Dragon Shard Slot Review

About Dragon Shard Slot

This is another addition among the recent releases by Microgaming. The video slot was released on May 29th, 2019, and is a fantasy-themed slot. Microgaming has collaborated with Stormcraft to deliver a slot adorned with mystery symbols, free spins, and win boosters. The site introduces you to the world of mystery, magic, and features powerful heroes and dragons. The reels are set at the backdrop of great ruins with huge crystals. The most significant characters include the Ice King, accompanied by the Fire Queen. Each of them has a dragon.

Dragon Shard is designed with 40 paylines and is played on a 5 by 5 grid.  You can start your bet with as little as 5p and for high rollers, your highest bet could go up to $200 per spin. Given the amazing RTP of 96.41%, your chances of winning are higher.

Game Symbols

The game symbols include Ice King and Fire Queen, Fire Dragon, Ice Dragon, and the Dragon Shard. More symbols, though low paying include spades, hearts, diamonds, and clubs. In the case where these symbols are double stacked, the most valuable is Ice King and the Fire Queen. Landing 5 of these 2 symbols across a payline will earn you up to 8 times your wager.

The wild symbol is represented by the logo of this slot and when it appears, it replaces all symbols apart from the scatter. Landing 3,4, or 5 on a payline will award you 1,4,or 20 times your total stake.

Dragon Shard Gameplay

Delve into the unending battle between the Ice King and the Fire Queen and try and bring the war down, but first, ensure you have placed your desirable bet before you spin the reels. On the far left of your game dashboard, you will see a button indicated ‘Win Booster,” which comes in handy when it comes to payout. Ideally, with this feature off, your wins pay from left to right apart from the case where there is a scatter symbol which pays in any position.

On the other hand, if you choose to use the “Win Booster”, your wins will pay both ways. However, it is important to note that this will cost you 2 times your stake. Thus, with this feature, your minimum bet per spin will be 10p instead of 5p and the maximum bet per spin will cost $200 rather than $100. Regardless of the high cost, the better part is the fact that with this feature, the mystery symbol only offers high paying symbols or wilds which helps boost your chances of winning.

On the right hand side from the reels is the ‘Coin Stack’ button which is fourth from the top of the list. Once you press the button, you will access the betting panel where you can alter your bet amount just in case you needed to increase or reduce it.

Still, on the right side of the game board, you will find a slider on the first button which you can use to set the speed of the reels as you spin.

The Circular Arrows button comes after this slider. It will enable you to access a special panel where you will be introduced to uninterrupted and automated spins whose number you can choose.

Lastly, the third button from the top is the ‘Spin Button’ and is the largest in size. Click on the button to set the reels in motion.

Special/ Bonus Features

Win Booster– This is quite a unique feature and most slots don’t often offer such. When you activate it, you will increase your chances of getting mystery symbols which often increase your pay lines. When turned on, the win booster maintains the mystery symbols in a super-stacked position, revealing more symbols with high payouts or wilds.

Free Spins– Your gameplay can land you 3 or more scatters at any position on the reels. The number of mystery symbols is dependent on the number of scatter symbols that appear on the reels. Scatter symbols influence the number of mystery reels, consequently leading to the number of mystery symbols found on such reels. In short, winning an extra scatter will earn you an extra spin.

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Dragon Shard on Mobile

You have a great responsibility of settling a war between the Ice King and the Fire Queen. Do you have enough experience in your new role? Well, sit back and harness yourself with your smartphone as the war has been brought right at your doorstep.  Just like the desktop version, this slot runs effectively on mobile devices, and you will enjoy the command of pressing buttons to influence the war outcome as you bag yourself treasures.

Conclusion

Dragon Shard is among the best releases by Microgaming, and it is with no doubt that the game has fantastic visual graphics. One of the unique features with this slot is the “Win Booster” which is set in such a way that when activated, your wins can pay from both right and left. Better yet, with this feature, the mystery symbol only offers high paying symbols or wilds which helps boost your chances of winning.

Cliff Spiller

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