Bally has made its Quick Hit Ultra Pays series quite popular, and with Sun Dragon they continue to offer their loyal players another interesting game that they can play. It’s an Asian Dragon inspired slot machine in this case, one with some fun mechanics and an expanding game area, so it should be good.
Among the figures that should prove interesting about this slot machine, the fact that it normally offers 5 reels and 243 ways to win wouldn’t normally make the cut. However, the game can expand at certain times, to offer much taller reels, and delivering as many as 7776 ways to win, and that’s far rarer. The game has big fixed jackpots of $150,000 to pay under the right conditions, while for its features it has a couple of scatter symbols, a wild and a pick feature that’s followed by the free spins.
Betting and Prizes
50 coins will be present in the game’s bets, and during each round all you can modify is the amount used for each coin. The full range will vary from $0.50 to $100, and you always pick the total bet for the next round.
As for the rewards which may come your way, the individual wins are underwhelming to say the least, with $400 (4x the stake), being the most you can get from each combo. On the other hand, you do get as many as 7776 ways to win, and the symbols will often appear double stacked, so there is some major potential there.
You might be more interested in the amount promised via the Quick Hit symbols though, as having up to 9 of them scattered around will get you paid up to 1,500x the stake, or $150,000 cash.
Quick Hit Ultra Pays: Sun Dragon Slot Features
Two different scatters may be present on the reels. One of them will be the Quick Hit icon, the one responsible for triggering some of the most impressive rewards possible in this game.
The second scatter involved is the one showing you the Chinese Scroll. Three, in any position on the middle three columns, will get you access to the free games. Before that though, you will have to go through the picking feature. It will display 30 Fireworks on the screen, asking you to make a pick. There are 6 possible configurations for the reels, giving you anywhere between 576 and 7776 ways to win. This configuration will be used for the entire duration of the feature.
You start with 8 free spins initially, but 3 additional Scrolls scattered on the reels can give you an extra 8 rounds.
The third type of feature symbol available is the one showing you a very cool Sun Dragon. Once again, only the middle three reels get these symbols, which will act as replacements for the regulars only.
Theme & Design
The Asian dragon theme has been done before, but I found it interesting in this case, since it delivers 3 active symbols on each reel, but with the other 3 covered by a thin veil, so you know that there is potential for more. The symbols are mostly typical ones for the genre, so in addition to the Sun Dragon, Chinese Scrolls or the Quick Hit logo, there will be regulars with images of temples, gold ingots, paper lanterns, cherry blossoms or Chinese Writing. The Asian-style Royals are also in play.
I think that Sun Dragon has enough to offer those that are fans of the Quick Hit series, and having an RTP of 95.97% is certainly not going to hurt its chances of being picked.