New Dragon Spark Pokie from PlaytechTisha Walden | 30 Jun 2020
The fantasy genre may be a little oversaturated as far as pokies are concerned, but Playtech has risen to the challenge and created a game that stands out from the rest. Called Dragon Spark, Playtech’s latest creation ticks all the boxes, featuring impressively detailed dragons, amazing sound and an interesting array of special features. So, as far as pokies go it isn’t wholly original, but it certainly is a solid entry that is sure to please reel spinning fantasy enthusiasts.
Dragon Spark utilises 5 reels and 5 rows, an RTP of 96.99%, and is rated as high volatility. One of the key special features means that the initial Ways to Win sit at 3,125, but can be expanded to a whopping 16,807, activating when the Free Spins special feature is triggered. It also has Cascading Reels, stacked symbols, and a whole heap of fiery special effects.
Stacked Flaming Symbols
When you have impressive dragon art, you want as much of it to be seen as possible. Hence why Playtech included stacked symbols, which not only offer an advantage in gameplay, but also ensure that the mighty fire breathers can be seen in all their glory.
Though, it isn’t often you see Cascading Reels and stacked symbols used side by side, which is one area in which Dragon Spark really stands apart. As massive stacked dragons match and make space for new symbols, huge areas of the grid are regularly replaced, drastically increasing the potential for chained wins to occur. Plus, of course, fiery special effects also make each win a sight to behold, enough to satisfy even the most demanding of fantasy fans.
Dragon Spark is very much geared towards its Free Spins feature, which is where an already solid game is turned into a great one. Upon Free Spins being triggered, the pokie alters dramatically. Even the background artwork changes, indicating a massive shift in the atmosphere. The biggest change, however, is not the artwork, it is the grid. During a Free Spins sequence the pokie grows an addition pair or rows, taking the full grid from 5x5 to 5x7. This also increases the Ways to Win, as already mentioned, which makes Free Spins the ticket to dragon sized payout potential.
From its warrior knights, to beautiful queens, and snarling fire breather, Dragon Spark is a great addition to Playtech’s portfolio. The game went live recently, and has so far been positively received by the online pokies community.