The Viking theme continues to grow in popularity among slots players and developers alike and we suppose that the theme in question is just as suitable as any when it comes to symbols. Play’n Go’s take on the theme is Dragon Ship, and it bears many of the developer’s video slots gaming hallmarks, even if it does not necessarily demonstrate much by way of innovation. It looks fairly good, although we would guess that it came out before the generational shift – you may have noticed different levels of effort in the graphics between the very latest Play’n Go slots and the more established ones, and this one definitely fits in the second category. Nevertheless, the looks on Play’n Go slots have never been bad, and we are hoping to build on a solid base with some great gameplay and features.
What to Expect
When looked at in the context of the other Viking slot games out there right now, the graphics on Dragon Ship look even more average, but they are not going to turn anyone away from playing. Indeed, fifteen lines ensure that the game is well and truly accessible for any kind of player, and an accompanying wide selection of coin values also means that players will be able to settle on bets that suit them down to the ground. The only slight criticism here is that fifteen win lines can feel a little slow compared to the latest betting setups, but if you are not overly concerned with the wins coming thick and fast and are just as happy with quality as quantity then it is worth sticking with.
When you do hit a win, you can try your hand at Play’n Go’s own brand of gamble feature if you so choose – and it has a lot in common with most developers’ visions for such a feature. Pick red or black for the next card to double your prize, or guess the suit to potentially quadruple it. This is nothing ground-breaking but a nice option to have, especially with so many other company’s phasing it out.
There are a couple of features here on Dragon Ship and the first of them could not be simpler. Land a treasure chest on reels one, three and five at the same time and you will have the opportunity to pick one for an instant prize.
Far more substantial is the main free spins round, and it involves the Dragon Ship’s masthead as the triggering symbol. This icon is a stacked wild that can land at any point during the game, while also doubling the value of prizes when it does so. Land a full stack on reels one and five at the same time and they will stick in place while the fifteen free spins that have just been won play out.
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
Dragon Ship is charming enough, without getting into truly outstanding territory. Given the reliance on stacked wilds, the fifteen win lines can be even more disappointing as the two do not exactly go hand in hand. The pick bonus is nice, but far from exciting, and we would have to conclude that this is one of the more average slots in the Play’n Go mobile range, although fans of the theme can add a few points on to the hypothetical score.