Another of NextGen’s SuperBet slots, A Dragon’s Story slot offers you the chance at some fiery wins, and to have a wild adventure throughout.
There’s no denying that the more recent NextGen games are leaps ahead in terms of graphics, sounds, and animations of what they were only a few years ago.
This A Dragon’s Story, much like the Foxin Wins slot, aims to entertain through a variety of bonus features and betting options.
The five reels rest on a bed of golden coins, looked over and guarded by the blue bellied red dragon called Ruff.
You’ve got A – 9 symbols that blend in with the whole slot quest theme, along with golden treasures, Sir William running away with a burnt bottom, his damaged shield and smouldering boot too.
Your job is to help the brave Sir William to try and snatch some gold away from Ruff, without your bank roll getting burnt, and that can happen thanks to the wilds, the brave Sir William bonus instant cash bonus feature, and the SuperBet feature.
If you are a fan of one of the original NextGen SuperBet slots Foxin Wins, then you’ll probably come to like this A Dragon’s Story game too. It has similar gameplay and mechanics as the Foxin Wins slot, but with a different theme.
You get the higher paying wilds that can payout for getting two or more on a payline, and it substitutes for all the other symbols except the bonus scatter symbol.
But what A Dragon’s Story video slot provides you with is a bigger base game, and bonus game wins, is the use of the SuperBet option. Here you can click the Super Bet button to the bottom right of the reels to add more little dragons to the bottom of the reels, and some fiery wilds on the actual 5 reels.
Without SuperBet activated, you get one lonely little dragon on reel three, but click the button and you will get another two dragons added under reels 2 and 4 for an additional cost of 10 coins.
Click the button again and you’ll get two more dragons popup under reels 1 and 5 for an additional 25 coins from your original bet without SuperBet option on.
Is it worth playing with the SuperBet option for and spending more per spin? Well if you want to actually win any decent amounts then you will need the added random wilds that each of the dragons bring to your wins.
Without then, you’ll generally win less than your bet and quickly see your casino balance dwindle. But with it you have a better chance at some regular larger wins, which might not be massive but can allow you to play for longer.
But that’s not all that this NextGen slot has hidden in its golden cave.
A random feature that will show up from time to time in your spins is that of the Brave Sir William Bonus.
Here he tries to enter Ruff’s lair and as he does, you get to pick which colour fireball to send flying at him for some instant cash wins.
Choose between either blue, purple, or red and see your rewards. An instant cash game that doesn’t last long. but can bring an ok 5x – 10x your bet back to top up your balance slightly.
The symbol that we haven’t really mentioned yet is that of the purple jewel scatter symbol. This pays for finding any two or more across the five reels, but if you manage to find three or more you will be rewarded with 10 free spins.
This is where this medium variance slot could payout it’s biggest wins of the game.
Especially if you have set the SuperBet option to the max with five little dragons providing the free spin games with even more wilds than usual.
And we say ‘could’ because there’s no real guarantee. Mostly, when we’ve hit A Dragon’s Story bonus game every 100 or more spins, we found that our average was around the 10x – 2ox our bet back.
Granted that these free spins do hide bigger wins, and we’ve seen a few wins of 50x upwards, but it’s a slow builder of an online video slot.
Even still, this a fun free games round which, in theory anyway, could bring a smile to your face and you wallet.
A game that could have been much better than it actually is. The games graphics, sounds, and animations are great on both the online and A Dragon’s Story mobile slot, however the game play can be frustrating at times.
But if you are fan of low paying games that you can vary your bet, with a decent return to player rate, then this NextGen slot might be for you.
The SuperBet option changes the return to player rate from 95.223% when off, to an average 95.618% with it on.
Not a big difference you might say, but one that you will be thankful for in order to create bigger winning combinations thanks to those extra wilds.
A betting range of 0.25 up to 100 per spin offers all types of players the opportunity to give this game a spin.
If it was down to us though we’d probably head to the slightly higher variance Foxin Wins Again machine for added thrills onboard Mr Fox’s luxury yacht.