There are times when the title of an online slot really challenges us to guess at its theme before we first clap eyes on it. What on earth can Fucanglong slot be about? Is it the muttered oath by a drunk bemoaning the time it takes to get served at a bar (i.e. f**king long)?
Well, happily we can report that, according to RTG who crafted this online slot, ‘the Fucanglong is the ancient treasure dragon of Chinese mythology.’ So, that’s sorted then . . . let’s see what good fortune this scaly beastie can bring players!
Fucanglong presents players with a beautiful 4×5 frame of reels, with 1024 Ways to Win across them. The nine standard symbols are augmented by two bonus Scatters (The Dragon Pearl and the Dragon Mountain) and the Wild Dragon that can substitute for all but the Scatter symbols in the traditional way. The graphics are all first class and create a very engaging set of reels to play, with some very nice wins possible from the basegame.
Fucanglong slots two Scatters mean it can bring players the benefit of two different bonus features. These are:
Dragon Mountain Feature – Triggered when three or more of the Dragon Mountain Scatter symbols are in view on the basegame, this awards a round of eight free spins (eight being a very auspicious number in Chinese culture we might add).
Good fortune is made more likely on these spins with the Dragon Wild upgraded to an Expanding Wild if four or more Scatters triggered the bonus. Retriggers are also possible in this bonus, adding three extra spins each time but also increasing the prize multiplier by one each time, up to a maximum figure of x8.
Dragon Pearl Feature – Three or more Dragon Pearl Scatters in view on the basegame triggers this bonus of eight free spins. In this game, when all eight spins have been played through, a Dragon Pearl then reveals a ‘Pearl Value’ of between three and eighty-eight times the triggering bet. Why? Because should your free spins have won you less than that number, the Fucanglong Feature is unleashed to correct that misfortune!
This is a further gift of free spins until your winnings exceed the Pearl Value and – better yet – the Pearl Value can also be modified by a random multiplier on these spins to push your luck even further.
Chinese themed slots are becoming increasingly popular with players at the best online casinos, and RTG has built a very fine example with its Fucanglong slot. The presentation is excellent and the balance of classic slot mechanics with more modern innovations and twists to its bonus games makes this a very compelling game.
Whether the treasure dragon will breathe fire on your fortunes, or burn a hole in your pocket is down to individual luck, but having made acquaintance with this mythological moneymaker we’ve become rather fond of the Fucanglong.