Dragon Kingdom is one of the latest releases from Pragmatic Play software. It is indeed a very nice surprise for me to see that Pragmatic Play has since moved forward with very nice graphics for their games, coming to par with the best looking current online games. Dragon Kingdom is one of the best presented games from this games provider, so far, playing with the usual 25 paylines and not the more-expensive-to-play 50 paylines. The level of graphics reminds me of one game from Play'nGo, '7 Sins', with very nicely presented and sexy woman main characters, just as how the Dragon Queen in Dragon Kingdom looks. Never mind about the dragons. No lipstick or makeup can ever change their looks. Hahaha.
The logo 'Dragon Kingdom' is the Wild symbol, paying a very low 16x the total bet for getting 5 of them. It substitutes for other symbols except the Scatter symbol, it doesn't double any wins with it, but is stacked on all reels, same as for all the other symbols too except the Scatter symbol. The Archway is the Scatter symbol, a dumb symbol, because it doesn't pay anything for itself, but getting 3 or more of these Scatters trigger 5 free spins with 5 options of free spins with various multiplier mode to choose from. Getting 3 or more Scatters during the free spins add 3 more free spins. Argh! Why only 5 free spins, and whatever can 5 free spins do if they don't guarantee a win in every spin, like in what 'Pimped' or 'Holiday Season' does? Getting 3 more free spins with every 3 Scatters just isn't good enough either! As for the symbols in the game, the Dragon Queen pays 4x, the Brown Dragon pays 2x, the Green Dragon pays 1.2x, the Blue Dragon pays 1x, and the others pay from 0.6x to 0.52x, all per total bet for getting 5 of each kind. Sheesh! For a 25 paylines game, this paytable is definitely the lowest of them all! Ridiculously low values, only suitable for games with 243 paylines or more!
The 5 choices for the Free Spins game are based on the 5 high paying symbols, from the logo (Wild symbol) with a 1x multiplier, to the Dragon Queen with a 2x multiplier, and to one of the 3 Dragons with 3x, 4x and 5x multipliers. What a big pity that each choice of game only offers 5 free spins, when these should have various free spins amount to suit the multiplier, as what can be usually found in other games. Well, this is something the game designers should seriously look into! The way it is now, it is probably almost always insufficient to provide nice good wins from the Free Spins game.
Playing Dragon Kingdom for the very first time, proved everything that I had said about the game. The paytable values couldn’t provide any decent good wins, only mediocre ones, the Free Spins games ended with very poor payouts, and only those in the base game paid slightly better, with payouts of up to 45x the total bet amount. Even so, this 45x bet win was achieved by getting 4 full reels of the Brown Dragon symbols in the base game. All 5 full reels of the Brown Dragon (15-of-a-kind) would have paid only 50x the total bet amount! That is totally ridiculously low! Worse still, the one and only Free Spins game that I could get, paid out an unbelievable 5x my total bet amount! What the argh! No additional 3 more free spins, no big wins, no nothing…just a lot of pain in my ‘S’! A disappointing Dragon Kingdom game.