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If flying lizards get your gaming blood up, (wombats love dragons), then the Dragon Shard slot will take you to magical realms on a voyage of reel spinning discovery.
This game is set in the fantastical world of myth and magic and has been conjured up by Microgaming and Stormcraft Studios. Microgaming have been teaming up with all sorts of gaming wizards recently including Just for the Win who are behind the Reel Splitter slot, so I couldn’t wait to see what this partnership with Stormcraft would produce.
Look and Feel
Think full on fantasy mode and you’ll have a sense of the colourful and whimsical world that you’re entering into here!
And of course, get ready for some serious dragon action!
This is a game with top flight graphics where two opposing forces struggle to gain control of the Dragon Shard relic to rule their world.
This game is played out over 5 rows and 5 reels with 40 pay-lines and can be played across all your mobile devices. That’s quite a few lines there, more than 2x the number you’ll find on the Tiki Tastic slot and even more than the Smashing Biscuit slot machine which should give you an idea of how it plays.
You can wager from as little as 0.5 all the way up to 100 for the high rollers. This is a slot game for all.
Royal enemies, the Ice King and Fire Queen are the most valuable symbols bar the Wild, with five on an active pay-line producing a tasty x8 your wager. These two royals also bring an added bonus as they arrive as expanding symbols, covering the entire reel. Kerching!
The other high value icons in the Dragon Shard slot include two ice and fire dragons and the vital treasure at the game’s centre, the Dragon Shard. The lower value icons are the four suites of the card deck.
The big cash Wild is the game’s logo that isn’t shy on the payout front. Five Wilds in a row will boost your winning power by 20x your wager. Hey ho! As is the norm, the Wild substitutes for all icons except the Scatter.
With 3, 4 or 5 Scatters you can unlock the cash party in the Free Spins game. You’ll be given 10 free spins, not a bad start, but you also gain Mystery Reels. The number of Mystery Reels depends on the number of Scatters you landed 1, 2 or 3 reels, for 3, 4 or 5 Scatters.
What the heck is a mystery reel I hear you ask? Well, these will appear on the middle three reels only, and they are filled with mystery symbols. The symbols transform into a matching icon (including the Wild) to make bigger wins. Don’t mind if I do squire, thank you very much.
At random during the base or Win Booster mode Mystery Symbols can appear. When this gift-giving icon arrives it transforms, as if by magic, into any icon on the pay table to try and generate more wins.
This game comes with a nifty little earner called a Win Booster. If you double your wager; you can transform the game into both ways pays mode for a starter, now we’re talking sport! Now any Mystery Symbols that show up will only magically turn into the high value icons or Wilds. A far more juicy outcome for increasing your wager by 100%!
The buzz about the arrival of the Dragon Shard slot is audible in the online gaming sphere. Beyond its gorgeous styling, what’s it like on the payout front? The Win Booster mechanic is the big attraction for me and the Mystery Symbols could provide you with a cash windfall.
All in all, this glossy game has all the makings of a hit, let’s see if the fans snap it up!