and all paylines are fixed and always active. Therefore, you wouldn’t face the hassle of making redundant adjustments before spinning the reel.

To spin the reels, click on the “Spin” button at the bottom center of the screen. There’s an autospin feature enabling you to make up to 1000 spins. You can also hold the spacebar to make turbo spins and increase your chances of winning more cash. The plus (+) and minus (-) buttons allow you to set your betting amount before spinning the reels.

Lion Dance Slot Visuals and Sounds

Lion Dance has done quite an impressive job with the slot’s visuals and graphics. The reel grid is positioned atop a roof made of red tiles, with elaborate Chinese pagodas in the background. The grid’s background is decked with beautiful traditional red lanterns that enhance the slot’s theme. On either side of the reels are hung the lanterns that sway gently to the wind from a pink hazy sunset sky.

For symbols, there are low-paying card symbols A-10 alongside majestic green, yellow or red Lion Head symbols. There are other Lion symbols in white and gold added to this collection.

The soundtrack of the slot is a calming one. You will hear the pleasant, repetitive triangle, gong, and Asian drum sounds when you spin the reels. Once you hit the “Spin” button, the base music changes into an oriental tune that blends with the theme.

Special Feature of Lion Dance

Free Spins Feature

You will be taken to the bonus round when you manage to land three free spins scatter on the reels. This feature enables one of the four bonus games to be triggered on every spin you make. Therefore, in this round, you are guaranteed to hit substantial payouts. The Free Spins round only ends when you have been awarded a total of 18 free spins symbols.

Connected Tiles World feature

This feature is triggered when a single paying symbol appears across the reels. The result is a trail of matching symbols with substantial potential winning clusters.

Mystery Stacks World feature

In this feature, mystery coins can appear anywhere on the reels. The coins, when turned, reveal paying symbols to boost your winnings.

Deep Stacks World feature

You should watch out for reels that are fully stacked with the higher-paying lantern, drum, and cymbals. Once stacked, they can award you with points to increase your wins.

Mega Tiles World Feature

You know you are in the Mega Tiles round when you notice giant, higher-value symbols on the reels. The symbols can range from any grid up to 4x4 symbols and award you points accordingly. 

Wilds Mania Feature

If you manage to spell "Wilds" with the letter symbols across the five reels, you activate the Wilds Mania feature. In this round, you can collect coins to transform an extra area of the reels wild. If you however land three golden pots, you will trigger the Treasure Chest feature. In this sub-feature, one symbol is added to each reel to boost your chances of winning more cash. 

Is Lion Dance a profitable online casino slot?

Lion Dance is quite a satisfactory slot game with simple and seamless gameplay. In terms of payouts, the slot’s RTP ranges from 93.1% to 96.0%, which is a relatively decent industry average. The maximum payout is 3,333x wager, and with some strategy, you should leave with a higher bankroll. Surely, Lion Dance is one slot worthy of consideration for bettors wishing to play slots for real money.


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