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3888 Ways of the Dragon Review

Slot information:

Game  3888 Ways of the Dragon
Software  iSoftBet
Type  Video Slot
Reels  5
Paylines  3888
Total coins  30
Coin range  0.30-30.00
Jackpot  100
Bonus round  Yes(2)
Free spins/multiplier  8-18/1x

3888 Ways of the Dragon is yet another fun Chinese themed slot from iSoftBet, which is colorful and adequately shows off the vibrant nature of the eastern culture. You want to look out for the magical dragons that randomly appear with a pleasant 8-wild surprise plus other great bonuses.


As the delicate Chinese culture would have it, 3888 Ways of the Dragon is an excellently designed slot that shows of China’s lovely landscape with mountains, waterfalls, and traditional buildings. The reels have the typical blue diamond, red heart, purple club and green spade card symbols as well as other Chinese themed symbols like a tortoise, lantern, dragons, and bowl.

How to play 3888 Ways of the Dragon

The game is available to play on both mobile and PC for as little as 30p per spin to £30. The game’s HTML5 format makes it accessible to play on all OS without having to download. The game’s setup is different from what you may have seen on other machines, as the first reel has three symbols while the other four have 6 of them, all of which come together to make 3888 ways to make a winning combination. The game has ten regular base game symbols, one wild, and one scatter. Winning combinations are created by landing similar symbols on adjacent reels. There is an Autoplay mode that spins your reels automatically for 5-100 rounds.

Symbols and bonuses to look out for:

The card symbols are the lower-paying ones, followed next in value by the two Chinese coins with the numbers 8 and 3. The Chinese lantern (yuan bao), the tortoise and frog follow next in value.

The massive frog is the highest paying base game symbol, with 20, 50, and 100 coins awarded if you land him on 3, 4, or 5 of your reels. The dragon symbol is the wild, and it can replace all symbols, but the scatter. 3888 Ways of the Dragon also has two additional features:

Dragon spins feature: here, an animated magical golden dragon flies onto your screen during a random spin and leaves behind 2-8 extra wilds, which increases your payout for that particular spin. Depending on where the dragon lands the wilds, it can be a hit or miss, but anyhow you will still get a decent win.

A bonus symbol, which is a round tile with a colorful dragon drawn on it is associated with the free mode. The free spins feature in the game is also activated by landing three or four of these scatters on your reels, where you are awarded 8 or 18 free spins. During free mode, the wild-symbol-wielding magical dragon is more likely to appear, which increases your winnings many times over.


The Chinese theme is a popular choice for designing a slot around, and iSoftBet has done a fantastic job with this game. The visuals and soundtrack will make you feel like you were in China, and the gameplay is also unique, given its 3888 ways to win.

Even though the base game wins are pretty low and may not cover even your total stake, you can hope to land the high-value fat frog; as it can give you over 12,960x your total stake! With an RTP of 96.23%, this game is perfect for both beginners and veterans that would like to play an exciting Asian-themed game.