Beat the Beast Dragon’s Wrath Slot Review

Just when we thought the Thunderkick’s Beat the Beast saga had reached its epic conclusion, Thunderkick surprises us once again with the latest addition to their beloved and esteemed, Beat the Beast series, Beat The Beast: Dragon’s Wrath.

After the release of Beat the Beast: Griffin’s Gold in November 2020, fans and perhaps even Thunderkick themselves believed that the series had gracefully bowed out, having taken players on a mythological journey through a pantheon of legendary (and terrifying) creatures. Well, they’ve seemingly changed their mind, and we’re glad they have.

The Beat the Beast series was loved for its potential, simplicity and consistency, all while being different enough from one each other to make each of them a new experience.

The latest in the series may be years younger than its predecessor, but it’s business as usual with this fan favourite, with the theme, art and style very similar to how players remember it.

Will Beat the Beast Dragon’s Wrath prove to be the mightiest of all? In our latest slot review we take on a creature steeped in myth and legend to see it it stands tall above all of the previous games.

Beat The Beast Dragon's Wrath Base Game

Beat the Beast Dragon’s Wrath Base Game and Features

Beat the Beast Dragon’s Wrath is a 5-reel, 3-row Video Slot with 9 fixed pay lines. Wins are formed when 2 or more of any High-paying symbol, or 3 or more of any other symbol land from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel.

This game can be played for as little as £.€0.10 per spin, up to a maximum of £.€100 per spin, with multiple options in between the two. This game also has a theoretical RTP of 96.18% and a max win cap of 11,111x.

The highest-paying symbol here is the Dragon, followed by the Dragon Statue, Ring, Helmet, and Sword. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten, and Nine.

Game Provider Thunderkick
Maximum Bet 100
Maximum Win 11,111x
Paylines 9
Release Date 21/02/2024
RTP 96.18%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.10

Dragon Emblem Symbol

The Dragon Emblem symbol acts as both a Scatter and x2 Multiplier Wild symbol, substituting for all High and Low-paying symbols. Forming a win with 1 or more Multiplier Wild will add up the values and apply them to the win.

Free Spins

Landing 3 Dragon Emblem Scatters in the base game triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 3 Free Spins.

During Free Spins, each of the triggering Dragon Emblem symbols become Roaming Wilds, changing their positions with each Free Spin that occurs. Two or more Roaming Wilds cannot roam to the same position.

If a win occurs with 1 or more Roaming Wilds, an additional +1 Free Spin is awarded. Each Roaming Wild Multiplier begins at x2. When a Roaming Wild is part of a win, its current Multiplier value is added to another Roaming Wild, up to a maximum of x50.

Beat The Beast Dragon's Wrath Free Spins

Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Simply buy your way into the Free Spins round for 125x your bet.

Beat the Beast Dragon’s Wrath: Our Verdict

We think Beat the Beast Dragon’s Wrath emerges as a compelling addition to the celebrated series, but it’s not quite the grand encore that we’d hoped for, at least not in terms of potential.

It’s an appealing choice if you’re a seasoned player or new to slots thanks to its simple yet effective mechanics, but it doesn’t do anything better than the others, just different. Thunderkick aren’t really in competition with themselves so it would make sense to continue with the consistency that persisted throughout the series, but its potential is exactly half that of Griffin’s Gold. Still, 11,111x is no small number, and you’d certainly be quite happy with it, should it materialise.

Beat the Beast is perhaps most comparable to Griffin’s Gold with multipliers that hop around, awarding extra spins when a win is formed including them. The notable difference here is that 3 are awarded from the start and multipliers can impart their value on others. It can feel very exciting when bigger numbers start to form, but at times Beat the Beast Dragon’s wrath can feel predictable when the Wilds start to move right and the wins do not hit.

But overall, we think Beat the Beast Dragon’s Wrath is a very playable game, especially if you’re familiar with its brothers and sisters. It isn’t a reimagining of the series as a whole, but rather a continuation that we thought we’d never see. Thunderkick are glad to welcome one more into the Beat the Beast family, we’re quite happy to see another too.

It has nothing that puts it miles ahead of others in the series, but it has every chance of being a new favourite, depending on your preference.