From 243 ways to win to 7776 ways to win, this Dragon Maiden mobile slot pulls no punches in a fiery free spin bonus that will make you want to tame those dragons.
You either love Fantasy based slots or you don’t. Unlike genres like sci-fi or Ancient Egypt, which pretty much anyone can jump in and love, Fantasy isn’t for everyone.
But fans of the theme will be happy to see Play’n GO embraces its roots, with ornate jewellery and daggers as the high paying symbols, and the Dragon Maiden herself as wild.
If we are honest, it’s not the best Fantasy slot theme we’ve seen; at times the gloomy background seems to seep into the reels – unlike something like Dragon’s Fire by Red Tiger which sizzled on screen.
Still, it’s pretty enough that you won’t mind taking a few spins to try this Play’n GO game.
Once you take a few spins, you’ll be hard pressed to walk away – mostly because this mother of dragons is fierce and has up to 5,000 times your bet wins of a dragon hoard.
Mostly it’s thanks to two symbols. The Maiden herself is wild and acts a little bit like in a stacked wild; in as much as she can cover one, two or all three rows of this 5×3 slot.
She helps bring the bigger wins during the base game, keeping the spins interesting enough that you might not notice for a while that without her, you win nothing.
You need at least 3 Dragon scatters to trigger the Play’n GO slot free spins.
Then you get some of the best and most frustrating bonus rounds in casino history. Mostly because you have to try and catch as many scatters as you can in order to expand the reels.
Forget the wins; the scatters will increase the size of the game, from 3 rows all the way to 6 rows, growing by one for each scatter symbol found in that reel.
And even then, that’s not often good enough, because you need to expand the reel to it’s maximum 6 to get the golden free spins.
You are generally lucky if you get 1 or 2 golden free spins, but that’s ok. Because it’s usually worth it.
At this point, the game turns into a massive 6-row high game and opens up 7776 ways to win. Add those wilds that can come stacked 3 high, and you usually end up with a few decent 4 or 5 of a kind combinations.
Or you end up with nothing at all. That’s the problem with these volatile slot games – you jump through so many hoops to get to where you could get big wins, only to come out burned out by the dragons themselves.
Still, get those fearsome beasts on your side, and you’ll feel like you’d conquered the four kingdoms far more than even on the Microgaming Game of Thrones slot.
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|Mobile Slot released||November 2018|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 243 Paylines|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 100|
|Free spins||8 to 12 Free Spins / Expanding Reels|
|Bonus rounds||Scatters, Free Spins, Expanding Reels, Stacked Wilds|
Dragon Maiden Wild: The titular character is the wild symbol and she can come up to 3 symbols high. She replaces all other symbols to create wins one any of the 243 ways to win.
She doesn't replace the Dragon Scatter.
Scatters and Free Spins: If you get two or more dragons on the reels, you'll get a re-spin of the non-dragon filled reels, to try and catch more beasts. This is for good reasons because you want to play with as many bonus rounds as you can.
During the free spins, everytime a Dragon lands on a reel, it will expand that reel by one row upwards, opening up more ways to win.
Once it reaches 6 rows high, you accumulate a golden spin for the end of the round.
The Golden Spin: You get a golden spin for every full 6 row high reel you extend in the free spins - meaning you can trigger a maximum of 5 golden spins.
At the end of the bonus round you will play your golden spins, will all reels opened up with 6 rows, turning this into a 7776 ways to win video slot.
We actually strangely enjoyed this Dragon Maiden slot on mobile, though we suspect that much like their Iron Girl game, this will divide players.
Mostly because of the theme and the volatility.
This is a very volatile game, and whilst the bonus feature triggers often enough (you catch it maybe once every 80 spins or so) it doesn't mean it pays off very often.
Still, those patient enough to play the Play'n GO Book of Dead game will have the patience to face these dragons and win the equally impressive sum of 5,000 times your bet.
Dragon Maiden is a 5 reel 3 rows 243 ways to win video slot by Play'n GO. It has a fantasy theme, wilds that come stacked up to 3 symbols high, scatters and free spins. The reels can expand in the bonus game to give you up to 7776 ways to win.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: April 2, 2019 - Rating