What a magnificent concept with the mystical land in the background. The main characters in the game are a Fire Queen and an Ice King. They are obviously battling it out and what they want is the precious ancient Dragon Shard. On the side of the reels, you will see there is red (representing fire) lights on one side and blue (representing ice) on the other side. This is a 5x5 reel game with a total of 40 paylines.
Video Dragon Shard™ – Microgaming
The theme is fantasy and the graphics are mind-blowing. There are big, strong heroes, and dragons on the reels. It’s all based in a fantasy kingdom with subtle lights in the background you can only assume are fairies.
You can play 5 pence to 200 pounds per spin and it’s available on all devices. There are mystery symbols in the game, which act as a Win Booster.
You’ll end up with symbols on the reels that transform into high value. This gives you opportunity to win different payouts and get your free spins. The low-value symbols in the game are standard, being all the suits in a card game. The high-value symbols include the Dragon Shard itself, the Ice Dragon, Fire Dragon, and the King and Queen.
They are pretty much the stars of the show so it goes without saying, they bring you some great wins. When symbols are double stacked, the King and Queen will offer you the most value. They give you x8 your stake when you get 5 high or across the payline. The Dragon Shard is your wild and will replace every symbol on paylines 3, 4, and 5. This gives you from 1 – 20 times more for your original stake. The Dragon Shard has a Mystery Symbols features which land on reels and randomly turns them into low, high, or a wild.
The choice is yours to use the Win Booster. If you choose not to, your wins will pay out from left to right. Unless you get the scatter which will pay out in any position. If you do decide to push the Win Booster button, you can win either way but it does cost you twice as much to do this, increasing your stake by double. So for example, if you bet 50 pounds, you’re actually spending 100 pounds. However, these features will uncover wild and high symbols when you have mystery symbols. Normally this isn’t the case so it does increase your chances of bigger wins.
Free Spins occurs when you get 3 or more of the dragon eye, which is a scatter symbol. They can be in any position and you’ll get 10 free spins. For every free spin, there will be mystery reels on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th reels. Every scatter you get during the free spin will give you another free spin. It’s easier to get 3 matching wild reels with free spins.
When you fill the reels with wilds, you have the opportunity to win x800 your stake.
It’s beautiful graphically and the music sets the tone. The story line is fantastic and you can see it brought to life within the game. The reels run fast and smooth and there always seems to be some feature being triggered so the game stays interesting throughout.
The game didn’t sit correctly on my screen so I couldn’t see what my balance was. Also, there was a clock on the top right corner. I thought this cheapened the game even though it is obviously a well-made game.