Dragonz is an engaging and original online slot from MicroGaming. As you probably guessed from the title, this slot centres around the adventures of four dragons. These dragons are not the scary and fiery types however. Each one of these is high on cute factor, as the four are baby dragons.
The game has an original air throughout. At first, you might think the wild symbol is a standard one, but on occasions this will spread, offering up bonus wins. You’ll also find a free spins bonus round – with each of the four dragons hosting its own round.
Dragonz is played out on five reels. Each of these reels shows three symbols and the slot uses the all-ways winning system. This system means that you’ll win when lining up matching symbols on consecutive reels from left to right irrespective of the position. This effectively gives you 243 ways to win on every spin and this comes at a cost of 40 credits.
A look at the pay table shows you that the red and purple dragons (Flint and Switch) are the highest paying symbols of all. Flint is perhaps the least cute of the four, as he has a little bit of devil in his eye, while Switch looks a little cheekier. Land five of these symbols and you’ll win 500 coins. Next comes the electric blue Frost and the green Gobble. Frost is a female dragon with a demure look, while Gobble has an air of the comic about him. Each of these symbols has a top prize of 250 coins. The standard symbols are completed by the playing cards 9 through to Ace.
The wild symbol in the game (which helpfully has the word ‘wild’ splashed across it) substitutes for every other symbol apart from the scatter. There is much more to this wild symbol however. If you have a spin where you fail to land a win but the wild appears on reel 3, the wild deal feature takes place. The wild on reel three will now deal other wilds across the reels and guarantee a win. This makes for a nice boost and can make a big difference to your bankroll.
This wild symbol is also the highest paying. Land one on each of the five reels and you’ll win 600 coins.
The scatter symbol is represented by a spinning orb. Land two or more of these anywhere on the reels and you’ll gain an instant win. The maximum five pays 4,000 coins – not to be sniffed at.
Three or more scatters trigger the free spins bonus round. You’ll be awarded entry into one of the following four bonus rounds:
The design of this slot is very appealing. Each of the four dragons has its own character and brings plenty of colour onto the reels. While nicely designed, some added animation would have been a nice touch. In fact, the lack of animation was a surprise at such a well-designed slot. With just four themed standard symbols in the game, the playing cards do dominate a little, but this doesn’t take away too much from the overall design. The visuals only improve during the free spins feature, when each of the four dragons stand beside the reels. The atmospheric accompanying sound adds a nice level of atmosphere too.
Dragonz is a very enjoyable and entertaining slot. The all ways winning system has great appeal for many players, which makes for an interesting base game. Throw in the wild deal feature too and this only improves. The highlight is certainly the free spins feature. Whichever dragon you play with, the feature is compelling and potentially highly profitable.