Serenity Above the Clouds
Heavenly is a word that describes the universe of Dragon’s Scroll very adequately. The background scenery features a bright blue sky, with a few clouds floating around and giant, flying mountains. The reels are placed on a giant scroll in the foreground, with a modern command bar directly underneath them to help you pick your next wager.
Visually speaking, Dragon’s Scroll is quite impressive. The game avoids most of the usual cliches associated with Chinese slot games and delivers a very peaceful environment that many players will appreciate. We just thought that the game looked more like a painting than an actual slot machine, which can be distracting sometimes.
Turbo Mode Recommended
Dragon’s Scroll is letting players bet on up to 100 paylines in total, with a betting range going from 1 to 200 credits per turn in total. The large 5×4 scroll in the centre of the game screen therefore contains plenty of ways to win, with only a few steps to follow. Use the arrows in the command bar to pick a wager, and don’t forget that the turbo and autoplay game modes are always available if you ever want to speed up the game a little bit.
The high RTP and medium volatility in Dragon’s Scroll combine well and create a very favourable gambling environment for players. We were able to score very frequent wins as we tested the game, and not just with the most common icons. Talking about reel symbols, the paytable of Dragon’s Scroll is made up of several card icons and 4 beautiful artefacts and lucky charms: peaches, a jade scroll, koi fish and a golden turtle, with a top prize worth 1000 times your line bet.
Get Your Hands on Some Free Spins
The Genesis Gaming developers couldn’t just stop there and had to add a couple of special symbols on the reels of Dragon’s Scroll to help you out a little. The colourful dragon, for example, is the very visible wild card of the game. His magic allows him to replace the basic symbols and increase your chances to score new winning combinations instantly.
The dragon’s claw is a scatter than will pay a small cash prize in any position on the reels. Scatter combinations are also the key to the Golden Dragon free spin bonus, a series of 15 consecutive free games with a x3 multiplier attached to every win that you score. Wild dragons can also be stacked on entire reels at once during the free games, for even bigger wins.
On the Easier Side of the Market
Summer Holiday from Microgaming has a totally different look from Dragon’s Scroll, but basically the same gameplay. You will find the same set of 100 paylines, with an even higher RTP that could make the game even more generous than Dragon’s Scroll in the long term, theoretically speaking at least. If you are up for a bigger challenge but are not ready to let go of that generous free spin bonus, then check out Magic Forest by Playson. With “only” 20 paylines and a lower volatility, hitting a big prize could prove more difficult here. That being said, we are still looking at a very beginner-friendly slot game here.
Ancient Magic at Work
Dragon’s Scroll has the potential to attract many newcomers to its reels. The simple rules and attractive rewards make it friendly enough so as to not scare away beginners. More experienced players will look favourable to the high rewards and RTP, which can be the key to hours of fun in a beautiful environment.
At the same time, Dragon’s Scroll doesn’t offer any jackpot strictly speaking. Without even talking about a progressive jackpot, have one particularly high cash reward as a goal would have increased the game’s potential drastically. Instead, you will be left chasing after scatters to win free spins, which may prove a little tedious after a while.