Set on 5×5 reels this Dragon Shard slot machine has lots of fun little details that will have you wishing you could ride real dragons and find the horde of treasure.
If you know a little bit about Stormcraft studios, you’ll know that their very first online slot was the Fortunium game, which (at face value) seems to be almost identical.
After all, Dragon Shard is a 5×5 video slot with 40 paylines, wilds, stacked symbols, free spins and mystery symbols. It’s identical to Fortunium except this one has a high fantasy theme which is beautifully done.
So should you jump in because of the Dragons, the Ice King and the beautiful Elven fairy? Or is there some better underlying reason to jump into this gorgeous land?
You still get the win boost button which, for a little extra cost, means that the stacks of mystery symbols now only have high paying symbols and no low paying ones.
Only in this Dragon Shard mobile slot the reels will now pay both ways, so left to right and right to left, which makes those stacks of mystery symbols far more effective.
Better yet, they’ve improved everything. The RTP is set at a higher 96.77%, the wins come more often and the top win is set at a much higher 160,000 max win.
All these little tweaks may not seem like much, but it really improves this real money slot from just playable to huge loads of fun.
This is helped by the Dragon Shards free spin bonus games where you are guaranteed one stack of mystery symbols on one reel at all times. If you’re lucky you’ll get two or three, and that’s where the real fun begins.
Of course, catching 4 or 5 scatters isn’t easy, but the pay both way reels makes you feel like there’s potential, even with just one mystery reel in place. Better than the Dragons Awakening by Relax Gaming, by a long shot.
We didn’t think we’d like this Dragon Shard online slot as much as we did, thinking it nothing more than a copy. But we’re glad Stormcraft improved on a fun casino game to make something truly great.
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|Mobile Slot released||May 2019|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 40 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.23% / 96.77%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 2.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 200|
|Free spins||10 Free Spins / Mystery Reel of Symbols|
|Bonus rounds||Stacked Symbols, Stacked Wilds, Mystery Symbols, Scatter, Wild, Free Spins, Pay Both Ways|
Wild: The wild substitutes for all symbols except the scatter.
Stacked Symbols: The sun queen and frost queen come stacked five high, whilst all other high and low paying symbol are stacked 2 symbols high.
Win Booster: For an extra price you can ensure that the stacks of mystery symbols only contain high paying symbols AND make this a pay both ways slot machine.
Super Stacked Mystery Symbol: At any point, you can get a whole stack of mystery boxes which will reveal only one symbol. This can include wilds, and if the win boost is on, only contains high paying symbols.
Free Spins: 3 or more scatters symbols anywhere on the reels will trigger 10 free spins.
During Free Spins, each Scatter will award you with one additional spin.
It may look the same, but this Dragon Shard game surpasses the original mobile game that inspired it and hits all right notes.
The win boost button is actually worth pressing now that you get pay both way reels and high paying symbols only in the mystery reels.
Plus the higher RTP and higher wins help make this a fun fantasy slot we would be happy to spin again, and again.
This and the Agent Jane Blonde Returns slot are fast becoming our favourite Stormcraft studios slots.
Dragon Shard is a 5x3 reel 40 payline slot machine with stacked symbols, wilds, scatters, free spins and a win boost button where you can buy extra features.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: January 2, 2020 - Rating