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Once Upon a Time… An Introduction to A Dragon's Story

2024 is the Lunar Year of the Dragon in Asian culture, but in today’s review, we’re exploring a decidedly Western take on the notion of Dragons with developer Next Gen’s A Dragons Story slot. For statistical and how-to-play information please check our game page for the slot, but if you want to learn our thoughts on the adventures of the main character Sir William, then keep on reading our review of A Dragons Story.


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A Dragon's Story Game Information

Game Name: A Dragon's Story

RTP: 95.72%

Game Provider: Light & Wonder

Reels: 5

Theme: Adventure, Animals

Paylines: 25

Feature/s: Bonus, Free Spins, Gamble, Win Multiplier

Min & Max Bet: 0.25 - 250

Volatility: Med-High

Biggest Possible Win: £79


First Wish: Chapter One; A Dragon's Story’s Gameplay 

There may be a little dust on this time because A Dragon’s Story was released by developer NextGen all the way back in 2016. Understandably, the graphics are getting on a bit, but this doesn’t impede the gameplay experience in any way.

A Dragons Story uses a traditional video slot format, with a 5x3 reel configuration with 25 paylines. Players can enjoy this fixed payline slot for as little as 25p per spin (1p per payline), up to £100 per spin and £4 per payline. 

Winning combinations for this game are formed in the traditional way, aka 3 or more matching symbols across an active payline starting from reel 1. A Dragons Story is a medium volatility game with a theoretical RTP of 95.62%, slightly under the current market average, but respectable given the age of the game. The top payout is provided by the scatter symbol and is worth up to 2,500x a player's total stake.

A Dragons Story Gameplay

Second Wish: Does Chapter Two Keep Us Hooked? Exploring A Dragon's Story’s Game Theme and Symbols 

Most dragon-themed online slots take their inspiration from the Eastern perception of dragons, largely due to their folkloric connections to luck and prosperity. However, the theme in A Dragon’s Story is decidedly Western; think mediaeval storybook style. 

In A Dragon's Story, Ruff the Dragon doesn't appear all that frightening, (picture Puff the Magic Dragon), and the whole aesthetic is a little humorous and whimsical. With his treasure piled high in his cave, Ruff is prepared to repel any assailant, including Sir William. A shield, an armoured boot, a gold treasure, Sir William, and low-paying playing card symbols are among the symbols featured in this game. The scatter sign is a pink diamond, and the wild symbol is ruff - but more on these later. The game has a playful atmosphere thanks to its excellent 3D animations.

There are ten fundamental symbols and a few unique symbols in A Dragon's Story. Brave Sir William, a boot, a shield, a 9, 10, J, Q, K, A, and a treasure pile are some of the symbols used. The 9 and 10 playing cards offer the lowest payment multiplier of 5x for three symbols, while the dragon's hoard of treasure is the most valuable base game symbol with 1000x a player's wager awarded for 5 of this symbol across an active payline.

A Dragons Story Symbols

Third Wish: Chapter 3, The Plot Thickens! Revealing A Dragon's Story’s Features 

Despite appearing comical and light-hearted, A Dragon’s Story is an online slot with an exciting mix of bonus features. Let’s explore these in more detail. 

Dragon Wild Symbol

Ruff the Dragon is the wild symbol of the game and is able to stand in for all non-special symbols. It can also award payouts of up to 2000x for five on a payline.

Jewel Scatter Symbol

The purple jewel is the scatter symbol. Not only can this trigger the free spins bonus round for 3 or more symbols on the reels, but it also awards a prize payout, with five scatters (in any position) awarding the game's top payout of 2,500x your total wager amount.

Sir William Feature

Sir William is the hapless knight who is trying to slay Ruff the dragon. In this randomly triggered feature, the clueless knight will charge outside to confront Ruff. Players need to guess the colour of the flames that Ruff will singe Sir William with. It's a little gruesome but also very funny, as the longer Sir William is sizzling, the higher your prize payout - up to 50x your wager.

Random Wilds

This is a randomly triggered modifier where Ruff's adorable babies will leap onto the reels and burn away select symbols, replacing them with wilds.

Super Bet

You’ll need to double-check if this option is permitted in your region of pay. By increasing your wager you could have 3-5 baby dragons which could come into effect at any time.

Free Spins

Players win 10 free spins when three or more scatters are landed on the reels in any position. The Sir William and Radom Wilds features remain active during this bonus. The scatter symbols also aren’t removed from the reels meaning that additional spins can be won. Best of all, the value of all symbols is doubled for the duration of free spins.

Genie’s Farewell

A Dragons Story is an upbeat and amusing slot, which differs greatly from the more well-known dragon-themed slots which players may be familiar with. So, if you’re looking to shake up your year of the dragon with an entertaining game, then A Dragons Story might be the perfect slot to pick. At Spin Genie, there’s a huge range of dragon-themed slot games to try out, and you can learn more about our favourites in our article; Fiery Genie: Top Dragon-Themed Slots for 2024.

Play The Storybook Adventure A Dragon's Story on Spin Genie

Enjoy the hijinks of Sir Willam and the Dragon Ruff in A Dragons Story, playable on any device you like at Spin Genie. We hope the Year of the Dragon is a great year for you, and that you enjoy the Lunar New Year celebrations.


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