Eye of the Dragon House Review
Novomatic’s Eye of the Dragon is a fantasy-themed video slots game that is a treat for the senses! Enter a mystical world that is ruled by dragons and fulfil your quest to find the 5,000x jackpot that is guarded by the terrible Green Dragon! Your quest to find this treasure will be aided by strong warriors, the greatest of whom is a beautiful red-haired warrior woman!
But before you embark on this perilous journey, read our review to find out what to expect and how to succeed in your quest!
To start this 5-reel, 10-payline game, you need to first set your bet. In this game, you can adjust the number of paylines as well as the bet per line. Click on the ‘+’ and ‘–’ signs on the Lines and Bet/Line tabs.
Do keep in mind that this game has an RTP of 96.12%, with a medium volatility. This means that you will not get many big wins. They will be spaced far apart. You will, however, get some smaller wins that will keep the game going. Therefore, if you are playing for the bigger stakes, then it would be best that you choose a bet size that you can sustain over a larger number of spins. The longer you play, the higher is the chance of you getting those big wins you want.
Once you have decided on your bet, you need to click on the Start button to begin your adventure in the land of dragons. You can even use the Autoplay option if you just want to sit back and watch the game unfold!
To be successful in your quest, you need to win on the reels. You do so by forming winning combinations of identical symbols. You need to form a winning set of at least 3 identical symbols to get a reward. And the higher the value of your symbols and the greater the number of symbols that you land, the more money you will win.
The 10, J and Q give the lowest payouts, followed by the A and K. The White Horse and the Tiger give much bigger payouts, and the highest payouts come from the Warriors. We will talk about the special symbols in the next section.
Additional Game Features
The base game in Eye of the Dragon can give you some decent payouts, but only if you land 5 of a kind on the reels. To really get the big money, you need to trigger the special game features. Here’s what they are and how they work.
The Eye of the Dragon symbol is the Wild and Scatter in this game. If you land 3 of this symbol on the reels, you will win 2x your wager. If you land 4 Wild/Scatters, you win 20x your bet. And if you get really lucky and land all 5, you win 200x your stake.
When you land at least 3 Wild/Scatters, you will also trigger the Free Spins Game.
- Free Spins Game
As we said, to activate the Free Spins Game, you need to land at least 3 Wild/Scatters. When you do so, you are granted 10 Free Spins. And with the activation of the Free Spins bonus feature, your adventure in the land of the dragons truly begins!
Before the Free Spins game commences, 1 symbol from the base game is randomly chosen. It then becomes the Special Expanding Symbol in the Free Spins rounds. When this Special Expanding Symbol lands on the reels, it expands to fill up the whole reel. So, if you are lucky and you land multiple Special Expanding Symbols on the reels, you could end up with the entire reelscape covered with this symbol. That would be a massive payout!
Of course, to get the really huge wins, you need to be lucky enough to have gotten the highest value symbols (the Warriors) as your Special Expanding Symbol.
The great part about this bonus game is that the Free Spins feature can be re-triggered if you land more Wild/Scatter symbols during the Free Spins rounds. If you do, you are awarded 10 more spins.
Eye of the Dragon is such a visually appealing video slot game! In the background is a magical forest with strange-looking plants glowing in the bluish-purple light. The in foreground is the reelscape, enclosed inside a thin metallic frame. The reels themselves are plain back, which makes the symbols pop out beautifully.
The symbols are perfectly rendered. The low-value symbols (10, J, Q, K and A) are simply designed. What makes them stand out is the varicoloured shading and the sharp and clear style of the artwork. The high-value symbols are works of art. Each of them is a beautifully detailed picture.
The familiar rattling of the reels that Novomatic is so infamous for is replaced by the sound of galloping hooves! And the music is appropriately adventurous – like you would find in a fantasy adventure. The sound effects also are great – especially during the bonus game.
Novomatic has done a great job with this game’s overall design.
Novomatic has created a really great fantasy-themed video slots game in Eye of the Dragon. It is appeal in every way – visually, thematically, aurally and even financially (after all, you can snag some really big wins if luck is on your side!).
With a rating of 8 on 10, we would recommend this game to all players, especially the fantasy game buffs!