Ancient Dragon, created by Konami, is an online slot game available now for mobile phone, desktop computer and tablet. Konami, of course, is better known for making triple A video games such as the extremely popular Silent Hill series and Metal Gear Solid series. It turns out, however, that the company also makes slot games on the side.
Expectations for an excellent slot game are of course very high, especially when a person sits down to spin reels after getting stuck into a bit of abomination killing in Silent Hill. It must be said, however, that those expecting something mind blowing will be disappointed. Ancient Dragon is a standard experience as far as slot games go, with little to no evidence that a mainstream video game developer is the creator. To be fair, Konami has not made many slot games, and may well be still learning how to do so.
The game features a five reel system, plus the standard Xtra Multiway betting line setup. This means that the player has no control over which lines to bet on, but does benefit from over a hundred potential ways to win. Lets have a closer look at some of the other features
Graphics And Symbols
Ancient Dragon has high resolution graphics, but very bland symbol designs and artwork. This is perhaps the most curious part about the mobile pokies casino game, given that Konami is infamous for creating some of the most interesting and creative monster designs in gaming history. It is wrong, however, to expect a company to bring the same level of creativity to what must be a side project.
Ancient dragon features symbols such as turtles, Japanese style paper fans, fish, and other such things. The traditional ten, jack, queen, king and ace of playing cards are also used, and stand as the least valuable symbols of the game. As is expected, symbols may be matched a minimum of three times, and maximum of five times in order to receive payouts.
Bonus Features And Specials
The most outstanding special feature of Ancient Dragon is the stacked symbols design, which involves certain symbols appearing in sequence on the reels, up to five times. This means that a single symbol may occupy an entire reel, allowing for a number of sequences to be created in a single spin. The other bonus features include a scatter symbol and a wild symbol.
The golden statue is the wild symbol, and may match with any other symbols to create winning sequences, and may also match with itself for massive instant payouts. The scatter symbol is represented by a water lily, and may match only on lines three, four and five. If the scatter symbol matches it will grant a number of free spins, which will play out automatically upon being triggered. All in all Ancient Dragon is an adequate but not especially gripping game by a mainstream developer. Fans of assassinating enemy soldiers as Solid Snake need not apply, lest they be left scratching their heads in confusion. Fans of a decent slot game experience, however, may well find some enjoyment.