Dragon Island Review
NetEnt’s superpower is creating win-win situations: even if you fail to end up with big winnings in your pocket, you’ll never feel cheated or unfortunate because the playing experience itself was worth it. This is because they know how to come up with elaborate, immersive worlds and in this instance, the world is one of epic fantasy and old legends. Fearsome dragons take over your screen and will use all of their might to grant you goodies such as winning both ways and potentially lucrative free spins. But of course, there’s more to it than that, so do read on.
With five reels and fifty paylines, Dragon Island is an online slot game with a typical reel structure that we’ve come to expect – with betting levels from 1 to 10; it’s all familiar ground. What is strikingly unique and groundbreaking is the debut of the Win Both Ways option. It means precisely what it says but to elaborate; you have an option to activate this feature either before or during the game (you can also deactivate it at any time), and this will double your odds of winning big. Of course, there is a price – any amount you bet while playing with this feature will be doubled.
The symbols themselves are a low-value host of letters and numbers and high-value dragons, five of them: white, blue, green, brown and fiery orange. There are two wild dragon symbols, green and gold and also a scatter with a volcano on it. Needless to say, the visual factor of the game is downright spectacular. Graceful vines adorned with flowers and pillar ornaments are framing the reels that are a symphony of colors. Dragon symbols are ravishing and animate when winning combo is hit. The soundtrack is laid-back and only occasionally bursts into drama, enough to keep you on your toes.
There’s plenty until your heart’s content. So now that we got your worst fears out of the way, here’s what awaits: we’ve already explained a Win Both Ways feature, but what it also does is activate the golden dragon wild symbol. And that one takes the cake – because it’s a very cool multiplier. If it lands on a winning combination, your winnings will multiply from 2x to 8x.
Volcano scatter symbols activate free spins. Depending on how many of these you get, you can activate 10, 20 or 50 free spins, during which more scatter symbols may fall in right places and win you additional spins, which is pretty great in our book. To seal the deal, during these free spins, a fixed expanded wild will take up one entire reel and will change position with each spin, making it possible to win genuinely big.
We got used to singing praises to NetEnt, so bu now it’s more like a book of anthems. It is a truly special video slot game that compels with its graphics and enticing features and will keep you seated in front of your monitor for a very long time.