IGT’s Dragon’s Temple slot isn’t as golden as one might imagine
IGT have been getting bolder with their new slot releases. They have been loosening the tight wagering setup on their games, and allowing players to have more options when it comes to betting. They have continued that trend with their new Dragon’s Temple slot.
IGT have also been hard at work developing better graphics for their games, and more original special features. They seem to have forgotten that with the new Dragon’s Temple slot machine.
Dragon’s Temple was launched in October as IGT’s take on the Far Eastern theme, which is often repeated across many different slots from virtually every developer in the slot world.
It was supposed to be a breath of fresh air – it hasn’t turned out quite that. There’s plenty of paylines and wager flexibility as we’ve said, but there is still something a little lackluster about this new slot machine game, as you will see.
What we love
We have to confess; we are finding IGT’s latest slots largely enjoyable due to the lifting of the strict wagering terms. You can alter the 50 paylines in the slot, and you can also alter your bet quite dramatically.
The end result is a wagering range that stems from 10p per spin (for 10 paylines) up to $2,500 per spin (obviously with all 50 paylines present and the maximum wager set). This gives Dragon’s Temple a fluid wagering range.
The slot also contains a generous helping of 3 free spin features.
You can pick whichever one you want in this slot. The general options are to play with more wild reels and fewer spins, or a greater number of spins and fewer wild reels. Personally, we’re always in favour of more wild reels, but that’s just us.
What we do not like
Pretty much everything else. The graphics are sub-par, which is a shame since IGT has been making ground in this department of late. The most frustrating thing with the new Dragon’s Temple slot, though, isn’t the graphics. It is the paytable.
Even if you are fortunate enough to land the best paying combination on the reels of this slot, you are only looking at 20x your total stake. That’s truly woeful stuff from IGT.
Yes, there are two separate symbols which can lead you to the non-progressive jackpot, but at that rate, you’d be just as good landing other symbols. There isn’t enough difference between the jackpot, and the next highest paying combo.
Dragon’s Temple has its moments, and it is nice to see IGT messing around with expanding wilds. They don’t do that enough in our book. Players will find that the wagers don’t really weigh up to the prizes, and that is a problem. There are better slots out there with similar themes, better graphics and more exhilarating prizes.
We won’t knock the free spins bonus round or the wilds, though, as they are truly the main reasons one might play Dragon’s Temple.