Dragons have always had plenty of tales to tell on the reels, not least because it feels like just about every slots developer out there has made use of them at some time or another. They are not all that common in the NextGen range, although A Dragon’s Story is by no means the first time that we have seen them playing a part. As you would expect, the game looks very good indeed, which is something of a NextGen hallmark, and the features keep on coming – and you can even spend a little more on every spin to ensure that they come around that little bit faster!
What to Expect
Presentation seems to be the strongest suit of NextGen and we were not disappointed when A Dragon’s Story loaded up for the first time. They have kept things relatively simple in the betting options stakes with just 25 lines of action in effect, although there is one more consideration to make before you get the reels spinning. As on Foxin’ Wins and many other NextGen slots out there right now, this one comes with the option of placing a Superbet. There are three levels, including the first one where no Superbet is in play and your stake will be the same as on any other 25-line slot. Small dragons sit beneath the reels and with a conventional stake, it will only be under reel three. Go to level one for 35 coins and they will appear under reels two, three and four, and if you rise to level two for fifty coins, they will appear under all reels. Their function is to randomly breathe fire onto the board, which results in symbols turning into additional wild card – again, much like the fox pups on Foxin’ Wins.
The rest of the game plays out in much the same way whether you have a Superbet active or not. The larger red dragon is the wild card in standard play, and he will understandably fill in for everything on the board except for the scatter. That scatter is the jewel symbol and landing three or more of them at the same time will lead to the main free spins round. The little dragons beneath the reels work even harder during free spins, so you can expect to see plenty of additional wilds, and all prizes are worth twice as much during free spins as their base game counterparts too.
Rounding off the feature action on the reels is the Brave Sir William bonus, and he has clearly been tasked with slaying the dragon, although we have to admit that we are not entirely confident in his chances. Nevertheless, his feature can trigger at random following any spin and you are siding with the dragon as you choose one of three balls of fire to throw at the approaching knight. He will be set alight and the longer he panics, the more you win, with between fifty and 1,250 coins on offer as part of this bonus.
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
There are plenty of similarities to be drawn between A Dragon’s Story and the iconic Foxin’ Wins, as you can probably tell from the bulk of the review. Given how good that game is, this one is automatically pretty good too and it remains solid even if you decide against making use of the Superbet. The theme is good and the graphics are up to par, ensuring that we are happy to recommend this slot all-round.