Feuding tribes battle for gold in Dragon Warrior, a 5 reel, 30 payline video slot from Novomatic. This trip to historical China is a simple one. The only extra is the free spins round where you could win up to 32 free spins. Play on your PC, tablet or mobile device from between 30p and £150 per spin.
The design here is pretty good, especially for a Novomatic video slot. The setting is the rooftop of a traditional palace-style building. Joining the A, K, Q and J symbols are a fan, treasure chest and the 3 Dragon warriors. The best of these is the bearded man with sword. The most rewarding symbol is the golden dragon which is the wild. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of these in combination and you’ll win a payout equal to 0.5, 2, 10 or 33.33 times your total bet.
The Bonus symbol can land on the middle 3 reels only. It spins in full stacks. You’ll need to land 7, 8 or 9 of the Bonus symbol on the same spin to trigger the game’s Free Games feature. After receiving a payout of double your total bet, you’ll then be awarded 8, 16 or 32 free spins. The only downside here is that you can’t re-trigger them. It comes with Mega Stacks symbols like in the base game.
Novomatic has kept things very simple here. The visuals are surprisingly good and the soundtrack is a combination of Novomatic’s familiar bangs and bleeps offering and something a little more traditional. No complaints here though.
You can usually expect something funky like a multiplier or added wilds with your free spins but the bonus round is very stripped back. If you like volatile action, then Dragon Warrior might not be feisty enough for your taste. This is a low to medium variance game with 1,000 times your bet to be won from each spin.
We found Dragon Warrior to be a rather vanilla game. The design is pretty good but the basic gameplay didn’t really set our pulses racing. It’s all solid enough but just a little dull. If you enjoy the Chinese theme, then Dragon Warrior is one to consider. If you want bigger wins, you’ll likely find more playable alternatives elsewhere – such as NetEnt’s Warlords: Crystals of Power or Play ‘N Go’s Dragon Maiden.