Dragon Island Slot Review
Dragon Island is a Net Entertainment-powered video slot with 5 reels and 15 paylines. It was the first NetEnt game to feature Win Both Ways technology meaning that if you activate the feature, you will play for 30 coins rather than 15 (without Win Both Ways) – therefore, you can play from 30p a spin to £150 a spin (with Win Both Ways) or 15p to £75 a spin. The game is based on the mystical world of dragons.
If you activate the Win Both Ways feature and you receive 5 symbols in a row, you will double the stake but wins are doubled as a result. There are 3 different wild substitution variations with the Golden Wild appearing when Win Both Ways is activated. Golden Wild symbols appear on the middle reel only in both the base game and Free Spins feature and can multiply wins randomly by 2x up to 8x when forming part of a winning combination.
There is a Free Spins feature which is triggered by getting 3 or more Volcano symbols anywhere on the reels. 3 volcanoes will give you 10 free spins with 3x times your stake as a cash prize, 4 volcanoes will give you 20 free spins with 10 times your stake as a cash prize and 5 volcanoes will give you a whopping 50 free spins with 100 times your stake as a cash prize!
Now, what makes this feature interesting is that an expanding Dragon wild appears on a random reel before every free spin. The Dragon wild expands to cover the entire reel giving you good possibilities to win big. You can also trigger more free spins for getting 3 or more volcanoes (at same rate described above). You can also benefit from the Golden Wild too!
I found Dragon Island to be a medium variance game – the Golden Wild can give you nice wins if you get a multiplier of 5x or above as I managed to win 105 times my stake in the base game from just 1 spin. The Free Spins feature is where the bigger wins will come generally with a massive 2,200 times your stake available if you’re extremely lucky. Dragon Island isn’t the best looking NetEnt slot but playability and the balance is good in my opinion.