A Dragon’s Story Slot
A Dragon's Story is a 5-reel, fixed 25-pay line online slot from RealTime Gaming. In this tale for once you are on the side of the dragon. He is called 'Ruff' and sits on a gleaming pile of golden coins as you play (doing that disconcerting head-bobbing thing that you'll recognise from Betsoft's games). Your task is to protect Ruff's hoard from the grasp of Sir William – a noble knight who seems to spend more time running away from Ruff with his backside on fire than he does mounted upon his trusty steed. Other symbols in the game include golden trinkets, plus playing card values nine through to ace.
This game has a 'superbet' feature. There are three levels at which you can play the game, and this level is indicated by the number of baby dragons (either one, three or five) sitting at the bottom of the reels. The higher your superbet level, the greater the RTP becomes (from 95.2% on 'no superbet' to 95.6% on 'superbet 2'), and the more 'enhanced reels' are added to the game.
To play, you only need to select your coin size, which can be anything from 0.01 to 2.00. There are twenty-five pay lines and that's a fixed number, so your bet is your coin size multiplied by twenty-five. Going to superbet level one adds another ten coins to your line bet, and at superbet level two it's another fifteen coins on top of that. When you're ready to get smokin' click on the spin button.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest payout in normal play is for three nines or tens. That will win you five times your line bet. The jackpot is won by landing five of Ruff on a pay line – that will win you a princely prize of two thousand coins.
Ruff is suitably wild in this game. He substitutes for all other symbols aside from the scattered jewel symbol.
Speaking of those scattered jewels, if you land three or more of them during one spin, then you will win ten free games in which all payouts are doubled.
That 'brave' Sir William we mentioned earlier comes with his own bonus game. After any random spin he may enter Ruff's lair. Send a fireball in his direction to win big prizes – the more treasure that the noble knight drops, the more cash you win.
At any stage any of the little dragons sitting under the reels may turn the reel above them into an enhanced wild. When this happens the dragon will puff a little fireball onto one of the symbols. This symbol will then become wild, and the reels are recalibrated for more wins if applicable.
All wins can be gambled. Ruff will conceal a card and invite you to guess its colour (to double your win) or its suit (to quadruple it). You can gamble up to five times in a row, but once you guess wrong, you lose your cash.
Aside from Ruff's head bobbing we throughly recommend this game. The graphics are really pleasing to the eye (if a little blurry), and there's more than enough gameplay to keep you keen. We particularly like the 'superbet' feature and it really is worth your while to go full 'super' if you can afford it. A fiery addition to the world of online slots from RealTime Gaming.