Not exactly the game developers known for their oriental-themed games, Quickspin game development studio should be applauded for deciding to get out of their comfort zone and break the ice by creating their first-ever Chinese-themed game filled with Dragons as the most symbolic sings of the beautiful Far East world.
Dragon Shrine is a 5-reel game with a reel grid presented in a somewhat unorthodox way with reels consisting of 3 and 4 symbols to make it look like a diamond-shaped outlay. Dragon Shrine is an exciting game filled with great features that are bound to keep you entertained for a longer period of time.
What We Love
Dragon Shrine is the kind of a game that keeps excitement high from top to bottom. Highly engaging base game is the main reason behind it and we are glad Quickspin have taken steps to make sure fans are treated with different features throughout this oriental-themed title.
To start it off from the base game, Dragon Shrine boasts a Dragon Stack Respin feature which gets activated once you stack the first reel with Dragon symbols.
Once activated, Dragon Stack Repsin feature will first lock all of the Dragon and Wild symbols on the reels before rewarding you with 3 re-spins during which any new Dragon or Wild symbols will also get locked in order to maximise your winning odds.
Plenty of more exciting stuff is hidden within the special Bonus mode when you will be rewarding with both-ways Free Spins.
Once you land three Bonus symbols on the middle reels, the game will reward you with 10 free games during which all wins will be paid from left to right and from right to left.
During the Free Spins feature you will be surprised to see that the Dragon Stack Respin feature can be triggered either from a full set of Dragons on reel 1 or on reel 5. These two reels will mirror the symbols to the opposite reel, doubling the number of Dragon symbols straight off.
This medium-variance game looks like great fun and really is fun to play with. Wins come frequently enough to keep you occupied and engaged throughout, while engaging features are there to add value to your spinning time as well.
What We Do Not Like
We understand that this was their first time into the oriental waters, but Quickspin should have and could have done more when it comes to making it clear that this great game is an oriental theme.
Perhaps that was the idea after all, but we do not appreciate the fact Dragon Shrine lacks recognisable oriental graphics, symbols and insignia. Other than a Dragon symbol there is nothing to clearly indicate that this is the oriental game until you turn the volume up and get greeted with a soothing oriental tune.
Another thing that bothered us was the game’s availability and affordability. Being available at only $0.20 for a spin, Dragon Shrine will have a wide audience, but the number could very well split once the players realise they will need as much as $80 in they want to raise the bar to the maximum.
Dragon Shrine can be a tad too expensive, while at the same time offering little in return with symbols that pay little over what you pay for a spin. Luckily, the wins are frequent enough to help you cover the costs.
Mere fact that Dragon Shrine is Quickspin’s first-ever oriental game should be enough to make you honour their efforts by dedicating some of your time to having a spin or two.
It will be well enough to realise the potential of this engaging and exciting game, which boasts plenty of rewarding features. Executed with neat graphics, Dragon Shrine is well worth a shot if nothing else than just for the kick of it.