The last thing the internet needs right now is another Game of Thrones-inspired slot machine game. Most players would agree. There is certainly a surplus of them available right now. Microgaming disagree, though, which is why this week, they have decided to launch their Dragon Shard slot.
While there are many games out there on the net which could easily be called Game of Thrones imitations, Dragon Shard is amongst the most obvious of them. Microgaming is already the creator of the officially licensed Game of Thrones slot, though, so why they felt the need to create this release is baffling.
Isn’t This Just Game of Thrones with a Different Name?
Ignoring the obvious “inspiration” behind the game, and the surplus of other similarly themed titles on the net, the question is, can Dragon Shard deliver? This 5-reel and 40-line slot has a Win Booster mode worked into its design, and this can see any mystery symbols which appear on the reels deliver just wilds or high paying icons. However, when using this feature, stakes are doubled. So, the standard 5p to £100 wagering range rises to 10p and £200.
Ice King and Fire Queen (more Game of Thrones references) can appear stacked on the reels, with the Dragon Shard icon as a wild. The mystery symbols can appear on the reels at any time and are randomly chosen.
Icy and Fiery Special Features
The primary bonus round in this game is a free spin feature. When three or more scatters appear on the reels, the bonus begins. In the round, players are offered a total of 10 spins. However, each free spin will see mystery symbols appear on the three central reels. Again, if you’re playing with the Win Booster mode, you’re guaranteed to land wilds or high paying symbols in this round, too. It is also possible to land wild reels during this round.
Dragon Shard Goes Live This Week
Microgaming’s new Dragon Shard slot is generic in terms of theme and features. The mystery symbols feature is a nice touch, although it hardly adds spice to the game. Most players will find a wealth of other Game of Thrones style slots out there (not to mention Microgaming’s officially licensed GOT game) can offer just as much if not more for similar wagers. If you are interested, Dragon Shard launches at Microgaming casinos this week.