KA Gaming released Lion Dance on 7th February 2020. With 25 paylines on a 5 x 3 reel format, the players can also get the added benefits of the wild and scatter symbol that awards free games in the bonus feature. The RTP and variance of the slot game are unknown to us.

The Lion Dance is a common scene in Chinese festivals and celebrations like weddings. We can trace back the tradition to the Tang Dynasty. Legend has it that the Emperor had a bad dream. In that dream, it was a lion that saved him.

The Lion Dance involves one or several people, depending on how long the lion is. It is also associated with the martial art Kung Fu, which practitioners used to communicate.


The grid is normal 5×3 set-up, with fireworks strewn about the sides. The slot game has 11 ordinary symbols, plus a scatter and two wild symbols. The five high-value symbols that you would spin are:

  • Drum
  • Firecrackers
  • Gong
  • Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Chairs

As you can see, all these symbols are things found during the Lion Dance itself—mostly in celebration of the Chinese New Year.

There are six low-value symbols from 9 to A, and they pay between $25 and $500 at the highest bet level.


Here are the payout values for the high-value symbols. All of these are currency values for the top bet of $125 per round.

Number of Appearance in a Pay Line SYMBOLS
Drum Firecrackers Gong Cymbals Gong Chairs
5 10,000 5,000 2,500 1,250 1,000 500
4 2,500 1,250 750 500 400 200
3 500 400 250 100 100 50

As you change your bet size, the values of the prizes will also change. The betting window is between $0.25 and $125. There are 25 fixed paylines in the slot, and each bet you select is already accounting for all these lines.

To win, you have to land at least three same symbols on any of the 25 paylines. The combo you make must start from the first reel, and the three same symbols must be on adjacent reels.


The online slot grants players with free spins and some feature symbols that can help you win more money.

  • Wild – there are two wild symbols on the slot machine. These are the red and green lions dance costumes. They substitute for any symbol to make a winning combo, except for the scatter.

NB: If you land two wilds on a reel, with one on top and one at the bottom, they will transform into a stacked wild.  This feature only happens in the middle reels. There can be no stacked wild on the first and last reels.

NB: The wild does not pay, and neither does it award multiplier values.

  • Scatter – the scatter is a red envelope. Landing three of it anywhere will trigger 12 free spins. The scatter also awards money as shown below:
  • 5x – $2,500
  • 4x – $1,250
  • 3x – $625


We will rate this Chinese themed slot with 6.4 out of 10 points. It is also great for beginners who are not so familiar with slot machines. The game is easy to understand and it does not have complicated features in play. For the experts, you may find this slot rather ordinary as it brings nothing new to the table.

After playing it, we can say that the slot’s variance is leaning towards low to medium. It takes only a few spins to land winning combos, but the pays are small. The key to winning big here is to land the scatter symbol three times, or landing 5-combo wins.

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