Theme of the Game
Dragon Shrine carries a general, Oriental culture inspired theme, with a Chinese reference to wealth and power. Online slot developers often draw inspiration from Chinese folklore, thanks to its centuries long tradition in games of chance.
Elements that are often used are dragons and numbers, which have a specific meaning, related to good luck and prosperity. Dragon Shrine simplifies the theme and restricts it to the Oriental sound and two main symbols – The Dragon and Pagoda. Other icons are different colour gems and standard A, K, Q, J and number 10.
Dragon Shrine is developed by Quickspin, a Swedish company dedicated to producing high quality slots for various gambling markets. According to their online portfolio, they are continuously striving to originality and innovation. The company consists mainly of young enthusiasts, whose goal is to provide the best possible gaming experience to their consumers.
With the notion of being more than just game creators but passionate players as well, Quickspin has been a three times winner of EGR B2B Award as well as the HIT Bolagen Award in 2014. Some of their most notable titles, which you probably heard of, are The Epic Journey and Second Strike.
Apart from creating video slots, Quickspin is a proud creator of promotional tools, such as Flexible Free Rounds and Feature Tiger. These are particularly designed for the player’s amusement and benefit. At the moment, the company is working hard to promote a new video slot, which is to be released in December this year.
How to play it
The slot follows a 3-4-4-4-3 reels and 40 fixed paylines structure. The bet can be placed manually or through the Total Bet display. For continuous play, you can also opt for AutoPlay option, that comes with advanced settings. With basic settings, you can select the number of auto spins that can go up to 1000. Additional settings will allow you to set the loss limit as well as the single win limit.
Bet lines are paid in succession from left to right, with only the highest win per bet line accountable. In Free Spin, the combinations are paid both ways. The most important symbols are The Dragon symbol and Bonus Scatter symbols, both triggering special features. In terms of value, they are closely followed by the Wild, which can substitute all other icons except for the wild.
Dragon Shrine has its mobile version as well. There is no substantial difference between the two, apart from the difference in player controls.
T&Cs Apply 18+
During the main game, when a full stack of Dragon symbols lands on the first reel, Dragon Stack Respin Feature will be triggered. When that happens, all Dragon and Wild icons will be frozen on the reels and 3 additional spins will be awarded. Any Dragon and Wild icons that appear during these extra spins will also be locked on the screen.
If 3 Bonus Scatter symbols land on the reels, 10 Free Spins will be unlocked. Here, the Dragon Stack Respin feature can be triggered when a full stack of Dragon icons appear on reels 1 or 5. The opposite reel will mirror the stack and the feature will be played until all spins are used up. Free Spins mode can be re-activated.
The total bet ranges from $0.20 to the maximum bet of $80.00. The Wild symbol has the highest value, ranging from $2.00 to $800, depending on the player’s stake. Considering extra features such as Free Spins, Wilds and Scatter pays, the total payout surpasses the amount of 800x player’s stake.
According to the developer, the theoretical payout is 96.55%. The slot is therefore placed somewhere between low and medium variance games category.
When it comes to overall design and theme execution, there is nothing particularly impressive about Dragon Shrine. The game is pretty basic and one-dimensional. This is particularly noticeable when you compare it to other slots with the same theme. If you were looking forward to see how Quickspin will interpret the them, you may want to lower you criteria.
The graphics are not bad, but they are rather simple and unimaginative. In terms of profit, the slot will not be a waste of time. With a decent bet range and RTP percentage, Dragon Shrine is sure to find its place under the sun.