Oh boy! When talking about old games, this Dragon's Treasure game from Merkur Gaming fits the bill very nicely. The graphics take you back to the era when fire-breathing dragons were still in existence, if they existed in the first place anyway. The overall look of the game is, well, how can I say it, looking like it came from 20 years ago. Very simple and very basic illustrations and animations. At times, it even made me laugh looking at the warrior swinging his sword! Hahaha. Hmm, but never mind. Poor graphics may not be nice to look at, but good money can change all that! Hehehe.
Dragon's Treasure plays with fixed 5 paylines, with a minimum starting bet of just 0.05 EUR per spin, so don't go saying that you had lost a sack full of cash playing this game! That's not really truthful in this case, unless of course if you're playing with big bets each and every time. Even several trucks full of cash would not be enough! Hehehe. The Dragon is the Wild and Scatter symbol in the game, ala Book Of Ra, of course. The two games are almost the same, playing the same way, but with slight differences. Getting 5 of these Dragons pay a nice 200x the total bet. This Wild symbol, however, does not double any wins with it and doesn't become stacked or expanded either. Getting 3 or more of these Dragons trigger 10 free spins with an Expanding symbol. There are no multiplier for the free spins, but more free spins can be retriggered. All ala Book Of Ra, of course. As for the other symbols, the Hero pays 1000x, the Villain pays 400x, the Chest pays 150x, the Sword pays 150x too, and the rest pay from 30x to 20x, all per total bet for getting 5 of each kind. This paytable is a good one.
The Free Spins game plays slightly differently than that of Book Of Ra. In this game, the player is given the option to choose any one of the symbols to be the special Expanding symbol. Needless to say, the higher paying symbols would pay bigger, but harder to get. However, if a symbol has not been chosen with the given few seconds, a symbol would be randomly selected, like it or not. I managed to get 2 Free Spins game in my only session on this game, and I let the game chose the symbol. In the first Free Spins game, it chose the Hero symbol, and I went "aaargh!" That game paid a low win of 18x my bet amount. In the second Free Spins game, the 'Q' was chosen, and that game paid a decent 76x my bet amount, but missed getting the all-same-symbols win by one lousy 'Q'! But that's how the game usually go, right? Yeah. You win some, you lose a lot more. Hahaha.
My only complaint on this old Dragon's Treasure game is, it tends to lag quite badly at certain times. Perhaps the fast internet speed wasn't that suitable for the game's configurations, I don't know, but the lagging of the spins disturbed my enjoyment of the game. Otherwise, this game can be as good as the famous Book Of Ra game, except for the poorer quality graphics of course, and the lesser number of paylines.