Dancing Drums is an Asian-themed slot game produced by Shuffle Master (a studio owned by Bally Technologies.) Initially, we were confused by the name as it doesn’t seem to have any connection to Oriental culture. We thought it was going to be a dance-themed game, so it was quite a surprise.
Originally, what pushed us to play the game was the fact that it is so popular worldwide. This game is available in both brick-and-mortar and online casinos, so there really are many good reviews. But is it really worth all the hype?
Dancing Drums is a low to medium volatility game with a return-to-player percentage of 96.09%. These factors have probably helped make it a popular game because it seems like the game is ready to pay players out.
Low volatility games usually give you consistent small wins to keep you playing. Winning is slightly less “random” for lack of a better way to describe the situation.
Usually, low volatility means that you shouldn’t expect to win a big jackpot, but you can still trigger massive prizes with Dancing Drums. The biggest prize is 10,000 your stake.
Dancing Drums is a 243-way slot game that features a 5×3 board. There are a few things we really like about this game’s design. Firstly, the images are clean and vibrant visuals. Sure, it looks like red has been used to death, but the game is very pretty outside of this.
We want to note that we played the game on a desktop, and it seems like the game was set to default to the mobile view. While this could be an issue on our side, playing with a small set of reels on a big screen is a little annoying.
Here is an overview of everything you need to know to play Dancing Drums:
Dancing Drums features a mix of theme-related and poker symbols. Theme-inspired designs include a golden dragon, golden coins, a ship, and a golden pot, among other symbols.
The game features both wild and scatter symbols represented by the Chinese letter and drum, respectively. As is usually the case, the wild symbol can be used to complete winning combinations. The scatter activates one of the game’s bonus modes.
With so many paylines, you’re probably assuming that Dancing Drums has a high minimum bet. However, you’d be wrong there. The smallest bet you can make in the game is $0.88. The largest bet you can make in the game is $220.
The game pretty much covers all the bases in terms of satisfying small and large bankrolls.
Dancing Drums has two bonus features:
Free Spins Bonus – you activate the free spins bonus when you land three scatter symbols on the reels. You will then play a mini-game, which determines how many free spins you get. You will earn three to 15 free spins, which will be used on different grids.
Fu Babies Jackpot Bonus – this is a randomly triggered bonus feature with a mini-game. You will need to match three jackpot symbols for the Mini, Minor, Major, or Grand Jackpot. The largest jackpot rewards you with a prize 1,135 times your stake.
Dancing Drums Final Rating
Dancing Drums is an amazing game that more than lives up to its reputation. We saw a few good wins with the low volatility game and had a load of fun while playing it. The Fu Babies Jackpot bonus is a fascinating feature that only amplifies your whole experience.
For these reasons, we have decided to give Dancing Drums a rating of five out of five.