Over the past century, people’s appetite for dragons has grown and grown. Think of all the important pieces of fantasy literature in recent history; The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter, and most recently, Game of Thrones, featuring none other than Khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen, Mother of Dragons (among other titles). Don’t Forget How to Train your Dragon, Eragon, and the list goes on.
Note: We know that there’s a Game of Thrones pokie game, designed by Microgaming, and released a couple of years ago. However, the Game of Thrones pokie game is rather basic, lacking the imagination of the books or the television program. You’re much more likely to find a proper Dragon here at the Dragon Island game.
Dragon Island’s set-up is pretty typical for a moderately recent video pokie. It has 5 reels and 3 rows. The game has a smorgasbord of features including Win Both Ways, Golden Wilds (which supersede regular Wilds) and a free spins round. There are 15 bet lines in total, though players can choose to bet on just one, through to all 15.
There are 10 bet levels to choose from and players can set coin value between 0.01 and 0.5. In addition, players can choose to activate the Win Both Ways feature which doubles your bet.
We tried Dragon Island Casino on Casumo, one of the most exciting sites in a new generation of online casinos. If players bet on just 1 line, at the lowest bet level, with a 0.01 coin value and win both ways deactivated, players can place a minimum bet of $0.01! However, if you jack up all the bet lines and bet levels, as well as the coin value to $0.5 and the Win Both Ways feature, you can put down a max bet of $150.
This was true at Casumo Casino. However, it is possible for different casinos to offer different bet values on the same pokie.
First up is the Wild symbol, a gargoyle-like dragon statue, which substitutes for all symbols apart from scatters and the mysterious golden wild.
The mysterious Golden Wild can only appear if the Win Both Ways feature is activated. It can substitute for all symbols apart from the scatter. But that’s not all. When Golden Wilds complete a winning bet line, they act as a multiplier. The win could be anywhere between x2 and x8.
The Scatter symbol is a hot volcano that looks positively ready to erupt. However, it is your wealth that is about to erupt.
When it comes to the scatter symbol, the potential wins are as follows:
2 Scatters = 2x bet
3 Scatters = 3x bet + 10 Free Spins
4 Scatters = 10x bet + 20 Free Spins
5 Scatters = 100x bet + 50 Free Spins
3 or more scatters will initiate the free spin round. During these free spin rounds, expanded wilds may appear at random to bolster your wins. If you see three or more scatter symbols appear within the free spin round, then you activate even more free spins.
When you toggle on Win Both Ways, the bet line win comes from either left to right or right to left. As is (sadly) per usual, any malfunction during gameplay will render all pays and plays null and void.
To be frank, there’s not an awful lot of extra description I can give for the symbols. They are, as to be expected, mostly dragon heads. On an island expressly called “Dragon Island,” you can really only expect it to be inhabited by dragons. Although, there is a real Dragon Island located just off the coast of Great Barrier Island near New Zealand. It is unpopulated; even by dragons.
The dragons of Dragon Island are of different creeds and colours. One is gold, one is brown. Some are emerald green, one is blue, and one is purple with a pair of ram horns. Out of these, the gold dragon is by far the most lucrative. To complete the motley crew, you have the usual card deck tag-alongs: A, K, Q, J, 10.
Another quick point to bear in mind: 5 matching symbols on a bet line with Win Both Ways activated, pays double.
Dragon Island does not possess a proper bonus round per se. If you’ve spun the requisite scatters, you will initiate the free spins round. However, it is slightly underwhelming. Expanding Wild dragons appear to take up a whole reel, but the music doesn’t really amp up and there’s not an awful lot to differentiate it from the regular spinning round.
You can play Dragon Island for free at many different online casinos. This gives you a chance to play before you pay. According to the Gambling Commission, pokies must have the same RNG in place for free play and real play. In both versions, gameplay must unfold under the same conditions of randomness. Sometimes rumours spread that Casinos manipulate the free-play version to make it seem more alluring to players. However, this is categorically untrue and potentially illegal.
The RTP of Dragon Island is 96.7%.
As I have already explained, if you are a fan of dragons then Dragon Island is definitely the game for you. Or if you are a fan of Narnia, the Hobbit, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones etc. then come along and become an honorary citizen of Dragon Island. It’s better than the Game of Thrones pokie game. That’s a fact.
Players who enjoyed Dragon Island can check out similarly themed games like Dragon’s Inferno.
Dragon Island is a NetEnt game that has an RTP of 96.7%
Yes, Dragon Island can be played for free on demo mode to help you understand and master the gameplay.
Dragon Island is presented on 5 reels and 3 rows with features including Win Both Ways, Golden Wilds (which supersede regular Wilds) and a free spins round.
Yes, Dragon Island has a free spins bonus feature that awards up to 50 free spins.
Dragon Island can be played at top online casinos like Twin Casino, Jonny Jackpot Casino, and Casino Room.
Dragon Island is a NetEnt pokie game where you can win a maximum payout of 400,000 coins.
Yes, Dragon Island is available to play for $NZ at online casinos that accept this currency.
Yes, Dragon Island is available to play for real money at online casinos that accept players from New Zealand.
You can play Dragon Island at any online casino without downloading any software.