Dragon Spark is a fantasy-themed slot with a dragon motif. The game is set against the dragon’s lair in the background, where we can only discern the tail of the mythical beast. However, Dragon Spark has a few twists and turns, which can be quite interesting and enriching when the bonus games kick in. The game has a slew of features, apart from the usual cascading reels and win-multipliers.
The graphics of Dragon Spark are esthetic, but nothing out of the ordinary. The game plays out on a grid of five reels and five rows of low worth gemstones, daggers, rings of the dragon, bottles of magic potion, crowns, and the Dragon Queen. The base games features 3,125 ways to win, which increases to 16,807 during the free spins feature after two more rows are added against a new, fiery background. As with most games, Dragon Spark is all about the free spins.
The golden dragon is the slot’s wild symbol that substitutes for all symbols to enable winning combinations not unlike the joker in card games. It will only appear on all reels except the first, and activates a bonus feature whenever it lands, as we shall see below. However, even the dragon cannot replace the bonus eggs and the ticking bomb symbols. Dragon Spark is for die-hard fans of the fantasy genre and who have the patience to keep spinning until the bonus games kick in.
In a nutshell, the maximum you can win from Dragon Spark is 10,000 times your bet. You can bet from a minimum of $0.20 to a whopping $500.00 a spin, making the games suitable for all playing budgets. Dragon Spark is a highly volatile slot with a return to player rate of 96.31%.
There are tons of small wins in the base game. The dragon queen is the most lucrative symbol and can pay out satisfactory amounts with the increasing win multipliers. Moreover, as in all high variance games, the fun starts when the bonus rounds are activated.
Whenever a winning combination lands, the cascading reels engine comes into play. The winning symbols vanish and new ones fall down in their places, potentially causing identical symbols to land. There are 50 cascades available on a single spin.
The dragon wild activates the Wire Fire feature whenever it lands across the reels. The entire row on which the wild symbol lands is surrounded by a fire border. If more than one dragon wild lands on two rows, the rows in between are also surrounded by fire.
All the symbols within the fire fences vanish causing a reel cascade with an enhancement to the win multiplier. If the stacked dragon queen lands partly within the fire-enclosed row, the part which landed in the row separates from her and also disappears along with the other icons.
There is a green bomb among the symbols on the reels, which is live. The bomb activates the Fire Blast feature by exploding and removing all nearby symbols, except the dragon wild and bonus symbol. This blast increases the win multiplier by one.
The dragon egg is the most active and important icon and therefore, the scatter of Dragon Spark. Three of these eggs appear above reels, 1, 3, and 5 on each spin. When the symbols on these reels disappear as the result of a win, the bonus egg above that reel collapses on that reel.
When the scatter bonus egg cascades below the reels, it is stored until the winning rows stop cascading. When the storage areas below all the three reels are filled, it triggers the free spins feature. You get 10 free spins while the eggs are set at the top of reels 1, 3, and 5.
The free spins play out over five reels and seven rows, and the Ways Boost Engine increases the win ways to 16,807. The background also changes to a blazing tableau. Now, not only do you have many more ways to land winning combos, the payouts can be really sparkling with the increasing win multipliers. If the dragon’s egg collapses to the bottom row of reels 1, 3, or 5, you get 3 more free spins.
Play Dragon is fully-optimized for mobile gaming, with a platform that is compatible to Android, iOS, and Windows Phone systems. It is standard for online games to be programmed with HTML5, which allows the game to be played in full high definition and audio quality. However, Playtech has specifically designed Dragon Spark for the portrait mode on mobile devices, which is perfect for the vertical design of the game. However, the configuration can cause some additional sparks to fly when the seven rows are added in the free spins round.
As a fantasy, dragon-based theme, the game is not particularly inspiring. Remove the dim tail in the background and replace the dragon wild, and the game could easily assume another theme.
That said, the game certainly has some interesting features. Highly volatile games also pay out handsomely, and that’s certainly a win-win for slot players partial to fantasy themes.