Dragon Born is a new slot, developed by Big Time Gaming. It has an oriental dragon theme, set in a sky above mountains and rice fields. There are, medieval characters represented as symbols, on the reels, which add to the theme. Big Time gaming, are an New Zealandn slot developer. Their previous games are be commended for, originality and an impressive amount of paylines.
What We Like
Big Time Gaming have not gone for the traditional five reel slot with this one, but tried to do something a little different. They have implemented some game mechanics, they are calling Megaway Reels. It is difficult to describe just how they work, but we will try anyway. If you would like a proper sense of how they work, you have to play the game.
So Dragon Born has six reels, which can have up to seven symbols in each. The reels differ in that they will not always have seven symbols in each. Each time you spin the reels, they will arrange differently changing not only the symbols but the amount of symbols on each reel. This feature is great for making wins.
A small symbol will carry on the payline to the next reel, and there are potential twice as many to do so. It is one of the best attempts at differentiating slot gameplay, we have seen. More importantly it equates to an impressive amount of winning paylines. There are 117,648 ways to win this game, which is basically unheard of, in a slot game. You will make a winning payline almost every turn Because of how the Megaway Reels work, these wins will have lots of symbols in them, making bigger wins more likely.
Dragon Born, has stacked wilds that will cover an entire reel, meaning they substitute up to eight symbols. This makes it easier to make winning paylines. These wilds, also have a multiplier, and will multiply you win up to 7x. The wilds multiply other multiplying wilds. For example, if a 4x wild and a 5x wilds, are in the same payline the win is multiplied 20x. There are seven, 7x wilds, meaning your winnings can be multiplied 47x.
We like the free spins feature. It is played at the same wager as the spin that triggered it. And is triggered by landing three or more scatters anywhere on the reel. It differs from other free spins game, by rewarding more free spins for landing more scatter. Landing 6 scatters on the reels, will win an impressive 50 free spins. There are more spots on the reels, to land scatters because of the Megaway Reels. These two features, work well together.
What We Don’t Like
The symbol value is low, so although you might make a winning payline every turn, these wins are only just breaking even on your wager. You are dependent on the wilds, to breakeven on your bet with lower value symbols. The game only has a RTP of 95%, which confirmed our experience of frequent wins and a declining bankroll.
You will lose money in this game, unless you are lucky enough to trigger the bonus feature. This kind of comes with the territory, we expect to lose, because that is how slots work. But by lowering the value of the symbols, and increasing the amount of them, all Dragon Born has managed, is to give the appearance of winning, while losing. That being said this game still has big winning potential.
Is this game work playing?
We think it is. It is an exciting slot to play, because of the frequency of the wins. And the features are superb. It is for these reasons we would recommend this game to all. It was let down by the value of the symbols, but we still think it I a great title.