The Dragon is a source of endless inspiration as it seems, because there are so many slots based around this Chinese mythical creature lately.
Before you dismiss Dragon Shrine as another clone of existing spinners, we advise you to give it a chance.
Quickspin have made sure not to exaggerate with the oriental and Feng shui symbols, so the theme comes pretty light and enjoyable, while the Dragon will surprise you with his power to grant you respins and locked wilds.
The sharp animation and the vivid colours during the Dragon’s appearance make this slot a visual attraction available across all devices.
What We Love
Quickspin are new on the market but their team of experienced developers know how to create an interesting slot without overcomplicating. We love the fact that they made the theme as simple as possible. Usually, Chinese-themed slots come cramped with a mass of oriental tokens and having seen so many of these slots we got really tired of them.
Quickspin focused only on the Dragon and the Shrine, while the rest of the symbols include simple pictures of gems and playing cards.
The special power of the Dragon is that it can appear fully stacked across the first reel and add three respins. The animation of this feature is truly eye-catching as reels are set on fire.
What is more the dragon will breathe fire onto every dragon and wild symbol that appear during the respins and lock them in place to bolster your chances of winning.
The highlight of the game happens when three Scatters (Shrines) land on reels 2, 3 and 4 and activate 10 Free Spins. This is when your chances of winning are doubled as the winnings are calculated both ways.
The Dragon Stack Respin feature is available during the Free Spins round too, but it gets even better. Dragon appears on reel 1 or 5 and at the same time activates the opposite reel as well. This means that you get two fully stacked reels, respins and locked wilds and dragons.
The slot comes with an RTP of 96.55% and promises 871 times your stake on a single spin.
What We Do Not Like
The choice of the theme definitely could have been better. There are simply too many slots with serpentine dragons, some of them are named almost the same as Dragon’s Shrine.
Also, the maximum bet is $80 which might sound a bit low for those who like to bet big.
Dragon’s Shrine offers so much more than the visual appeal, so we would ignore the theme in favour of the game play. In that sense this is one well-rounded slot that gives you the typical Free Spins round with the opportunity to win both ways.
If that is not enough you will have the help of the Dragon to add respins and locked wilds and even more dragons. All in all this is a medium variance game that is worth a shot if you are not chasing huge jackpots.