Wu Long Review
Wu Long is a five-reel, 25-payline video slots from Playtech. In this Chinese-themed game, players descend into a China of days gone by to celebrate the New Year.
This is a popular theme in slots, as the Chinese New Year with its dragons is often associated with luck and prosperity.
The theme and colours make this a great choice for a free slots game, and the compact screen means it plays well on mobile and tablet devices too.
Soak Up the Atmosphere
The makers of this game have gone all out to deliver a typical Chinese-looking video slot game.
Set in front of a giant temple, you can almost smell the smoke from the fireworks popping overhead. However, with purple and blue as the signature theme colours rather than the usual red and gold, this game is much less cheesy than the usual Chinese-themed offerings.
Players will find they can focus more easily and get down to some serious spinning.
The buttons are all the expected ones: max bet and autoplay are there, plus a turbo play for players who like to go just a little bit faster. But this button doesn’t spin the reels any faster. It just speeds up the calculation of the wins once the reels stop.
Get into the Party Spirit
Wu Long follows the usual format of providing a number of low-paying playing-card icons alongside a few themed higher payers. Players just need to make combinations of three, four or five of a kind to win coins, or win cash if they are playing for real.
The highest symbols will also pay out a nominal prize for two of a kind.
All the Lucky Symbols
Wu Long’s themed symbols include the Paper Lantern, Fireworks, Cymbals, Drums, Two Chinese Women and the Temple Gate. Players will notice that these show up far less than the playing card icons, but the prizes are considerably higher.
As you’ve probably guessed, the Dragon is the luckiest symbol.
While it has a relatively low combination prize amount, it is also the scatter, meaning it will pay out wherever it lands and doesn’t need to be on a selected payline.
This also means you’ll win free spins when you find him three times on the reels. This free spins round features a growing multiplier. So if he shows up again and you make a win, your multiplier will go up too. Depending on how many dragons you get, the multiplier can go as high as x6 of any win.
And not only that, the dragon is also a kind of wild, substituting for all symbols to pay out the highest possible line win.
Bring on the Dragons
With regular wins, a warm and friendly party mood and the sound of people talking and celebrating on the soundtrack, this is one game that will really get you in the New Year mood.
And with plenty of dragons, this will hopefully be a very prosperous New Year indeed.
|Game Name:||Wu Long|
|Themes:||Oriental/Asian, Action & Adventure|
|Min Bet (all lines covered):||0|