A short disclaimer before we begin our First Person Dragon Tiger review. Dragon Tiger is essentially very similar to Baccarat. As such, this release by Evolution has a lot in common with their First Person Baccarat title. If you’ve read through that review, you should already have an idea about how this works. If not – keep reading.
Evolution’s recent series of First Person titles are designed to bridge the gap between RNG and live table games. The idea is to bring the experience to life by imitating the quality of live dealer games Evolution is known for. There are several ways in which they achieve this.
First of all, the graphics and presentation are superior to the majority of online Dragon Tiger games out there. The tables and cards look exactly like they do in Evolution’s live Dragon Tiger counterpart. To be fair, though, the CGI nature of everything you see gave the devs some artistic freedoms. For instance, the tiger and dragon displayed on the table shine brightly whenever their card wins. The game is full of little details like that that push the overall aesthetic to a new level.
Speaking of which, everything outside of the table is a faithful computer representation of Evolution’s usual studio. If you ever want to go back to the live dealer version, you can do so with a single click. This way, this game feels more like an addition to Evolution’s already impressive portfolio rather than a replacement.
Dragon Tiger does not exactly leave a lot of room for nuance. It’s as simple of a casino game as they get.
Two cards are dealt every round – the dragon and the tiger. The goal of Dragon Tiger is to correctly guess which side will get the higher-value card. That’s pretty much it! Players wager before any of the cards are revealed, with options for either side or a Tie. Ties pay out with relatively long odds of 11:1.
To spice things up, Evolution also chose to include a side bet called Suited Tie. This is just an extension of the Tie bet. However, you’re also predicting that the two cards will be of the same suit. Though very risky, this wager can net you a whopping 50:1 return on your investment.
The interface overlay is fairly straightforward – which reflects the simple nature of this casino game. On it, you can also see the results of the previous 200 games. This is great news for players who like chasing trends. This practice is usually impossible for RNG Dragon Tiger because the shoe is shuffled between each round. However, the First Person Dragon Tiger casino game shuffles cards as a real dealer would. Not only does this ultimately give more fair results, but it also opens up different strategies. Furthermore, free hands are always available during real money play. These simply mean that 2 cards will pass through the shoe with no wagers either way. Usually, this privilege is reserved for high-limit tables, but it only serves trend-chasing purposes.
Evolution First Person Dragon Tiger wears its purpose on its sleeve. The attractiveness of live table games is not to be overstated, but sometimes it's not worth the hassle. For those times, this title is the perfect option. The atmosphere of the whole game is as close to the real thing as an online casino game can get.