Draglings is another simple yet hypnotic online slot from Yggdrasil Gaming. Boasting a dragon-theme, this 5 reel, 20 + 20 payline title comes with spreading and expanding wilds as well as free spins. Stakes start at 20p per spin going up to £40 – it’s also available to play on mobile and tablet devices.

The visuals in Draglings are pretty nice – the setting is a dingy looking cave, complete with stalactites and stalagmites. The reels are full of dragon eggs, as well as the occasional baby dragon itself. Those baby dragons are important as they offer a selection of wilds.

The baby blue dragon acts as a standard wild, substituting for all other symbols apart from the free spins bonus. The red dragon is a spreading wild. When it appears on the reels it will start breathing fire onto other symbols, turning them wild too.

In all, it will randomly turn between 1 and 4 symbols into standard wilds, expanding wilds or spreading wilds. Finally there’s the purple dragon which is the expanding wild. When this hits, it will expand and turn the entire reel into a wild.

The other main attraction in Draglings is the Free Spins feature which is triggered when you hit 3 free spin bonus symbols anywhere on the reels. Three symbols gives 10 free spins with four offering 20. If you’re lucky enough to find five free spin symbols you’ll receive an amazing 75 free spins!

It’s possible to re-trigger the free spins as well. Finding just 2 free spins symbols will give you 2 extra free spins. Expect to see extra wilds during the feature too. This is where the big wins will come from though.

Draglings comes with the win both ways game engine which offers payouts from both right to left as well as left to right. Slots from Yggdrasil Gaming are usually high variance affair but for Draglings they’ve lowered the volatility somewhat. Variance is on the lower side of medium so you should get plenty of play for your money.

If not quite from the top drawer, the visuals in Draglings are impressive enough. The action is played out to a fantasy-adventure style soundtrack, complete with fire-breathing dragon effects. The pace races along at a decent rattle and the smaller wins come along on a regular basis.

If you find the expanding wilds on multiple reels it’s certainly possible that these dragon eggs can hatch an impressive payout or two. I personally prefer high variance games like Cazino Zeppelin (from Yggdrasil) or Viking Vanguard by WMS which also has dragons it in.