This month Aristocrat’s New Dragon Link and Fast Cash pokies games were named to Casino Journal’s Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Products for 2016.
Aristocrat introduces the all-new Dragon Link pokies game, a perfect partner to the global phenomenon Lightning Link. Dragon Link, builds on the wild success of Lightning Link in an all-new collection of games carefully designed to coexist with Lightning Link.
Dragon Link offers an industry-unique and attention-grabbing premium LED sign package. High and low denomination players can enjoy Dragon Link, with denominations ranging up to $2.
Dragon Link has four brilliant and colorful Asian-themed base games: Autumn Moon, Golden Century, Happy & Prosperous and Panda Magic. During the free games feature, Golden Century and Autumn Moon surprise players with “Mystery Symbols” that can lead to rich pays or revealing multiple Hold & Spin trigger symbols. Happy & Prosperous and Panda Magic remove the “Royal Symbols,” which can result in significant numbers of stacked symbols for big wins or increasing the opportunity of receiving more Hold & Spin symbols.
Dragon Link improves upon the industry-leading “Hold & Spin” mechanic found in Lightning Link, and adds a premium appeal to attract both existing and new players. A common trigger symbol makes it easy for players to recognize the Hold & Spin trigger, regardless of which game they are enjoying.
Whichever base game players choose, Dragon Link’s Progressives, Hold & Spin, and Lucky Chance features remain common across all titles.
Dragon Link’s grand jackpot is a linked progressive, while standalone jackpots give players a chance to win smaller-sized progressives more quickly and often.
Dragon Link is high volatility with a high feature frequency. A bank of four is likely to have at least one machine in bonus mode every one minute.
How to play Dragon Link
Dragon link as said above offers various pokies like Panda Magic, Golden Century, Happy & Prosperous, and Autumn Moon. Each of these titles uses a traditional five reel, 5×3 setup, with 25 to 50 paylines in play on each spin. You can play these games at for real money in live casinos; as no online casino versions have been released.
This pokies follow most of the standard features found in most Aristocrat games. That means that on all of the games, you’ll see the standard mix of card game ranks (kings, queens, and so on) taking up the lower-value symbol positions. The high-paying icons are distinctive to each of these games, however: for instance, in Panda Magic, you’ll see bears, tigers and boats, while Happy & Prosperous features bowls, flowers, and golden Buddha icons.
One of the most exciting bonus rounds in the Dragon Link is the Hold and Spin feature. Each game in this series offers this special feature, as it is not only a way to win some instant credits, but it could also be your ticket to a large jackpot payout.
Along with all of the normal symbols on the reels, coins can also appear bearing various numbers, or the names of one of the attached jackpots. Hit six or more of these on the screen at once, and you’ll activate the Hold & Spin feature. Once you’re in this round, you’ll get a number of free spins, in which more coins could appear in other spots. If new coins continue to appear, you’ll be able to collect more and more spins.
Once all of your spins have been used, you will be awarded all of the credit payouts, as well as any jackpots you have collected. These can range from the relatively small mini and minor bonuses which typically offer up $10 and $50 rewards to the local major jackpot, which could be worth several hundred dollars or more. Finally, if you manage to cover all 15 symbol positions with coins, you’ll additionally win the Grand Jackpot, a linked prize shared between the entire bank of pokies that can award well over $10,000.
Fast Cash Pokies
Fast Cash is the gaming industry’s first rapid-hit, wide area progressive, multi-game product and offers the fun of “Any jackpot, Any bet, Any time.” In Fast Cash, players may select their preferred base game from four of their favorite Aristocrat titles, all in one machine — Buffalo Deluxe, Miss Kitty, Timber Wolf Deluxe and Wicked Winnings II.
According to Casino Journal, a panel of expert judges evaluated entries from industry vendors showcasing their newest, most innovative products and services to decide the awards. Judging this year’s contest were Claudia Winkler, president, GHI Solutions; Donne Grable, vice president, gaming operations, VCAT LLC; and Warren Davidson, pokies director, Coushatta Resort.
In 2017 the winners of Aristocrat pokies for top 20 were Drinks on Tap, Game of Thrones: Fire and Blood pokies game.
Aristocrat Gaming Technologies is a leading global provider of land-based and online gaming solutions. The Company is licensed by more than 200 regulators and its products and services are available in more than 90 countries around the world. Aristocrat offers a diverse range of products and services including electronic gaming machines and casino management systems.