The dragon claw holding a ball is the wild symbol, it will substitute for all of the other symbols, except for the scatter symbol, to help and form winning combinations.
The scatter symbol is a purple gem and key to one of the bonus features.
The reels have five unlockable states. Each consecutive win that you land will unlock another state. The first reel state has 45 ways to win, the second has 135 ways to win, the third has 405 ways to win, the fifth has 1125 ways to win and the sixth has a massive 3125. Thanks to this, each time that you land a win, it becomes even easier to land the next win!
If you land three of the scatter symbols anywhere on the reels the Phoenix and Dragon Free Games feature is triggered. During the free spins, each time that you land two scatter symbols you will win a special payout equal to your total bet, and receive two extra free spins! Better yet, just as in the main game, each time that you land a win you will advance one reel state, but if you fail to land a win then the reels will not reset.
Ways of the Phoenix offers a top payout of 500x for landing five phoenix symbols along the reels. The dragon can payout up to 300x, the drums up to 100x, and the scroll and coins can both payout up to 70x. The purple gems can payout up to 60x, the two blue gems can both payout up to 50x, and the green gems can both payout up to 40x. The scatter symbol also offers large payouts of up to 50x your total bet.