Novomatic Dragon’s Pearl Slot Review and Free Play

Dragon’s Pearl: Demo

Battle fantastical, fire-breathing creatures on a quest for giant gemstone riches in Dragon’s Pearl, a 5 reel, 20 payline video slot powered by Novomatic. Set in ancient China, it comes with a bonus feature that awards up to 20 free spins with all payouts trebled. Start your quest, on all devices, from between 40p and £30 per spin.

The design in Dragon’s Pearl gives a feel of traditional China – watched over by a pair of golden dragons, the reels include oriental style A to 10 playing cards alongside a scroll, red and gold treasure box, bell, Chinese warrior in traditional uniform and the mighty dragon which is the most lucrative symbol. 5 on a payline pays 100 times your total stake.

Joining the standard symbols is the dragon’s egg – this is the wild. It replaces all other symbols apart from the bonus. Unusually, that includes the scatter. When the wild substitutes for a scatter, the payout can be doubled or even trebled to reach 75 times your total stake.

Keep a special eye out for the gong which is the bonus – when it lands on reels 1, 2 and 3 on the same spin, you’ll trigger the Free Games feature. Here you’ll receive 10 free spins. All winning combinations during the feature are boosted by a 3x multiplier and trebled. 10 more free spins can be won when 3 or more gongs make a welcome reappearance.

The sounds and visuals in Dragon’s Pearl are typical Novomatic – they’re not as lush as what you’ll find from developers like Yggdrasil Gaming but they do the job well enough, conjuring up a nice feel of ancient China.

What people like most from Novomatic video slots is the frantic gameplay and that’s evident in Dragon’s Pearl. The variance here isn’t as high as some games from this developer and sits in the medium range. Expect a balance between frequency and size of payouts.

Like many Novomatic titles, the main attraction here is the Free Games feature. The trebling multiplier can quickly have an impact. Get lucky here and the mighty beasts can help you fly off with plenty of treasure if the Chinese dragon gods are smiling. If you like dragons, Yggdrasil Gaming’s Double Dragons is the perfect choice.

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