Big Time Gaming (BTG) caused a big stir among online casino players in 2017 with its release Bonanza.
But this slot probably would not have been possible without its predecessor Dragon Born which offers the same innovative features that subsequently made Bonanza one of the big hits of last year.
So what you get is the BTG 117,649 ways to win format, six reels and that coveted free spins round. That sounds less exciting now, but when Dragon Born was released, in early 2016, it really was a fresh idea.
That ways to win format is truly innovative – where an unfixed amount of symbols land on the reels each time.
Dragon Born has full reel wilds, which count as up to seven icons and can substitute for any symbol.
Those full reel wilds multiply to 7x when they land, and also multiply each other in combination – so two would add a x49 multiplier.
The scatter symbol offers free spins, with three offering six free spins, and six offering 50 free spins.
A diamond symbol within the free spins round triggers another spin, and this feature is potentially unlimited.
How it plays
That’s thanks to the base game, which does offer some decent pays for the varying symbols, and thanks to that jester stacked wild.
The free spins give extra spice, and that game is played on the full 7×7 gameboard meaning the 117,649 ways-to-win format is in play.
The game feeds out a fair number of low-paying wins, which often don’t equal the bet amount, but does give the player the feeling that something is always going on. This is not a slot that will burn through your bankroll too quickly.
Visually it offers some of that classic medieval fantasy imagery such as the jester, the brave knight, the witch and dragons.
It is quite a relaxing game in many ways, with tweeting birds and a misty hillside setting that could have been taken from a Lord of the Rings scene.
Where to play
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