Visually, you are taken to the Far East – with a traditional temple in the backdrop, the first thing you’ll notice is the epic soundtrack which sounds like it’s from a movie! Symbols on the reels include A, K, Q and J royals as well as fans, treasure-filled chests and a warrior from each of the 3 clans – the male warrior is the most rewarding giving you 1.6 times your stake for 5 on a payline.
The most lucrative symbol is the Dragon wild by fair – substituting for all symbols bar the bonus scatter, 2, 3, 4 or 5 wilds on a payline will give you 0.5, 2, 10 or 33.33 times your total stake. The wild also appears stacked to help you form winning combinations more easily.
The most important symbol is the Red Door bonus symbol – appearing stacked on the reels, 7, 8 or 9 of them on reels 2, 3 and 4 will trigger the Free Games feature with 8, 16 or 32 free spins respectively. You’ll also get a small bonus of 2 times your stake. Once in, 1 symbol is randomly chosen before each free spin to become the Mega Stacks symbol – this symbol the appears on the reels as a stacked symbol. This allows for bigger wins generally.
Despite the superb graphics and Mega Stacks in the Free Games feature, Dragon Warrior is a low to medium variance slot – if you manage to fill the reels with Dragon wilds, you’ll win 1,000 times your total stake. I do like Dragon Warrior but prefer more volatile offerings – I recommend NetEnt’s Warlords: Crystals of Power which has a similar theme and much bigger win potential.