Dragon’s Mirror Slot Review 2023
Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the biggest fire-breathing beast of them all? It may just be the mythical creation headlining this fantastical production from industry titans Red Tiger Gaming, a pay line slot that teases a 10,500x the stake max win with Wild symbols in four forms and a collection mechanic central to the action. The audio-visuals aren’t half bad either, characteristic of the game’s creator.
Reckon you have what it takes to tame one of the most legendary animals ever born out of man’s imagination? Then strap in and let your mind run free as you check out our Dragon’s Mirror review…
Dragon’s Mirror Base Game and Features
25 Pay lines are supplied for the purposes of evaluating winning combinations across a 5-reel, 3-row game panel that pays out when 3 or more identical symbols land adjacently from the very first reel onwards.
An inspection of the paytable reveals playing card values from A-10 used as the low pays, followed by a scroll, a book, a ring, a farmer, and a wizard as the premiums with the latter fetching 16x the bet wins when 5OAK combinations hit. Appearing on all reels to boost your potential are regular Wild symbols otherwise known as Dragon Egg Wilds. Not only do these step in to substitute all other regular symbols to help complete wins, but they are also worth up to 40x your wager when forming wins of themselves.
Turn your attention to the bar situated above the reel set. The aim is to land set minimum amounts of certain types of Dragon Wilds on the bar in order to make your way through 4 different levels, which see new types of Dragon Wilds introduced each time as:
- Level 1 – 60 Dragon Egg Wilds are required to complete the level. The reward is Baby Dragon Wilds added.
- Level 2 – 18 Baby Dragon Wilds are required to complete the level. The reward is Young Dragon Wilds added.
- Level 3 – 10 Young Dragon Wilds are required to complete the level. The reward is Dragon Queen Wilds added.
- Level 4 – 2 Dragon Queen Wilds are required to complete the level. The reward is Dragon King Wilds added.
Players can benefit from wild multipliers when Baby Dragon and Dragon Queen Wild symbols show up. Should either of these two types of Wilds form part of a win, their respective multiplier value is applied to the payout, while activated multiplier values are multiplied together if more than one Wild contributes to the same winning line.
Here’s what each of the Wilds on offer is capable of:
- Baby Dragon – These can land on reels 2 and 4 only, possessing a multiplier value of 3x.
- Young Dragon – Available on reels 2-3, these wilds expand to cover the entire reel if the expanding results in a win.
- Dragon Queen – Exclusive to the middle reel, Dragon Queen comes with a 3x multiplier and expands in the same way as the Young Dragon.
- Dragon King – Another wild with expansion capabilities that can only land on reel 3. It also duplicates the symbols shown on reel 1 onto the last reel, while those on reel 2 get replicated on reel 4.
Dragon’s Mirror Free Spins
3, 4, or 5 landed scatters represent your pathway to 5, 8, or 12 Free Spins, respectively. Throughout the feature, it’s possible to land every type of Dragon Wild regardless of the progress level you’re at.
Furthermore, keep your eye on the middle reel, where one of the Young Dragon, Dragon Queen, or Dragon King is guaranteed to show up on every spin while Free Spins are active.
Dragon’s Mirror: Our Verdict
Red Tiger Gaming has spent years perfecting the art of crafting multi-faceted slots dressed in mythological clothing, and it shows in Dragon’s Mirror, which can be considered another solid addition to the studio’s vast portfolio.
The gameplay on offer inside Dragon’s Mirror is balanced and will no doubt appeal to those drawn by the challenge posed by progressive/collection mechanics.
It’s not Red Tiger Gaming’s first rodeo with this type of feature, but combined with the different types of Wild symbols on offer, it offers up compelling slot action that attempts to keep players in for the long haul as they work their way through the four different levels, each bringing something new to the table in the form of new Wilds whenever the next level is unlocked.
Replicating Wilds across other reels is also a neat idea, and works a treat when you have a solid starting setup on reels 1 and 2 for double the fun when they amount to supplementary wins on their corresponding reels.
Granted, players seeking more thrill-a-minute action thirsting for instant sky-high payouts won’t be so down for the grind-like nature of Dragon’s Mirror’s gaming, but there are a multitude of other options on the market if that is more your thing.
All in, this is another polished production from one of the industry’s long-time stalwarts that will do little to dampen the studio’s appeal in the eyes of Red Tiger Gaming die-hard and fans of mythologically-themed slot play.