A slot called Lion Dance would usually mean a safari theme, instead its historic China which is the setting for this 5 reel, 25 payline slot from Eyecon. Not to be confused with the game of the same name from Red Tiger Gaming, this trip east comes with a pair of pick’em rounds and up to 400 free spins. Play from between 25p and £12.50 per spin.

A classic imperial Chinese palace forms the backdrop to the bright red reels in Lion Dance. Those reels include gold A to J values alongside statues, coins, drums and palaces. Land 5 palaces on a payline and you’ll pocket a 1,000 coin prize.

The lettuce is rarely a welcome addition to our dinner plate but it can be a harbinger of good fortune here as it is the game’s wild. It replaces all other symbols apart from the 3 scatters and awards payouts of 2, 200, 500 or 10,000 coins if you land 2, 3, 4 or 5 in a combination. Lion Dance comes with a trio of bonus features:

Hong Bao Bonus feature – this is triggered by landing 3 red envelope scatters anywhere on the reels on the same spin. Pick from the envelopes shown. Each 1 can conceal a prize of up to 200 times your total stake.

Fireworks Festival feature – 3, 4 or 5 firecracker scatters triggers this round. It’s another picks round, this time with prizes of up to 100 times your stake on offer from each selection. The number of picks depends on how many firecracker symbols triggered the round.

Free Games feature – land 3, 4 or 5 dancing lion symbols and you’ll be awarded 15, 20 or 25 free spins. The envelope and firecracker symbols are removed during the free spins. In their place come extra lion and lettuce wild symbols. Find 3 or more lions and you’ll re-trigger another round of free spins with up to 400 in total available. .

Lion Dance is another very playable slot from Eyecon. The design, while not up there with the very best developers is more than adequate. As is the range of features – the 2 pick’em rounds plus the free spins offer a nice variety.

There seems to be an endless procession of Chinese themed slots on the online casino shelves. With its impressive design and range of features, Lion Dance is one of the more impressive ones and well worth a look if you’re a lover of all things Sino. It also offers payouts of up to 500 times your stake on each spin!