Draco’s Fire Slot from Amaya
I’d describe this game as an unusual take on the tried and trusted fantasy / dragons theme. This is a newer slot in the Amaya range, with 50 win-lines over a 5 by 4 grid. The pile of gold in the background shows that Draco – the focus of this game – is a dragon. There are 3 different features, including 2 free spins games (a mini-one and a longer one), plus an innovative flaming spins on-reel feature which comes with a stunning animation. Another innovation is that one of the dragon symbols will change randomly into another symbol when it lands. This is stacked on the reels, which means you will sometimes get good coverage of a single symbol.
How to Win on Draco’s Fire
With 50 win-lines in play I found smaller wins fairly frequent. The overall amounts are lower than on some games – though you do need to keep in mind that the flaming wins feature can give you a 6x multiplier on occasion.
The best paying symbol is the Draco’s Fire logo. Assuming you are playing 5 credits per spin this will get you 1250 coins for 5 on a win-line, with 500 for 4 and 200 for 3. Next comes a magical sword, worth 1000 coins for 5. A dragon’s claw and jewel which looks like it might be a tooth are next, worth 500 each for 5. A castle, volcano and village huts make up the smaller wins. Unusually for Amaya, there are no playing card symbols on this slot.
Dragon Symbols and Features
You will find 3 different dragon symbols, each with unique behaviors or bonus games.
A dragon’s head is the most common. This is stacked on the reels, so it will often cover one or more entire reels. When this symbol lands it morphs into one of the regular symbols covered above (though not the wild or scatter). This will sometimes produce multiple wins, though sometimes the symbol does not fit any winning combinations.
When the dragon’s head symbols cover all 4 positions on reel 4 you will trigger a bonus game. First the 3rd reel becomes animated, showing a dragon. Next you get three free spins, during which any dragon’s head symbols are held. After the final spin all of the dragon’s heads turn into a single symbol – potentially giving you a lot of wins.
The dragon with the purple background is the wild symbol. This substitutes for any regular symbol (not the scatter) to make up more wins. When you get 2 of these on reels 2 and 4, the flaming pays feature kicks in. A very nicely animated dragon appears over the top of the reels. This leans down and breathes fire over the reels, causing some symbols to be surrounded by flames. These wins then pay out up to 6x the amount on the pay table.
Finally the dragon on a pile of gold is the scatter. This only appears on reels 1, 3 and 5. When you get 3 there is an instant prize of 10x your total bet, plus you’ll get 10 free spins. Those spins are the same as the main game (though the music is different), you can trigger the other features from inside the free spins – or retrigger with 3 more of the scatter symbols.
Design and Setup of Draco’s Fire
Some of the graphics are very detailed on this slot, with the piles of gold inside a glowing red cave providing a great background to the reels. The control panel looks like an ancient scroll, with the spin button featuring yet another graphic of a dragon. Surprisingly there are no animations inside the symbols – these are saved for the features and bonuses. A classical music track plays between spins, and the reels have a metallic clinking sound (like a sword fight) when they stop. During the free spins you’ll get a different tune which combines chanting monks with classical music.
Where this slot really looks good is during the features. The flaming pays in particular are very spectacular, with a beautifully designed red dragon animation breathing fire. The smaller free spins round also looks good, with the middle reel becoming a dragon.
You’ll have plenty of flexibility with setting your coin amount and number of credits per line for this game – though the overall number of lines is fixed at 50. There is a configurable auto spin option available.
One of the better slots in the Amaya range, I would recommend Draco’s Fire to anyone who enjoys the fantasy themed games. The combination of morphing symbols, 2 free spins games and the chance to have your wins multiplied by up to 6 times make this an engaging – as well as nicely designed – slot.