Fire Dragon Slot Review
Fire Dragon Game Details
|Jackpot:||50,000 x Stake|
|Auto Play Feature:||Yes|
Where To Play Fire Dragon
One of their fairly new games (I say fairly new – it was first made available at online and mobile casinos back in 2019) is Fire Dragon, and in this Fire Dragon slot review, you’ll learn about all the game’s features, bonuses and payouts – plus the progressive jackpot and how to play the game on your mobile.
I decided to review this game for a number of different reasons. First of all, I really like the game’s look and feel – it’s very captivating and really feels like you’re amongst the action.
It’s also a progressive jackpot slot, which – like many of Realtime Gaming’s titles – is one of the main reasons why they’ve proved so popular with players, so yet another box ticked in this respect in my opinion. The visuals are superb and the gameplay is smooth, entertaining and exciting.
To start things off, let’s take a look at how Fire Dragon is actually constructed – and when you can expect when playing the game for yourself. You’ll notice that Fire Dragon is built around a 5-reel format, and there’s a total of 3 rows – a fairly common format for video slots today. The game has 20 paylines, and you’ll find yourself able to spin from as little as 5 and 100 credits per spin – so there’s plenty of stake options for players on all different types of budget.
Fire Dragon has an RTP of 95.25% which I think is a little on the low end of the RTP scale – but a medium volatility rating means that you shouldn’t have to wait too long in order to bag yourself some decent wins or bonus features! I’m now going to kick off this review with a look at how to play the game – so let’s get cracking!
How To Play
If you’ve ever played any of Realtime Gaming’s slots in the past you’ll know that pretty much all of their titles allow you to customise the number of paylines active.
Things are no different in Fire Dragon, and you can choose to play from between 1 and all 20 – the choice is completely yours. Personally, I’d recommend you play all 20 paylines to maximize your chances of hitting 5-of-a-kind combos, but if you do want to “up” the volatility factor of the game the one-line approach can work well too.
If you’re wondering where you can adjust the number of paylines in play – well, this is all found on the bottom left-hand-corner of the screen. You can’t miss it, and it’s the top-most box on the far-left menu.
Directly below you’ll see an option to customise the amount of money you’re wagering per line – and this is what changes the amount of your total bet which is then displayed directly to the right-hand-side of these buttons. Further right is the main “SPIN” button, which, naturally, kicks off the game – and to the right of this you’ll also see a couple of other buttons.
First off you’ve got the autoplay feature. This allows you to pre-set up to 1,000 spins to play out automatically; you simply choose how many spins you want to play, and the slot will then begin playing them out.
I really like how Realtime Gaming lets you customise the settings here though, so, for example, you can toggle the autoplay “off” when you hit a big win, or when one of the bonuses and features is triggered. You can also view your total account balance on the far right-hand-side of the screen, a useful feature so you know exactly how much you’ve got left – and what’s left to play with!
Symbols and Payouts
As you can probably imagine, Fire Dragon has a number of different symbols, all of which range in value. I was quite surprised to find that the game doesn’t actually use a huge number of symbols – although all the lower-paying ones are represented by playing card values, including 10, jack, queen, king, and ace.
The game’s higher-paying symbols are all theme-specific, with the lower-paying of these theme-specific symbols including a Jeep and a Dog. There’s also a type of Battle Axe, and all of these symbols are relatively low-paying, offering between 20 and 250X your line bet.
The two character symbols are much better paying, offering an award of 750 your line bet for lining up a 5-of-a-kind combo; this is definitely what you’ll be aiming for in the base-game, as, from my experience, there’s not a huge amount of action going on besides waiting for the bonus round.
The only other symbols to be aware of is first the Wild – which takes the form of a Jackie Chan look alike, paying a whopping 3,000X your line bet, and the Mask which acts as the game’s scatter symbol I’ll talk more about the scatter symbols and what they do in the bonuses and features section below.
I was actually pretty impressed with the main free-spins bonus round in Fire Dragon – mainly, due to the fact that I didn’t find it overly hard to trigger. Let’s look at it in more depth below.
Fire Dragon Free Spins
The Free Spins bonus round is triggered by landing 3, 4, or 5 of the scatter symbols anywhere in view. You will then see a pretty cool-looking animation where various ninjas appear on the screen, abseiling down ropes that drop down onto the screen. Regardless of the number of scatter symbols landed you’ll be awarded with 10 free-spins.
My only “disappointment” with the game is that, during the free-spins, there are no special enhancements; that means that you won’t see any added wilds, stacked wild reels or multipliers making an appearance here. However, I should point out that it is possible to re-trigger the free-spins bonus round, and, like most Realtime Gaming slots, there is no upper limit on the number of times the free-spins bonus round can be re-triggered.
Like many of Realtime Gaming’s slots, Fire Dragon contains a number of progressive jackpots – and the mechanic to win these is just the same as in their other titles. There’s no progressive jackpot round – with them, instead, being awarded randomly in either the base-game or the free-spins feature.
I managed to find information on Realtime Gaming’s official website that states the chances of winning one of the progressive jackpots does increase during the free-spins bonus – so there’s good reason for wanting to trigger the free-spins games as you do have a better chance of hitting the big jackpot!
Jackpot and How To Win
When it comes to the amount of money you can win while playing Fire Dragon – this question needs to be separated into two sections. Without including the progressive jackpots, the maximum you can win is a total of 50,000X your line bet – not your total stake.
That’s still a pretty decent amount of money, especially for a game that isn’t overly action-packed. However, it’s the progressive jackpots where you’ll really be able to walk away with life-changing sums of money, and these can often range into the hundreds of thousands of dollars range.
I always make it very clear that there is no way to “improve” your chances of winning while playing slots. However, math is math, so, theoretically, the longer you play a game for the more likely you are to hit a monster win – or one of the progressive jackpots. However, naturally, this works both ways, and it also means you can find your balance diminishing faster as well.
Realtime Gaming were a little bit late to the party when it came to HTML5 slot development I feel – and this still shows, even today. They’re doing a much better job when it comes to slot design – and Fire Dragon is a good example of a game that actually looks good and that plays well across a wide variety of mobile slots sites.
The game worked perfectly on a range of iPhone and Android devices that we tested it on. So as long as you have a reasonably up to date device, you should have no problems at all playing Fire Dragon slot on your phone.
However, I think it’s pretty fair to say that it’s not quite up to the levels of quality we see from the likes of NetEnt or Thunderkick – so just bear this in mind if you’re planning on playing the slot from your mobile devices.
With a maximum line bet win of 50,000X and a few progressive jackpots on offer, Fire Dragon certainly has some fairly attractive win-potential. While it’s not a game for everyone (the base-game I did find to be quite boring, for example), I recommend it for those wanting something a little more classic – and relaxed – than many of the Megayways slots we’ve seen flooding the market over recent years.
It’s not one of the game developer’s best games, that’s for sure, but it’s worth a play – and big wins can be found in both the base-game and the free-spins feature too, so you could just find yourself walking away with some decent sums of cash if you’re lucky!
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Last Updated on November 3, 2020