Graphics - 93%
Gameplay - 93%
Bonuses - 77%
Value - 61%
Whats not so hot?
At the iGaming Super Show earlier this year Microgaming announced that it’s going to roll out another spectacular slot titled Dragonz. The game introduces 4 vibrant characters to the reels: Flint, Switch, Frost and Gobble. It comes with a Wild Deal and 4 free spins modes each with their own game mechanics and cash prizes. Paying icons that appear on the reels are the 4 Dragonz (Flint, Switch, Frost and Gobble), cards from 9 to Ace, scatters and wilds.
‘‘Dragonz slot is an innovative game with never-seen before features, insane graphics, loads of wilds and a free spins feature that will make your eyes go pop.” Roger Raatgever, CEO Microgaming
The theme of the video slots is about 4 little dragons who embark on an epic adventure below the clouds. What sets it apart from the other Microgaming slots are its wilds since they offer some crazy wins. Dragonz is a 243 ways to win paylines, 5 reel 3D slots that offers a top jackpot cash prize of 1,000 coins and an average return to player (RTP) of 96.3%. The game can now be played on desktops, tablets and mobile phones for real cash or for free. I’m pretty confident that it will appeal to players who enjoy sharp bursts of incredible cartoon like graphics. Its unique built-in retention elements have been designed to increase the player experience, loyalty and lifetime value.
As behooves any Microgaming slots of this caliber it offers you a series of customization options such as audio, graphics, coin bet, Auto Play and Paytable features. Before you spin the reels peruse the Paytable and select the right coin range. Low staked players can wager from 40 pence per spin while high rollers can spin the reels up to £30.
Aside from its sublime visual animations the strength of the game lies in its 4 distinct free spins features and their wilds. When a combination of wilds pop up on the reels they offer decent cash prizes but its during the free spins that they really shine. During the main game they appear sporadically on the third reel and can turn a losing spin into a winning one.
Free Spins And Scatters
Dragonz boast 4 free spins features laced with free spins, expanding wilds, stacked wilds, sticky wilds and winning wilds. Each free spins mode is triggered when 3 or more scatters appear randomly any place on the reels. Once you’ve you triggered the free spins 12 times you can pick any of the 4 free spins features:
Flint (Red Dragon)
This free spins mode awards you 10 free spins replete with Flaming Wilds. The red dragon Flint randomly spews out fiery wilds onto the reels, up to 10 wilds can appear. If or shall I say when this happens the cash prize can be astronomical. This also happens to be my favourite free spins mode of the lot simply because I managed a win of 1000x my stake when 10 wilds pitched.
Switch (Purple Dragon)
Here you’ll get 10 free spins along with stashed wilds. Non-paying wild icons is stored by Switch, when you’ve collected 3 or more of them they’re dispersed randomly across the reels affording you a winning combination. What makes the free spins round unique is that the free spins will only stop once all the wilds have been doled out.
Frost (Blue Dragon)
In this free spins mode 10 free spins are awarded along with frosty wilds. As you can see it matches ‘Frost’ right down to a ‘T’. He turns the non-winning wilds into frosty treats which remain locked on the reels until a winning combination is formed.
Gobble (Green Dragon)
You’ll receive 10 free spins in conjunction with winning wilds. Gobble randomly spews out wilds across the reels, they become sticky which translates into additional free spins along with some neat wins.
From what I can gather, it looks like Microgaming certainly upped the ante with Dragonz and it’s latter slot releases (Lost Vegas) have been very good too. The game certainly has the potential for some really big wins in both the free spins and main game. Aesthetically wise the slots look incredible; you can win up to a smashing 3,500x your stake during the bonus features. Of the 4 free spins, the Flint free spins mode is hands down my favourite. Just because I had an incredible win of 1,000x my stake I don’t want to come across as biased towards the other free spins modes.