Chasing the dragon isn’t something we’d usually recommend (just ask poor old Zammo from Grange Hill) but that’s the name of the game in Dragon Chase, a volatile, Chinese-themed video slot from Quickspin. This 5 reel, 20 payline game is the developer’s first ever jackpot game. Also on offer is a Wildfire feature where you could see up to 10 extra wilds in play as well as a free spins round. Play on your PC, tablet or mobile from between 20p and £100 per spin.
As usual for a Quickspin release, the design here is very high-end. The action talks place against a backdrop of red skies, swirling clouds and a golden dragon. On the reels are the usual assortment of lower value royals and higher value objects relating to the Sino theme. Red and gold dominate and it all looks rather impressive. Quickspin has put some very decent extras into Dragon Chase too.
Wildfire feature – on any spin, you could see between 1 and 5 wild symbols added to the reels. These then drop down 1 position at a time until they fall off the bottom of the reels. It’s possible you could land up to 10 wilds here.
Free Spins Bonus feature – 10 free spins are awarded if you land the free spins scatter on the middle 3 reels on the same spin. The Wildfire wilds land more regularly during the free spins round than in the base game to further boost your winning chances. Hope to see scatters land on reels 2 and 4 on the same spin as that adds 3 extra free spins to your tally.
Dragon Pearl Respin feature – the other extra on offer in Dragon Chase is the jackpot round. It’s triggered by landing 3 jackpot scatters on the same spin. You’ll then head to a new set of reels where you’ll be awarded 3 streak respins. Rather than standard symbols the reels here feature blanks and jackpot dragon pearls which come with coin values of up to 7 times your bet attached.
Each time a dragon pearl scatter hits, the number of respins resets to 3. The feature ends when you’re out of respins or you’ve filled the whole of the reels. There are 4 potential jackpot prizes on offer. Which one you get depends on how many dragon pearl scatters you’ve amassed during the feature:
- Mini Jackpot of 8 times your bet is awarded if you land 4-7 Dragon Pearl symbols
- Minor Jackpot of 28 times your bet is awarded if you land 8-11 Dragon Pearl symbols
- Major Jackpot of 138 times your bet is awarded if you land 12-14 Dragon Pearl symbols
- Grand Jackpot, which is progressive, is awarded if you land 15 Dragon Pearl symbols
Dragon Chase ticks all the usual boxes for a Quickspin video slot. It looks superb, there’s a decent range of extras on offer and it’s extremely volatile. This is the first time they’ve added a jackpot element into the mix. Jackpot video slots can be something of an acquired taste. If you’re a fan, then Dragon Chase should certainly capture your attention. Other Quickspin titles I recommend include Divine Dreams and Hall of the Mountain King.