Mist shrouded mountains form the backdrop to the action here. On the reels you’ll see royal symbols that come with an associated human character. For example, the K is associated with the Dragon Born king. There’s also a green fleur de lys banner plus red and blue gemstones. The best paying symbol is the dragon.
Winning combinations are created by landing matching symbols on adjacent reels. The number of symbols on each reel varies with each spin thanks to the MegaWays game engine. The maximum 7 symbols on all 6 reels offers 117,649 possible winning combinations.
Appearing on reels 2 through 6, the harlequin is the wild. This can fill whole reels and count for up to 7 symbols. These wilds can multiply a payout by up to 7x. Multiple full reel wilds can combine. For example, a pair of 7x full reel wilds deliver a 49x boost!
The other symbol to look out for is the diamond which is the scatter. Land 3, 4, 5 or 6 of these anywhere on the reels on the same spin and you’ll trigger the Free Spins feature with 6, 12, 25 or 50 free spins. These free spins are played on a fully expanded 6 reel, 7 row game engine with each spin offering 117,649 ways to win.
Rather than stacked reel wilds, you’ll see single and stacked wilds throughout this round. Land a diamond and it adds another free spin to your total. Land 3 or more for a full re-trigger – there are no limits to how many free spins can you benefit from.
The visuals here aren’t as good as some of Big Time Gaming’s other releases – such as Book of Gods. The royal family characters look decidedly odd in fact which is a little distracting. The MegaWays game engine delivers plenty of action though, especially when you factor in the wild multipliers and the free spins on the full size reels. The variance here is in the medium to high range with possible payouts of 20,000 times your stake on every free spin.
Dragon Born is a perfectly solid offering. If you’re looking for madcap MegaWays action, we’d opt for Extra Chilli rather than this though. If you like dragons, Novomatic’s Eye of the Dragon is worth investigating.