Play’N Go brings us the fantasy world of Dragon Maiden, a slot based around the mystical creature and its sympathiser. Blessed with the power to make the creature shower you with both fire and winnings, it’s probably best to keep her on side.
Presented over the 5 x 3 format that we’ve come to know and love, with a whopping 243 paylines, this slot takes you on a journey into the enchanted world of the fire-breathing monsters, fondly known as dragons.
A host of great features
A key figure throughout the story is the Dragon Maiden, also the name of the slot. She is the keeper of the ferocious dragon, and can bring wins on her own if you get three or more of her across active paylines. This symbol can expand to cover the reels three symbols high, it can also substitute all other symbols, except the scatter, to form a win.
Our friendly (or not so, who knows) dragon is the scatter, get him two or more times across the reels to watch the spectacle of him breathing fire and awarding a respin, with the other dragons locked in their positions during the furore. Additional dragons joining the party during the repsins will mean yet another respin, ongoing until no more dragons appear.
The spins don’t only come free, they’re golden too
Get three or more of the scatter to trigger the free spins feature, and watch as the dragon increases the height of the reel it chooses to appear on. Reels can expand up to six symbols high, with the possibility of the coveted Golden Spin following the free spins if you land a dragon on a reel that has reached its maximum expansion.
The aforementioned Golden Spins feature is triggered by getting a dragon on the fully expanded reel. Do this with all five reels expanded and you could be looking at a potential 7776 ways to win, not bad odds at all at this point.
The mechanics of Dragon Maiden slot are pretty different from what we have seen before, some would say unique. This really helps to build excitement and draw you into the game, and the 7776 ways to win is a very attractive enticement.
Visually it’s fantastic, with some lovingly over-engineered animations; the soundtrack is clean and well thought through. Some might say that dragons are becoming a bit of a cliche, but we say try it before you judge it by the standards of others.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring