3,888 Ways of the Dragon is iSoftBet’s colourful take on the classic Chinese-themed slot. As its name suggests, this trip East is played using a 5 reel, 3,888 ways to win game engine. Look out for magical dragons that can appear at random and add up to 8 extras wilds as well as a feature round that awards 8 or 18 free spins. Stakes range from between 30p and £30 per spin.

The set up here is a little unusual. Reel 1 is made up of 3 symbols. The rest of the reels each feature 6 symbols. Together they offer 3,888 ways to land a winning combination. You do that by hitting matching symbols on adjacent reels.

The design in 3,888 Ways of the Dragon is impressively done. A colourful valley filled with mountains, waterfall and traditional buildings forms the backdrop to the action. On the reels you’ll see heart, diamond, club and spade symbols as well as 3 and 8 coins. They’re joined by a lantern, a bowl and a tortoise. The best symbol is the fat frog. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these in combination and you’ll receive an award of 20, 50 or 100 coins. The dragon is the wild. It replaces everything apart from the scatter. 3,888 Ways of the Dragon comes with 2 extras.

Dragon Spins feature – on any spin, an animated golden dragon can stir into life. This flies across the reels and leaves in its wake between 2 and 8 extra wilds. A new payout calculation is then made with the extra wilds in place.

Free Spins feature – land 3 or 4 scatters on the same spin and you’ll receive 8 or 18 free spins. Expect to see more Dragon Spins in the feature than in the base game meaning plenty of wilds to boost your winning potential.

The Chinese-theme remains hugely popular. It’s good to see iSoftBet try something a little unusual here. Design wise, it’s top notch. The classy visuals are expertly done and the soundtrack gives the game a classical Chinese feel. The gameplay offers something different too thanks to the 3,888 ways to win game engine.

We found it to be a bit hit and miss on the payouts front. Even after landing 7 wilds we won nothing. On other occasions we managed 100 times our stake after landing just 4 wilds. Saying that, you’ll pocket a whopping 12,960 times your total stake if you fill the reels with the high value fat frog!

If you like the Asian theme and fancy trying something a little different then that’s exactly what you’ll find in the entertaining 3,888 Ways of the Dragon. I would also suggest you try some of iSoftBet’s other games with Crystal Clans and Legend of Loki 2 of my preferred choices.