Fire-breathing creatures and mighty warriors take centre stage in Eye of the Dragon, a fantasy-themed video slot from Novomatic. It’s a simple 5 reel, 10 payline game that comes with a free spins round with special expanding symbols that fill the reel whenever they hit. Play this volatile game on all devices from between 10p and £100 per spin.
Eye of the Dragon is reassuringly familiar as far as design goes. Novomatic has improved the look of its video slots but this is a classic, old school game. With a forest in the background, the plain black reels feature lower value royal values plus a white horse, a white tiger and a bearded, sword-wielding fighter. The best symbol is the red-haired woman with the bow and arrow. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of her and you’ll win a payout of 1, 10, 100 or 500 times your bet.
Helping to create winning combinations is the dragon’s eye of the title which is the wild. It replaces all other symbols and can land anywhere on the reels. Payouts of 2, 200 or 200 times your bet are up for grabs if you land 3, 4 or 5 of them.
The dragon’s eye serves a dual purpose, acting as a scatter too. Land 3 or more on the same spin and you’ll activate the Free Games feature. Your reward here is 10 free spins. Before the feature plays out, 1 symbol is selected at random. Whenever this symbol lands, it expands and fills the whole of the reel.
There aren’t too many surprises in Eye of the Dragon. It ticks all the usual Novomatic boxes – simple visuals, ZX Spectrum-style soundtrack, basic gameplay and high volatility. If you’re a fan of Novomatic’s simple recipe then you’ll find plenty to like in Eye of the Dragon.
If you’re not usually a fan or you’re looking for original features and a variety of bonus features, then you’ll be better off looking elsewhere – Novomatic has upped their game with titles like Irish Coins offering a lot more all round.