Dragonz is a 5-reel, fixed 40-pay line online slot created by Microgaming. Dragons have made something of a comeback of late, thanks mainly perhaps to Daenerys Targaryen and her trio of fire-breathers in Game of Thrones. Dragons have been around (it is thougth) since the early 1200s, and in two styles – the winged dragons of European legend, and the wingless dragons of Asian legend. If you were around before the 1850s you'd be much more likely to think that dragons were one hundred percent real than a made-up myth.
The Dragons featured in this online slots game seem to be on the friendly side, thankfully. There are four in total – Flint (red dragon), Switch (purple dragon), Frost (blue dragon) and Gobble (green dragon). All these dragons possess special powers designed to aid your chances of winning cash payouts. You can find out more about these special powers later on in this review. Joining the dragons on the reels are the Microgaming-stylised playing card values nine through to ace, as well as a couple of special symbols.
You can select your coin size from 0.01 to 0.05 in this slot, and the number coins you want to risk with each spin from one to fifteen. All ways win in this game – all 243 possible combinations – and you pay forty coins per spin to facilitate this. When you're ready to yell 'There be dragons!" hit the spin button.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest winning pay out in this game is for three nines, tens or jacks. This will win you five coins. The highest possible jackpot in normal play is for five 'scatter' symbols, which will win you an amazing four thousand coins.
The wild symbol here can substitute for all other symbols in this game, aside from the scatter symbol. Any non-winning spin that has a wild on reel three will deal extra wild symbols onto the reels in order to guarantee a win.
You can win a prize by landing just two scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. If, however, you land at least three you receive ten free spins. There are four possible free spins features and these are chosen randomly … until the twelfth trigger of the feature which will allow the player to choose their favourite free spins feature from thereon in. The features are:
- Flint: Flaming Wilds: Flint can fire wild symbols onto the reels. He will shoot an increasing number of wilds, each time that he fires.
- Switch: Stashed Wilds: Switch stores up non-winning wilds. When he's collected at least three, he will distribute them randomly to trigger a guaranteed win. If you have wilds remaining once you've used your ten free spins then free spins will continue until the wilds have been used.
- Frost: Frosty Wilds: Frost will freeze non-winning wilds until they contribute to a win. Your free spins continue until all the frozen wilds have been used.
- Gobble: Winning Wilds: Gobble will randomly spit wilds onto the reels. These wilds are held until they no longer contribute towards a win.
Microgaming must like their fiery games as one of their previous releases, 'Hot as Hades', was a scorcher. This game doesn't quite meet those same singeing heights, mainly because the graphics are perhaps just a little bit too basic. The gameplay is pretty good, though, and we always like to see a game that has options. Not a fire-breather of a game, then, but still pretty steaming.