Dragon Shrine is the latest 5 reel 40 payline slot by Quickspin that revolves around the golden Chinese dragon and its temple.
The reel layout sports five reels with a different number of tiles which adds to the visual quality, while it is set against the sparkling blue background that appears to be the sky.
Inside the Dragon’s Shrine you will find precious stones in a variety of colours, but you should pay special attention to the Dragon as it will set the reels on flames and add sticky symbols and wilds.
He does that during the Free Spins too, so it is no wonder the Chinese love this creature so much. Read on to find out more about this dragon-themed pokie.
Quickspin is a young Swedish online gaming company that has been in the market since 2012 and they already stand out with the top-class quality of their games which are produced for online casinos, mobile and social gaming.
It is interesting to mention that two the company’s founder formerly worked for NetEnt, the leading developing company, which explains their experienced approach to developing slot games.
How to Play It
You will need at least $0.20 to start spinning 40 reels across a 3x4x4x4x3 layout. There are 12 symbols occurring in the game including the Dragon and the Shrine.
The Shrine represents a Scatter and it can only be found on the second, third and fourth reel. If it happens to appear on all three reels at the same time it will trigger the Free Spins bonus. Unfortunately, this is the only role of the Scatter, that is, it doesn’t pay anything across the paylines.
The Wild symbol is simply a writing on the tile and it is the most rewarding symbol on the paylines. For five of a kind it will pay 10 times your stake, while it has the ability to replace any of the standard symbols when it is needed to form a winning combo.
The rest of the symbols come down to previous stones of different colours and stylised letters representing the playing cards. The Dragon is the most mysterious symbol in the game returns your stake three times for five of a kind, but it also has a special power called Dragon Stack Respin feature.
The main prize of the game is 10 Free Spins that can be activated when you land three green shrines on reels 2, 3 and 4. The Free Spins feature comes with a twist in the opposite direction.
Actually during the free play the wins will be counted both ways, thus increasing your chances of winnings. Also, the Free Spins round can be re-triggered if you happen to hit the three shrines again.
Though this is the main bonus round, the main attraction of the game is definitely the Golden Dragon set against the red tile. The Dragon activates and takes part in the Dragon Stack Respin feature which is activated when the Dragon fills the first reel in the base game.
When this happens the first reel will go on fire and so will all other dragon and wild symbols found during the three re-spins. Whenever a dragon or a wild appear they will remain in place until the end of the re-spins.
This feature gets even better in the free play because then the dragon gets cloned and you can see him on the fifth reel as well. In fact, it will be enough to get only one of these reels stacked with dragons and the other one will light up automatically.
So if the dragon appears fully spread across the first reel, the fifth reel will mirror this feature and vice versa. Basically, you will get twice as many wilds and dragons on the reels to boost your payouts.
The maximum you can get via paying symbols is 10 times your stake for five Wilds, but that is why Dragon Stack Respin Feature will help you by adding respins, wilds and dragons.
The maximum you can get on a spin is 871 times your stake. If you are looking to bet high, you will have to settle for $80 because this is the maximum bet. The return to player is estimated to 96.55% so we expect this to be a medium variance game.
This is another slot with a familiar theme but quite unusual in-play feature and design of the reel grid. Dragon Stack Respin feature was made to help you all the way and thanks to it you could get 871 times your stake on a single spin.
It is not bad but not a life-changing prize either, so we believe that Dragon’s Shrine will be more appealing to those who don’t mind smaller but frequent prizes.