Slots fans that are tired of run-of-the-mill five-reel, three-row grids and complex payline patterns will find Dragon Born from Big Time Gaming interesting. The title uses BTG’s Megaways system, which can offer players a total of 117,649 ways to win.
As a Megaways slot title, Dragon Born plays on six reels, which display a random number of windows, from 1 to 7, on each spin. The playing symbols expand or contract to fit the windows, and there are no traditional paylines. Instead, any three or more identical symbols on consecutive reels, beginning on Reel 1, will trigger a prize. In base play, the Wild always appears as a single window, covering the whole reel.
Setting Stakes and Auto Spin Options
Similar to online roulette options, a button at the bottom left of the screen allows players to set their total stake per spin, from 0.20 to 40.00 in the currency being used.
The Spin and Auto Spin buttons are at the bottom right of the screen, and players can set the number of Auto Spins as high as 100, so long-term play is effortless. Players can also set maximum win and maximum loss limits when using Auto Spin, so the spins will stop automatically if a limit is reached.
Mythical Medieval Setting with Minimal Plot
Against a misty backdrop of farms and mountains, the gold-framed Dragon Born slot reels hang in the air. The dragon’s mountain lies behind the reels, and the characters in the game make innovative use of the standard Poker symbols. These are the 9, 10, J, Q, and A, which appear as ornate letters and numerals covered in coloured dragon-skin, whenever the reel is showing 3 or more windows.
On two-window reels, however, these poker symbols become full-size icons; a blue goblet for the 9, a silver-and-gold shield for the 10, an armoured knight for the J, a blonde queen for the Q, a bearded king for the K, and the purple-haired Dragon Mistress for the A. She pays 2.50, on a 1.00 stake, for Six of a Kind.
The higher-value symbols include a fleur-de-lys banner, a sapphire brooch and a ruby brooch, along with the dragon, which is the ultimate ruler of the kingdom. These icons can also appears on 1 window out of 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7, or they can appear in expanded form, covering half of a two-window reel. Six dragons in succession pay 50.00 on a 1.00 stake, and the dragon is also the only symbol that begins paying prizes for Two of a Kind or better.
Full Reel Multiplier Wilds and Free Spins
The Dragon Born slot’s Wild is a buxom female jester, and she always appears filling an entire reel. This Wild can also show up with a random multiplier attached, so it will not only substitute for any other symbols except the Scatter, it also increases the value of any wins it forms part of, by the specified multiplier.
A flawless diamond is the Dragon Born Scatter symbol, with the standard slot role of triggering a free spins round if three or more come up in any position. This takes place on a screen within the mountain, glowing with gold. During free spins, every reel always displays 7 windows, so the full 117,649 ways to win are in play. Every Scatter that comes up during the bonus round triggers an extra free spin, so this lucrative round can continue indefinitely.