Just wanna dance the night away, and hope a lion doesn’t eat me.
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Why would anyone want to dance with a lion? Absolute recipe for disaster, think Steve Irwin reasoning that swimming with stingrays was a good idea, think Timothy Treadwell believing that playing with bears wasn’t going to end one way.
Tragic stuff, so that’s why I have to warn you that playing this game could go the same way for you! Well, it couldn’t, but it’s like it could! Actually, it’s nothing like it at all.
And maybe that’s for the best (It’s obviously for the best)! There be scary animals, here be big jackpots, crisp graphics, and lovely animations.
And symbols too! These ones on Lion Dance are in the style of what you’d see at a Chinese parade with a drum, some symbols, and a lamp featuring plus the traditional A’s, K’s, Q’s, J’s, and 10’s.
The best symbol to hit is the drum and the wild which pays out 888/1 should you hit five in a row. The bonus is triggered by hitting three free spins symbols on any of the five reels.
The bonus round just consists of free spins, though there are a lot of bonuses that just appear randomly during the game.
You can’t bet on different lines, but you can bet between 10p and £400 per spin. The house edge is a steep 5%.
There is an autoplay feature which comes with a number of autostop options.
Like this game a lot. Because the lions aren’t actually real, they’re not all that scary. Indeed, even if they were real I don’t think I’d be too scared by them anyway seeing as they’re not very lionlike. At least not scary lionlike.
And the game itself is lovely with great graphics, excellent animations, a wide range of betting options, huge potential wins, and big jackpots. However, I have one gripe.
And that gripe is the big elephant in the room, being the operative word, elephant not being. You probably know what it is already, yep, that fucking house edge. 5%?! Gimme a break, man. Feed me to the lions!
You’re getting a 3.8 for that. You’ve let me down, you’ve let your players down, and most importantly, you’ve let yourself down, Lion Dance. Now sit down and have a think about what you’ve done!
If you’re looking for a similar game with a better house edge, though, let me recommend Matsuri. It’s bloody lovely.
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Author: Tom M.
Tom has been creating online content for over 10 years now starting way back as a small, impressionable 16-year-old. Tom mainly writes about sport and gambling, but every now and then also delves into fleshier subjects like politics and psychology. When he was 18 he created HungarianFootball.com and over the last few years he's written on a freelance basis for ESPN, WorldSoccer, Goal.com, among many others.