The idea of any mobile slot that features a dragon also making use of an Asian theme has been almost hammered into us in recent times, but we have to remember that the creatures are every bit as much of a part of fantasy stories as elves and orcs. If we needed any kind of further reminder, then NextGen’s Dragon Drop is on hand, and there is not a red envelope or golden ingot in sight. Admittedly, the dragon in question is the only fantasy creature on the board, with sheep and farmers giving players an idea of the general theme, but some creative cartoon stylings set this game up nicely. After a couple of relative disappointments in the NextGen range, spanning the likes of Doctor Love on Vacation and Cherry Blossoms, we are due something truly entertaining and want to get back to the likes of Foxin’ Wins, so let’s see whether Dragon Drop can be the game that we’re looking for!
What to Expect
Dragon Drop certainly has freshness on its side compared to the likes of Cherry Blossoms, having only been available on mobile devices for a short while. As noted in the intro, this is embodied in the visuals early on in the experience, and we would definitely put this one closer to Foxin’ Wins than Doctor Love on Vacation in terms of visual quality. There has not been a massive overhaul to the gameplay, with just twenty lines on offer at the top end, but there rarely is when it comes to NextGen and, in many ways, we simply have to admire their consistency.
The rest of the game follows the familiar formula of wilds and free spins, but there is at least a bit of quirkiness to proceedings on this one thanks to the way in which wilds are awarded. Rather than landing naturally on the board as you might expect, they instead rely on the dragons that float above reels two, three and four at all times. randomly, these dragons will decide to drop wilds down onto their assigned reel into one of the three positions and that symbol will not only fill in for others, but will also double applicable wins in the process too.
There are a couple more dragon based perks to this game that are sorely lacking on some of the older NextGen mobile slots when players reach the free spins bonus. Three or more dragon eggs are all it takes to trigger them, and this will kick off eight free games with all prizes doubled. The difference to the base game here is that if a dragon decides to become a wild on the board, he will freeze in his chosen position until the spins have been completed. The doubling multiplier also affects the wild multiplier too, so any wild wins will be multiplied four times over in total.
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
On the one hand, Dragon Drop makes a refreshing change from some of the older NextGen slots on offer at mobile casinos in that it is not quite as simple as we have come to expect. On the other, the tweaks and additions do not end up making a massive difference overall. In most free spins rounds, for example, you will get one wild dragon at most, and he has to be in such a precise position that he can often feel wasted. Then again, part of the fun is waiting for the round where all three come along! This one is not on Foxin’ Wins’ level, but it is solid enough to check out for yourself.