Dragon Island Slot
Dragon Island is an online slots game with a maximum of 5 reels and 15 paylines. It was the first slot released by NetEnt with the 'win-both-ways' feature. This meant you could win with paylines from the left-hand reel to the right, and the right-hand reel to the left.
Dragons have been blessed with an upsurge of interest since 2010, mainly thanks to HBO's 'Game of Thrones', which of course has its own slot. The dragons on this slot don't seem quite as tame, and they're quite the sort of dragons you'd never want to tangle with, even if you were having trouble lighting your barbecue.
There are five dragons in the game, and all come colour-coded from purple to gold. They are accompanied on the reels by stoney playing card symbols from ten to ace. You can pick your coin size from 0.01 to 0.50, and the number of coins you want in play (i.e. your 'level') from one to ten. You can also choose how many lines you want active on each spin, from one to all fifteen. When you're ready to breath some fire onto the reels, hit that 'spin' button!
Payout & bonus rounds
Tens and jacks provide the lowest payout in this game – three of them will land you 10x your bet-per-line. The golden dragon is obviously not just a Chinese Takeaway in this game as he wins you the top jackpot in normal play – 2,500x your wager.
There are two sorts of wild symbols in this game. The first is a grey-green dragon who will substitute for all other symbols aside from the scatter and golden wild symbols.
The golden wilds are a very pleasant sight. If you land a win that contains a golden wild, your win is subjected to a multiplier between 2x and 8x.
The scatter symbol here is the mouth of a very active volcano. You only need to land two to win a prize. Landing three will win you free spins – ten for three scatters, twenty for four and a massive fifty for five. Each free spin also features an expanding wild which appears on one of the reels before each spin.
There's a lot of wildness in this game, as you might expect with a slot that takes place on a island populated exclusively by dragons. The variety is nice, but this slot could really have done with the addition of a bonus game, perhaps. Other than that, this is a pretty cool slot, and you can see why for NetEnt Dragon Island has been something of a 'flaming' success!