This September Yggdrasil Gaming will release a new five-reel, twenty-payline slot themed after dragons, those magnificent mythological creatures that are present in almost every culture in the world.
Apart from symbolising power and strength, dragons are also known to be the guardians of vast treasures, and in the 2016 release gamers will get the chance to release the power of these beasts, earning some lucrative payouts as they do so.
The game will take you high on a mountaintop where the battle of night and day, ice and fire occurs, resembling a bit of the famous battle occurring in the Game of Thrones.
What We Love
Needless to say, we were fascinated by the overall visual appearance of the slot. Yggdrasil Gaming did it again, with state-of-the-art graphics, impeccable design and amazing soundtrack that completely follows the story.
Double Dragons slot is packed with interesting special features. We love the fact that you can earn free re-spins after every winning thanks to the Dropdown Win feature. All you need to do is land a winning combination and you will get a re-spin.
The winning symbols will disappear, making room for new symbols that will drop down and, hopefully, form a new winning combination. Land four consecutive winnings and you will release the dragons and trigger the Double Dragons feature, where you will get two full-reel Wilds that will help you form multiple winning combinations.
Two Dragon Heads are an interesting addition to the story. Fire Dragon and Ice Dragon heads will randomly appear on the Wilds during base game, with the Fire Dragon turning up to 3 random symbols into Wilds, while the Ice Dragon serves as an x2 multiplier of the winning combo.
Also, the Dragon Heads are stored on the right side of the screen, and once you store nine of them, you will be awarded with nine free spins.
Last, but not the least, is the Free Spin feature, triggered by nine Dragon Heads. During the freebies, Dragon Heads will appear more frequently, making it possible for gamers to win rewarding payouts, due to the fact that more winning combinations will occur and will be multiplied thanks to the Ice Dragon Head x2 multiplier.
What We Do Not Like
There are several things that we did not like in this 2016 release. When it comes to Dropdown Win feature, sometimes it is very hard to land multiple winning combinations due to only 20 paylines and imagine our frustration every time we got 3 consecutive wins and failed to land the fourth one.
The result was that we did not succeed often in releasing the dragons and triggering the Double Dragons feature. Mostly low paying symbols form winning combinations during base game, making the winnings smaller than the initial bet.
You need to wait pretty much for the free spins, due to the fact that Dragon Heads do not appear on the reels as often, and you need nine of them to win the freebies.
Even though occasionally it may seem that the dragons tend to keep the treasures for themselves, like Smaug in the Hobbit, if you possess the skills of Bilbo Baggins, you will succeed in snatching some of that vast gold and escaping from the mountain with some decent money on your balance.
Despite the fact that the special features may be hard to trigger from time to time, you will be more than satisfied with the newest title from Yggdrasil Gaming, since it offers entertaining gameplay, amazing visuals and very good soundtrack.